Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Fuel Officer will be based in Bangui and will report to the Chief Fuel Unit.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the Chief of Fuel Unit, the Fuel Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Assists in management and provision of petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) as well as provision of other related services to the Mission.
• Supervises subordinate and junior staff members and conducts on-the-job training.
• Follows up the preparation of purchase orders and once approved implements the requirements for the purchase of fuels, oils and lubricants.
• Follows up the process of purchase orders and monitors expenditure.
• Certifies verification of payment documents for authorization.
• Certifies delivery documents for approval.
• Reviews requests and authorize issues of bulk fuel to contingents and other users.
• Develops standard operating procedures to assist in Fuel Unit operations.
• Develops the requirement of support equipment.
• Develops new contracts for fuel and associated support services, including the preparation of Statements of Work (SOW), technical evaluations, requisitions and preparation of presentations to the Local Committee on Contracts.
• Develops and updates the Mission Fuel Plan and the Unit's work program.
• Manages the mission strategic and local reserves. Reports the stock periodically to Chief Fuel Unit.
• Reviews and certifies the quality of POLs by verification of quality test.
• Manages Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) instruction and guidelines and analyzes incident reports and takes appropriate action to prevent future occurrences.
• Coordinates with Military Fuel Officers to improve overall fuel related Quality Assurance (QA) performances.
• Certifies preventive maintenance schedules and reviews maintenance reports and forecasts future requirements.
• Collaborates with Procurement and Contract Management in the preparation of fuel contracts.
• Coordinates and manages fuel contract operations.
• Resolves any contractual issues.
• Reviews and submits to Chief Fuel Unit for certification, contract performance reports to ensure compliance with contract terms, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), schedules and cost objectives.
• Reviews, advises clients and certifies data and information for budget preparation.
• Reviews audit requests, prepares responses and follows up on the implementation of audit recommendations.
• Oversees and certifies quality assurance of daily, weekly and monthly reconciliation of fuel receipts and issues.
• Certifies misappropriation reports and develops fraud prevention programs.
• Reviews historical consumption of fuel, oil and lubricants and forecasts future requirements.
• Reviews and certifies expenditure against funds allocated for purchase orders and forecasts future requirements.
• Inspects fuel usage by vehicles, generators, individual users and contingent owned equipment ensuring they are monitored and analyzed for any major anomalies or patterns of inconsistent fuel consumption.
• Manages internal control systems and carries out inspections to ensure that processes are functioning to the highest standard including accurate and complete accounting, reporting and maintenance of electronic/hardcopy records to ensure proper audit trail.
• Reviews equipment with high rate of consumption as provided by Electronic Fuel Management System (EMFS) and recommends control, solutions or mitigations.
• Proposes schedules for depletion of fuel reserves and develops plans for decommissioning fuel contracts in alignment with the drawdown of the operation's footprint.
• Monitors the utilization of the turn-key fuel contract, develops Cost-Benefit Analysis for establishment of fuel supply arrangements.
• Develops Cost-Benefit Analysis for asset and equipment, proposes modality for further utilization and methods of disposal.
• Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of fuel operations, practices and contract management. Demonstrated ability to analyze large volumes of data related to provision of fuel operations. Demonstrated ability to identify critical issues and formulate corrective actions. In depth knowledge of the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules. Ability to apply business rules best practices in the area of fuel operations. 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.
Planning and 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.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
A High School Diploma is required.Job - Specific Qualification
Professional training and certification in aviation fuel handling is desirable.Work Experience
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the following areas is required:
a) The operation of field fuel installations and fuel handling procedures.
b) Fuel contract administration including budgeting and fuel accounting.
c) Maintenance/repair of fuel equipment.
d) Quality assurance/quality control procedures related to POL operations in a field environment.
e) Safety, Health and Environmental procedures related to POL operations.
The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess at least a first level university degree.
Experience in managing support services in support of or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable;
Experience in fuel operations in a large field, post-conflict operation is desirable;
Experience in aviation fuel handling including the design and installation of Jet A1 field refueling installations in remote or isolated locations is desirable;
Experience in logistics support in the field of petroleum operations with at least four (4) years at the international level is desirable;
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and a working knowledge of French is required.Assessment
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.Special Notice
This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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