Senior Supply & Logistics Associate, GS-7, ,
UN Children's Fund
Cameroon
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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.

The efficiency and effectiveness of the support provided by the Sr. Supply & Logistics Associate to the development, implementation and monitoring of logistics component facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the respective section, which in turn enhances the offices and UNICEF's capacity in helping the most vulnerable women and children.

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Field Office and Technical supervision by Supply & Logistics Specialist, the Senior Supply & Logistics Associate will perform below tasks.

  • Support field office with low value procurement, development of appropriate specifications for quality products / supplies, while ensuring procurement is in line with procurement guidelines
  • Prepare Request for Quotations (RFQs) and conduct analysis of offers to achieve best value for money. Follow up on order fulfillment, payment and purchase order closure while keeping stakeholders informed on the progress.
  • Coordinate shipments of supplies from central warehouse to the field office warehouse and further delivery to counterpart for timely distribution.
  • Support with quality assurance of supplies.

  • Ensure supplies storage and dispatch is in line with office procedure, ensuring authorization, proper documentation for dispatch, warehousing, transportation and distribution.
  • Prepare loading plan and certification of transport estimates as per LTA terms & cost. Monitor services provision by contractors and certify the invoices.
  • Ensure internal control systems are in place in warehouse management, supplies receipt / dispatch, records keeping, storage arrangement, reporting in line with procurement and logistics SOP and guidelines.
  • Support programme in the field office on planning of supply & logistics activities for timeline delivery and distribution of supplies.
  • Support activity of end user monitoring, collating feedback into a database for actions and implementation follow up. Maintain and share periodic procurement & Logistics report capturing activities in the field office, including report on supplies status at partners warehouses
  • Participate in partnerships and collaborative relations with UN organizations to support harmonized and collaborative procurement and logistics arrangements in the field.
  • Advise supply & Logistics Specialist on Supply & Logistics developments / activities in the field office..

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

    First university degree or equivalent (BTS / DUT) in, economics or law or logistics, supplemented by courses in technical or Supply, logistics or related field.

    work experience

    A minimum of 7 years of relevant administrative experience in supply chain management is required. Experience in an international organization is desirable.

    Understanding of development and humanitarian work is an advantage.

    Language

    Fluency in French is required and Working knowledge of English. local language of the duty station is desirable

    Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)
  • Functional Competencies :

  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Learning and Researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • e) TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE / skills

    Good understanding of public / UN procurement procedures and humanitarian logistics management, supply chain / Supply management.

    Good understanding of computer (MS office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet) essential.

    Good stress-resistance and work skills in a challenging safety environment.

    Ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources.

    Knowledge of SAP an added advantage.

    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 .

    View our competency framework at

    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.

    Remarks :

    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.

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