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National Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution Consultant – UNICEF


Organization: UNICEF

Position: National Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution Consultant

Employment: Full-Time, Contract

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Deadline: October, 02/2022 

 


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Job description

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

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The Supply Chain -the technical consultant will engage in all the high-level system strengthening aspects of the National Supply Chain managed by EPSS Agency. In the areas of warehousing and distribution, for improved efficiency and support for integration of UNICEF MCH supplies in EPSS supply chain system through sister project funded by BMGF.

Scope of Work:

Under the direct supervision, the DDG for outbound logistics, a senior health supply chain specialist will serve as coordinator for the performances of the technical advisors at the four cluster hubs namely Bahir dar, Awassa, Jimma and Dire Dawa. Furthermore, he will also manage the warehouse and distribution operation capacity building of central cluster hubs(AA1, AA2, Adama) and head office.

The consultant is expected, but is not limited to, of the following:

  • Lead the development and/or implementation of the EPSS warehousing and distribution optimization plan that is part of the strategic plan/PSTP-II/
  • Monitors and evaluates the performance of the technical advisors at the cluster hubs
  • Support EPSA’s human resource capacity for child health and nutrition commodity integration and emergency logistics management response
  • Lead and coordinates the development of emergency supply chain management SOPs, capacity building training on emergency preparedness and response/Develop risk management/backup strategy to ensure emergency supply chain management
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with the EPSS team, UNICEF country office team and other stakeholders critical to the successful roll-out of the child health commodities integration
  • Provide capacity building support through coaching, on-the-job mentoring, identifying specific skills gaps and helping EPSS to fill them
  • Support installation and roll-out of new digital supply chain management systems, adapted to country-contexts, to ensure that the child health commodities are distributed rapidly, efficiently, equitably, and safely to the end user.
  • Oversees the good working relationship with EPSS hubs laying the ground for the upcoming child health commodities into EPSS’s supply chain.
  • Applies sound supply chain and project management knowledge to contribute to the standardization of the outbound operation at EPSS in general
  • Provide technical support in to the EPSS supply chain management activities, including planning, defining indicators, and setting attainable targets; logistics system design, and logistics management information systems (LMIS)
  • Ensure the adequate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of project activities by developing appropriate targets and indicators for the activities, structuring an M&E plan in line with the program’s targets, and undertaking M&E activities in close coordination with EPSS
  • Work closely with EPSS staff not only in warehousing and distribution but also other areas including supply and demand management, importation, data systems, and fund management.
  • Provide technical support for EPSS`s mega warehouse design assessment work
  • Work closely with UNICEF team to support EPSS`s warehouse Infrastructure improvement
  • Work closely with the warehousing and Inventory management Directorate and Distribution and Fleet Management Directorate to optimize EPSS`s warehousing and distribution operations.

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone:Deliverables/Outputs

 

Timeline
Lead the development and/or implementation of the EPSS warehousing and distribution optimization plan that is part of the strategic plan/PSTP-II/Warehouse optimization plan developed and implementedSep 01-30, 2022(15%)
Support EPSA’s human resource capacity for child health and nutrition commodity integration and emergency logistics management responseEPSS workforce on warehouse and distribution able to manage the child health and nutrition commodities as part of the regular supply chainOct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(30%)
Lead and coordinates the development of emergency supply chain management SOPs, capacity-building training on emergency preparedness and responseEmergency supply chain management SOPs were developed, and training providedDec 1, 2022- Jan 15, 2023(15%)
Provide capacity-building support through coaching, on-the-job mentoring, identifying specific skills gaps and helping EPSS to fill themEPSS workforce on warehouse and distribution capacitated in all aspects including emergency SCMOct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(15%)
Provide technical support in to the EPSS supply chain management activities, including planning, defining indicators, and setting attainable targetsClear implementation plan with KPIs, baselines and targets developed, and performance monitoredOct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(10%)
Monitors and evaluates the performance of the technical advisors at the cluster hubsA comprehensive support plan, along with KPIs, developed and performance monitored individually as well as collectivelyEvery quarter (5%)
Provide technical support for EPSS`s Mega warehouse design workRoutine support is provided to the firm working on the designSept 01- Oct 30, 2022(3%)
Work closely with UNICEF team to support EPSS`s warehouse Infrastructure improvementThe WH MHEs procurement and proper distribution and commissioning are monitored, and coordination meetings with EPSS/UNICEF and other players.Oct 1, 2022- Aug 15, 2023(7%)

Payment Terms and Conditions: –

The consultant will be paid every month upon submission of the monthly report and completion of deliverables.

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Job requirements

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health or Logistics and Supply Chain Management or a related field is required. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy background are preferred, and certification in project management has added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 [Five] years of relevant professional experience in managing and implementing public health supply chain management initiatives to improve supply chain operations; prior experience with donor procured product integration into government systems is preferred.
  • Demonstrated relevant working experience in managing product integration (supply chain integration like malaria, vaccine, emergency and non-emergency commodities … etc.), data analysis and other health systems strengthening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with senior-level officials, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government offices.
  • Skilled in actively working in high-performing teams and independently delivering the expected result
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic
  • Ability to manage teams, projects, consultants, and plan for the successful and timely implementation of programs.
  • Has the ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.
  • 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

?Core competencies:-

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (Level 1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (Level 1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (Level 1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (Level 1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (Level 1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (Level 1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (Level 1)

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. Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterward in your assignment.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 


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