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Job Title: Supply & Logistics Specialist, P-3, Rwanda
Purpose: Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Operations, you will manage the supply and logistics operations of a complex nature with significant impact on programme delivery, services, supply and logistic, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. You will be accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF’s supplies, in support of the Country Programmes.
Qualification Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.) Five years of relevant professional work experience in procurement and & logistics. Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields. Experience with UN / International institutions an asset Work experience in emergency duty station. Fluency in English. Knowledge of French is a comparative advantage.
*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Key Expected Results:
1. Provide rapid and relevant responses to evolving supply needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
Responsible for logistics/supply planning through coordination with Operations/Programme Sections. Provides technical advice on specifications, supply and logistics arrangements facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of supplies and equipment, in support of the country programme implementation.
Participate in the Country Programme strategy planning preview and reviews to advise on supply/logistics requirements for the of Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans.. Develops Supply/Logistics component of the Country Programme, including systems for storage and distribution of supplies to all project sites.Ensure sound, accurate supply/logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability.
Establishes and maintain contacts with the Supply Division in Copenhagen on supply procurement and shipping policies. Interprets and advises the country office on policies and procedures impacting on offshore and local procurement and delivery. Maintains links with Copenhagen on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
Act as secretary and adviser to the CRC. Establishes and maintain a system of contact with customs and port/airport immigration authorities at national ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies, in keeping with established protocol.
Oversee the overall preparation of appropriate documentation: cash and supply requisitions, purchase orders, long term arrangements, CRC submissions etc.
Ensure preparation of the supply status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.
Regularly create and communicate accurate inventory tracking, inventory aging and incoming supplies information.Ensure that effective support UNICEF Rwanda and Government capacity-building efforts are provided in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery,
Plan, design and conduct training for UNICEF’s staff/consultants and counterparts in supply management, customs clearance, distribution and inventory management of supplies and equipment in order to maximize supply delivery. Provide effective coaching to the staff/consultants as required.Ensure effective supervisory role to 4 staff members (1 NP & 3 GS), coaches and imparts knowledge to immediate supervisees. Supervise and manage effective procurement, local and/or offshore, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality.
Conduct local procurement through issuance of tenders, bid adjudication and contract management.. Conduct market research, identify and recommend potential local suppliers. Gather and maintain data on and evaluate local supply sources’ overall performance, (competitive pricing, cost-effectiveness, product quality and timely delivery,). Monitor and assess supply operations and control mechanisms and advises on appropriate actions to take.
Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement through regular contacts with the Action Office(s).
Communicates and reports quality issues with respect to supplies and/or service agreements.
Collaboration and Partnership
Coordinate with the Programme Section on supply planning, providing technical advice on procurement specifications and supply administration as well as providing advice on supply requirements in the development of the supply component of the Country Programme.
Provide advice to the Country Office and Government on offshore and/or local procurement policies and procedures, delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities.
Team with the Programme Section and other members of the Operations Section to facilitate procurement as well as efficient customs clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment.
Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs, and inventory. Pillar of the Procurement Working Group of the Delivering As One. Build capacity and provide technical leadership toward reduction of transaction costs.
Inform Programs of slow moving inventory, upcoming field distributions or deliveries, incoming materials and quality issues to ensure maximum use of available transportation, warehousing space, manpower and other resources.
Competencies: Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2012-000434. Applications must be received by 6 April 2012. Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
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