Supply Chain Strengthening Specialist (TA), P-3, Pyongyang, DPRK – Outposted in Beijing, China

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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 113,541 USD and 168,809 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Beijing

The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 72.7% at this the location, applies.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Pyongyang

The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 52.1% 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

UNICEF’s humanitarian programme in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPR Korea) gives special attention to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and seeks to close the gap in access to essential services between urban and rural areas. The programme seeks to strengthen delivery of health, nutrition, WASH and other essential services to improve children’s health and to protect and promote their rights.

UNICEF DPR Korea Country Office, in close collaboration with GAVI and WHO, is supporting Ministry of Public Health to strengthen the routine Immunization Programme to ensure no child is left behind. To ensure the sustainability of the routine Immunization Programme, the different components including national quantification and forecasting processes, procurement and financing, warehousing and distribution, logistics management information systems, trained workforce and the overall governance of the national immunization supply chain system is very important.

The UNICEF DPR Korea CO seeks to engage a Supply Chain Strengthening Specialist to provide technical support to strengthen the supply chain system especially focusing on immunization program.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Supply and Logistics Specialist and technical guidance from the Chief of Health, the Supply Chain Strengthening (SCS) Specialist will work with government counterparts, GAVI and partners, to strengthen the supply chain system through development and implementation of the forecasting of vaccines and accessories, supply plan for the procurement of immunization and other health commodities, warehousing and distribution plan up to the last mile, recording and reporting and oversee the quality aspects of its implementation as well as the monitoring of related activities and budget. In addition, the SCS specialist will provide technical assistance to the Government to strengthen the immunization systems including Quality Assurance system and the supply chain data system.

Key Results:

1. Overall management of the Gavi Programme supply chain related activities.

2. Effective technical assistance to Government partners to strengthen the supply chain system to improve forecasting, planning, procurement, warehousing, and distribution of immunization supplies, in line with WHO, GAVI and international standards.

3. Ensure establishment and sustainability of a sound and accurate Supply/logistics management systems, procedures, and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards, and accountability.

4. Effective collaboration and partnership in supply/procurements/purchasing/contracting/logistics with internal and external counterparts developed and maintained through better coordination, communication and networking.

5. Quality control systems for immunization supply chain procedures are established and implemented throughout the supply chain to the end user.

Key activities:

1. Provide Technical assistance to the UNICEF Country Office and local counterparts in the development of National Vaccine and Cold Chain Equipment Forecasting, procurement, implementation and monitoring of the procurement and distribution plans

2. Review current processes of Immunization Supply Chain System including warehousing and distribution and provide recommendations for effective and efficient supply chain system to ensure the availability of information for the supplies in pipeline, stock status of supplies and distribution in-country.

3. Support monthly stock review, work plan and implementation to avoid stock out.

4. Support in monitoring of in-country distribution of immunization supplies including sufficient logistics and storage capacity in various levels and provide recommendation to strengthen the immunization supply chain system

5. Develop/update the SOPs for forecasting, warehousing and distribution of immunization supplies to improve efficiencies and ensure timely distribution and availability of supplies at health facilities.

6. Build capacity of district and sub-district personnel on storage, handling and information management of immunization supplies using relevant tools to ensure the necessary strengthening of the supply chain: Inventory Management Practices; Management Information System; (including SOP and necessary tools); distribution logistics; report on consumption and management indicators.

7. Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with MoPH counterparts and national stakeholders supporting Immunization supply chain strengthening.

8. Participate in regular meeting with PMU (MoPH) for follow-up of GAVI immunization related activities.

9. Monitor the implementation and the budget of the above strengthening activities.

10. Support the overall preparation of appropriate documentation: Sales Orders, Purchase and Service Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Contracts, etc.

11. 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.

12. In collaboration with supervisor, establish strong working relations with Regional Chiefs of Supply/Regional Chief of Operations, as well as China country office and Supply Division, to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management.

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

  • Advanced University Degree in Pharmaceutical Management, Public Health or relevant technical field with additional courses in supply chain and logistics, transportation of supplies or related fields is an asset, or an advanced degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation or relevant fields (A first University Degree in a relevant field, combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree).
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields.
  • Highly recommended with experiences and knowledge in GAVI and Health supply chain management both national and international experiences.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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