UN Jobs – Chief of Unit, Logistics – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

 

 

Job Title:    Chief of Unit, Logistics

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda

Job Opening Number: 20-Logistics and Supply Chain-RSCE-145314-J-Entebbe (M)

Reports to: Chief
of Section

Grade: P4

 

About US:

The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations,
strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The
Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Chief of Unit
will be responsible for the following duties:

General:

·       
Contribute
to MCS/TMICC overall services through coordination with other related Units and
client missions/stakeholders by providing uninterrupted services and
professional interactions amongst clients and stakeholders.

·       
Manage
and update the freight forwarding concept and contracts in consultation with
Procurement entities for assessment of viability and responsiveness;

·       
Review
the surface movements and identify possibility of increasing effectiveness by
consolidating movements and other opportunities by involving all client
missions.

·       
Review
and assess the freight forwarding contracts for efficiencies and effectiveness;

·       
Oversee
the development of surface movement administrative, logistics and technical
support objectives to effectively support the regional missions;

·       
Plan and
contract strategic surface movement of cargo and /or passengers;

·       
Plan the
movements requested by the missions ensuring that safe, efficient and
cost-effective support is provided;

·       
Conduct
a technical analysis of movement requirement and plan on how best to use
specific assets;

·       
Conduct
a comprehensive cost benefit analysis for regional cargo movement;

·       
Provide
customers and other stakeholders a detailed and timely execution plan;

·       
Oversee
the development of training including professional training and career plans
for Unit staff;

·       
Oversee
the development and implementation of cargo movement standard operating
procedures (SOPs) in compliance with the UN Movcon Manual, and host country
laws and regulations;

·       
Develop
plans and Scope of works (SOW) for the efficient and cost-effective contracting
and employment of UN, contracted and other UN agencies assets;

·       
Conduct
capacity surveys of relevant transportation infrastructure for strategic and
regional movements;

·       
Liaise
closely with supported missions and other UN agencies concerning cargo movement
matters;

·       
Identify
movement needs and determine the most efficient means to fulfill them utilizing
available assets and identifying new requirements;

·       
Develop
plans and routing for cargo movement tasks;

·       
Plan,
implement and coordinate the projected movement tasks and support requirements;

·       
Assign
personnel and assets to perform each identified task and ensure these tasks
achieve optimal cost effectiveness.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Chief of Unit, Logistics job placement should hold an advanced university
degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent degree) in Supply Chain Management,
logistics, business or public administration, transportation, management or
other relevant area is required. A first level university in combination with
two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
advanced university degree. A valid Dangerous Goods Certificate in accordance
with the rules and regulations of the International Air Transport Association
(IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and/or
International Maritime Organization (IMO) is required.

·       
At least
seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in administration and
management of transportation and logistics is required.

·       
Experience
in at least (2) two modes of transport (air, sea, road, and rail) including the
planning, coordination and executing of large-scale personnel and cargo
movement operations at the international level is required.

·       
A
minimum of (2) two years creating and managing large scale movement plans for
cargo and passengers is required.

·       
Experience
in the completion of hands on Technical Field Assessments including the
handling of dangerous goods is required.

·       
Experience
in the assessment of contract proposals for movements in at least two modes of
transportation is required.

·       
Experience
working in a United Nations common system field presence (inclusive of
peacekeeping operations, special political missions, agencies funds and
programmes), or other similar international organization is desirable.

·       
Experience
working with ERP systems (SAP) for transportation management is desirable.

·       
Experience
in the management of Freight Forwarding (FF) and Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
contracts is desirable.

·       
Experience
in supervising staff is desirable.

·       
Languages:
fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

 

Competencies

·       
Professionalism: Knowledge of the process for large volume
transportation programs; ability to prepare and negotiate transportation
requirements with representatives of air, sea, and surface transportation
contractors; understanding of regulations and requirements designed to ensure
the safety of personnel and goods transported by contracted carriers; ability
to perform research and to evaluate and integrate information from a wide
variety of sources and to assess impact on transport operations; ability to use
electronic spreadsheets (MS Excel) and Power point presentations; proficiency
as an end user with databases (input of data and running of queries). Shows
pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and
mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by
professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with
difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work.

·       
Client
Orientation:
Considers all
those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see
things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive
partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies
clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing
developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and
anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in
projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

·       
Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with
colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing
others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team
agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group
decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for
team shortcomings.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications
through the United Nations online portal at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 3rd December 2020

 

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