Supply and Logistics Manager

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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 and ensure timely performance management of staff. In collaboration with the Supply Division, Regional Office, and the global supply community, ensure knowledge sharing and learning are prioritized to continuously build the 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)

Supply chain service delivery and emergency response

  • Participate in the Country Programme Action Planning and advise 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 spending and establish procurement strategies based on category management to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, including the 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, 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 the 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 the Supply Division, to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management.

Collaboration with the programme and implementing partners.

  • Establish close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for the implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation. Establish an accountability framework with programmes, for the delivery of results for children.
  • Provide supply input to donor dialogue and support the 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 the Government, UN organizations, and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.

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 the use of procurement services; supply financing solutions; local market development; and private sector engagement.
  • Support the supply systems strengthening activities in the country internally and externally with a focus also on local production. 

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 the 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…

The following 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 a 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: At least eight (8) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration, and/or other directly related technical fields is required.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or the local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/571948

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