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Re-Advertisement: Supply & Logistics Officer (NO-2) Luanda, No.90339 (For nationals of Angola Only)


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Luanda
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Supply and Logistic Officer reports to the Head of Operations or Supply and Logistics Manager as per the Country Office set-up for supervision and guidance. The Supply and Logistics officer provides technical and operational support as per the Country Office (CO) set-up, and is responsible for managing the supply chains of a small sized country office, or elements of the supply chains of a larger supply operation. The supply chain operations include 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. Its a re-advertisement hence those who applied previously need not to apply again.

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, Hope!

 To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities, and related duties/ tasks;

1. Supervision of the supply team

· Preparation of the annual work plan for the Supply team; assist in determining

priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitoring work progress to

ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.

· Supervise and coach team members, ensure timely performance management of staff. In

collaboration with 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 CO supply chains, including staffing (appropriate staffing structure,

timely recruitment, clarity of roles and responsibilities) and 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 the Country Programme Action Planning

and advice on Supply requirements 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 assessment of fit for

purpose of products and services.

· Monitor and review supply spend and draft procurement strategies based on category

management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that

contribute to results for children, 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

5. 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.

· 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…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration or other related fields.
    *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 two (2) years of relevant professional experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, 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 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:


UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

Life at UNICEF

Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With an attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive, and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.

We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;

  • Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension, etc.
  • Career support, staff wellbeing program, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security, etc.
  • UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children, and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


  • UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Its a re-advertisement hence those who applied previously need not to apply again.

This vacancy is now closed.