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Logistics Expert INEC At UNDP

Date Posted: 29/May/2014
Deadline: 11/Jun/2014

Background

The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project is managed by UNDP Nigeria in support of elections and more broadly, the deepening of democracy in Nigeria. It is funded with contributions from The European Union, the UK Department for International Development (DfID), UNDP, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  The project provides technical and financial support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a means of strengthening INEC as an accountable and responsive institution, and consolidating Democratic Governance in line with international best practices.

Following the recently concluded elections in Anambra State of Nigeria and as preparations begin in earnest towards the Governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States as well as the general elections fixed for February 2015, there is a need to support the capacity of INEC in the area of logistics planning. To this end, the commission is sourcing for Logistics Expert to work with the Elections Operations Department.


Duties and Responsibilities


Summary of Key Functions/Duties & Responsibilities:

    Advise and assist with the preparation and implementation of the necessary logistics and operational plans for all materials to be supplied and distributed in support of the electoral process;
    Liaise closely with all electoral units and actors that may be involved in electoral logistics to ensure all logistical requirements are adequately planned for;
    Provide advice on and assist in the distribution and retrieval of electoral materials and equipment;
    Assist in the development of specific provisions for tracking and securing the deployment, storage and retrieval of materials;
    Coordinate with the relevant parties on  storage facilities and the movement of all electoral materials;
    Provide advice on transport requirements and identifying suitable facilities, infrastructure and materials required;
    Develop structures and tools for monitoring and management of electoral material including sensitive election materials;
    Develop and master logistics and deployment plans and facilitate  logistics training and briefing for staff involved in the operations such as pre-election, election and post-election;
    Provide advice to, and contribute to the capacity building of INEC staff including state Electoral Management Body's (EMB)’;
    Perform any other duties as required

Impact of Results

The key results impact positively on the overall efficiency and capacity of INEC in the area of logistics planning as preparations begin in earnest towards the general elections fixed for February 2015 as well the Governorship elections.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

    Promoting ethics and integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
    Organization awareness and team working: apply corporate thinking and judgment to build support. Builds and promotes effective team relationships.
    Developing and empowering people: ability to build staff competence and to create an environment of creativity and innovation.
    Communicating information and ideas: creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication.

Functional Competencies:

Strategic Partnership:

    Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to field of work;
    Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners;
    Displays initiatives, sets challenging outputs and willingly accepts new assignments;
    Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives untilb successful outputs are achieved.

Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

    Makes the case for innovative ideas, documenting successes and building them into the  design of new approaches;
    Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms;
    Develops and participates in the development of tools and mechanism, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies.


Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

    Bachelors degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Operations Research, Statistics or related field (Preferably Masters degree).

Experience: 

    At least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in Logistics management;
    Experience in the United Nations system is desirable;
    Sound knowledge of managing logistics in EMB;
    Relevant professional certification will be an advantage.

Language: 

    Strong skills in written communications in English particularly in preparing issue-based papers or reports;
    Excellent spoken English is also required.

Timing and Duration:

     This is a Temporary Appointment starting June 2014 and the duration of the work is 364 days.

Duty Station:

      The duty station is Abuja, Nigeria with field missions around the country.

Note:

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

Method of Application

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