Deadline : 3 March 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Supply and Procurement Officer in Kampala, Uganda.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
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The Supply and Procurement Officer will perform the following functions:
- Procurement transactional support
- Manage on-going and new UNICEF Procurement Services (PS) transactions in collaboration with programme sections and UNICEF Supply Division (SD).
- Monitor overall PS transactions and facilitates an efficient and effective PS workflow, by addressing the bottlenecks and gaps and improving the processes, in close coordination with UNICEF Uganda programme section, SD and national counterparts.
- Coordinate the importation process of health supplies under all Procurement Services projects, including the liaison with National Drug Authority, Pharmacy Division and national implementing partners.
- Contribute to SD Workshops and any other events relevant to Procurement Services. Provides training on PS as required, particularly with regards to transaction management.
- In coordination with Supply Division, manages PS Key Accounts as well as complex and large requests and projects.
- Develop and maintain a framework for the identification, planning and implementation of procurement services projects. Ensures appropriate linkage of the PS engagement with Country Programme results frameworks and workplans.
- Liaise with UNICEF programme staff on PS issues relevant to their areas of work and introduces PS to their government counterparts as needed.
- Coordinate the development of new operational frameworks (e.g. Memorandum of Understanding – MoU) for procurement services, or the amendment of existing ones, in close collaboration with Supply Division, government and other concerned parties.
- Technical assistance and supply system strengthening
- Contribute to national vaccine forecasting exercises, taking into consideration current stock levels, shipments in pipeline, introduction of new vaccines, etc.
- Work with MoH EPI (UNEPI) department in strengthening the monitoring of vaccine stock monitoring, reordering and distribution to lower levels in the supply chain.
- Participate in relevant national Technical Working Groups, Committees and other taskforces or advisory bodies on supply chain management for health commodities.
- Provide advice and facilitates training on links and synergies for Cold Chain logistics and Vaccine Management with the procurement and supply management of routine immunization and, where appropriate, other essential health commodities.
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Applicants must have:
- University degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, International Development, Marketing, Contract/Commercial Law, or areas directly related to logistics operations or UNICEF programme areas, with an emphasis on health supply chain.
- Minimum 2 year’s of relevant professional work experience.
- Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing of health supplies.
- Experience in technical assistance and systems strengthening for essential medicine and immunization supply chains, including supply financing.
- Experience in coordinating Technical Working Groups relevant to supply chain management would be an asset.
- Exposure to UN and Development partner funded programmes is also desirable.
- Knowledge of Supply Management for health commodities, preferably in a developing country context.
- Understanding of health programmes in a developing country context, in particular child health, immunization and nutrition.
- Knowledge of supply procurement process from procurement planning to execution to contract management and administration, including procurement methods and tools for good procurement and supply chain management practice.
- Knowledge of general principles and processes in risk management in procurement, including risk analysis and evaluation techniques.
- Knowledge of financial and legal implications in procurement process.
- Technical knowledge of relevant products and services (e.g., vaccines, medical supplies, etc.).
- Knowledge of relevant Information Technology software.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.
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