Logistics Officer at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Logistics Officer

Job Number: 557958
Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Level: P-2
Categories: Supply Management
TA: 364 days

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief of Supply and Logistics, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the logistics operations of UNICEF Nigeria Country Office, in support to Unicef regular programs and potential emergency responses.
  • The position is responsible for logistics operations including planning, coordination of incoming shipments, warehousing, and downstream transportation and distribution, as well as advises on all matters within logistics, collaborating closely with supply and programme colleagues in defining and implementing logistics interventions to meet programmatic needs.

Major Responsibilities
Below is a summary of key functions and accountabilities:

  •  Preparation of the Logistics Unit’s annual workplan
  • Supply chain service delivery and emergency response
  • Collaboration with UNICEF Programmes and Operations, and coordination with Government counterparts
  • Technical and advisory support to government/national systems
  • Innovation, products and markets

To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child You Will Have
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree from a recognised academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract / Commercial Law or areas directly related to Logistics Operations or UNICEF programme areas.
  •  First University degree combined with demonstrated professional work experience and understanding of relevant functions may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree, preferably combined with credited courses or certifications from relevant professional bodies in supply chain management, procurement, contracting or logistics.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at international levels in logistics management.
  • Experience of large-scale logistics response in emergencies and fragile, complex context is considered an asset.

Skills:

  •  Ability to resolve difficult, complex and sensitive situations often under pressure.
  •  Ability to initiate and manage change in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • The ability to allocate appropriate time and resources for successful achievement of goals and foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.
  • Ability to implement clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
  • Ability to work strategically to realize organizational goals, develop strategies, set clear visions.
  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of objectives and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Skill in the identification of new opportunities or requirements to meet challenges in the field and propose changes.
  • Strong knowledge of latest developments and technology in logistics.
  • Strong knowledge of UNICEF logistics systems and processes.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, You Demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it.

UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others.

Remuneration
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

Application Closing Date
11th January, 2023 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Remarks

  • UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.
  • For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions.
  • Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF.
  • UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
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