Job Opportunities : Logistics Officer, NO-B

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LocalisationLocalisation :tout-le-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :06/10/2016   Catégorie : Temporaire Salaire : A négocier
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Job Number: 499492 | Vacancy Link
Location: Republic of Cameroon
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of Supply & Logistics Specialist, the incumbent administers the Logistics operations of a relatively simple nature and limited impact, requiring basic professional technical expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. Responsible for effective planning, distribution, and inventory management of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes and operations.

Contribute to the collaboration with all other UN agencies to accelerate implementation of the Harmonized Business practices for supply and logistic initiatives in line within Reform/coherence

Key Expected Results

    1. Rapid and relevant responses and assistance provided to evolving logistics needs and situations, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
    2. Integrity, standards and accountability monitored, administered and maintained by implementing sound, accurate supply/logistics management systems, procedures, documentation and accurate reporting.
    3. Professional assistance and training provided for capacity-building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely delivery of supplies. Accountability is ensured for supply assistance. Government counterparts and implementing partners are orientated and trained in UNICEF logistics assistance policies and procedures.
    4. Effective logistics conducted to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality.
    5. Effective collaboration and partnership in logistics with internal and external counterparts developed and maintained through better coordination, communication and networking. Effective partnership standby agreement concluded to ensure timely procurement, delivery, utilization and monitoring of quality and movement of supply assistance, as well as for contingency planning purposes for Humanitarian action in line with the Core commitments for children in Humanitarian action.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Provide rapid and relevant assistance and support to evolving logistics needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.

Support logistics/supply planning through coordination with Operations/Programme Sections. Provides technical support in preparation of appropriate documents, and input on specifications and supply and logistics arrangements, facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment to project sites, in support of the country programme implementation.

Assist in the Country Programme strategy planning review to recommend on logistics requirements and to provide support in the preparation of Plan of Operations and Plans of Action.. Assist in the implementation of supply/logistics component of the Country Programme, including systems for storage and distribution of supplies to all project sites.

Implement sound, accurate logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability.

Maintain effective working relations and contact with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, to confer on supply procurement and shipping policies and procedures. Advise the country office on policies and procedures impacting on offshore and local procurement and delivery. Maintain link with Copenhagen on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.

Establish and maintain a system of contact with customs and port/airport authorities at national ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies, in keeping with established protocol. Contribute to the negotiation of standby agreements with relevant private business companies for country offices effective logistics as well as for fielding of logistics assistance to projects sites/End users

 Participate in the preparation/compilation of the logistics status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.

 Regularly develop and communicate accurate inventory tracking, inventory aging and incoming supplies information.

 Support UNICEF as well as Government capacity-building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery,

 Plan, design and conduct training for UNICEF's staff/consultants and counterparts in logistics management, customs clearance, distribution and inventory of supplies and equipment in order to improve supply delivery.

 Assists in the identification of training needs and plan training activities in logistics administration for UNICEF's staff/consultants and counterparts, to improve supply delivery.

 Conduct and monitor effective logistics operations, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality as applicable.

 Undertake field visits to project sites and monitor inventory and supply inputs. Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.

 Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional deliveries through regular contacts with the Action Office(s).

Communicate and report quality issues with respect to supplies and/or service agreements.

Collaboration and Partnership

Coordinate with the Programme Section on logistics planning, providing technical support on logistics consideration as well as providing advice on logistics requirements in the development of the supply component of the Country Programme.

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 logistics operations as well as efficient customs clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment.

Maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in logistics activities, including distribution, and monitoring supply inputs and inventory

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • University degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/commercial Law or in directly related areas of specialization, including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Or, a recognized qualification in procurement and contracting.
  • Educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply change management, etc.)
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting and administration and/or other related fields.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station.
  • Fluency in French as well as proficiency in English.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication 
  • Drive for Result 
  • Working with People 

Functional Competencies

  • Applying Technical Expertise 
  • Following Instructions and Procedures 
  • Planning and Organizing 

Technical Knowledge 

Specific Technical Knowledge Required

  • Specialized, standard technical knowledge (product knowledge, market research/analysis) required for essential Supply Management/Purchasing/Contracting (e.g., vaccine, equipment, medical supplies, contracts, customs function, taxation, insurance, etc.).
  • Knowledge of relevant Information Technology software

Common Technical Knowledge Required

  • Knowledge of managing inventory, transport, and diverse logistics operations (e.g., programme supply & logistics) in the international environment
  • Knowledge of supply/contracting/logistics policies, goals, strategies, and approaches
  • Knowledge of public procurement principles and processes
  • Knowledge of procurement process from procurement planning, to execution to contract management and administration, including procurement methods and tools of good procurement practice
  • Knowledge of establishing strategic, long term and sustainable procurement arrangements
  • Knowledge of general principles and processes involved in risk management in procurement, including risk analysis and evaluation techniques
  • Knowledge of financial and legal implications in procurement process
  • Knowledge of category management
  • UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness.


Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced


  • UNICEF Supply Function goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies. (E.g., SUPDIRs, PROs, Executive Directives,)
  • Rules and regulations of supply and programme manuals and instructions. (E.g., Supply Field Manual, Programme, Policy and Procedures Manual)
  • Financial circulars and rules, regulations and manual.
  • Administrative and Human Resources Rules and Manuals.
  • Information and Communication Technology administration
  • UNICEF emergency programme and operations policies, strategies, procedures and approaches.
  • Rights-based and Results-based management and programming approach in UNICEF.
  • Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP); Country Programme Management Plan (CPMP)
    International Code of Conduct
  • UN and UNICEF policies and approaches on supply issues involved in harmonization of operations in the common system.
  • UN and UNICEF security operations and guidelines.
  • Government regulations and laws in the locality (e.g., customs clearance, VAT and other taxation systems).

Deadline for the submission of all applications is 19th October 2016.

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