Apr 132018

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Mali
Closing date: 22 Apr 2018

Back Ground Information – Mali Programme

Mali is facing a problem of weapons and explosive hazard contamination, as a result of protracted and recent armed conflicts. The presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW), improvised explosive devices (IED) and insecure stockpiles of weapons and ammunition (obsolete, abandoned or neglected), poses a serious threat to civilians as well as to United Nations and humanitarian personnel operating in the country.

UNMAS deployed to Mali in January 2013 to conduct an emergency assessment of the situation with regard to explosive threats. In July 2013, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established under Security Council resolution 2100 and is currently operating under Security Council resolution 2354 (2017). In accordance with these mandates, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has engaged UNOPS PSC to implement a mine action programme in Mali to:

  • Improve the protection of civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance;
  • Enhance national capacity to mitigate explosive threats and enable compliance with international treaty obligations;
  • Reduce the explosive threat to MINUSMA and United Nations personnel.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support Logistics team in receiving and inspecting cargos, storage arrangements;
  • Assist Logistics team in loading and off-loading truck and container;
  • Store / arrange in an orderly manner equipment, spare parts, return parts, and other items into the storage facility;
  • Pick-up equipment, spare parts, and other items from storage facility in accordance with the supervisor’s instruction;
  • Assist with office tasks (photocopying, scanning as directed);
  • Prepare equipment, spare parts, returned parts, and other items for shipment following established procedures for packaging, crating, boxing, bundling, wrapping, strapping, and labelling;
  • Ensure good record and filling of logistics documents;
  • Support in preparation of work orders;
  • Oversee MINUSMA workers such as carpenter, plumber, electrician, when they perform their work and report process and/or completion to supervisor;
  • Performs other relevant duties as required and assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements:


  • Secondary School diploma with 3 years of relevant working experience is required.

Work Experience:

  • Relevant years of experience is defined as experience in Logistics, Administration, Facilities Management or any other relevant field.


  • Fluency in spoken and written French is required. Knowledge of basic English is highly desirable.


  • Integrity & Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion;
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles;
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role);
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries;
  • Agility:Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements;
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving;
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration:

Contract type: Local Individual Contractual Agreement;
Contract level: LICA3 – (ICS3);
Contract duration: 12 months with possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

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Additional Considerations:

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • This is a local position, and therefore only nationals of the duty station or candidates legally entitled to be employed in the duty station will be considered;
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time;
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered;
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified;
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post;
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Work-life harmonization

We value our people and recognize the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. UNOPS has a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offers flexible working options. This applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types across the globe.

How to apply:

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