United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (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.
Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and technical guidance of Chief Supply & Procurement in the country office, the Supply & Logistics Specialist will be responsible for the supply chain operations including planning, procurement, contracting, storage, distribution and monitoring of UNICEF’s supplies in the states of Borno and Yobe in North-East Nigeria.
She or he will advise on all matters of supply and logistics and closely collaborates with programmes in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs, and provides technical and advisory support to government entities and partners on supply chain management issues.
How can you make a difference?
Ensures appropriate processes and systems are in place to ensure efficiency of the supply and logistics operations.
Responsible for procurement of commodities and services, and monitoring of all upstream supply activities at the Field office level.
Participates in Country Programme planning at Field Office level to advice on supply and logistics requirements.
Works closely with programme colleagues on forecasting. Provides technical advice on specifications/Terms of Reference, facilitating efficient procurement.
Initiates procurement process at Field Office level and ensures development of appropriate evaluation criteria, solicitation, evaluation of offers, negotiation and formulation of contracts and long-term arrangements (LTAs) with suppliers and contractors.
Establishes appropriate processes adjusted to emergency and local context, while respecting UNICEF procurement principles and policies.
Maintains links with Supply Team in Abuja on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
Ensures accurate evaluation of supplier performance on the basis of quality of services rendered, product acceptability and delivery record
Plans design and implements appropriate logistics system including warehousing, transport and distribution. Supervises warehousing operations and ensure accountability on stocks.
Guides and coaches section staff (Logistics, Construction and Procurement staff), provides strategic direction, ensures knowledge sharing in section as well as with programme sections, partners and UNICEF global supply chain community.
Conducts field visits to out posted offices or project sites, to monitor supplies and propose actions to improve logistics arrangements.
Accountable fore supervision of the construction unit activities, contribute to the planning of construction projects, define and lead strategies of implementation of construction projects in an appropriate and effective manner as to safeguard UNICEF's interests.
Ensures technical input/documents to bidding processes are developed and selection of suitable contractors, issuance of contracts including adequate contractual provisions are timely done appropriately.
Coordinates and leads sites monitoring with construction Team, ensure timely and quality completion of works and lead arrangements for hand over to beneficiaries/Govt counterparts, and ensure proper reporting.
Verifies contractors’ performance and oversees the management of construction contracts as expected.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract / Commercial Law, or areas directly related to logistics operations or UNICEF programme areas.
A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in supply management operations.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who previously applied to this position do not need to reapply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
Please note that this is a non-family duty station.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offer of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.