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Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE) Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   25 Nov 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   26 Oct 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-LOG-PMSS-425887-R-MULTIPLE D/S


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Under the immediate supervision of the mission’s Chief, Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Unit or the Chief, Property Management Section, for the detailed implementation and management in the field of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the United Nations and Troop Contributing Countries/Police Contributing Countries (TCC/PCC) contributing formed military or police units to the mission, the COE Officer, normally as an Inspection Team Leader, or an Operations Officer, but under certain circumstances also as Chief COE, is responsible for (tasks generic in nature dependent on mission requirements): Managing the COE Inspection Team for which he/she is responsible. Planning and supervising COE/MOU Arrival, Operational Readiness, Repatriation and other periodic inspections of assigned formed military and police units to verify by physical inspection that the TCC/PCC and the United Nations are in compliance with their agreed responsibilities; as detailed in MOU. Supervising the raising and processing for approval by the Chief, COE Unit, of Verification Reports related to the above inspections. Supervising the maintenance of the COE database. Providing technical advice, briefs and other training for formed unit and other appropriate mission staff on all aspects of the management and implementation in the field of the COE system. Identifying, in consultation with assigned unit staff, contingent commanders, and other appropriate mission and UNHQ staff, formed unit major equipment and self sustained deficiencies and surpluses as compared to MOU requirements and recommending corrective action to meet agreed MOU or Mission operational requirements. Providing technical advice for input to the Mission’s COE/MOU budget. Developing mission specific policies, procedures and guidelines for the implementation and management, in the mission, of MOU between the United Nations and TCC/PCC contributing formed units to the mission. Monitoring issuance of all UN owned equipment and UN provided services to assigned formed units to ensure this is reflected in self-sustainment categories in verification reports. Assisting the Chief, COE Unit in administering the daily operations of the COE Unit and in serving the Mission’s COE/MOU Management Review Board. Performing other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism – Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter in supply chain management, contract management, contact administration, procurement or logistics support for military/police logistics operations at national or international level. 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 Organising – 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. 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. Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;ability to make effective presentations and orally explain technical COE/MOU issues in detail; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, management or a logistics related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the management of national or international military/police logistics support operations is required; experience of providing technical and procedural advice on a broad range of logistics-related issues. Experience in logistics support operations in an international peacekeeping environment is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage and sometimes a requirement.

Other Skills


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.