Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. TheChief, Supply Chain Management, shall report to the Director of Mission Support. The focusof this position is on the overall management of the integrated supply chain, covering areas ofplanning and execution including providing guidance and policy on acquisitions,procurement, warehousing, asset and inventory management, transportation and freightplanning (air, land, sea), expediting movement and tracking distribution.
Within the delegated authority, the Chief Supply Chain Management D-1 will be responsiblefor the following functions:Management•Participates in the mission planning process throughout the mission lifecycle, with particularattention to supply chain areas and contributes to an integrated approach and consistency inthe implementation and operationalization of the integrated supply chain within the mission.• Initiates the development and implementation of the supply chain work plan, includingsupply chain forecasts, priorities and anticipated requirements. Implements policies andprocedures to facilitate achieving work plan goals.• Ensures coordination and monitoring of overall strategies and programmes for the supplychain activities of the mission and takes the lead in consolidating the required human andfinancial resources for the service. Rapidly redirects the work plan to accommodate andsupport major operational changes in the mission.•Develops and implements a service optimization programme to promote continuousimprovement in the quality and delivery of supply chain activities to mission clients. Thisincludes a regular review of critical and key supply chain processes to identify and resolvebottlenecks, delays and inefficiencies. This also includes the establishment of relevantstrategic supply chain performance indicators which provide data and analysis for the reviewof senior management.•Ensures that all processes and systems in place are relevant and cost effective. Throughcollaboration with all stakeholders, he/she also ensures implementation of the end-to-endsupply chain programme.•Establishes priorities and sets management performance goals for staff. Recommends andcoordinates training programs for supply chain staff. Actively engages in managementperformance duties and ensures the provision of management, guidance, development,training, constructive feedback, performance evaluation and appraisal, administrative supportand other management functions to staff in the areas of his/her responsibility.•Ensures good order and discipline of staff under his/her overall supervision. Developsinitiatives to promote the welfare and well-being of supply chain staff.Budget and Finance:•Ensures that the supply chain budget, human resources, and assets are optimally budgetedand allocated to support effective and cost efficient supply chain services across all missioncomponents, and provides advice to any reprioritization of resources during the budget period,in line with priorities that support effective mandate implementation.•Establishes a set of robust policies, procedures, practices, standards and tools for themanagement of the supply chain that are consistent with UN regulations, rules, policies andpractices in order to ensure proper budget, accounting, procurement, financial, assets andhuman resources management and control of supply chain expenditures.•Chairs or is a member of field mission administrative and financial bodies. Assumesresponsibilities of a Certifying Officer for the mission supply chain budget.Advisory:•Provides strategic advice to the DMS on the necessary managerial, logistical andadministrative support required to fully implement integrated supply chain.•Maintains active communication with UN headquarters and the global and regional servicecenters supporting the mission in relation to supply chain management activities.•Actively engages with civilian, police and military components within the mission to ensurecoordinated, high quality supply chain support in accordance with their operationalrequirements. Provides effective management of human, financial and material resources ofthe supply chain.•Liaises, negotiates and coordinates with national authorities with respect to supply chainmatters. Provides guidance, support and supervision to senior administrative and logisticssupport staff within the supply chain service as well as audit and evaluation services, asappropriate.•Carries out other duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in the areas of Supply ChainManagement. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and editthe work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in worksituations. Knowledge of Supply Chain operations, procedures and practices. Knowledge ofproject management. Ability to develop and ability to apply Supply chain procedures andtrends. .Planning and Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocatesappropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows forcontingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses timeefficiently. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines andachieving results;Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others totranslate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs andgain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to takeunpopular stands.Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes tothe heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision;considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisionswith an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action ormakes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions againstfacts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for thedecision; makes tough decisions when necessary.Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decisionmakingauthority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to eachstaff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish atask and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularlydiscusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-takingand supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and careeraspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in supply chain management,business administration/ management, or related field. A first-level university degree incombination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieuof the advanced university degree. Supply Chain Operations Reference –Professional (SCOR– P) certification is desirable.
A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in at least three areas ofsupply chain management: acquisition, procurement, supply chain planning, logistics,warehousing, asset and inventory management, passenger and cargo transportation, orcontract management is required. At least five years of management experience in the area ofsupply chain management, of which at least three years of managing supply chain operationsin an international environment is required. Experience in managing highly complex supplychain management operations in a conflict or post-conflict environment with scarcity ofresources is desirable. Experience in change management is desirable. Experience inplanning, deployment or sustaining field operations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For theposition advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required;knowledge of the other is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may befollowed by discussion.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
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