Job Description

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Supply Assistant provides support to all activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing & procurement, transport, shipping, customs clearance, warehousing, assets & fleet management and monitoring within the area of responsibility (AoR).

The incumbent is supervised by a higher level supply position and receives regular guidance and instructions from the supervisor on successive steps. S/he works independently on routine tasks while follows instructions of the supervisor on more complex issues. The incumbent may have contacts on a working level on specific issues with other UNHCR offices, UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate performing the supply function. The duty of the incumbent is to support the management of material resources within the geographical area covered while exercising efficiency in the use of those resources.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties - In compliance with supply chain rules and procedures, support the related supply activities to facilitate UNHCR end to end processes resulting in a timely and quality delivery of goods and services to persons of concern.

- Support warehouse management, assist the process of the custom clearance of consignments, draft exemption requests, assist with goods & services deliveries and provide information on the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.

- Assist in maintaining accurate and comprehensive records on supply activities and provide reports and updates periodically, and on request.

- Assist in the preparation of purchase requests.

- Prepare quotation requests and tenders, produce bid-tabulations from tenders, and prepare purchase orders for approval as per instructions of senior Supply staff or other line managers.

- Dispatch approved Purchase Orders, and follow-up with the delivery of ordered commodities and services.

- Produce standard Asset Management reports and other asset information, periodically and when requested.

- Identify and assess vendors based on their capability for delivering commodities and services. Maintain vendor and item master databases.

- Maintain accurate data in all relevant business systems. Compile statistical information on supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.

In the Regional Bureaux: - Track global Supply KPIs for the region and assist in preparation of regional ones, as required.

- Monitor all periodic Supply exercises such as monthly reconciliations, quarterly physical inventory exercises, and year-end accounts closure procedures and provide relevant reports to senior managers.

- Assist Country Operations in MSRP management.

In the Country Operations: - Ensure local liaison to effectively support the supply activities.

- Assist in the management of the storage of goods according to "best practices" and UNHCR rules and regulations; - Assist in managing Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) effectively according to UNHCR rules and regulation including registration and marking of new PPE, physical verification of PPE, preparation of agreements and  disposal forms (including submissions to LAMB/AMB), and assistance with disposal of PPE.

- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level G4 - 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable Certificates and/or Licenses Not specified Relevant Job Experience Essential: Not specified Desirable: Not specified Functional Skills IT-Computer literacy SC-Supply Planning SC-Customs clearance SC-Logistics SC-Warehouse Management SC-Asset Management SC-Fleet Management (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Core Competencies: Accountability Communication Organizational Awareness Teamwork & Collaboration Commitment to Continuous Learning Client & Result Orientation Managerial Competencies: Not applicable Cross-Functional Competencies: Analytical Thinking Planning and Organizing Technological Awareness Knowledge of French is mandatory and English is desirable.

. Interested Groupe 2 and external applicants need to apply online and complete the mandatory motivation letter.  For technical issues with logging in to the MSRP External Portal, or with online applications, please contact the HR Unit well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for any technical problem to be resolved. External vacancies are posted on the external UNHCR website and applicants who do not have internal status must apply through the external UNHCR website.  https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html - Careers - Career opportunities - Other Opportunities - Vacancies - sort by Location or search by Job Opening number.

. Applications will be accepted only via the online portals. Please do not send application via email.

. Not signed, incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted during the application. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications. 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.

. UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants to apply. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms gender, disability, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

. For any technical problems encountered during the online application, please send an email to the below email address titled - Online VA Query-your name and surname. Human Resources Kinshasa (Codkivac@unhcr.org) Yakoma Recent security incidents on the sidelines of the December 2020 presidential election in the Central African Republic (CAR) have led to significant population movements into the DRC; since December 24, 2020, the provinces of Nord-Ubangui, Sud-Ubangui and Bas-Uele have received 99,053 Central African refugees according to local authorities and the Congolese Immigration Services.

This group of refugees is mostly women and children under 18 years of age dispersed in at least 49 generally landlocked sites across the 3 provinces covered by the Gbadolite Sub-Delegation. They are in addition to a population of 173,731 Central African refugees who arrived between 2013 and 2017, and who are themselves scattered throughout the three provinces in the Gbadolite Sub-Delegation's area of intervention.

Some of the Central African refugees are settled in camps (about 35%), but the majority live off-camp, alongside a host community with whom they have always lived peacefully. Although access to these populations remains a major challenge and their needs are multiple, contrasting with the virtual absence of multisectoral care services in the reception sites, they nevertheless benefit from multi-sectoral protection and assistance.  While the Sub-Delegation ensures the implementation of its strategy to empower these groups of refugees by reducing their dependence on food aid. The UNHCR is also involved in managing the recent and ongoing influx of Central African refugee women through the establishment of an Emergency program in their favor and the coverage of their Basic Needs.

Yakoma is one of the cities in the province of Ex-Equateur. It is important to point out that a bloody armed conflict occurred in southern Ubangi from 2009 to 2010 following a dispute over the exploitation of fishing logs. The conflict pitted the Enyelle rebels (LOBALA) against the BOBA communities in the Dongo sector (240 km southwest of Gemena) and forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes to seek refuge in neighboring countries (CAR and Congo -Brazza) while several others were killed. or injured and their homes set on fire. Most of the Enyelle fighters to whom belonged had previously been members of Mobutu's army and the MLC rebel group. The withdrawal of MONUSCO from the provinces of Ubangi (North and South) in 2014 created a security vacuum in an area where the Congolese National Police (PNC), local governments and judicial systems have difficulty responding effectively to security. , public service, and justice needs. for the benefit of returnees and populations.

Road infrastructure is extremely poor and travel between cities is possible by air. The few passable tracks are in dilapidated conditions, posing a credible threat to road users. In addition, due to the existence of several watercourses, the crossing between the North Ubangi and the Bas-Uele is done by makeshift means of transport (canoes), thus posing several risks for staff and partners. of UNHCR. Medical facilities are inadequate and flights to and from Yakoma are provided once a week by UNHAS and the planes are not equipped for night operations (MEDEVAC).

Sharing a border with the Central African Republic, the region experiences frequent and regular arrivals of refugees. Until the conflict in CAR is resolved, the presence of staff to assist refugees near the border requires mitigating measures in terms of health (mental and physical) as well as security measures.

3-month Temporary Appointment with possibility of extension.

Closing date for submissions or applications is 07 March 2021.

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