Closing Date : 2019-09-05
Duty Station : Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Uzbekistan
Closing date: 05 Sep 2019

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Organizational Context and Purpose for the job

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. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life - in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions - her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens - addressing inequity - not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Therefore, the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context:

The overall goal of this Aral Sea Project is to support the Ministries of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Karakalpakstan (RoK) to ensure access of population to perinatal service by improving infrastructure and provision of essential equipment for secondary level perinatal referral facilities, and to improve quality of maternal and newborn health service. An assessment visit conducted by UNICEF, UNFPA and MoH of RoK in 2019 identified that the available equipment did not meet minimum requirements for maternity, surgery and neonatal wards. Most of the equipment was procured around 10 years ago. The available equipment cannot cover the needs of the second level facility to ensure quality of care.

The Supply and Logistic Officer reports to the Head of Operations supervision and guidance. The Supply and Logistics officer provides technical and operational support for the Aral Sea Project and is responsible for managing the supply chain for the Project. The Supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies and services and construction works. The incumbent supports management collaboration with project programmatic staff in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides 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:

Supervision of supply functionSupply Chain service delivery Collaboration with Programme/Project and implementing partnersTechnical, advisory support to government/national systemsInnovation, products and markets

Supervision of the supply function

Preparation of the procurement work plan and determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitoring work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.In collaboration with Supply Division and Country Office Procurement Staff and the global supply community, ensure knowledge sharing and learning is prioritized in order to continuously build capacity of individuals and the Country Office team.In consultation with supervisor, ensure establishment and maintenance of operational capacity to handle project supply chains such as contracting of third party services if applicable (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution)

Supply chain service delivery

In consultation with supervisor, provide input to the Project Planning and advice on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations for the Project, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.Monitor and review supply spend, and draft procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, and support the establishment of long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant. Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and act to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country. Maintain appropriate warehousing, inventory management and in-country transport in support of the country programme implementation. Keep stakeholders/partners informed on the progress. Implement appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews.Analyze supply dashboards, implementation rates of key performance indicators and supply information/data from various systems and conduct root cause analysis of supply chain bottlenecks and challenges, with a view to drive improvements and ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.Participate in the development of a supply & logistics strategy based on risk assessment analysis and Project assumptions.Build strong working relations with the Supply Division, to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management.

Collaboration with programme/project and implementing partners

In collaboration with supervisor, develop close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation. Establish accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.Prepare supply documentation to facilitate input to donor dialogue, and support development of supply components of proposals to donors including budgeting and use of innovative financing mechanisms for supplies, services and construction works.Participate in events/meetings that build partnerships and collaborative relations with Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.

Technical and advisory support to government/national systems

Provide input to promoting of supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.Provide input to capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with supervisor and programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.Prepare relevant supply reports to facilitate advisory support to Governments/national systems in defining and determining supply solutions for children, such as use of procurement services; supply financing solutions; local market development; private sector engagement.

Innovation, products and markets

Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with supervisor and Supply Division.Support initiatives for promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices on supply chain management within the organization as well as with externals to ensure effective and efficient supply chains for children.Further to analysis of supply spend and related procurement strategies, support initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.

Impact of Results

The ability of the Supply and Logistics Officer to successfully plan, manage and oversee the effective and efficient supply chain management of goods, services and construction works for Aral seas Project and the Government, directly impact on project goals and results for children. This in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility of UNICEF as an effective and responsible manager of funds entrusted to the organization and to furthering UNICEF image as a competent organization for delivering cost effective and sustainable program results for children.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

A university degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field.A minimum of three years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.Understanding of development and humanitarian work.United Nation or other international organization experience is an advantage.Health supply chain management experience is a significant advantage.Fluency in English and Uzbek is required. Knowledge of Russian or Karakalpak is considered as 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.

The competencies required for this post are .

Core Values

Care RespectIntegrityTrustAccountability

Core competencies

Communication (I)Working with people (I)Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies:

Analyzing (I)Applying technical expertise (I)Planning and Organizing (II)Coping with set-back and pressure (I)Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

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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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

How to apply:

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