Back Temporary Appointment: Supply Chain Specialist, NOC, Islamabad, Pakistan # 112807, 364 days.

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 04 February 2020

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, make a difference

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, amongothersthings, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, front-line workers and social mobilizers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. 

In particular, UNICEFwill work so that:

Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health,immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food. Every child learns. Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth. Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEF’s work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistanand videos on YouTube and Vimeo

UNICEF Pakistan is looking for a Supply Chain Champion to join our dynamic Supply & Logistics Team.The position will work in close collaboration with government partners, donors and development partners, UNICEF Programmes Sections, Supply Section, UNICEF Supply Division (SD) Supply Chain Strengthening Section;

To develop and implement, UNICEF Pakistan supply chain strengthening country strategies based on context and aligning with government strategies at federal and provincial level. Facilitate capacity development initiatives and exchanges of best practices and work with partners and stakeholders to improve performance, reduce costs, stockouts and wastage in national health supply chains.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Provide technical support to Federal and provincial governments to improve systems for supply demand planning/forecasting, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), procurement and downstream systems strengthening to improve both availability and visibility on the last mile, especially in the various provincial contexts. Provide technical assistance in Financing and Planning efforts by Governments with focus on selected commodities (Vaccines, and Nutrition supplies) and identify supply financing solutions. Perform systems analysis of operational complexities related to Procurement Services engagement, such as in-country logistics, import requirements, compliance with regulatory frameworks, special documentation or issues of intellectual property rights and provide operational solutions of risks identified during the systems analysis. Support smooth implementation of Procurement Services (PS) and Supply Chains strengthening activities at provincial level in support to partners. Ensure effective coordination within UNICEF as well as within and other partners involved in supporting supply chain strengthening using existing supply chain coordination platforms.

Key Expected Results

Provide technical support to federal and provincial governments to improve systems for supply demand planning/forecasting, procurement and downstream systems strengthening to improve both availability and visibility on the last mile, especially in the various provincial contexts. Provide technical assistance in Financing and Planning efforts by Governments with focus on selected commodities (Vaccines, and Nutrition supplies) and identify supply financing solutions. Perform systems analysis of operational complexities related to Procurement Services engagement, such as in-country logistics, import requirements, compliance with regulatory frameworks, special documentation or issues of intellectual property rights. Support smooth implementation of PS and Supply Chains strengthening activities at provincial level in support to partners. Ensure effective coordination within UNICEF as well as within and other partners involved in supporting supply chain strengthening. Institutionalize End-User-Monitoring (EUM) into government monitoring mechanism to ensure visibility and accountability of health commodities at the last mile. Institutionalize the Maturity model and tools into national supply chain performance systems to measure growth of the supply chain and address gaps identified.

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

Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, *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. Additional training in information management systems, Health supply management and Integrated Nutrition Supply Chain is an asset. A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional work experience at national and international level providing technical support in public health, primary health care, supply chain management and Pharmaceutical management. Proved experience in planning and supporting effective vaccine management, immunization supply chain and nutrition supply chain system support an added advantage. Mastery of Technical knowledge (product knowledge, specification, international standards), is required for supply management/purchasing/contracting (e.g. vaccines, equipment, contracts, customs function, taxation). Knowledge of relevant Information Technology software for supply chain management and information management including electronic LMIS. Work experience with UN, INGO and/or National Health Authorities would be highly desirable. Fluency in English language. 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 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 Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Applying Technical Expertise, Coping with set back and pressure, Planning and organizing, Deciding and Initiating Action.

View our competency framework athttp://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.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.

This vacancy is archived.

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