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Posting Title: FUEL OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: FUEL OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 11 April 2023 – 17 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNSOS-206506-J-Mogadishu (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) Mogadishu, Somalia. The Fuel Officer reports to the Chief, Fife Support Services and is responsible for planning and management of all the activities of Fuel management for the mission including the administration of outsourced contracts for petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL).


Within delegated authority, the Fuel Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide effective and timely planning, expert guidance, oversight, management and coordination of mission fuel supply in all phases of operations;
• Develop Mission Fuel Plan specifying requirements for fuel and other Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) products, fuel delivery and distribution assets, storage and dispensing equipment, fuel reserves, other resources, and ensure its implementation;
• Plan, coordinate and oversee the work carried out in the Unit determining priorities and allocating resources for the completion and timely delivery of outputs;
• Develop, review, monitor, assess and manage outsourced contracts for fuel and associated support services including preparation of Statements of Work, technical evaluations, requisitioning, contract quality control and quality assurance, accounting and invoicing verification;
• Plan and prepare cost estimates/budget implications, performance reports and forecasts of Mission’s requirements for POL and equipment related;
• Resolve within the terms and conditions of the contracts, conflicts/problems arising in cases of poor performance or non-compliance with contractual obligations, document and refer to UN Headquarters (UNHQ) cases of non- compliance or poor performance;
• Ensure that fuel usage by vehicles, generators, individual users and contingents are monitored and investigate any major anomalies or inconsistent fuel consumption;
• Monitor and analyze contract performance to ensure compliance with contract terms, schedules and cost objectives;
• Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained;
• Review, prepare, present fuel-related cases at the Local Committee on Contracts (LCC) and initiate action to fulfill and control these requirements;
• Develop, review, evaluate and upgrade standard operating procedures for fuel management; Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision;
• Train troops on UN internal control, accounting systems and guidelines;
• Ensure that fuel duties are undertaken by mission and contractor staff with due regard to environmental and fire safety requirements;
• Provide specialist technical and logistical advice to the Chief Supply Section on all matters related to fuel supply;
• Perform other 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Managing performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering (civil, chemical, and mechanical), business administration, management, or related fields. Extensive experience in logistics operations, supply chain management, chemical, petrochemical or mechanical engineering is an added advantage. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years (7) of progressively responsible experience in supply chain, project/contract management or logistics support preferably in the field of petroleum products is required .

Experience in managing support services and related contracts in support of international organizations, peacekeeping or military operations is desirable.

Extensive knowledge of the UN rules, regulations and working practices pertaining to field missions is desirable.

Experience in managing support services in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

Experience in logistics support in the field of petroleum operations with at least four years at the international level is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

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.

• This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2023. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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