Senegal: Batch Recruitment: Supply, Logistics and Procurement, P-3, Cameroon & Ghana – WCAR

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Senegal
Closing date: 19 Mar 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world

For every Child, a Commitment…Children in West and Central Africa Region (WCAR) have their rights violated on a daily basis to an extreme extent. They die from malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles. In Cameroon, children feel the impact of the conflict with Boko Haram and instability in Central African Republic. Refugees face food scarcity and epidemics, and children face exploitation, abuse and abduction. In Ghana, political stability, good governance and growth have advanced children’s rights in the first country to ratify the CRC. Inequity keeps poor, northern and rural children from sharing the benefits.

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, UNICEF invites you to apply for the following posts:

Suitable candidates not appointed to a post would be placed in a talent group at the P-3 level in the Supply, Logistics and Procurement functional area for a period of 3 years (36 months). When vacancies arise in this level/functional area within this period, these candidates may be eligible for direct selection from the talent group.

Supply and Logistic Specialist, P-3, Yaounde, Cameroon, # 62927Work type: Fixed Term Staff Location: YaoundeCategories: Supply & LogisticsDuty Station Classification – BFamily Duty Station: YesDuration of Post: Two yearsUNICEF Cameroon is constantly engaged in Supply and Logistics operations of a complex nature with significant impact on programme delivery, services, supply and logistic, processes and systems. The Supply and Logistics Unit will ensure the effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution and inventory management of supplies, in support of the country programmes and operations including the field offices in Maroua and Bertoua and rapid and relevant responses to emergency situations.

Supply and Logistic Specialist, P-3, Accra, Ghana,# 7360Work type: Fixed Term Staff Location: AccraCategories: Supply & LogisticsDuty Station Classification – AFamily Duty Station: YesDuration of Post: Two yearsThis incumbent of this position will focus on supply procurement (local and external), local market surveys, contracting, capacity building (implementing partners and staff),end-user supplies monitoring, UN joint procurement (LTAs) and minor logistics (clearing & forwarding) requiring experience in upstream activities and strategic collaboration with the programmes on procurement and supply chain strengthening.How can you make a difference…The incumbents of these posts will manage the supply procurement/logistics operations of a complex nature with significant impact on programme delivery, services, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. They will be accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory, logistics management of UNICEF’s supplies, in support of the country programmes, including supply procurement (local and external), local market surveys, contracting, capacity building (implementing partners and staff), end-user supplies monitoring, UN joint procurement (LTAs) and minor logistics (clearing & forwarding).

  • Provide rapid and relevant responses to evolving supply needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
  • Ensure sound, accurate supply/logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability.
  • Ensure effective support UNICEF and Government capacity-building efforts are provided in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery.
  • Supervise and manage effective procurement, local and/or offshore, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaboration with other programme sections on supply planning, logistic and procurement areas and establish effective partnership with government, UN and bilateral counterparts.
  • To qualify as a Champion for every Child, you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting.
  • A valid professional certification (CSCP; CSCM; CPSM; SCMP; etc.) from an accredited supply management institution, in conjunction with a relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) with additional two years of experience, may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related technical fields is required.
  • Experience in upstream activities and strategic collaboration with the programmes on procurement and supply chain strengthening is required.
  • Experience in humanitarian field preferably UNICEF and good knowledge of the African continent, will be considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
  • For Supply & Logistics post based in Cameroon, fluency in English and French is required.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty,

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503291

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