Deadline: 30 November 2019
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Supply & Logistics Associate in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
The Supply and Logistics Associate will performs highly skilled work on UNICEF supply chains, and manages the more complex cases and client requests, which frequently requires the evaluation of difficult situations and adaptation of procedures and processes to resolve such cases.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Supply & Logistics Associate will perform the following functions:
- Participate in the forecasting, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
- Support supply emergency preparedness and response activities including establishment of Long Term Arrangements (LTAs), Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, and pre-positioning of stock.
- Provide input to and advice on the annual supply plan.
- Conduct market research in relevant areas for UNICEF and advice on best approaches to obtain best value for money and sustainable procurement.
- Ensure establishment of Long Term Arrangements (LTAs) and act on specific procurement requisitions as might be required.
- Prepare requests for award including submissions to Contract Review Committee.
- Ensure appropriate filing of procurement cases and maintain up to date records for future reference including for audit.
- In-country logistics:
- Provide logistics input to the supply plan, including advising on infrastructure constraints (e.g. customs clearance, port capacity, transport options and warehousing capacity) and different delivery mechanisms.
- Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country.
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.
- Warehousing and inventory management:
- Maintain appropriate warehousing and inventory management processes in support of the country programme implementation.
- Supervise receipt of consignments and dispatch of supplies.
- Prepare documentation for commodity disposal through Property Survey Board committee.
- Alternative delivery mechanisms and procurement services:
- Participate in events/meetings that build partnerships and collaborative relations with UN organizations to support harmonized and collaborative procurement and logistics arrangements.
- Monitor the issuance of Purchase Orders (POs) and/or Copenhagen Warehouse Stock Transfer Orders on PS Sales Orders.
- Maintain up-to-date files for all Procurement Service transactions, including a system for monitoring the different stages of each transaction.
Applicants must have:
- Secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to supply chain, business administration, contract/commercial law, or another relevant technical field.
- Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in supply chain management is required.
- Understanding of development and humanitarian work is an advantage.
- Experience in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other office tools.
- Ability to use supply related modules within UNICEF ERP system.
- Ability to establish priorities and plan his/her own work and plan, coordinate and monitor the work of those under his/her supervision.
- High level of proficiency or skill is required in the interpretation and application of specialized rules and regulations to the particular circumstances of complex individual cases.
- Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
- Knowledge of local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
- Nationality of Nigeria.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.