Supply & Logistics Assistant

  • Unicef
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 30/01/2021
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Description

Internal Vacancy: Supply & Logistics Assistant [Open to Uganda Nationals Only]


Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: G-5
Location: Uganda
Categories: Supply/Logistics, G-5

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, care...

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link to connect with our mission in Uganda.  https://youtu.be/1n3WU86XUQA

How can you make a difference?

The Supply & Logistic Assistant’s impact directly affects the quality and timeliness of the delivery of a range of different services for which the unit is accountable. The impact of these services indirectly affects the timely completion of other processes for clients and reflects directly on the overall reputation of the supply team in terms of quality and responsiveness to client needs.

The Supply and Logistic Assistants’ client interface focuses on the coordination and planning of routine supply chain activities, including the transportation of goods and materials, purchase orders, contracts, delivery and payments. These relationships are important to ensure that deadlines are met and that work results adhere to regulations, rules and guidelines.

Reporting to the Logistics and Supply Manager, the Supply and Logistic Assistant's main responsibilities and tasks will include

  1. Supply Chain Service Delivery and Response 
  2. Procurement/contracting
  3. In-country logistics
  4. Warehousing and inventory management
  5. Alternative delivery mechanisms and procurement services
  6. Other duties/responsibilities:  In collaboration with supervisor, Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, provide input to help ensure knowledge exchange and learning is prioritized to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team. Develop and facilitate training of newcomers, provide inputs towards establishment of processes or manuals to support effective workflows.

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

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to supply chain, business administration, contract/commercial law, or another relevant technical field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative experience in supply chain management or a commercial context is required.
  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work is an advantage.

Other Skills:

  • Good knowledge of a range of standardized topics, including relevant supply chain processes, partnership mechanisms, rules and regulations related to public sector procurement.
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP and ability to learn other UNICEF office tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant supply chain processes and ability to consistently apply relevant policies, procedures and good practices in the daily work.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals
  • Ability to use supply related modules within UNICEF ERP system (SAP).
  • Ability to draft clear and concise reports or rationale for supply related decisions on key issues.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning and Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

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 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:

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

Advertised: E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time

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