UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. 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.
Job Title: Supply Manager, P-4
Under the direct guidance of the Chief of Operations, the incumbent manages 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. Accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes.
Rapid and relevant responses provided to evolving supply needs and situations, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
The highest level of integrity, standards and accountability maintained by implementing sound, accurate supply, logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular and accurate reporting.
Technical leadership, support, coaching and training provided to capacity-building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely delivery of supplies.
Effective procurement conducted to attain best overall value while maintaining product quality.
Effective collaboration and partnership in supply, procurements, purchasing, contracting, logistics with internal and external counterparts developed and maintained through better coordination, communication and networking.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
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.
At least eight years progressive professional experience at national and international level in supply, procurement, logistics management preferably with UNICEF or International, government, commercial organizations, some of which in management capacity.
Experience in emergency duty station and in dealing with government counterparts is a plus.