Logistics Specialist, P-3, Niamey, Niger

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Contract

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.

Salary

The salary for this job should be between 100,851 USD and 132,056 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Niamey

The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 35.1% at this the location, applies.

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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!

Niger is a landlocked Sahelian country of 21.5 million people, most of whom live in rural areas (84%). The population is young, with 58% of Nigeriens being under 18, and nearly half of the population is poor, despite reductions in the poverty rate over the past decade. The country, which ranked last on the 2017 Human Development Index, sees its development constrained by several factors: high population growth, climatic conditions that hinder rural development, vulnerability due to the absence of economic diversification, gender equality issues, low levels of literacy and education, and the size and landlocked nature of the country, which obstruct the provision of essential goods and services to the population. In addition, Niger is confronted to recurrent crises, including malnutrition, epidemics and population displacement.

UNICEF supports the Government of Niger's efforts to improve the situation of women and children, focusing on the following seven sectors through its 2019-2021 programme of cooperation: health, nutrition, water, hygiene and sanitation, education, child protection, and social inclusion, and adolescent and social norms. The vision for the new country programme is to support the Government towards ensuring that all children, especially the most vulnerable, enjoy their rights; adolescents and youth are empowered; communities and systems are strengthened and resilient; and humanitarian assistance and development address the structural causes of fragility and vulnerability.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose

Under the supervision of the Supply & Procurement Manager, the incumbent manages the logistics operations of a complex nature with significant impact on programme delivery, services, supply and logistic, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. Accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

  1. 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.
  • Responsible for logistics planning through coordination with Operations/Programme Sections. Provides technical advice on specifications, supply and logistics arrangements facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of supplies and equipment, in support of the country programme implementation.
  • Participate in the Country Programme strategy planning preview and reviews to advice on supply/logistics requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans... Develops Supply/Logistics component of the Country Programme, including systems for storage and distribution of supplies to all project sites
  1. Ensure sound, accurate logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with the Supply Division in Copenhagen on procurement and shipping policies. Interprets and advises the country office on policies and procedures impacting on offshore and local procurement, delivery, and distribution of supplies. Maintains links with Copenhagen on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
  • Establish and maintain a system of contact with customs and port/airport immigration authorities at national Transit ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies, in keeping with established protocol. Conclude standby agreements with relevant private business companies for cost effective local procurement of supplies as well as for fielding of supply assistance to projects sites/End users
  • Regularly create and communicate accurate inventory tracking, inventory aging and incoming supplies information.
  1. Ensure that effective support UNICEF and Government capacity-building efforts are provided in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery,
  • Plan, design and conduct training for UNICEF's staff/consultants and counterparts in supply management, customs clearance, distribution and inventory management of supplies and equipment in order to maximize supply delivery. Provide effective coaching to the staff/consultants as required.
  1. Ensure that all supplies and equipment received at CO Warehouse are properly recorded in the goods receiving note, including any short receipts and/or damages and confirmation of receipt dispatched promptly to Program/Supply section after necessary verification of document and initial count
  2. Supervise and manage effective procurement, local and/or offshore, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality.
  • Monitor and assess supply operations and control mechanisms and advises on appropriate actions to take.
  • Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement through regular contacts with the Action Office(s).
  • Communicates and reports quality issues with respect to supplies and/or service agreements.
  1. Provide advice to the Country Office, Government and implementing partners on offshore and/or local procurement policies and procedures, delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities.
  • Team with the Programme Section and other members of the Operations Section to facilitate procurement as well as efficient customs clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment.
  1. Inform Programs of slow moving inventory, upcoming field distributions or deliveries, incoming materials and quality issues to ensure maximum use of available transportation, warehousing space, manpower and other resources.
  2. Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs, and inventory.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have...

  • Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Contract/Commercial Law, Engineering, Project Management, Transport & Logistics.
  • Specialization in directly-related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting.
  • A first university degree with a combination of academic qualifications and 2 additional relevant years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Five year of relevant professional work experience.
  • Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields.
  • Fluency in French and English is required.

For every Child you demonstrate...

UNICEF's Values (CRITA) :

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (3)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

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.

Added 10 months ago - Updated 9 months ago - Source: unicef.org