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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Supply Chain
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Logistics
    • Statistics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-25

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Forecasting & Planning Manager, P-4, #102955 FT in Monitoring, Strategic Data and Evidence Unit, UNICEF Supply Division, CPH, Denmark

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Manager (Strategic Data, Evidence & Monitoring), this position is responsible for lifting up and developing supply planning and forecasting, in terms of product scope, methodology, systems and processes, as well on coordinating the generation of strategic product forecasts – all of which will allow UNICEF to engage industry and generate trust, make informed decisions and progress towards our targets.

Forecasting & Planning Manager, P-4, #102955 FT in Monitoring, Strategic Data and Evidence Unit

The Monitoring, Strategic Data and Evidence Unit focuses on the generation, synthesis, use and sharing of evidence and data as key contributions to supply chain optimization, programme design, and demonstrating results and achievements. The unit serves as the centralized source of official supply and logistics data, statistics and analysis, as well as the norm-setting entity on supply data in UNICEF. It leads on performance monitoring, demand forecasting and supply planning, end-to-end supply chain monitoring, as well as research and evaluation to use evidence to inform improvements to processes. It leverages UNICEF’s experience on supply chain monitoring and performance measuring to support countries improve visibility and performance of their supply chain through increased use of data. The unit’s work is cross-cutting in nature, providing support to SD, Regional and Country Offices, and collaborating with other Divisions and external supply partners. The position with this Job Profile leads the Forecasting and Planning pillar in MSDEU.

Purpose for the job

Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Manager (Strategic Data, Evidence & Monitoring), this position is responsible for lifting up and developing supply planning and forecasting, in terms of product scope, methodology, systems and processes, as well on coordinating the generation of strategic product forecasts – all of which will allow UNICEF to engage industry and generate trust, make informed decisions and progress towards our targets.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Provides effective leadership and supervision to staff and consultants to ensure the achievement of the targets set for supply planning and forecasting.
  2. Coordinates the generation of strategic product forecasts, including the communications between SD and COs, and ensures that information on the internal and external environment, from partners and on future trends, is incorporated into the forecast to give an accurate calculation.
  3. Ensures the provision of technical support to procurement centers in selecting the most appropriate forecast methodology for their strategic products given their environment and current data availability.
  4. Develops, reviews as needed, and documents the methodology for statistical forecasts, forecasts based on materials requirements planning (MRP), and mixed-source forecasts.
  5. Ensures that relevant historical and trend data and analysis are available and adequately stored and managed in a data base, and that data is accurate.
  6. Develops, maintains and expands an appropriate center of knowledge and expertise to guide, organize, process and communicate on demand forecasting for essential and strategic supplies, including offering support to relevant centers as appropriate in their analysis of information.
  7. Ensures support to UNICEF country office supply planning by providing guidance, tools, systems support and technical advice, including by developing and offering normative trainings on supply planning and forecasting.
  8. Leverages UNICEF experiences in supply planning and forecasting in order to provide technical assistance to partner government stakeholders wishing to strengthen their supply forecasting.
  9. Ensures organizational learning on supply planning and forecasting by developing and providing access to relevant knowledge, including by leveraging resources from partners and academia.
  10. Provides any other assistance as required by the supervisor.

     

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Working with people

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising (Level II)
  • Deciding and Initiating Action (Level II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (Level II)
  • Planning and Organizing (Level II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level II)

Education:

A completed Advanced Degree (Master’s Degree) is required, preferably in business, economics, supply chain, social sciences, statistics, or other relevant field.

*A completed 1st University Degree (Bachelor’s degree) and 10 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of completed Advanced Degree (Master’s Degree)

Experience:

Minimum eight (8) years progressively responsible work experience relevant to supply chain, analytics and supply forecasting and/or planning is required.

Experience in supply planning and forecasting is required.

Experience in directly supervising staff is required.

Ability to analyze complex data is required.

 

Language requirements:

Fluency in English is required.

Working knowledge of French is an asset.

Proficiency in other UN language (Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese) is an asset.

 

To view our competency framework, please click here

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.

Please be informed that all application to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF’s online recruiting system. You can apply to the above position by creating your profile and application at our website: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index.php  

Requisition No: 509503

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