United Nations UNICEF Procurement Jobs – Supply & Logistics Officer

Organisation: UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Job Summary: Under the direct guidance of the Supply Manager, assists in the procurement, distribution and monitoring of UNICEF’s supplies, in support of the Country Programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Assists in the implementation of the supply component of the Country Programme, including a system for the procurement and distribution of supplies to all project sites.
  2. Interacts with the Programme Section in the preparation of appropriate documents: Supply plans, Supply / contracts requisitions and purchase orders, etc.; according to procurement specifications and supply procedures.
  3. Assists the Supply Manager with logistics planning, and arrangements facilitating efficient clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment to end-users from ports of entry and warehouses.
  4. Undertakes local procurements, as required. Participates in CRC. When required, maintains contact with customs and immigration officials, follows up on preliminary supply clearance documentations to facilitate timely customs clearance of supplies and equipment, in keeping with established protocol.
  5. Undertakes field visits to project sites and sub-offices to inventory and monitor supply inputs. Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.
  6. Identifies training needs and develops training activities in supply management for UNICEF’s staff/consultants and counterparts, designed to improve supply delivery.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         University degree in Business Administration, Management or a related field.
·         Two years of professional work experience in supply/logistics management at the national and international levels.
·         Fluency in English
·         Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.
        i.            Core Values: Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
     ii.            Core Competencies: Communication; Drive for Result; Working With People.
   iii.            Functional Competencies (Required) Applying Technical Expertise; Following Instructions and Procedures; Planning and Organizing;
    iv.            Other Skills Required
·         Proven analytical and negotiating skills.
·         Ability to implement training.
·         Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in an international multicultural environment.
How to apply: 
  • UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  • If applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position applied for and use this order to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_MukasaApplication.
  • UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  • Only Short listed candidates will be contacted.
Applicants interested in the above position should send their resume to: ugderecruit@unicef.org by 27 November 2012.
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