Deadline: 24 June 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Logistics Specialist in Sierra Leone.
The Logistics Specialist will be responsible for logistics operations including planning, coordination of incoming shipments, warehousing, in-country transport, establishment of logistics hubs and distribution.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Logistics Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Plan design and implement appropriate logistics systems including warehousing and in-country transport capacity, including establishment of Long Term Arrangements and frame agreements for e.g. customs clearance, storage, transport and distribution as might be required.
- Participate in programme planning, and advises on logistics considerations.
- Ensure funds availability for in-country warehousing, movement and distribution.
- Ensure appropriate processes and systems are in place to ensure efficiency of the logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, transport requests, receipt and dispatch of goods).
- Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of logistics operations.
- Establish and maintain logistics plans and delivery plans further to supply availability plans.
- Establish routing and scheduling plans for in country distribution.
- Coordinate shipment planning with zone offices.
- Issue delivery schedules to programme for confirmation.
- Raise logistics bottlenecks to supervisor for prioritization.
- Ensure regular and timely transmission of pipeline, logistics monitoring information, stock levels and distribution status to programmes and logistics focal point at national level.
- Coordinate with logistics cluster, and ensures UNICEF interest and supplies are given appropriate priority.
- Conduct special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office procedures and practices related to logistics.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law, or areas directly related to logistics operations or UNICEF programme areas.
- First University degree combined with demonstrated professional work experience and understanding of relevant functions may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree, preferably combined with credited courses or certifications from relevant professional bodies in supply chain management, procurement, contracting or logistics.
- Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in logistics management.
- Number of years and required complexity of experience will depend on the complexity of the specific assignment.
- Emergency experience will considered as an asset.
- Nationality of Sierra Leone.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.