Logistics Officer - United Nations, United States, Deadline: May-06-2014

Posting Title:  Logistics Officer, P4 
Department/ Office:  Department of Field Support 
Duty Station:  NEW YORK 
Posting Period:  7 March 2014-6 May 2014 
Job Opening number:  14-LOG-DFS-31454-R-NEW YORK (R) 

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.

These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations for a period of atleast one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. The appointment of staff will also be limited to service on posts financed by the Support Account.


Org. Setting and Reporting


The position is located in the Logistics Operations Section of the Logistics Support Division (LSD) in the Department of Field Support (DFS) at  the UN Headquarters in New York. The Logistics Operations Officer will report directly to the Chief, Logistics Operations Section.




Within delegated authority, the Logistics Operations Officer is responsible for the following duties:
-Provide expert advice about logistical support to peace operations, to include planning and budgeting considerations for the start-up, sustainment and liquidation phases; considerations and practices for integration of civilian and military capabilities; supply chain management; the synchronization of transportation, communications and information technology, engineering, and medical services; and risk management.
-Monitor and assess the quality, efficiency and timeliness of logistical operations within one or more assigned peace operations; interpret and analyze periodic management reports, to include Verification Reports, and other relevant information contained in the department's information management applications; keep senior managers informed; identify issues requiring headquarters intervention and recommend appropriate action; follow up on decisions taken.
-Receive and analyze requests for logistical support; coordinate fulfilment actions with/among the responsible subsidiary organ(s) of the Division; monitor delivery of goods and/or services and assess quality.
-Prepare comprehensive logistical appreciations of named geographic areas of interest in support of operational planning activities; lead and coordinate the Division's logistical planning activities in connection with one or more supported field operations; prepare the Division's supporting plans for new, evolving or liquidating missions.
-Lead and coordinate the Division's review of Mission Support Plans and Liquidation Plans prepared by supported field operations, together with associated cost estimates and asset disposal plans, as may be applicable; identify issues; develop and make coordinated recommendations; and follow up on decisions taken.
-Represent the Division and provide logistical advice in selected working groups, task forces and at outside meetings; establish and maintain effective liaison with other units within the Secretariat, and one or more assigned peace operations, together with the Permanent Missions of the Member-States that contribute troops to those operations.
-Represent the Division in consultation with other LSD Sections in negotiations with concerned member states for MOU's and LOA's.
-Manage assigned projects to achieve required goals, objectives and milestones; as required, form and direct multifunctional work groups, act as a Unit Chief and manage diversified teams.
-Participate in visits to geographic areas of interest and existing field operations, and pre-deployment inspection visits to troop contributing countries.
-Prepare technical reports and briefings; make informal and formal oral presentations.




Professionalism - Demonstrates complete understanding of how the UN organizes to provide logistical support, how it delivers supply, transport, communications and information technology, engineering and medical services to field missions, and how it integrates civilian and military logistical capabilities. Conscientiously adheres to the UN Financial Rules and Regulations that govern the control and accountability of organizational resources. 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.

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.

Planning& Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.




Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Logistics, Business Administration, Engineering or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Work Experience


A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organisations, or related area is required. Experience in planning, coordinating and managing multifunctional logistics support operations in a field/ headquarters environment is required. Experience within the context of a humanitarian relief, military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable.




English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge in another official UN language, especially French, is desirable.


Assessment Method


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.


United Nations Considerations


The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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