• Added Date: Tuesday, 03 November 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Mission Support Centre of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) duty station GAO. The incumbent reports to Chief Mission Support Centre, provides and coordinates logistics support to ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in the Mission, as well as logistics support to military, police, security and substantive components of the Mission. She/he also identifies, mobilizes resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations and projects.


Under the supervision of the regional Chief Mission Support Centre and within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer at this level will be responsible for the following duties:

โ€ข Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in the area.
โ€ข Supervises, manages and provides guidance to the Information and Reporting Unit staff.
โ€ข Identifies, mobilizes resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations.
โ€ข Provides and coordinates logistics support to military, police, security and substantive components of
the mission.
โ€ข Drafts and coordinates logistics plans and other documents supporting the implementation of logistics
operations, as directed by the Section Chief.
โ€ข Drafts and coordinates input to logistics reports, presentations, briefing notes, and other information
documents required by the management, including inputs required by the UNHQ.
โ€ข Liaises and coordinates logistics support with other units within the Mission Support Division, such as
transportation, communications, movement control and procurement, and outside MSD with security
and substantive offices.
โ€ข Carries out regular liaison with the Operations and Planning Units of MSC, to share and coordinate the inflow of information and fill in the gaps in information received from other sources.
โ€ข Coordinates logistics requirements with other UN and other organizations in the Mission, Host
Government entities and UNHQ.
โ€ข Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning
and that all relevant records are maintained including Cost recovery and Service Management issues. Performs other related duties as required


Professionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing othersโ€™ 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 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.


Advanced university degree (Masterโ€™s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, public administration, engineering, or another relevant field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelorโ€™s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in surface and/or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English, both oral and written is required; knowledge of French is desirable.


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

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term โ€œsexual exploitationโ€ means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term โ€œsexual abuseโ€ means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term โ€œsexual harassmentโ€ means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetratorโ€™s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on โ€œManualsโ€ hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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