Supply & Logistics Specialist, P-3, Fixed-Term, LACRO, Panama City

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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.

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The salary for this job should be between 108,241 USD and 141,733 USD.

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The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 45% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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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

How can you make a difference?

The Supply and Logistics Specialist reports to the Regional Supply and Logistics Manager and is responsible for managing the supply chains operations. This includes planning, procurement, customs clearance, overseeing warehousing operations, regional transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies and services.

The incumbent supports management collaboration with programmes in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides technical and advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management, including coordination on the response to emergencies with EMOPS, SD and other HQ divisions.

The incumbent will be on alert for immediate deployment to Emergency sites, both on ongoing emergencies [Haiti L3, Migration Crisis L1 (multi-country emergency)] and sudden onset emergencies.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Management of the Supply team

  • Prepare the annual work plan for the Supply team; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Supervise and coach team members, ensure timely performance management of staff. In collaboration with Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, ensure knowledge sharing and learning is prioritized in order to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team.
  • In consultation with supervisor, ensure establishment and maintenance of operational capacity to handle CO supply chains, including staffing (appropriate staffing structure, timely recruitment, clarity of roles and responsibilities) and contracting of third party services if applicable (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution).

2. Supply chain service delivery and emergency response

Supply Chain Operations:

  • Ensure appropriate implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of supply chain operations.
  • Establish performance indicators and assess the suitability of products and services.

Logistics Coordination:

  • Coordinate incoming shipments and create scheduling plans for inter-regional distribution.
  • Oversee warehousing, inventory management, and regional transport to support program implementation.

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Develop emergency supply and logistics strategies based on risk assessments.
  • Participate in high-level emergency coordination meetings and collaborate with internal and external partners.

3. Collaboration with programme and implementing partners

  • Monitor and ensure effective delivery of outcomes.
  • Collaborate with implementing partners and monitor supply components under Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).

4. Technical and advisory support to government/national systems

  • Promote/drive supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
  • Provide input to capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
  • Advisory support to Governments/national systems in defining and determining supply solutions for children, such as use of procurement services; supply financing solutions; local market development; private sector engagement.

5. Innovation, products and markets

  • Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division.
  • Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices on supply chain management within the organization as well as with externals to ensure effective and efficient supply chains for children.
  • Further to analysis of supply spend and related procurement strategies, in collaboration with supervisor run initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.

A complete Job Description may be found here: Supply and Logistics Specialist Level 3 vLACRO.pdf

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

Education:

  • An advanced university degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.
  • *A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with seven (7) years of relevant work experience in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical field, may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.
  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
  • Emergency experience an advantage.
  • Health supply chain management experience an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Skills:

  • Ability to resolve difficult, complex and sensitive situations often under pressure.
  • Ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources.
  • Ability to work strategically to realize organizational goals, develop strategies
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of latest developments and technology in supply chain management.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain processes, from programme needs assessment, through planning, procurement and contracting, logistics and delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong overall knowledge and understanding of UNICEF programmes, public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of supply chain issues, ethics and risk management of supply chain operations.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

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 here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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Remarks:

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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