Health Officer (Supply Chain Management), NO-2, Freetown, Sierra Leone, #127471, [Temporary Appointment] – open only to Sierra Leoneans

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical, Procurement, Supply and Logistics
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results

Please access UNICEF Sierra Leone information here and here

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the Job:

The Health Officer (Supply Chain) provides support to the supply chain component of UNICEF Sierra Leone’s Health and Nutrition portfolio including technical assistance for health and nutrition supply chain systems strengthening initiatives. Specifically, the Health Officer provides technical, operational, and administrative assistance for health supply chain to facilitate program development, planning and management, implementation, progress monitoring and reporting of results. Critical duties for the Health Officer include supporting supply planning and supporting tracking and monitoring of orders and deliveries (including quantification and provision of technical specifications of pharmaceutical and medical equipment); supporting distribution activities including coordination with health facilities and site readiness assessment; and end-user monitoring for accountability including rationale use of medicines. The Health Officer (Supply Chain) also assists the Health Specialist (supply chain systems strengthening) in providing technical assistance to the MOH to strengthen key supply chain functions such as forecasting and supply planning, inventory management, warehouse and distribution and use of data for decision-making as per identified needs.


1. Support to programme development and planning.

2. Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results.

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation.

4. Networking and partnership building.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A first-level university degree in one of the following fields is required: pharmacy, health supply chain management/logistics, biological sciences, public health or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: health supply chain management, supply and logistics, public health/nutrition planning and management with supply component, or maternal and neonatal health care with supply chain management.
  • Health supply chain management experience is an advantage.
  • Experience working in a developing country.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in emergency preparedness and response is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Specific Technical Knowledge Required

  • Professional technical knowledge/ expertise in health supply chain systems, including forecasting and supply planning, procurement, inventory management, warehousing and distribution, and information management.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of UNICEF programmes, procurement processes, logistics and delivery, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Good knowledge and experience in using computer software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and corporate software packages.
  • Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies, and approaches.

Please access the full job here:   VA ToR – Supply Chain Officer, NO-2 (TA).pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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