United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
|Posting Title:||FUEL OFFICER, P3|
|Job Code Title:||FUEL OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Support Office in Somalia|
|Posting Period:||04 October 2022 – 02 November 2022|
|Job Opening Number:||22-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNSOS-191639-R-Mogadishu (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Life Support Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The Fuel Officer will be based in Mogadishu and reports to the Chief, Fuel Unit.
Within delegated authority, the Fuel Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manage the supply of fuel to the mission including the administration of outsourced contracts for petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) and related services in all phases of operations;
• Ensure that mission strategic and local reserves are maintained at adequate levels at all times; review requests and authorize issues of bulk fuel to contingents and other users;
• Assist in developing outsourced contracts for fuel and associated support services, including the preparation of
Statements of Work, technical evaluations and requisition, preparation of presentations to Local Committee on
Contracts (LCC), contract Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA), accounting and invoicing verification;
• Ensure that internal control systems are functioning to the highest standard including accurate and complete
accounting, report and maintain all electronic/hardcopy records to ensure proper audit trail;
• Ensure that fuel usage by vehicles, generators, individual users and contingents are monitored and analyze any major anomalies or patterns of inconsistent fuel consumption;
• Ensure that routine QC and QA procedures and fuel equipment maintenance checks are carried out and coordinate with Regional Fuel Officers/Sector Supervisors issues pertaining to safety, security and maintenance of fuel installations, vehicles and equipment;
• Assist with providing Fuel Unit inputs on budget and acquisition planning; monitor and analyze contract performance to ensure compliance with contract terms, schedules and cost objectives;
• Assist in developing, implementing and updating the Mission Fuel Plan; monitor fuel stock holdings at all locations, project product requirements and arrange for routine supply and distribution of fuel and associated products to end users;
• Train troops on UN internal control, accounting systems and guidelines.
• Develop safe and healthy work atmosphere to minimize risk involved; ensure environmental issues are addressed at all times including at the installation of equipment;
• Liaise with the Contract Management Section/Unit in the resolution of contractual disputes in the course of contract implementation; implement the Unit’s work program; supervise, train and monitor performance indicators for staff;
• Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism – Knowledge of supply operations, practices and contract management. Ability to specify business rules in the fuel supply area. 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.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering (civil, chemical or mechanical), business administration, management, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years (5) 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 in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
At least five years of progressive experience in Austere Field Fuel Operations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English , (both oral and written) is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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.
The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.
The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Fuel Officer , P3 level roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.
Please note that Political Affairs positions include conflict and post-conflict locations in non-family and/or hardship duty stations. Political Affairs staff may also be housed in camp environments. An updated list of missions and additional information on working in the field can be found at
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.
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