Deadline: 20 May 2016
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Logistics Officer in Iraq.
The Logistics Officer will supply operations of a relatively simple nature and limited impact, requiring basic professional technical expertise in support of operations and programme objectives.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Logistics Officer will perform the following functions-
- Provide rapid and relevant assistance and support to evolving supply needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
- Support logistics/supply planning through coordination with Operations/Programme Sections.
- Assist in the Country Programme strategy planning review to recommend on supply requirements and to provide support in the preparation of Plan of Operations and Plans of Action.
- Implement sound, accurate supply/logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability.
- Maintain effective working relations and contact with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, to confer on supply procurement and shipping policies and procedures.
- Act as secretary and adviser to the CRC.
- Establish and maintain a system of contact with customs and port/airport authorities at national ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies, in keeping with established protocol.
- Support UNICEF as well as Government capacity-building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery.
- Plan, design and conduct training for UNICEF’s staff/consultants and counterparts in supply management, customs clearance, distribution and inventory of supplies and equipment in order to improve supply delivery.
- Assists in the identification of training needs and plan training activities in supply administration for UNICEF’s staff/consultants and counterparts, to improve supply delivery.
- Conduct and monitor effective procurement, local, regional and/or offshore, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality as applicable.
- Undertake field visits to project sites and monitor inventory and supply inputs. Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.
- Conduct local procurement through issuance of tenders, bid adjudication and contract management Identify and recommend potential local suppliers.
- Collaboration and Partnership
- Coordinate with the Programme Section on supply planning, providing technical support on procurement specifications and supply administration as well as providing advice on supply requirements in the development of the supply component of the Country Programme.
- Provide advice to the Country Office, Government and implementing partners on offshore and/or local procurement policies and procedures, delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities.
Applicants must have-
- University degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or in directly related areas of specialization, including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting.
- Minimum two years of relevant professional work experience.
- Work experience at national level in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting and administration and/or other related fields.
- Background/familiarity with Emergency work.
- Fluency in English (verbal and written) and local working language of the specific duty station is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.