Posting Title: SUPPLY ASSISTANT (Classification), FS4
Department/Office: United Nations Africa Stabilization Mission in Kenya
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period Ends: 23 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 37-Logistics and Supply Chain-NUNEA-92610-R-Nairobi
Staffing Exercise N/A

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Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo( MONUSCO) with duty station, Goma. The incumbent reports to the direct supervisor in Life Support Unit.


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Supply Assistant will carry out the following duties:
• Receives authorized on-line requisitions for stores’ supplies from Chiefs of Section and Heads of units; verifies the requisitions and issue in accordance with sections'/units' monthly requirements; ensures that supplies are issued to requesting offices/sections as per approved requisitions without delay.
• Monitors stock of supplies in the stores; conducts regular stock taking of expendable items in the supply stores and prepares reports on discrepancies observed; informs Chief Of Unit, Supply on supplies which requires stock replenishment in a timely manner; Ensures that items in the supply stores are arranged in an orderly manner and ensure that supplies are issued to requestors before expiration date of the products; Plans well in advance on expected delivery of supplies in order to maintain adequate storage facilities for incoming goods.
• Assists in raising requisitions for services and items required by the supply Stores; receives requests from offices and sections and raises requisitions in the system for goods /services required.
• Assists Receipt and Inspection Unit (R&I) in receiving and inspecting goods delivered by vendors and managed by Supply Unit; Processes internal R&I reports for goods in the Supply Stores and forward to R&I unit for processing records of the goods in the system and issue to end users according to established procedures; Update stock cards for acquired products.
• Conducts periodic inventory of UN Non-Expendable property and attractive Property managed by Supply stores and update records in the system by processing issue vouchers to individual end users of UN property for purpose of transparency and accountability.
• Prepares write-off requests for property which is lost, obsolete or damaged; Receives technical evaluation report from Technicians on damaged property or property which has become obsolete and raise request for write-off in the system to facilitate submission by the Claims office; ensure that property approved for write-off and disposal is handed over to the Property Disposal Unit in a timely manner.
• Perform other duties as required.


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.

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 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 resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.


High School or Diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

A minimum of six (1) year of progressively responsible experience in supply, inventory management, procurement, logistics support preferably, HACCP, ISO 22000, including at least 6 months at the international level. Experience in supporting supply services for international peacekeeping or military operations is desirable and will be an added advantage.


English and Swahili are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of French is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.


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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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