Supply and Logistics Manager, P4, FT Dakar, Senegal

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United Nations Children’s Fund Supply and Logistics Manager, P4, FT Dakar, Senegal Senegal UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Supply and Logistics Manager, P4, FT Dakar, Senegal”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 25-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 10-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Supply and Logistics Manager, P4, FT Dakar, Senegal to be based in Dakar, Senegal. For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Supply and Logistics Manager, P4, FT Dakar, Senegal

Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal

Country: Senegal

Application Deadline: 25-Jul-24

 

Responsibilities:

 

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For every child, Hope

The Supply and Logistics Manager reports to Deputy Representative of Operations as per the Country Office (CO) set-up and is responsible for managing the supply chains of a medium to large-sized country office, and/or medium sized emergency response operation. The supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies, services and construction works. The incumbent collaborates closely with programmes in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides technical and advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management.

How can you make a difference?

1. Management of the Supply section

  • Establish the annual work plan for the Supply section; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Supervise and coach section staff, ensure timely performance management of staff. In collaboration with Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, ensure knowledge sharing and learning is prioritized in order to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team.
  • Ensure establishment and maintenance of operational capacity to handle CO supply chains, including staffing (appropriate staffing structure, timely recruitment, clarity of roles and responsibilities) and contracting of third-party services if applicable (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution)

2. Provide back-office supply support services to the Common UN House

  • Coordinate with the Independent Project Unit/Common Back Office (IPU/CBO) Chief on supply planning, supply solutions and procurement strategies, providing advice on supply requirements in the development of the supply plan for the Common UN House.
  • Provide and/or facilitate technical advice on specifications, supply and logistic arrangements to ensure cost-effective efficient procurement, customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of supplies and equipment in support of the Common UN House supply plan implementation.
  • Work closely with the IPU/CBO Chief in relation to processing Common UN House and other UN Agencies requests of supply/service/good within the framework of CBO workplan.
  • Support the IPU/CBO contracting function to ensure implementation of tender calendars, conclusion of contracts and/or standby agreements with relevant companies and service providers for cost effective local procurement of supplies and services.
  • Liaise with the IPU/CBO Chief to map supply risks and define appropriate supply strategies, forecasting, options for supply delivery.
  • Interpret and advise the IPU/CBO Chief on policies and procedures impacting on offshore and local procurement and delivery. Maintains links with Supply Division and Regional Office on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
  • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UN organizations and build strong interrelations with external stakeholders within the framework of CBO in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.

3. Supply chain service delivery and emergency response

  • Participate in the Country Programme Action Planning and advice on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
  • Analyze supply spend and establish procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, including establishment of long-term agreements (LTAs) where relevant.
  • Ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country and establish appropriate warehousing and inventory management practices, including appropriate in country transport.
  • Ensure appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews are established and applied.
  • Analyze supply dashboards, implementation rates of key performance indicators and supply information/data from various systems and conduct root cause analysis of supply chain bottlenecks and challenges, with a view to drive improvements and ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
  • Develop an emergency supply & logistics strategy based on risk assessment analysis and Programme assumptions. Ensure an emergency supply and logistics preparedness action plan for the CO is established in line with Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCC) and implemented (establishment of relevant LTAs and frame agreements for emergency response, prepositioning of stock, and training of staff in the country office).
  • Participate in high level emergency coordination, implementation and monitoring meetings with internal and external partners and establish close collaboration with Logistics Cluster/National Logistics Working Group if such is activated/existing.
  • Establish strong working relations with Regional Chiefs of Supply/Regional Chief of Operations, as well as Supply Division, to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management.

4. Collaboration with programme and implementing partners

  • Establish close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation. Establish accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.
  • Provide supply input to donor dialogue, and support development of supply components of proposals to donors including budgeting and use of innovative financing mechanisms for supplies, services and construction works.
  • Support assessment of and collaboration with implementing partners including civil society, establishment of Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs), and monitoring of supply components under Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).
  • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.

5. Technical and advisory support to government/national systems

  • Promote/drive supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
  • Implement capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
  • Advisory support to Governments/national systems in defining and determining supply solutions for children, such as use of procurement services; supply financing solutions; local market development; private sector engagement.

6. Innovation, products and markets

  • Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division.
  • Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices on supply chain management within the organization as well as with externals to ensure effective and efficient supply chains for children.
  • Further to analysis of supply spend and related procurement strategies, run initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.

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

Minimum requirements:

Education:

  • An advanced university degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.

*A first level university degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with ten (10) years of relevant work experience in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly related technical field, may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience mainly in service contracting, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly related technical fields is required.
  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
  • Health supply chain management experience is an advantage.

Skills

  • Ability to resolve difficult, complex and sensitive situations often under pressure.
  • Ability to initiate and manage change in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources.
  • Ability to supervise and direct a team of professional and support staff.
  • Ability to connect with others and form positive and strong work relationships.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze complex situations and data, make difficult decisions, and solve complex problems.
  • The ability to allocate appropriate time and resources for successful achievement of goals and foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.
  • Ability to implement clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required. Ability to work strategically to realize organizational goals, develop strategies, set clear visions.
  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of objectives and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Skill in the identification of new opportunities or requirements to meet challenges in the field and propose changes.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain processes, from programme needs assessment, through planning, procurement and contracting, logistics and delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong overall knowledge and understanding of UNICEF programmes, public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of supply chain issues, ethics and risk management of supply chain operations.

Language Requirements: Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Desirables:

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.

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

The 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

(8) Nurtures, leads and manages people

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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 measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will 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 appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Remarks:

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

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

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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.

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Special Notice on UNICEF office relocation:

UNICEF and other UN Agencies will be moving soon to the new United Nations House in Diamniadio, 30 kilometers from downtown Dakar. The name of the duty station for this position will remain Dakar, Senegal.

Dakar, Senegal