Inventory Control and Accounting Specialist (Team Lead), Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU), Copenhagen, Denmark, P3

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 134,294 USD and 175,847 USD.

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The Position:

The Inventory Control and Accounting Specialist (Team Lead) 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 Head of Pillar 4 - Support Services. The Inventory Control and Accounting Specialist Team Lead 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.

The Inventory Control and Accounting Specialist (Team Lead) is tasked with developing and maintaining processes and controls to ensure the accurate recording of inventory transactions and adherence to UNFPA policies and procedures.

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 Specialist (Team Lead) plays a critical leadership role in overseeing the implementation of a robust inventory control mechanism, fostering a culture of accountability, and driving continuous improvement. The position will provide strategic oversight and management of a dedicated team.

Qualifications and Experience:


Advanced university degree is required. An advanced degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management, or other related fields is an added advantage.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) 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 three (3) years 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.
    • Additionally, at least two (2) years of experience in leading the business to redesign an ERP system development for inventory management, accounting, and control.
  • Demonstrated expertise in change management, with a strong track record in guiding teams through significant organisational changes.
  • Experience in managing a team, particularly within a remote and/or matrix organizational structure is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capability to develop and maintain broad diversified partnerships 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 using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is required.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles and operational aspects of sexual and reproductive health commodities in global development and humanitarian setting is an asset.


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

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