Closing Date : 2020-02-03
Duty Station : Maputo, Mozambique
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 03 Feb 2020

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,

How can you make a difference?

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. This is why 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.

Purpose for the job

Under the supervision of the Logistics Officer, the Supply and Logistics Associate will be responsible for monitoring all offshore UNICEF supplies managed through our supply chain, tracking and reporting in everything related to customs clearance, warehousing and transport processes accordingly. He/she will also provide support in the reporting and management of procurement activities, particularly in respect of complex procurement activities for services and goods.

The Senior Supply and Logistics Associate will regularly provide supply and logistical reports, download Vision T-codes and SD dashboards for monitoring purposes and will provide procurement and logistical information to sections regarding supply pipeline.

At the G-7 level, the below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence.

Logistics management of incoming offshore supplies

In close collaboration with Programme sections, under the Guidance of the Logistics Officer, provide technical advice on customs clearance, warehousing and in-country transport.Monitor all offshore shipments to ensure timely arrival of supplies. Specifically, assist the Logistics Officer with tracking of MOZ numbers and Green Lights to be issued by the MoH or other relevant institutions, to assure effective importation of international shipments.Liaise with clearing agent as necessary to ensure timely availability of documentation, as well as reconcile all invoices for clearing/forwarding services.

Procurement support

Manage processes, information and reporting as necessary to assure effective procurement activities.Provide requisition and contract management support to the programme requisitioners as necessary.


Prepare regular and accurate Procurement and Logistics reports, including Vision T-codes and SD dashboards. As and when requested provide CO staff with overview of supply pipelines, volumes, values, incoming goods, distributions and inventory status.Report on offshore procurements and keep track of all pending MOZ numbers and Green Lights in the designed tool as per the guidance of the Logistics Officer.Communicate in a timely manner to the Logistics Specialist any potential obstacles or issues that would impede smooth importation of offshore supplies.

Other duties

Assist CO staff onboarding and exiting with all matters related to customs clearance and shipping of personal effects /vehicles.Participate in learning activities/programmes offered by the organization and also invest time in undertaking self-learning to strengthen/enhance the existing skills and knowledge in the relevant functional area.

The capacity of the Senior Supply and Logistics Associate to effectively and efficiently carry out the above duties contributes to the efficient planning, management and oversight of cost-effective supply and logistics related services directly impact on program delivery of goals and results. 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.

Any other Supply and/or logistics related duties that as may be requested by supervisor and /or management.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education:Completion of secondary school education is required, with courses/certifications in business administration, supply chain management, procurement or logistics considered as an advantage.

A Bachelor's degree in Procurement and/or Logistics, or Business and Administration orrelated field is an asset.

Experience:Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the areas of procurement, supply or logistics and/or other directly-related technical field is required, with an understanding of development and humanitarian work.

Familiarity with UNICEF, UN supply procedures and systems is an asset.

Language Requirements:Fluency in English and local language of the duty station is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

Functional Competencies:

Analyzing (II)Applying Technical Expertise (II)Planning & Organizing (II)

Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

View our competency framework at

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.

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

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