Supply & Logistics Officer, NOB (Fixed Term Appointment), Post# 94235, Beirut, Lebanon.
UNICEF Lebanon Country Office is looking for a dynamic individual with good experience and strong technical skills in Supply and Logistics to be hired as the Supply and Logistics Officer based in Beirut on a Fixed Term Appointment.
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.
For every child, deliver.
As the Supply and Logistic Officer, you will report to the Supply and Logistics Manager and provides technical and operational support in supply chain operations including supply planning, shipment and custom clearance, goods receipt, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies. You will support management collaboration with programmes in defining supply and logistics interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides technical and advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management.
How can you make a difference?
Supply chain service delivery and emergency response
- In consultation with supervisor, provide input to the Country Programme Action Planning and advice on supply requirements and supply planning for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Participate in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and end use monitoring/assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
- Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement shipments and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country, inspection and goods receipt into the system as relevant.
- Maintain appropriate warehousing, inventory management and in-country transport and distribution mechanisms in support of the country programme implementation, including management of service providers.
- Manage periodic physical stock counts and ensure stock is being managed and accounted for in accordance with IPSAS standards. Implement systematic monitoring and reporting of inventory status and ensure adequate contingency stocks at all times.
- 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.
- Participate in the development of 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).
- Build strong working relations with colleagues in the region and at HQ to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management.
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.
- Prepare supply documentation to facilitate 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).
- Participate in events/meetings that build partnerships and collaborative relations with Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement
Technical and advisory support to government/national systems
- Provide input to promoting of 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 supervisor and programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
- Prepare relevant supply reports to facilitate 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
Innovation, products and markets
- Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with supervisor and Supply Division.
- Support initiatives for 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.
- Drive initiatives to continuously improve and streamline the supply chain operations
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field.
- A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply chain management, logistics, warehousing and inventory management, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required
- Health supply chain management experience an advantage.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as 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 competencies required for this post are:
- Analyzing (II)
- Applying technical expertise (II)
- Planning and Organizing (II)
- Coping with set-back and pressure (II)
- Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
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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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.