Kenya: Supply Chain Specialist – NO-C – Fixed-Term, USSC Nairobi – Post No. 73264 – For Kenyan Nationals only

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 May 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the direct guidance of the Global Fund Manager and in collaboration with grant programme managers and under the technical guidance of the USSC Supply and Logistics section, the incumbent manages the supply and logistics operations of a complex nature with significant impact on programme delivery, services, supply and logistics, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. Accountable for managing in collaboration with the USSC Supply and Logistics section effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF’s supplies in support of the implementation of the Global Fund grants on HIV/RSSH and Malaria.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Procurement: Responsible for logistics/supply planning through coordination with Supply Section and developing Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) plans. Provides technical advice on specifications, supply and logistics arrangements facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement.

Supply management: responsible for inventory monitoring and management and distribution of HIV/AIDS and Malaria drugs and related equipment. Track shipments, regularly creates and communicates accurate inventory, aging and incoming supplies information. Monitors supplies in warehouse and conducts routine warehouse visits. Raises Release orders, coordinates with supply and logistics section, tracks and traces supplies to final destination at zonal warehouses. Approves and tracks invoices and monitors expiries and submits for PSB. Provides annual and quarterly procurement and distribution plans and works with USSC Supply and Logistics Team to update these plans on a regular basis.

Monitoring: Conducts field visits, spot checks of PSM implementation and conducts mentorship and supportive-supervision. Regularly creates and communicates accurate inventory tracking, inventory aging and incoming supplies information. Participates in On-site-data-verification and implementation of findings. Monitors the information management of supply chain partners; with a particular focus on supply utilization and forecasting.

Reporting: Oversees the overall preparation of appropriate documentation and reporting. Ensure preparation of the supply status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.

Capacity Building: In conjunction with USSC Supply and Logistics Section plan, designs and conducts training for programme partners and counterparts in supply chain management, with particular focus on supply utilization and forecasting, distribution and inventory management of HIV/AIDS and Malaria drugs and related equipment in order to maximize supply delivery.

Collaborates with USSC Supply and Logistics section and MoH to enhance supply network information management with particular emphasis on supply utilization and forecasting for HIV and Malaria grants.

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

  • Advanced university degree in Supplies and logistics, pharmacy, business, management, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and/or international levels, in supply Chain, logistics management, procurement, Pharmaceuticals and supply chain, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required. Understanding of development and humanitarian work. Health supply chain management experience an advantage. Prior experience with Global Fund programs is a plus.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    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.

    Remarks:

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512402

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