Inventory Control and Accounting Associate, Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU), Copenhagen, Denmark G6 (ROSTER)

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The Position:

The Inventory Control and Accounting Associate position is located in the Inventory Control and Accounting Team within Pillar 4 – Support Services in the Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU). The position reports directly to the Inventory Control and Accounting Manager. The Inventory Control and Accounting Associate will work closely with other SCMU colleagues, other HQ Business Units particularly with the Finance Branch, the Regional Offices and the Country Offices and with a number of external partners.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA occupies a unique position in the sexual and reproductive health commodity ecosystem as a critical player in supply chain management, a leading public procurer of sexual and reproductive health commodities, a trusted partner to national governments, and one of the few organizations with the scale and partnerships necessary to build accountability for last mile delivery.

The UNFPA Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU) is self-funded and was made operational in January 2022. It is tasked with ensuring that UNFPA is able to effectively and efficiently support the delivery of life-saving reproductive health products and other programme supplies to the end user when and where they are needed. To achieve this, it is important to strengthen the capacity of governments and implementing partners to ensure coordination, end-to-end visibility and accountability on all supply chain and logistics management related activities, in particular for programme supplies, across all UNFPA programmes.

Job Purpose:

The Inventory Control and Accounting Associate will provide transactional support to help realise smooth day-to-day operations, with the aim of a robust inventory control mechanism, in a culture of accountability, and advancing continuous improvement.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Completion of secondary education is required.
  • A University degree at Bachelor Level in accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, International Commerce, or equivalent field is an asset.
  • A professional Supply Chain Management certification such as Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) at Level 3 and/or Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT-UK) at Level 3 would be an additional asset.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant, progressively responsible experience in financial management; inventory management, accounting, and control; and/or a related area. Candidates should demonstrate experience in the below key areas, with the understanding that these experiences may overlap:
  • At least one (1) year of experience in providing support and guidance to diverse and senior level stakeholder groups or multi-stakeholder partnerships in development and/or complex humanitarian operating environments in low-resource countries on inventory management, accounting, and control. Candidates must demonstrate a deep understanding of the unique challenges and regulations specific to these contexts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capability to develop and maintain broad diversified partnerships is required.
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is required.
  • Professional written and spoken presentation skills, including for the development of reports, presentations, and the ability to synthesize complex supply chain documents for both technical and non-technical audiences is required.
  • Experience working in a matrix organizational structure is an asset.
  • Basic proficiency in project management skills is an asset.
  • Knowledge of UNFPA’s country classification system, UNFPA’s Strategic Plan, Strategy for Family Planning 2022-2030 and Acceleration Plan, UNFPA Humanitarian Thematic Fund, UNFPA Strategy and Operational Plan to Scale-up and Strengthen Interventions on Gender-based Violence in Emergencies, 2023-2025 is an asset.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles and operational aspects of sexual and reproductive health commodities in global development and the humanitarian community is an asset.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

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