Supply & Logistics Officer

UNICEF Malawi

UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2023) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS III) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ‘all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights’.  The programme focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication.  The programme is based on ‘leaving no child behind’, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’.

 The Supply and Procurement team in Malawi aims to support results for children through an effective and efficient supply operation as well as contribute to influencing markets to ensure sustainable access to essential supplies for children. As the Supply and Logistics Officer, you will be at the forefront of interacting with internal and external stakeholders including programme sections and vendors to ensure that appropriate goods and services are sourced in line with set UNICEF procurement regulations and procedures and that the supplies sourced reach the intended beneficiaries on time.

How can you make a difference?

The Malawi Country Office offers an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for you to join our dynamic Supply team where you will be responsible for procuring goods and services from local and international suppliers and ensuring that women, children, and communities requiring UNICEF support receive the appropriate services and goods in a timely manner. In your role as Supply and Logistics Officer, you will be under the guidance and supervision of the Procurement Specialist.

 This job presents a unique and significant opportunity for a qualified, vibrant, motivated and committed person to contribute to the overall achievement of transformative results for children by delivering on the following key responsibility areas, but not limited to you are however encouraged to read the attached and detailed job description Download File Job Description_TA Supply and Logistics Officer NOB 19Dec21 DC HR comments addressed FINAL_AB.pdf in order to view the full role and its requirements:

  1. Undertake procurement activities in liaison with the Malawi Country Office Operations and Programme Sections, Regional Office, Supply Division and other country offices in the region which will give you an opportunity to network with other dynamic UNICEF staff members globally
  2. Provide logistics support to ensure and that supplies reach the intended beneficiaries on time
  3. Participate in end-user monitoring activities of supplies that have been dispatched to the field by UNICEF

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

Education:

  • An university degree in one of the following fields is required: Business Administration, Management, Supply Chain Management, Contract/commercial Law, Procurement, Logistics or a directly related technical field(s) is required
  • A valid professional certification (e.g. CIPS) or similar qualification from an accredited supply management institution is considered an asset

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience is required in supply chain management related activities (primarily procurement & logistics aspects).
  • Hands-on experience liaising with major donors involved in procurement and, especially relative to the provision of technical support and to effectively represent the organization in related technical working groups will be considered an asset
  • Work experience in conducting field end-user monitoring exercises is a strong asset
  • Hands-on experience in using SAP is an asset
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset

Knowledge and technical skills:

  • Knowledge of UN and or NGO emergency programme strategies, approaches and procurement and logistics procedures is required
  • Strong use of Excel skills to come up with trends and data charts is required
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is required
  • Experience in making presentations to goods and service providers is desirable

Language:

  • Fluency in English both strong verbal and written skills is essential.

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