Logistics Specialist (Health)
Logistics Specialist (Health) FT, P-3, Mogadishu, Somalia
Job no: 512022
Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Mogadiscio, Somalia
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…
UNICEF Somalia played a key role in making sure that child-focused data, with attention to gender and minorities, was included in the country’s first national development plan in 30 years. We have been tackling issues such as child mortality, better access to health services, severe malnutrition, and stronger child rights. We are working with partners to address the country’s alarming food insecurity and malnutrition levels. We have provided wide scale treatment to children under-5 for severe acute malnutrition, and vaccinations against measles and polio. We also provided emergency life-saving health services to women and children in high risk areas. We have conducted wide scale testing for HIV/AIDS and provided antiretroviral therapy to both adults and children.
Join our team and help create impact for every child.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general supervision of the Chief Supply and Logistics design and supervise logistics systems and operations at country office level and ensure implementation across the country programme.
Participates in strategic planning and policy formulation in logistics. Assists in the development of the logistics component within the country programme, ensuring that logistics considerations all the way to distribution to project side are included.
Develops and implements logistics planning through coordination with Operations/Programme sections within Mogadishu Somalia. Provides technical advice/supervises logistics arrangements, facilitating efficient clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment to end-users from ports of entry and warehouses.
Maintains contact with Supply Division, Copenhagen, on logistics policies and guidelines. Interprets and advises the country office and Government on logistics best practice, impacting delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment. Maintains appropriate links with Copenhagen on trans-national shipments and delivery.
Undertakes field visits to project sites, within zonal offices, sub-offices, implementing partners and counterparts to inventory and monitor supply inputs. Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.
Evaluate potential logistics service providers (both commercial and non-commercial) and contract or draft agreement accordingly. Design KPI’s to monitor service provider performance.
Identifies training needs and develops training and capacity building initiatives in logistics management for UNICEF’s staff/consultants and counterparts, designed to improve supply delivery and monitoring.
Represent UNICEF interests within inter-agency logistics activities at national level.
Review the logistics component of country budget proposals for consideration during budget review
Conduct special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office procedures and practices related to logistics.
Design of logistics systems to best support country programme strategy. Ensure that logistics systems are implemented and replicated in a coherent way across the country operation to ensure standardisation of format.
Maintain appropriate information flow to all logistics stakeholders and ensure reliability, timeliness and appropriateness of logistics data provided. Present data in a clear and concise manner.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, Engineering or a related technical field preferably in Logistics
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international level in logistics. Varied supply/logistics functional background would be an asset, specialized in the fields of warehousing, stock management, customs processes, transport management and distribution. Background/familiarity with emergency operations is preferred.
Language: Fluency in English is desirable. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.
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 technical competencies required for this post are….
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Deciding and Initiating Actions [II]
Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
Leading and Supervising [II]
Planning and Organizing [II]
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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.
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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Please note that is a non-family duty station.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service
Advertised: Mar 29 2018 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Apr 11 2018 E. Africa Standard Time