Deadline: 30 August 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Logistics Specialist in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Logistics Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Management of the Supply team
- Prepare the annual work plan for the logistics team in Kinshasa and discuss for the logistics functions in field offices with the relevant staff, determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
- Supply chain service delivery and emergency response
- Consultation with supervisor, provide input to the Country Programme Action Planning and advice on the operational components for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans.
- Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the logistics aspects of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of relevant services.
- Collaboration with programme and implementing partners
- Collaboration with supervisor, develop close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation.
- Establish accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.
- 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.
- Innovation, products and markets
- Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field.
- University Degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with 7 year’s 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.
- Minimum 5 year’s relevant professional experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.
- Health supply chain management experience an advantage.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and French is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.