Contingent Owned Equipment Officer [temporary], Bangui, Central African Republic At United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Closing date: Sunday, 9 April 2023

Posting Title: CONTINGENT OWNED EQUIPMENT OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Duty Station: BANGUI

Posting Period: 04 April 2023 – 10 April 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Property and Asset Management-MINUSCA-206193-J-Bangui (M)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for DiversityOrganisational Setting and Reporting

This position is in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA) within the Mission Support Center (MSC). The Contingent Owned Equipment Officer will be based in Bangui and will report to the Chief, Contingent Owned Equipment Unit.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Contingent Owned Equipment Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Manage the COE Inspection Team for which he/she is responsible.
  •  Plan and supervise COE/MOU Arrival, Operational Readiness, Repatriation and other periodic inspections of assigned formed military and police units to verify by physical inspection that the TCC/PCC and the United Nations are in compliance with their agreed responsibilities, as detailed in the MOU.
  •  Supervise the raising and processing for approval by the Chief COE Unit, of Verification Reports related to the above inspections.
  •  Supervise the maintenance of inventories of COE and UN Owned Equipment (UNOE) held by all assigned formed units; within the COE Modules of the Field Mission Logistics System (FMLS);
  •  Provide technical advice, briefs and other training for formed Units and other appropriate mission staff on all aspects of the management and implementation in the field of the COE system;
  •  Provide technical advice for input to the Mission’s COE/MOU budget;
  •  Identify, in consultation with assigned unit staff, contingent commanders, and other appropriate mission and UNHQ staff, formed unit major equipment and self-sustained deficiencies and surpluses as compared to MOU requirements and recommending corrective action to meet agreed MOU or Mission operational requirements.
  •  Assist the Chief, COE Unit, in administering the daily operations of the COE Unit;
  •  Develop mission-specific policies, procedures and guidelines for the implementation and management, in the mission, of MOU between the United Nations and TCC/PCC contributing formed units to the mission.
  •  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. 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.Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, management or related fields is required. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the management of national or international military/police logistics support operations; experience providing technical and procedural advice on a broad range of logistics-related issues is required. Experience in logistics support operations in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French language is desirable.Assessment

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

  •  This position is temporarily available. 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.
  •  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.

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.No Fee



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