Logistics Officer At International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Logistics Officer

Duty Station: Pemba, Mozambique

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 31 March 2021

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM), direct administrative supervision of Head of Sub Office, and under technical supervision of Resources Management Officer in Maputo, in close coordination with Procurement/Logistics Officer in Maputo, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising the day to day activities of running the Logistics, facilities, inventory and warehouse management function, ensuring that the inventory system is fully operational according to IOM SOP and rules/regulations.

S/he will be responsible and accountable for providing support to ongoing activities with logistics, warehouse and facilities services. S/he will also contribute to providing recommendations aiming at increasing effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of the warehouse management in Mozambique, guided by the principles when undertaking all

warehouse and logistics activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In close coordination with the CoM, RMO and Proc/Logs Officer, assist with the strategic planning, implementation and monitoring aspects related to warehouse and logistical needs of the Mission.
  2. Assist with the implementation of effective and efficient operational, logistics, facilities maintenance, asset administration and warehousing within established internal control mechanisms.
  3. Implement the efficient, effective and appropriate reception, consolidation, storage and dispatch of all items in the warehouse including accurate inventory record keeping;
  4. Supervise and coordinate the daily warehousing activities, ensuring that all warehouse activities are conducted in accordance with processes and procedures, quality management systems, dangerous goods regulations and organization’s best practices.
  5. Organize and maintain inventory and storage area, maintain items record, document necessary information and utilize reports to project warehouse status.
  6. Train and supervise national staff ensuring that they conform to established procedures and assist in producing monthly and regular reports.
  7. Provide guidance and technical assistance to national staff under his/her supervision. Monitor professional development of staff and recommend trainings as required.
  8. Contribute technical inputs for the preparation and implementation of permanent instructions for warehouse operations and asset inventory administration that are compliant to IOM’s general instructions, policies and procedures and donor requirements.
  9. Measure and report effectiveness of warehousing activities and staff performance evaluation.
  10. Supervise the overall maintenance and repair of office facilities, including preventive maintenance. Recommend maintenance agreements with competent service providers when it is feasible and determined to be cost effective.
  11. Assist in the coordination of vehicle controls, supervision of drivers, cleaners and management of staff movements.
  12. Ensure safe running condition of the fleet, and transportation of IOM staff on official business; monitor accuracy of records according to the Vehicle Logbook, Servicing / Maintenance records & Fuel Consumptions.
  13. Identify areas of improvement and recommend adjustments to existing work procedures and practices.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Procurement, Logistics, Business Administration, Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience;

• Certification in Procurement, Logistics or Supply Chain management is an advantage.


• Strong technical experience in procurement and logistics at an international level;

• Have proven experience in the logistics, warehouse or inventory field, plus demonstrated management qualifications;

• Diverse experience working on complex projects and emergencies, specifically meeting timelines and milestones;

• Prior supervisory or management experience.


• Knowledge of asset management processes and procedures;

• Strong communication skills to allow effective communication with all stakeholders;

• Sound skills and knowledge in reporting and Knowledge of warehouse software packages, MS Office proficiency and SAP;

• Ability to input, retrieve and analyze data;

• Knowledge of the region is an advantage.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish or French is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database


Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 31 March 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 18.03.2021 to 31.03.2021

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2021 65 Logistics Officer (P2) Pemba, Mozambique (56901591) Released

Posting: Posting NC56901592 (56901592) Released

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