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Supply Chain Strengthening Specialist

Panama City

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Panama City
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-28

Details

Mission and objectives

La misión fundamental de UNICEF es promover los derechos de todos los niños y niñas, en todas partes, en todo lo que la organización hace en los programas, en la promoción y en las operaciones. La equidad, haciendo hincapié en los niños, las niñas, adolescentes y las familias más desfavorecidos y excluidos, traduce este compromiso con los derechos de los niños en acciones. Para UNICEF, la equidad significa que todos los niños y niñas tienen la oportunidad de sobrevivir, desarrollarse y alcanzar su máximo potencial, sin discriminación, prejuicios o favoritismo. En la medida en que cualquier niño o niña experimenta una desigualdad de oportunidades en su vida en las dimensiones sociales, políticas, económicas, cívicas y culturales, sus derechos son violados. Cada vez hay más pruebas de que invertir en la salud, la educación y la protección de los ciudadanos más desfavorecidos de una sociedad, abordando la inequidad, no sólo dará a todos los niños y niñas la oportunidad de desarrollar su potencial, sino que también conducirá al crecimiento sostenido y la estabilidad de los países. Es por eso que el enfoque en la equidad es tan vital. Acelera el progreso hacia la realización de los derechos humanos de todos los niños y niñas, que es el mandato universal del UNICEF, como se describe en la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño, al tiempo que apoya el desarrollo equitativo de las naciones.

Context

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education. UNICEF has spent 75 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged. The Purpose of the Assignment is to support the Regional Office and the five Country Offices participating into a supply chain strengthening project, aiming at allowing to enhance access to vital supplies and services needed by children and their families. In collaboration with UNICEF, governments of those five countries will apply the Supply Chain Maturity Model approach to assess the current performance of a national health, immunization, or nutrition supply chain. The assessment covers review of 13 operational and technical supply chain management areas critical for ensuring access to essential supplies such as medicines. Informed by the assessment, a roadmap for improvement will be developed, which is evidence based, and guide investments to where the need is greatest and will yield the most results. One of the areas of focus will be related to the supply chain workforce by enhancing technical and managerial knowledge of supply chain professionals and their leaders.

Task description

The incumbent will report to the Regional Supply Manager. A dedicated national UNV will be positioned in each country where the Maturity Model will be implemented. The incumbent will occasionally travel to those countries and will support their work by: 1. Determining who are the main stakeholders of the evaluation. 2. Implementing the approach of UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model. 3. Leading and guiding the technical sessions and necessary workshops to implement UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model in the countries. 4. Generating benchmarks using the countries’ databases to complement the results of UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model. 5. Interpreting, presenting, and formulating recommendations based on UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model. 6. Planning and coordinating supply chain strengthening activities based on the results of UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model. 7. Drafting the national supply chain strengthening strategy, the roadmap for strengthening, and the value flow map derived from the results of UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model. 8. Supporting countries in the use of UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model as a tool for monitoring and tracking progress. 9. Preparing evidence-based reports to guide the path that UNICEF should follow at its different levels, along with the different governments and partners, based on the results of the different evaluations and data. 10. Supporting the regional office and the five country offices in profiling the planning documents (situation analysis, country program document, work plan) using the results of UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model as evidence. Promoting the exchange of knowledge and synergies between countries. Results/expected outputs • Stakeholder map, including the source flows that exist in the country or region • Baseline of the program’s supply chain (results of the database analysis) • Results of UNICEF’s Supply Chain Maturity Model (in Microsoft Excel format, online evaluation platform) • Value flow map • Roadmap for strengthening (activities, level of effort, activity assignment) • Proposal for national (s) supply chain strengthening strategy • Detailed presentation of the process, results, and recommendations • Final evaluation report • Technical session program, participant registration forms, minutes, photographs • Workshop program, participant registration forms, minutes, photographs • Approval of the regional supply chain strengthening strategy

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