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RATIONS OFFICER
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
P-3 Mid-level Professional Full-time Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 2 May 2024
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the in the Life Support Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), duty station Bangui. The Rations Officer will report to the Chief Life Support.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Rations Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Plan, execute, and manage rations operations and other food related services to the Mission under supply contracts which include, but are not limited to: canned, dry, fresh and frozen rations, bottled water, prepared food, combat ration packs (CRP), cafeteria services, catering and warehousing services; • Provide Rations Unit input on procurement process, e.g., preparing statement of work/specifications, requisitions, contracts and participating in technical evaluations and submissions to Local Committee on Contracts as required; • Budget preparation and acquisition planning; • Implement the internal accounting and administrative controls and contingent rations management systems; • Effective record keeping, reporting and audit response; • Implementation and updating of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to Receiving and Inspection, QA, ordering and invoice processing and other aspects of rations supply; • Train and manage mission Ration’s staff in the coordination and implementation of food safety, and food quality programs; • Monitor and analyze rations contract performance to ensure compliance with contract terms, schedules and cost objectives; • Liaise with the Contract Management Section/Unit in the resolution within the terms and conditions of the contract of conflicts/problems in the course of contract implementation; • Implement the Rations Unit's work program; • Supervise personnel within the Ration’s Unit including monitor performance indicators; • Perform other duties, as assigned.
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Competencies
Professionalism - Knowledge of supply operations, practices, and contract management. Ability to specify business rules in the fuel supply area. 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 at all areas of work. 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; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 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 for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Education
Advanced University degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, food science, management, contract law or related, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job - Specific Qualification
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Not available.
Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of supply, project/contract management or logistics support is required. Experience in managing support services and related contracts in support of international organizations in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization or governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable. Experience in food safety HACCP principles and/or ISO-22000 is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English 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.
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 “sexual exploitation” 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 “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” 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 perpetrator’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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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