International Consultant in Supply & Logistics, Niamey, Niger (Readvertisement)

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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.

For every child, a Champion!

I. Objectives

The Consultant Supply and Logistics reports to the Deputy Representative/Operations as per the Country Office (CO) set-up and is responsible for managing the supply chains of a medium to large-sized country office, and/or medium sized emergency response 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 collaborates closely 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.

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II. Activities

  1. Management of the Supply section

• Establish the annual work plan for the Supply section; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.

• Coach section staff, 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.

• 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).

  1. Supply chain service delivery and emergency response

• Participate in the Country Programme Action Planning and advice on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Ensure appropriate 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.

• Analyze supply spend and establish procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, including establishment of long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant.

• Analyze supply spend and establish procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, including establishment of long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant.

• Ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country and establish appropriate warehousing and inventory management practices, including appropriate in-country transport.

• Ensure appropriate vendor management practices e.g., supply performance reviews are established and applied.

• 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.

• Develop 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).

• Participate in high level emergency coordination, implementation and monitoring meetings with internal and external partners and establish close collaboration with Logistics Cluster/National Logistics Working Group if such is activated/existing.

• Establish 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

  1. Collaboration with programme and implementing partners

• Establish 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.

• Provide supply 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).

• Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement

  1. Technical and advisory support to government/national systems

• Promote/drive supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.

• Implement capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.

• 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

  1. Innovation, products and markets

• Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division.

• 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, run initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant

III. Impact of results

The ability of the Consultant Supply and Logistics to successfully plan, manage and oversee the effective and efficient supply chain management of goods, services and construction works for UNICEF programmes and the Government, directly impact on program goals and results for children. This, in turn, contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility of UNICEF as an effective and responsible manager of funds entrusted to the organization and to furthering UNICEF image as a competent organization for delivering cost effective and sustainable program results for children.

The international consultant is expected to manage successfully and efficiently the Supply and Logistics section. Plan, manage and oversee the effective and efficient supply chain management of goods, services and construction works for UNICEF programmes and the Government of Niger, directly impact on program goals and results for children. Contribute to maintain/enhance the credibility of UNICEF as an effective and responsible manager of funds entrusted to the organization and to further UNICEF image as a competent organization for delivering cost effective and sustainable program results for children.

IV. Supervision

The individual contractor will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative Operations.

V. Duration

The consultancy will cover a period of 3 months.

VI. Travel and mission

The office will provide for the air ticket round-trip, on the most direct route and in economical route. The consultant will receive the DSA at the rate of United Nations in Niger and as per DSA payment rules.

VII. Duty station

The consultant will be based in Niamey.

VIII. Modality of payment

Payment of fees will be based on the completion of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment if the deliverables are not to the required standard or in case of delay in the execution of the deliverables by the consultants.

IX. Working Conditions

The consultant will be provided with working space on UNICEF premises, as well as a computer. Internet connection will be available at UNICEF premises. Telephone and internet costs outside the UNICEF premises will be the responsibility of the consultants.

X. Evaluation

  1. Technical evaluation criteria

Professional expérience (knowledge of Supply & Logistics in development and emergency countries ; experience in the field). The total of points allocated for technical component is 70

  1. Financial evaluation criteria

The lowest financial offer will receive the maximum financial score. The other bids that have passed the required technical threshold will receive scores inversely proportional to the lowest bid. The lowest financial offer will receive the maximum points of 30.

XI. Work conditions & Duration of the contract

The consultant will be based in Niamey and will work under the close supervision of the Deputy Representative Operations, for a duration of 3 months, from March to May 2022.

XII. Remuneration

The applicants are requested to submit a technical and financial offers

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

Education: an advanced university degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.

*A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with ten years of relevant work experience in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical field, may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree

Experience: a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.

Understanding of development and humanitarian work.

Emergency experience an advantage.

Language: fluency in French and English is required.

Documentation:

Interested candidates should submit:

• A cover letter (letter of motivation)

• An up-to-date CV

• A technical offer

• A financial offer

• A copy of the highest obtained academic diploma

Candidates should clearly state their ability and availability to fulfill these terms of reference, as well as provide their proposed financial compensation.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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 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:

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.

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.

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