Logistics Specialist at UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 1 December 2017

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Logistics Specialist in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Logistics Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Provide leadership, technical advice, support and guidance to Country Offices on strategic planning and applications of logistics, regulations, systems and practices. Identify logistics operational weaknesses and develop training activities for the ESAR countries.
  • In support to the emergency programming process provides expert advice in the field of logistics and ensures that logistics programme input is appropriate, cost effective and timely. Provide surge capacity and country support, sometimes through extended visits.
  • Responsible for interagency logistics coordination at the regional level. Participate in interagency rapid emergency assessment missions, as required, and actively participates in common logistics efforts.
  • Advises government counterparts, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies on all aspects on in-country logistics in order to build and improve the national capacity in commodity handling, distribution and monitoring.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have –

  • 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.).
  • 8 years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and other related fields.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station.
  • Fluency in English required, and proficiency in another UN working language an asset.
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.