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To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities, and related duties/ tasks;
1. Supervision of the supply team
· Preparation of the annual work plan for the Supply team; assist in determining
priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitoring work progress to
ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
· Supervise and coach team members, 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.
· In consultation with supervisor, 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. Supply chain service delivery and emergency response
· In consultation with supervisor, provide input to the Country Programme Action Planning
and advice on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans.
Participate in the 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.
· Monitor and review supply spend and draft procurement strategies based on category
management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that
contribute to results for children, and support the establishment of long term agreements
(LTAs) where relevant. Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and
accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.
· Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and take action to ensure
timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country. Maintain appropriate
warehousing, inventory management and in-country transport in support of the country
programme implementation. Keep stakeholders/partners informed on the progress.
Implement appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews.
· 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.
· Participate in the development of 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). · Build 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.
3. Collaboration with programme and implementing partners
· In collaboration with supervisor, develop 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.
· Prepare supply documentation to facilitate 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).
· Participate in events/meetings that build partnerships and collaborative relations with
Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities
including harmonized and collaborative procurement.
4. Technical and advisory support to government/national systems
· Provide input to promoting of supply chain strengthening and change management
initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains
· Provide input to capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children,
in close collaboration with supervisor and programme colleagues. Support supply
components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
· Prepare relevant supply reports to facilitate 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
5. Innovation, products and markets
· Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close
collaboration with supervisor and Supply Division.
· Support initiatives for 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, support initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
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: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
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.
Life at UNICEF
Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With an attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive, and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.
We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;
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.
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.
Its a re-advertisement hence those who applied previously need not to apply again.