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Immunization Supply and Logistics Specialist,P3, Antananarivo, Madagascar (364 days)

Antananarivo (Madagascar)

Responsible for managing the supply chains of a small sized country office, and/or small sized emergency response operation, or elements of the supply chains of a larger supply operation.

 

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I. PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

The Supply and Logistics Specialist reports to the Immunization Specialist (P4, # 52150), as per the Country Office (CO) set-up and is responsible for managing the supply chains of a small sized country office, and/or small sized emergency response operation, or elements of the supply chains of a larger supply operation. The supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies and services. The incumbent supports management collaboration with programmes in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides technical and advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on immunization supply chain management.

 

II. Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

 

1.      Management of the Supply team

  • Prepare the annual work plan for the Supply team; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Supervise and coach team members, ensure timely performance management of staff. In collaboration with Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, ensure knowledge sharing and learning is prioritized in order to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team.
  • In consultation with supervisor, ensure establishment and maintenance of operational capacity to handle CO supply chains, including staffing (appropriate staffing structure, timely recruitment, clarity of roles and responsibilities) and contracting of third party services if applicable (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution)

2.      Supply chain service delivery and emergency response

  • In consultation with supervisor, provide input to the immunization Programme Action Planning and advice on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Immunization supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
  • Analyze supply spend and develop procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, including establishment of long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant. Ensure effective procurement of vaccine, devices and cold chain equipment and contracting of services, while maintaining the highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability.

·        Support timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country. Ensure appropriate warehousing, inventory management and in-country transport in support of the country programme implementation.

  • Ensure appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews are established and applied.
  • Analyze supply dashboards, implementation rates of key performance indicators and supply information/data from various systems and conduct root cause analysis of supply chain bottlenecks and challenges, with a view to drive improvements and ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
  • In consultation with supervisor, develop an emergency supply & logistics strategy based on risk assessment analysis and Programme assumptions. Ensure an emergency supply and logistics preparedness action plan for the CO is established in line with Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCC), and implemented (establishment of relevant LTAs and frame agreements for emergency response, prepositioning of stock, and training of staff in the country office).
  • Participate in high level emergency coordination, implementation and monitoring meetings with internal and external partners and establish close collaboration with Logistics Cluster/National Logistics Working Group if such is activated/existing.
  • In collaboration with supervisor, establish strong working relations with Regional Chiefs of Supply/Regional Chief of Operations, as well as Supply Division, to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management.

3.      Collaboration with programme and implementing partners

  • In collaboration with supervisor, develop close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation. Establish accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.
  • Provide supply 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.
  • Support assessment of and collaboration with implementing partners including civil society, establishment of Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs), and monitoring of supply components under Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).
  • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in immunization supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.

4.      Technical and advisory support to government/national systems

  • Promote/drive immunization 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 programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
  • Advisory support to Governments/national systems in defining and determining supply solutions for children, such as use of procurement services; supply financing solutions; local market development; private sector engagement.

5.      Innovation, products and markets

  • Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division.
  • 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, in collaboration with supervisor run initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.

 

IV. Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles/ratings).

 

 

Core Values

 

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

 

Core competencies

 

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

 

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and supervising (II)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (II)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Coping with set-back and pressure (II)

 

 

 

 

V. Recruitment Qualifications

 

 

Education:

 

Advanced university Degree in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.

*A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with seven (7) years of relevant work experience in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical field, may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

A minimum of five (5) 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. Emergency experience an advantage. Health supply chain management experience an advantage.

 

Language Requirements:

 

Fluency in French and English are required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are requested to apply only online via the link https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job&job= and attach a cover letter, detailed CV, a copy of the national identity card or passport, a copy of the highest accredited diploma

For further information, please contact hrantananarivo@unicef.org

Incomplete or late submission after the deadline (12th December 2017) will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will receive an official response to their application. Our job applications are also available on the site http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/

* See the list of accredited institutions on the link: www.whed.net

UNICEF is a non-smoking environment.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Antananarivo (Madagascar)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-26

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