UNICEF works in some of the worldâ€™s toughest places, to reach the worldâ€™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.
For every child,
UNICEF works in Venezuela since 1967, progressively broadening its support after the opening of a UNICEF Office in the country and the signing of the first cooperation agreement between Venezuela and UNICEF in 1991.
UNICEF works in partnership with national and sub-national authorities, civil society, academia and the private sector.
Currently, UNICEF is implementing the expansion of the cooperation programme agreed with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to better contribute to address national priorities and emerging needs faced by the most vulnerable children in the context of the economic crises.
This expansion of the programme is being implemented through technical cooperation, capacity building, supply delivery, and communication and advocacy strategies aiming to strengthen national capacity in the areas of Nutrition, Health, WASH, Protection and Education.
How can you make a difference?
The Supply and Logistics Associate performs highly skilled work on UNICEF supply chains, and manages the more complex cases and client requests, which frequently requires the evaluation of difficult situations and adaptation of procedures and processes to resolve such cases.
This is the senior GS level for specialized supply chain work and requires advanced specialized knowledge acquired through formal training and experience.
The function is characterized as highly independent and provides opportunities for Associates to lead and carry out responsibility for end to end supply chain management from the beginning to the end of the process and provide input into the design and development of improved supply chain services and delivery mechanisms.
Supply Chain Service Delivery and Response
Participate in the forecasting, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
Procurement / contracting :
Conduct market research in relevant areas for UNICEF and advice on best approaches to obtain best value for money and sustainable procurement.
Support product innovation and market shaping initiatives for specific categories of supplies and services.
Take into account opportunities to strengthen sustainability of supply chains.
Prepare and process Request for Quotations (RFQs), Invitations to Bid (ITBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), as might be requested by the Supervisor.
Organize bid openings, and conduct technical and financial analysis of offers as might be required. Conduct clarifications and negotiations with suppliers.
Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.
In-country logistics :
Advise on budget requirements for various delivery modalities, and ensure establishment of budget with clients.
Monitor progress of offshore and / or regional procurement and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country.
Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to enable informed decision-making.
Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.
Warehousing and inventory management :
Propose corrective actions to supervisor. Assess new warehouse facilities when required. If necessary, implement and organize new warehouse facilities which may include installation and assembly of temporary warehouse structures ().
Ensure accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are in place, and relevant records are properly maintained.
Carry out regular physical counts of inventory in the warehouse. Prepare documentation for commodity disposal through Property Survey Board committee.
Alternative delivery mechanisms and procurement services :
As appropriate, support CO counterparts on forecasting and costing of PS-channel supplies. Monitor the issuance of Purchase Orders (POs) and / or Copenhagen Warehouse Stock Transfer Orders on PS Sales Orders.
Follow up with SD and UNICEF freight forwarders as needed on timely delivery / shipment of PS orders. Support communications and follow up with COs with regard to partnership requests and negotiations as required.
country distribution of PS commodities to the agreed delivery point.
Other duties / responsibilities :
Develop and facilitate training of newcomers, establish processes or manuals to support effective workflows.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveâ€
Understanding of development and humanitarian work is an advantage.
For every Child, you demonstrateâ€
UNICEFâ€™s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are Analyzing (II), Learning and Researching (II), Planning and organizing (II), Following Instructions and Procedures (II).
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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.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.