|Posting Title:||FUEL ASSISTANT, G5|
|Job Code Title:||FUEL ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Support Office in Somalia|
|Posting Period:||18 April 2023 – 17 May 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNSOS-206564-R-Mogadishu (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in Mogadishu within United Nations Support office in Somalia. The Fuel Assistant, at this level reports to Chief of Fuel Unit or his/her designate.
Within delegated authority, the Fuel Assistant will be responsible for the following:
• Assists in implementing fraud prevention programs.
• Assist to implement systems to conduct daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliation of fuel receipts and issues.
• Assists in developing, implementing, and updating the Mission Fuel plan and the Unit’s work programme.
• Assist in performing specialized technical functions implementing fuel related Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) policies and procedures.
• Inspects, maintains, operates, and supervises repairs fuel receipt, storage and supply facilities and equipment; analyzes historical fuel, oil and lubricants consumption and forecasts future requirements.
• Arrange for supply and distribution of fuel and associated products to end users.
• Ensure that requisitions are prepared in a timely fashion and once approved, implements the requirements for the purchase of fuels, oils and lubricants.
• Assist in monitoring the expenditures against the funds allocated and with respect to fuel-related requisitions.
• Uses Electronic Fuel Management System (EFMS) to monitor fuel usage by vehicles, generators, locations, and contingents.
• Support invoice verification and processing.
• Support the preparation of audit responses.
• Conduct and support on-the-job training of junior staff members in fuel unit.
• Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: 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.Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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 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 diploma or equivalent is required. Membership with the Air Transport Association (IATA) is desirable.
Job – Specific Qualification
Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.
Membership with the Air Transport Association (IATA) is desirable.
Training in fuel operations/handling and quality control is required.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Petroleum Oil and Lubricants (POL) is required.
Work experience in at least two related POL disciplines; (1) fuel handling and quality control, (2) equipment maintenance, (3) fuel supply and distribution operation, (4) health, safety, security, and environmental procedures is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.
Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.
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.
When completing the Candidate Profile form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up-to-date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
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