UNICEF recruits 01 Logistics Officer Health
Logistics Officer Health Temporary Appointment Juba South Sudan
Job Number: 521171 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: South Sudan
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
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Logistics Officer (Temporary Appointment)
Title: Logistics Officer (Health Project)
Reports to: Logistics Specialist (Health Project)
Duration: 2 years TA
Location: Juba, South Sudan (with frequent travel to Jonglei)
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
UNICEF South Sudan Country Office (SSCO) will be undertaking a complex health project to support the health system within two former states of South Sudan over a 2-year period. There are many logistical complexities in undertaking this project that requires a dedicated team of logistics professionals to manage the supply chain aspects of the project. The project entails the delivery of cost-effective, high impact essential health services to the general population living in the former states of Upper Nile and Jonglei; both states have experienced the most longstanding conflict in the country. The main strategy is to support an agile mix of static primary health care services that is complimented by regular outreach (especially during the dry season) and community-based health care to increase and expand equitable coverage and access, especially for mobile or hard to reach populations with intermittent periods of stability and weather-constrained access. The target population is approximately 1.8 million people, including 85,000 pregnant women; 82,000 children under one; and 382,000 children under five. The package of services and scope of activities to be supported includes: child health; maternal and neonatal health; basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care; sexual and gender-based violence services; as well as emergency preparedness and response. Underpinning these will be the procurement and distribution of essential medicines and supplies.
Under the supervision of the Logistics Specialist Project), the Logistics Officer (Project) is responsible to plan, manage and monitor all aspects of the Supply Chain related to the project at the field location. This would include but not be limited to monitoring of transportation/delivery and distribution related activities, and the direct management and oversight of all logistics operations related to the project at the field location of responsibility.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
In coordination with the Logistics Specialist (Project) and the Supplies and Logistics (S&L) team in Juba, provide validation of the most cost-effective and efficient delivery routes at Field Office level and monitor the transportation/delivery and distribution related activities of the Project.
In collaboration with the Health Programme teams, all stakeholders, actors and Implementing Partners (IP), coordinate and supervise the logistics operations at Field Office level for the Project.
Identify and recommend warehousing and delivery points for timely delivery of supplies to supported health facilities and monitor all deliveries at field level related to the Project.
Participate in the central “Logistics Taskforce Group and lead the “Sub Logistics Taskforce Group” with all stakeholders, actors and Implementing Partners at Field Office/State level.
Regularly review and report on the Supply Chain requirements at Field Office level to ensure no pipeline breakages are experienced at all points of the Supply Chain that would potentially affect the Implementation of the Project. Where possible a pull system of deliveries should be implemented that will provide risk mitigation against losses and damage.
In corporation with the IPs and other local stakeholders and actors at Field Office level implement the agreed supply chain mitigation measures and regularly monitor and review the supply chain risks and update/report back to the Logistics Specialist (Project) on the status.
In collaboration with different stakeholders, actors and IPs, implement the agreed transport and distribution plans at Field Office level and regularly report back to the Logistics Specialist (Project) on the status.
Regularly monitor, report on and provide recommendations at Field Office level on how to improve the monitoring and delivery of the health kits and medical supplies to the Health Facilities and end users.
Support in the assessment and capacity development of each newly selected IP to effectively and efficiently receive, store, transport/distribute and monitor of the provided supplies at Field Office level to the various health facilities and recommend/implement agreed measures for capacity building.
Implement and manage the developed logistics capacity building program at Field Office level for the newly selected IPs related to the project.
Support the IPs at Field Office level in the identification of adequate storage needs and requirements to support and meet the project requirements.
Support in the development and operationalization a plan at Field Office level to ensure communication with different stakeholders and actors is effective, including operational communication and timely reporting of results and incidents in line with project requirements
Implementation and management of a monitoring tool to track supplies from Juba to the health facility level at Field Office level where feasible.
Prepare and share (monthly/quarterly) reports on the implementation of the Project along the Supply Chain at Field Office level.
Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
First university degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field, or equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.)
Two years of progressively responsible professional international work experience in logistics operations and management.
Experience of managing complex logistics projects, in politically complex and conflict sensitive environments
Experience of working within emergency contexts
Experience of Health commodities, including cold chain is desirable
Experience with implementing capacity building activities with partners and government counterparts
Experience of implementing monitoring of supply chain operations, including at partner level
Experience of working in South Sudan is a strong asset
Excellent English skills, both verbal and written, is essential.
Fluency in a local language(s)
Diversity and Inclusion
Drive for Result
Working with People
Applying Technical Expertise
Deciding and Initiating Actions
Following Instructions and Procedures
Leading and Supervising Planning and Organizing
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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.
Closing Date Fri Apr 19 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)