Logistics Specialist, P-3, Temporary Appointment -364 days, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia(Open for Non-Ethiopian Nationals)
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
UNICEF is looking for a seasoned professional to manage the complex logistics operations of the UNICEF Ethiopia Office in Response to the various emergency situations. If you have the required profile, you are highly encouraged to apply. Taking up this assignment is motivating and rewarding.
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 fulfill 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.
To Manage the complex logistics operations of the UNICEF Ethiopia Office in Response to the various emergency situations.
How can you make a difference?
- Develop supply/ Logistics strategies in support of the Emergency Response Plans, including supply and Distribution plans, Logistics plans and Implementation plans.
- Participate in the emergency management team strategy planning and review Meetings to provide advice on supply and logistics consideration and Requirements in the development and implementation of the Emergency Response.
- Participate in Programme response planning, and advice on logistics considerations
- Ensure funds availability for warehousing, movement and distribution.
- Conduct advanced Pipeline to match logistical assets to needs and/or Avail needed logistical assets.
- Ensure regular and timely transmission of pipeline, logistics monitoring Information, stock levels and distribution status to programs and supply Section at all levels.
- Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Logistics operations. Establish and maintain logistics plans and delivery plans in addition to supply availability plans. Coordinate with Field offices as might be required.
- Maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UNOCHA, and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities, including distribution, and monitoring supply inputs and inventory.
- Coordinate with logistics cluster and other partners to ensure UNICEF interest and supplies are given appropriate priority.
- Assist in identifying supply and logistics sourcing option and define possible market survey needs.
- Ensure appropriate processes and systems are in place for efficient logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, transport requests, receipt and dispatch of goods)
- Maintain link with Copenhagen on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
- Undertake field visits to beneficiary’s sites and monitor inventory and supply inputs. Process corrective actions to improve logistic procedures.
- Supervise/manage the operation of the warehouse facilities where emergency items are stored, ensure that supplies are received, stored and dispatched in a timely and appropriate manner. Ensure accurate documentation and reporting.
- Supervise/manage in–country distribution logistics taking into account infrastructure capacity and condition and weather. Establish routing and scheduling plans for distribution and coordinate transport planning with contracted transporters, field offices and logistics cluster.
- Issue delivery schedules to Programme sections for confirmation.
- Raise logistics bottlenecks to supervisor for prioritization.
- The logistics systems including warehousing, in-country transport and distribution planning of emergency response supplies are properly managed
- Appropriate processes and systems are applied to ensure data accuracy and efficiency of the logistics operations including receipt and dispatch of the supplies, physical inventory count and reconciliation
- Close coordination is maintained with UNICEF Copenhagen ICL Team and all VISION related issues are resolved
- Warehouse staff capacity is strengthened through on the job training to ensure efficient, effective and timely delivery of supplies
- Warehouses are properly monitored to ensure that they physical structure is aligned with VISION warehouse structure and as per UNICEF standards
- Effective and active participate in the emergency management team strategy planning and review Meetings and necessary advice is provided on supply and logistics consideration and Requirements in the development and implementation of the Emergency Response.
- Partnership and collaborative relations are maintained with UNICEF, Government, UNOCHA, and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities.
- Accurate documentation and reporting are provided.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law, or areas directly related to logistics operations UNICEF Programme areas, Credited courses or certifications from relevant professional bodies in supply chain management, procurement contracting or logistics.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in logistics management & related fields.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency in active emergency response logistics is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English (both verbal and writing skills) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are….
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
- Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
- Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
- Supply Chain
- Closing Date: 2018-07-24