- Organization: UNAMA – United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
- Location: Kabul
- Grade: Administrative support – GS-6, General Service – No need for Higher Education – Locally recruited position
- Occupational Groups:
- Operations and Administrations
- Administrative support
- Information Technology and Computer Science
- Sustainable trade and development
- Security and Safety
- Supply Chain
- Sustainable Business Development
- Closing Date: 2024-03-05
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kabul. The Supply Chain Business Intelligence Assistant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief of the Property Management Unit.
Within delegated authority, the Supply Chain Business Intelligence Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: • Monitor key indicators and provide information to the Supply Chain Business Intelligence Officer to analyze the Supply Chain performance against established benchmarks and performance targets. • Collect and provide data for the preparation of performance reports based on the established key performance indicators, matrixes, corporate targets, and action plans. • Provide support with the development of mission-specific KPIs, and dashboards for Business Intelligence (Bl) by analyzing business processes and process improvement opportunities. • Assists with the application of performance data to various business units and performance areas. • Assist in coordinating and conducting a timely collection of information on supply chain processes, performance, and associated root cause analysis for underperformance which helps drive business results and enable the decision-making process. • Perform quality assurance checks for data accuracy, and update performance reports and dashboards to help ensure consistent quality throughout the business process. • Assist in the development of data visualization to derive actionable intelligence. • Assist in the operationalization of Supply Chain management concepts, implementation instructions on Supply Chain self-assessment and performance reporting. • Assist in the validation of the data and establishment of targets. • Assist with the collection of information on business processes and improvement opportunities/targets from various stakeholders and process owners to enable Supply Chain Business Intelligence Officer to define specific business requirements for the end-to-end Supply Chain performance management. • Assist with the development and promulgation of Business Intelligence Guidance and Procedures by keeping records and information to ensure that robust practices are in place. • Ensure that daily activities comply with the DPKO/DFS Environmental and Waste Management policies and line with the DFS Environment Strategy objectives. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within the 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 shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Commitment to continuous learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession. Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally. Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn and improve.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
• Certification in Property Management/Fixed Assets Management is desirable. Supplementary technical training in assets management or a related area. Relevant training, certifications/ diploma: • Supply Chain Management Certificates/Diplomas.• Warehouse Module certificates in SAP/ERP e.g. Umoja and • Business Intelligence (BI) Training are desirable.
As per approved UNAMA special measure, with a High School Certificate, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain management, logistics, procurement, and information technology is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to four (4) for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher in supply chain management, logistics, procurement, and information technology. Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services in a complex, volatile, or post-conflict environment is desirable. Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, UMOJA, ECC/SAP, ATLAS, WINGS, or similar in the areas of scheduling, inventory control, procurement, supply chain/property management, and/or logistics processes is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of oral and written Dari and Pashto is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
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