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    UNICEF Kabul, Afghanistan

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    The Supply and Logistics Manager is responsible for the Procurement and Supply Chain management for the WB/ADB Health projects which includes planning, forecasting, procurement, logistics coordination, customs clearance, warehousing, distribution of the pharmaceutical and medical products in coordination with the forecasting, monitoring, warehousing and distribution teams, NGOs and Supply Division to ensure timely placement and delivery of HER Health supplies.

    The post provides oversight on the quality of procurement conducted locally with respect to regulatory/quality requirements, product acceptability and delivery performance and undertakes/supports capacity development of NGOs on procurement, m-supply, and logistics management.

    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, Deliver

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    The Supply and Logistics Manager reports to the Chief of Supply and Logistics as per the Country Office (CO) set-up and is responsible for managing the supply chains of a large-sized country office and emergency response operations.

    The supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies, and services for health progammes.

    This work includes for programs supported by World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and encompasses immunization, health in emergency, primary health care and maternal and child health.

    The incumbent collaborates closely with Programmes Sections, Supply Division, and implementing partners in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children

    Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

    • Management of the Procurement and Supply Chain activities for
      UNICEF Health projects.
    • Establish the annual work plan for the supplies for the health section; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
    • Supervise and coach section staff, ensure timely performance management of staff. In collaboration with Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, ensure knowledge sharing and learning is prioritized in order to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team.
    • Ensure establishment and maintenance of operational capacity to handle CO Health supply chains, including staffing (appropriate staffing structure, timely recruitment, clarity of roles and responsibilities).
    • Work closely with Medicines and Medical Units in SD, global medicines manufacturers, logistics service providers, local and regional suppliers and implementing partners to ensure the timely delivery of quality assured medicines.
    2. Supply chain service delivery and emergency response.

    • Participate in the Country Programme Action Planning and advice on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Ensure appropriate 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.
    • Analyze supply spend and establish procurement strategies based on category management in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, including establishment of long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant.
    • Ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country and establish appropriate warehousing and inventory management practices, including appropriate incountry transport.
    • Ensure appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews are established and applied.
    • 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.
    • Develop an emergency supply & logistics strategy for Health supplies based on risk assessment analysis and Programme assumptions. Ensure an emergency supply and logistics preparedness action plan for the CO is established in line with Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCC), and implemented (establishment of relevant LTAs and frame agreements for emergency response, prepositioning of stock, and training of staff in the country office).
    • Participate in high level emergency coordination, implementation and monitoring meetings with internal and external partners and establish close collaboration with Logistics Cluster/National Logistics Working Group if such is activated/existing.
    • Establish strong working relations with Regional Chiefs of Supply/Regional Chief of Operations, as well as Supply Division, to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management. Collaboration with programme and implementing partners. Establish 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.
    • Provide supply 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.
    • Develop and maintain partnership 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.
    • Promote/drive supply chain strengthening and capacity building initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective health supply chains for children.
    • Implement capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening as might be relevant in the country context.
    • 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 rollout of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division.
    • 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, run initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.
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    An advanced university degree (Master's Degree) is required in Supply Chain Management, Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health or related natural science field, or other relevant advanced degree.


    A minimum of eight (8) 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.

    Extensive knowledge and work experience with Medicines and Medical supplies procurement at global level and emergency country office context. Extensive knowledge of the global pharmaceutical markets and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains.

    Experience of Pharmaceutical supply chains in Central/South Asia regions is an advantage.

    Language requirements:
    Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate?

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

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    UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

    (1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

    During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework.

    Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels:
    competency framework here.

    UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children.

    UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

    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.

    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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


    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.

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    Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by
    UNICEF, is required for IP positions.

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    Should you be selected for a position with
    UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN.

    Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

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    UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with

    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.

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

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