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Field Logistics and Support Associate

Luanda | Benguela

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Luanda | Benguela
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: Closed


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Project Description 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with Governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the pledge to leave no one behind reflect the interconnectedness of health and sustainable development. issues such as the widening economic and social inequalities, the climate crisis, rapid urbanisation, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, tuberculosis, COVID.19), 

UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund (GF), is in line with UNDP’s HIV and Health Development Strategy 2022-2025, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the pledge to leave no one behind. 

In Angola, the Ministry of Health and UNDP have had a long-standing, strategic partnership for health service delivery through Global Fund grants. When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient (PR), working with national partners and the Global Fund to ensure management, implementation and oversight of GF grants, while simultaneously strengthening health institutions and systems for national entities to assume the PR role over time. 

Currently, UNDP is acting as the Principal Recipient for the consolidated HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis 2021-2024. 

To that end, UNDP has established offices in Benguela, Kwanza Sul. Provincial teams ensure that adequate grant management and implementation of activities are in line with the grant agreement and the sub-national approach. 

To help the UNDP Project Management Unit (PMU) deliver in a timely and quality assured manner on the Grant Performance Framework targets, while complying with UNDP and Global Fund rules and regulations, UNDP Angola is recruiting a Field Logistics and Support Associate to support a pilot laboratory sample transportation project for TB, HIV and Malaria samples. The individual will be based in Benguela, with regular travel to  Luanda, Bie and Kwanza Sul.

Institutional Arrangement

The incumbent will be directly supervised by the Provincial Project Manager (Benguela) and overall direction of the Deputy Project Coordinator/Project Manager C19.

Scope of Work 

Logistics Planning

  • Develop and implement logistics plans for sample collection, transportation, and testing.
  • Optimize routes for sample transport in collaboration with the courier service.

Infrastructure and Procurement

  • Oversee infrastructure “upgrades” at collection facilities and central hubs.
  • Coordinate the procurement of collection materials, ensuring an adequate supply.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engage with stakeholders involved in sample transport, including healthcare facilities, couriers, and testing labs.
  • Address logistical challenges and ensure effective communication between stakeholders.

Training and Capacity Building

  • Develop and conduct training programs for healthcare workers, couriers, and hub staff.
  • Ensure that all team members are well-equipped to handle logistics efficiently.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Establish monitoring mechanisms for logistics performance.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of logistics processes and propose improvements.

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback. 
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible. 
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination. 

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

Business direction and strategy

  • Strategic thinking: 
    • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDPs objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.
    • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.
  • Systems thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

External relations and advocacy

  • General (cross-cutting):  Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organization, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public. 

2030 Agenda: People

  • Health: Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Business management

  • Results-based management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.
  • Risk management: Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks.


  • Ethics, advice and guidance:  Ability to quickly analyse complex fact patterns and provide comprehensive, sensitive, and confidential ethics advice and guidance. 
Required Skills and Experience

  • Secondary Education is required, OR University degree in logistics, supply chain management, business administration or relevant related field will be given due consideration but is not a requirement.
  • Minimum 7 years (with high school diploma) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in logistics, administration, supply chain, monitoring and evaluation, programme, financial and capacity-building interventions targeting Government institutions as well as civil society organizations. 

Required skills: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and logistics software.
  • 2+ years of experience in logistics management requirements.

Desired skills:

  • Experience in working in Angola or similar contexts is desirable.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of health programmes.

Required Languages: 

  • Fluency in Portuguese and good working knowledge in English is required. 


Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 
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