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  • Posted: Apr 23, 2024
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    UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, ...
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    Supply Specialist (Procurement Services)

    Summary Of Key Functions/accountabilities:

    •  Provide Normative and Technical support to UNICEF Country Offices
    •  Improvement of procurement capacity in the region
    •  Internal and External awareness about Procurement Services
    •  Establish linkages with Supply Chain System Strengthening and other regional priorities.
    •  Develop and implement adequate market shaping and activities that support local production in the region

    To Qualify as An Advocate For Every Child You Will Have…

    The Following Minimum Requirements

    • Education: An advanced university degree (equivalent to a Master’s) from an accredited institution is required in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Business Administration, Management, Economics, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 8 years of relevant work experience in (at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly related technical fields is required.

    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.
    • 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 English is required.

    The Following Desirables:

    • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
    • Emergency experience an advantage.
    • Health supply chain management experience an advantage. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language.

    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…

    • Builds and maintains partnerships
    • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
    • Drive to achieve results for impact
    • Innovates and embraces change
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity
    • Thinks and acts strategically
    • Works collaboratively with others.

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    Supply Chain Manager (Systems Strengthening)

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the guidance and leadership of the Regional Chief, Supply & Procurement in close coordination with the Supply Chain Strengthening Centre in UNICEF Supply Division:

    • Support development and implementation of a supply chain strengthening advocacy strategy for HQ, ROs, COs and government counterparts to raise awareness around supply chain issues for essential lifesaving commodities, possible solutions, innovations, networks, and support that is available.
    • Overall coordination of SCSS and supply chain resilience in 21 countries in the ESA region and high-level engagement and representation of UNICEF when dealing with governments, advocating for Systems strengthening activities including localization and resilience activities.
    • In coordination with SD, lead UNICEF ESARO’S Local Production agenda in ESA region, develop a local production strategy and lead the implementation of the regional and local production approach focusing on market analysis, access, intelligence, communications, and shaping including on special contracting, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
    • Advocate for Increased access to essential supplies by supporting the diversification of global supplier base (Market surveys/assessments/ scanning).
    • Create and maintain a dashboard containing the potential manufacturers, their product categories, their geo-localization, and their adherence to quality standards.
    • Collaboration with UNICEF Supply Division, Program Group, Regional Offices (ROs) and concerned Country Offices (COs) to drive market influencing strategy for vaccines & associated products including other supplies for children in the Region.
    • Local and Regional Partners Mapping: Engage with key local and regional partners to support supply chain initiatives, conducting partner landscape analysis and establishing partnership frameworks.
    • Co-ordinate with internal and external partners to ensure collective understanding, collaboration, coordinated progress and avoidance of overlap in the capacity development support provided to countries.
    • In collaboration with the global hub in Addis, Ethiopia and the UNICEF Office to the African Union, Coordinate with other UN agencies and key stakeholders e.g., the African Union, Africa CDC, African Medicines Agency, government, donors, communities etc. to position UNICEF as a key strategic and institutional partner
    • Technical Assistance to assessments and development of national capacity development strategies and implementation plans, support to the implementation of interventions and capturing lessons learned for continuous improvement.
    • Capacity Building in Supply Chain Systems Strengthening: Contribute to implement the SCSC capacity building agenda in the region, ensuring programs and workshops, agora, and other training opportunities are disseminated to build capabilities in supply chain management, in collaboration with SD and PG colleagues.
    • Support to Establish a Community of Champions: Cultivate a network of supply chain champions to advocate for improvements, organizing community events and fostering peer learning.
    • Oversee the implementation of supply chain and SCSS in COs and provide technical guidance to assess their impact, monitoring and track progress, and update evaluation frameworks.
    • Documenting Best Practices: Collect and disseminate knowledge on effective supply chain practices, setting guidelines and preparing case studies.
    • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

    To Qualify as An Advocate For Every Child You Will Have…

    The Following Minimum Requirements

    • Education: An advanced university degree (equivalent to a Master’s) from an accredited institution is required in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Business Administration, Management, Economics, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 8 years of relevant work experience in (at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly related technical fields is required.

    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.
    • 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 English is required.

    The Following Desirables:

    • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
    • Emergency experience an advantage.
    • Health supply chain management experience an advantage. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language.

    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…

    • Builds and maintains partnerships
    • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
    • Drive to achieve results for impact
    • Innovates and embraces change
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity
    • Thinks and acts strategically
    • Works collaboratively with others.

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