Deadline: 2 June 2016
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Logistics Specialist in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Regional Logistics Specialist will advise and provide guidance, oversight and direction to the regional office and all offices within the region (ESAR) on Logistics and Supply Chain matters for essential supplies in support of the country offices programme management including both Programme, Emergency and Procurement Services supplies.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Regional 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.
- 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.
- Advise government counterparts, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies on all aspects on in-country logistics in order to build and/or improve the national capacity in commodity handling, distribution and monitoring.
- Conduct special management reviews (peer reviews) and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of supply chain matters and logistics procedures and practices.
- Resolve supply chain and logistics issues and problems. Assist country offices with contracting for in country services.
- Analyze policy directives and changes from Supply Division and advice on their applicability in the region.
Applicants must have-
- University degree (Master’s) in Supply Chain Management, Supply, Logistics, Procurement, Purchasing, Contract/Commercial Law, Business Administration, Management or a directly related field(s) is required.
- Professional certification (CSCP; CSCM; CPSM; SCMP; etc.) from an accredited supply management institution, in conjunction with a relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s), may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree(Master’s).
- University degree (Bachelor’s), in combination with 2 years of additional relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree (Master’s).
- Minimum 8 years of relevant experience, at the national and/or international levels in supply, logistics, procurement, purchasing, contracting, and/or another directly-related technical field(s) is required.
- Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
- Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.