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Supply Chain Officer [Covid-19], NO-B, Temporary Appointment, Mogadishu, Somalia, 364 days, #117746 [Somali nationals only]

Mogadishu (Somalia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Ebola
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-20

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The Supply and Logistics officer provides technical and operational support in the Health Section, Mogadishu Country Office (CO) set-up, and is responsible for managing the supply chains in support of the implementation of the GFATM grant supporting Somalia’s response to COVID 19 and is responsible for managing, implementing, and monitoring elements of the supply chains. This includes planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies, services and construction works. 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 supply chain management.

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, Health

www.unicef.org/somalia

How can you make a difference?

1. Supervision of the health project’s supply component

  • Preparation of the annual supply plan for the health project; assist in determining priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitoring work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • In collaboration with Supply Unit, 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 the project’s supply chains, including 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 Project Action Planning and advice on Supply requirements for Work Plans. Participate in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
  • Monitor and review the supply spend and draft procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to the project’s results, and support the establishment of long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant. Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.
  • Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country. Maintain appropriate warehousing, inventory management and in-country transport in support of the country programme implementation. Keep stakeholders/partners informed on the progress. Implement appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews.
  • 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 a supply & logistics strategy based on risk assessment analysis and Programme assumptions.
  • Build 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 team members, stakeholders and other sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation..
  • 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, CSO implementing partners, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.

4. 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 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

  • Support initiatives for promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices on health supply chain management within the organization as well as with externals to ensure effective and efficient supply chains.
  • Further to analysis of supply spend and related procurement strategies, support initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree is required in Business Administration,
    Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Health or related social science field.
  • A minimum of two (2) 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.
  • Fluency in English and Somali is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Skills:
  • Good analytical skill and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources.
  • Ability to supervise and direct a team of professional and support staff.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious working relationships, both within and outside the organisation.
  • Fast learner, adapts and responds to change, tolerates ambiguity.
  • Ability to contribute to formulation of strategies and policies.
  • Good knowledge of latest developments and technology in supply chain management.
  • Good understanding of health supply chain processes, from programme needs assessment, through planning, procurement and contracting, logistics and delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of UNICEF programmes, public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of supply chain issues, ethics and risk management of supply chain operations.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies (For Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities)*
▪ Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
▪ Works Collaboratively with others (1)
▪ Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
▪ Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
▪ Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
▪ Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
*The 7 core competencies are applicable to all employees. However, the competency Nurtures, Leads and Managers people is only applicable to staff who supervise others.
 
To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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