The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) was founded in 1971 as an
instrument to help achieve the strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.
Created by an agreement between the UN and the Government of Japan, its operations are
supported by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA).
UNCRD’s vision is to achieve sustainable living environment for all. Its mission is to assist developing
countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable development. Regional development planning and
management is an effective set of tools that UNCRD is prioritizing to realize its vision and mission
through guiding subnational, national and international actions to reduce the social, economic and
environmental disparities within a region or among different regions.
The UNCRD in affiliation with other UN agencies presently require the services of resourceful,
experienced and dynamic candidates at various UN DUTY STATIONS in Geneva, Copenhagen,
Jerusalem, Beijing, New York, Santiago and Hong Kong for the following positions listed below:
Posting Title: Logistics Officer, P4
Duty Station: MULTIPLE
Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provide expert advice about logistics support to peace operations, to include planning and
budgeting considerations for the start-up, build-up, surge, sustainment and liquidation phases;
considerations and practices for integration of civilian and military capabilities; the synchronization
of transportation, communications and information technology, engineering, and medical services;
and risk management.
- Prepare logistics support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for planned or
new peacekeeping missions; develop logistics plans for existing missions; develop contingency plans
for drawdown and liquidation of missions; develop and implement methodologies and tools to
enable effective execution of logistics plans; formulate mission specific standard operating
procedures; prepare contingency plans and logistics preparedness reviews.
- Provide expert medium- and long-term planning capacity for logistics support to new, sustaining,
expanding, contracting and liquidating peacekeeping operations and other field missions.
- Monitor, assess and keep senior management informed of the quality, efficiency, effectiveness
and timeliness of logistics operations in field missions; interpret and analyze periodic management
reports to include verification reports and other relevant information contained in the department's
information management applications; identify issues requiring UNHQ intervention and
recommend appropriate action; follow up on decisions taken.
- Receive and analyze requests for logistics support; coordinate support activity with responsible
subsidiary organ(s) of the Division; monitor delivery of goods and/or services to field missions and
exercise quality control.
- Coordinate the Division's logistics planning activities in connection with one or more supported
field operations; prepare the Division's support plans for new, evolving, established or liquidating
- Coordinate the Division's review of mission support plans and liquidation plans prepared by
supported field operations, together with associated cost estimates and asset disposal plans; and
follow up on decisions taken.
- Provide logistics advice in select working groups, task forces and external meetings; establish and
maintain effective liaison with other units within the Secretariat as well as Permanent Missions of
Member States. Actively participate in negotiations with concerned member states on MOUs and
- Manage assigned projects to achieve required goals, objectives and milestones; as required, form
and direct multifunctional working groups. Participate in visits to geographic areas of logistics
operational interest and existing field operations, and pre-deployment inspection visits to troop
- Collect, collate, analyse and archive logistics support-relevant information from all relevant
sources. Based on the information collected, prepare technical reports, briefings and presentations
to senior management as well as external partners.
Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. 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.
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.
Planning& 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 (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public
administration, engineering, law, supply chain management, logistics operations/management or
other related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of
qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics
operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required.
Experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing multifunctional logistics support operations
is desirable. Logistics planning experience in a field environment is desirable. Experience within the
context of a humanitarian relief, military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief
operation is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post
advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable
Job application procedure
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).
This is an online recruitment process, applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, and work experience. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening
Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subjected to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application. Interested and qualified applicants should send their detailed Resumes/Cvs to email@example.com on or before 31st of July 2018.