Deadline: 29 September 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Supply Associate (Supply and Logistics) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The National Supply Associate (Supply and Logistics) will perform the following functions:
- Consultation with the supervisor, provide input to the Country Programme Action Planning and advise on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans.
- 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 data review and analysis for category management and development of procurement strategies.
- Conduct market research in relevant areas for UNICEF and advice on best approaches to obtain best value for money and sustainable procurement.
- Support product innovation and market shaping initiatives for specific categories of supplies and services.
- 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.
- Advise on budget requirements for various delivery modalities, and ensure establishment of budget with clients.
- Liaise with supply colleagues as well as clients and using supply dashboards to ensure pipeline monitoring and establishment of appropriate logistics capacity.
- Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country.
Applicants must have:
- Completion of 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.
- 6 year’s experience in supply chain management or a commercial context is required.
- Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF office tools.
- Knowledge of a range of specialized topics, including the relevant supply chain policies, partnership mechanisms, rules and regulations.
- Ability to consistently apply relevant policies, procedures and good practices in the daily work.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor.
- 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.
- Ability to draft clear and concise reports or rationale for supply related decisions on key issues.
- Fluency in English and Tajik are required.
- Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
- Nationality of Tajikistan.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.