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National Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution Consultant based in Addis Ababa (for Ethiopian nationals only) 11.5 months

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-02

The Supply Chain -technical consultant will engage in all the high-level system strengthening aspects of National Supply Chain managed by EPSS Agency.

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

How can you make a difference? 

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The Supply Chain -technical consultant will engage in all the high-level system strengthening aspects of National Supply Chain managed by EPSS Agency. In the areas of warehousing and distribution, for improved efficiency and support for integration of UNICEF MCH supplies in EPSS supply chain system through sister project funded by BMGF.

Scope of Work:

Under the direct supervision the DDG for outbound logistics, senior health supply chain specialist will serve as coordinator for the performances of the technical advisors at the four cluster hubs namely Bahir dar, Awassa, Jimma and Dire dawa. Furthermore, he will also manage the warehouse and distribution operation capacity building of central cluster hubs(AA1, AA2, Adama) and head office.

The consultant is expected, but is not limited to, of the following:

  • Lead the development and/ implementation of of the EPSS warehousing and distribution optimization plan that is part of the strategic plan/PSTP-II/
  • Monitors and evaluates the performance of the technical advisors at the cluster hubs
  • Support EPSA’s human resource capacity for child health and nutrition commodity integration and emergency logistics management response
  • Lead and coordinates the development of emergency supply chain management SOPs, capacity building trainings on emergency preparedness and response/Develop risk management/backup strategy to ensure emergency supply chain management
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with the EPSS team, UNICEF country office team and other stakeholders critical to the successful roll-out of the child health commodities integration
  • Provide capacity building support through coaching, on-the-job mentoring, identifying specific skills gaps and helping EPSS to fill them
  • Support installation and roll-out of new digital supply chain management systems, adapted to country-contexts, to ensure that the child health commodities are distributed rapidly, efficiently, equitably, and safely to the end user.
  • Oversees the good working relationship with EPSS hubs laying the ground for the upcoming child health commodities into EPSS’s supply chain.
  • Applies sound supply chain and project management knowledge to contribute to the standardization of the outbound operation at EPSS in general
  • Provide technical support in to the EPSS supply chain management activities, including planning, defining indicators, and setting attainable targets; logistics system design, and logistics management information systems (LMIS)
  • Ensure the adequate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of project activities by developing appropriate targets and indicators for the activities, structuring an M&E plan in line with the program’s targets, and undertaking M&E activities in close coordination with EPSS
  • Work closely with EPSS staff not only in warehousing and distribution but also other areas including supply and demand management, importation, data systems, and fund management.
  • Provide technical support for EPSS`s mega warehouse design assessment work
  • Work closely with UNICEF team to support EPSS`s warehouse Infrastructure improvement
  • Work closely with warehousing and Inventory management Directorate and Distribution and Fleet Management Directorate to optimize EPSS`s warehousing and distribution operations.

 

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs

Timeline

 

Lead the development and/ implementation of the EPSS warehousing and distribution optimization plan that is part of the strategic plan/PSTP-II/

Warehouse optimization plan developed and implemented

Sep 01-30, 2022(15%)

 

Support EPSA’s human resource capacity for child health and nutrition commodity integration and emergency logistics management response

EPSS workforce on warehouse and distribution able to manage the child health and nutrition commodities as part of the regular supply chain

Oct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(30%)

 

Lead and coordinates the development of emergency supply chain management SOPs, capacity building trainings on emergency preparedness and response

Emergency supply chain management SOPs developed, and trainings provided

Dec 1, 2022- Jan 15, 2023(15%)

 

Provide capacity building support through coaching, on-the-job mentoring, identifying specific skills gaps and helping EPSS to fill them

EPSS workforce on warehouse and distribution capacitated in all aspects including emergency SCM

Oct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(15%)

 

Provide technical support in to the EPSS supply chain management activities, including planning, defining indicators, and setting attainable targets

Clear implementation plan with KPIs, baselines and targets developed, and performance monitored

Oct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(10%)

 

Monitors and evaluates the performance of the technical advisors at the cluster hubs

Comprehensive support plan, along with KPIs, developed and performance monitored individually as well as collectively

Every quarter (5%)

 

Provide technical support for EPSS`s Mega warehouse design work

Routine support provided to the firm working on the design

Sept 01- Oct 30, 2022(3%)

 

Work closely with UNICEF team to support EPSS`s warehouse Infrastructure improvement 

The WH MHEs procurement and proper distribution and commissioning monitored, coordination meeting with EPSS/UNICEF and other players.

Oct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(7%)

 

Payment Terms and Conditions: -

The consultant will be paid every month upon submission of monthly report and completion of deliverables.

 

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in  Public Health or Logistics and Supply Chain management or a related field is required. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy background are preferred, and certification in project management has added advantage.   
  • A minimum of 5 [Five] years of relevant professional experience in managing and implementing public health supply chain management initiatives to improve supply chain operations; prior experience with donor procured product integration into government systems is preferred.
  • Demonstrated relevant working experience in managing product integration (supply chain integration like malaria, vaccine, emergency and non-emergency commodities … etc.), data analysis and other health systems strengthening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with senior-level officials, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government offices.
  • Skilled in actively working in high-performing teams and independently deliver expected result
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic
  • Ability to manage teams, projects, consultants, and plan for the successful and timely implementation of programs.
  •  
    Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. 
  • Fluency in English 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here

 Core competencies:-

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (Level 1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (Level 1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (Level 1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (Level 1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (Level 1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (Level 1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (Level 1)

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. Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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