UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF in Lusaka, Zambia
Generic Vacancy Announcement: Supply Chain Specialist, NOC, Lusaka, Zambia
Job no: 555332
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Zambia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Lusaka, Zambia
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement: Supply Chain Specialist, Lusaka, Zambia, NOC Talent Group.
Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the Supply Chain Specialist (NOC) Talent Group for UNICEF Lusaka, Zambia for a period of 36 months. While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed into the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available at and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.
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,…Supply Chain..
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit (link)-us(1).aspx
How can you make a difference?
The Supply Chain Specialist (Health) reports to the Immunisation Specialist (P-3) as per the Zambia Country Office (ZCO) set-up and is responsible for coordinating, leveraging, and channelling UNICEF’s supply chain systems strengthening technical assistance to MoH and ZAMMSA. The supply chain technical assistance to channel to GRZ/MoH and ZAMMSA encompasses technical forecasting with quantification; technical specification, planning, and budgeting; procurement and shipment; warehousing; in-county distribution up to last-mile delivery; and the supply end-user monitoring and reporting. The incumbent will support the programme to collaborate with CO/RO Supply Sections and SD-SCSC in defining and prioritising supply chain strategies and interventions to meet the needs of supply chain systems strengthening and management functions towards achieving the results of improved essential health commodities security for children, adolescents, and women; through providing technical and advisory support to governments, national systems, and partners on supply chain management.
Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Technical and advisory support to government/national systems
- Collaboration with operations, programmes and implementing partners
- Innovation, products, and markets
- Supply Chain service delivery and emergency response
- Advocacy, Networking and Partnership
Please review the details in the attached Job Profile for the position: Advert-Supply Chain Specialist Specific Level NO3.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree is required in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health Systems, Health Services Development, Public Health, or related social science field.
- A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in public sector supply chain management and systems strengthening functions including setting-up of logistics, procurement, and contracting systems, and/or other directly related technical fields is required.
- At least 3 years of Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) and health sector supply chain management experience is required.
- Experience in health procurement processes in particular procurement planning, forecasting and quantification is considered an asset,
- Understanding of development and humanitarian work is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is 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: (link)
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.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- The GVA is open to all (internal and external candidates)
- UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. 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.
- Placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position and does not translate into an offer of employment
Advertised: Sep 20 2022 South Africa Standard Time Application close: Oct 11 2022 South Africa Standard Time