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23 Nov 2020

Contingent Owned Equipment Officer

Job Description

UNV is the volunteer-sending arm of the UN System Agencies, Programmes and Funds, since 1970. Over 30,000 UNVolunteers, from different professional and specialist background, have served under the principles of the UN Chart, for peace and development in over 140 countries. The UNVs come from over 150 countries around the world to work in UN led programmes and projects supporting development needs, humanitarian assistance and electoral processes. Working in association with local and international NGOs and CBOs, the UN Volunteers support capacity building processes working at community level, with especial emphasis in volunteer-led or volunteer-supported development action. UNV is also the focal point of the UN System for the International Year of Volunteer (IYV-2001) and more recently was nominated by the UN General Assembly to lead the UNITeS (United Nations Information Technology Services), a Secretary General’s initiative for bridging the “digital divide”. UNV is headquartered in Bonn – Germany.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Chief WAMU or the assigned team leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Maintains up to date weapons and ammunition database;
  • Plans and conducts weapons and ammunition arrival, operational readiness, spot-check and repatriation inspections of deployed units;
  • Conducts Dangerous Goods inspections and processes the associated certification;
  • Plans and conducts inspections of ammunition storage areas;
  • Provides advice on weapons and ammunition related safety issues;
  • Process mission clearance for deployment of weapons and ammunition in line with the United Nations Ammunition Manual and approved scales of operational ammunition;
  • Drafts Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as directed;
  • Coordinates disposal of unserviceable ammunition throughout the mission area;
  • Takes part in investigation of any loss of weapons and ammunition;
  • Provides training to deployed units and individual staff officers on weapons and ammunition management;
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Technical/Vocational diploma Education – Additional Comments:

Logistics or related discipline.

Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:

Minimum five (5) years of experience in logistics, supply chain, material management/inventory control, logistics support related activities or database management. Experience in weapons and ammunition management is very much desirable. Military logistics experience is desirable.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise: Logistics and supply management Area of expertise details:

Excellent written and spoken English. Proficiency in other official UN languages, which are native for the deployed contingents is a plus.

Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 02-12-2020

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