Supply & Logistics Officer at UNICEF, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Deadline: 6 September 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Supply & Logistics Officer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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The Supply & Logistics Officer will provide technical and operational support for the Aral Sea Project and is responsible for managing the supply chain for the Project.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Supply & Logistics Officer will perform following functions:

  • Supervision of the supply function:
    • Prepare the procurement work plan and determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitoring work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
    • Collaborate Supply Division and Country Office Procurement Staff and the global supply community.
    • Ensure knowledge sharing and learning is prioritized in order to continuously build capacity of individuals and the Country Office team.
  • Supply chain service delivery:
    • Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.
    • Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and act to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country.
    • Participate in the development of a supply & logistics strategy based on risk assessment analysis and Project assumptions.
  • Collaboration with programme/project and implementing partners:
    • Establish accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.
    • Prepare supply documentation to facilitate input to donor dialogue, and support development of supply components of proposals to donors including budgeting and use of innovative financing mechanisms for supplies, services and construction works.
    • Participate in events/meetings that build partnerships and collaborative relations with Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.
  • Technical and advisory support to government/national systems:
    • Provide input to promoting of supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
    • Provide input to capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with supervisor and programme colleagues.
    • Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
  • Innovation, products and markets:
    • Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with supervisor and Supply Division.
    • Support initiatives for promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices on supply chain management within the organization as well as with externals to ensure effective and efficient supply chains for children.
    • Further to analysis of supply spend and related procurement strategies, support initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • University degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.
  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
  • United Nation or other international organization experience is an advantage.
  • Health supply chain management experience is a significant advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Uzbek is required.
  • Knowledge of Russian or Karakalpak is considered as an asset.
  • Nationality of Uzbekistan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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