RE-ADVERTISEMENT | Remote/Home-Based Consultant for the Development of supportive tools and guidance for capacity building of supply, logistics and procurement staff (100 working days) - ECA
Application deadline 3 months ago: Saturday 22 Oct 2022 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
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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, Health
Background & Rationale
The ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease, Ukraine crisis, emergency preparedness activities as well as the continuous response of UNICEF to a constantly changing global and regional environment increased the necessity for the Country Offices in Europe and Central Asia region (ECAR) to recruit additional procurement, supply and logistics staff to support massive procurement and supply operations.
Many Country Offices have recruited or are in the process of recruitment of those staff. Some are new to UNICEF and need orientation and introduction to/trainings in UNICEF specific supply related procedures, processes, guidances, etc. Coupled with the turnover of staff on surge in various locations this may create the risk that proper UNICEF processes are not followed and/or delayed. Thus, capacity building of procurement, supply and logistics staff becomes imperative. The trainings are also used to remind existing staff of key standards.
In this light, UNICEF ECARO is looking into the possibility to create supportive tools to expedite the learning curve for newly recruited and existing staff through mapping of existing learning courses and development of road maps and corresponding learning packages for various supply, logistics and procurement job typologies and levels which can be also useful for experienced staff to refresh existing knowledge.
Purpose of the Assignment
To support UNICEF ECARO in the development of supportive tools and guidance for capacity building of supply, logistics and procurement staff.
Scope of Work and Specific Tasks
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Procurement Services and Financing Specialist of UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and in close coordination with ECAR Country Offices and the relevant UNICEF Divisions the incumbent is expected to undertake the following tasks:
a) To develop and conduct a survey on staff learning needs throughout ECAR, to aggregate and analyze the responses, to prepare an analytic summary report. b) To conduct the review and analysis of existing learning and development courses, on-job aids, SOPs and other materials as related to learning on procurement, supply and logistics. c) To triangulate analytical data and information to identify the gaps as related to expressed needs and planned to be established skills and competencies, to formulate recommendations. d) Based on the results of the analytical work to develop mapping of existing learning and development materials, to create road maps and compile corresponding learning packages for various supply, logistics and procurement job typologies and levels. e) To develop a draft guidance, recommendations and other materials that will help to guide the staff to the right paths for orientation and introduction to/trainings in UNICEF specific supply related procedures, processes, etc. and for professional learning and development of staff. f) To circulate the draft guidance package to the experts, to receive comments, to address comments and to finalize the materials. g) To prepare and conduct a webinar for the regional supply community, present the findings, recommendations and pathways for accelerated on-job learning and development. h) To create a dedicated capacity building web page online, to post the materials and to link supply, logistics and procurement staff to the resource. i) To prepare and submit a comprehensive consultancy report summarizing the highlights from the developed materials and relevant accompanying documents.
Work Assignment Overview
Tasks / Milestone******Deliverables / Outputs******Timeline / DeadlineConsultancy planDevelop a detailed consultancy work plan, in consultation with relevant colleagues, including detailed summary of proposed deliverables and schedule for tasks5 working daysSurvey on staff learning needsDevelop and conduct a survey on staff learning needs, aggregate and analyze the responses, prepare an analytic summary report10 working daysReview and analysis of existing capacity building materialsConduct the review and analysis of existing learning and development courses, on-job aids, SOPs and other materials as related to learning on procurement, supply and logistics.10 working daysTriangulation of analytical data and informationTriangulate analytical data and information to identify the gaps as related to expressed needs and planned to be established skills and competencies, to formulate recommendations.5 working daysMapping of existing materials, creation of learning road maps and compilation of corresponding learning packagesBased on the results of the analytical work to develop mapping of existing learning and development materials, to create road maps for learning and compile corresponding learning packages for various supply, logistics and procurement job typologies and levels.15 working daysDraft guidance and recommendationsDevelop a draft guidance, recommendations and other materials that will help to guide the staff to the right paths for orientation and introduction to/trainings in UNICEF specific supply related procedures, processes, etc. and for professional learning and development of staff.15 working daysConduction of expert review of the draft guidance, addressing the comments, finalized guidance and materialsCirculate the draft guidance package to the experts, to receive comments, to address comments and to finalize the materials.15 working daysWebinar on capacity building in procurement, supply and logistics, a webinar reportPrepare and conduct a webinar for the regional supply community, present the findings, recommendations and pathways for accelerated on-job learning and development, prepare a webinar report.15 working daysCapacity building web page online to be included in the ECAR learning website with a dedicated path for the supply community.Create a dedicated capacity building web page online, to post the materials and to link supply, logistics and procurement staff to the resource.5 working daysConsultancy reportPrepare and submit a comprehensive consultancy report summarizing the highlights from the developed materials and relevant accompanying documents.5 working daysEstimated Duration of the Contract
100 working days (between November 2022 and June 2023)
Consultant’s Work Place and Official Travel
The Consultant will be remote/home-based.
Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule
Payment will be made on submission of an invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. Please indicate a daily fee based on 100 working days to undertake this assignment.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Minimum qualification required
- Advanced university degree in Business, Business Administration, Public Health, Development, Procurement and Supply Chain Management and/or in another relevant discipline for health procurement and supply management. Combination of business, procurement and supply/logistics related degrees is an asset.
- Minimum seven years of professional relevant work experience in UNICEF in procurement, supply and/or logistics.
- Knowledge and hands-on experience with SAP (VISION) supply and procurement modules is a must.
- Knowledge and experience of UNICEF procedures and business processes as related to supply, procurement, logistics, warehousing and supply chain management is a must.
- Strong track record in writing analytical reports, development of mapping, conduction of research and analysis.
- Proven experience in learning, skill gap analysis, or designing capacity building is an asset.
- Knowledge of and experience with countries in the Eastern European, Central Asia regions and Caucasus is an asset.
- Experience in designing and facilitating webinars is an asset.
- Previous work experience in UNICEF is mandatory.
- Experience in operating independently and in providing expert advice and support on procurement, supply, logistics and other related disciplines.
- Knowledge of the United Nations system or other international organizations is an asset.
- Knowledge of international development, humanitarian issues and children’s rights.
Skills and attributes
- Demonstrated strong competencies of a subject matter expert in procurement, supply, logistics and other related disciplines.
- Demonstrated strong communication, presentation and writing skills are essential.
- Strategic thinking and critical analysis.
- Commitment and drive, with a clear focus on results.
- Ability to juggle competing priorities under pressure, whilst maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
- Creative and innovative.
- Proven ability to manage relationships with UNICEF supply community, programmes and partners.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages relevant to the region is an added advantage.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application by indicating your availability and daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered. 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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.