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Logistics Officer, NOA, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Kabul, Afghanistan (Open to Afghan Nationals only)

Afghanistan

Opportunity Deadline

13/03/2024

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Job Description

570055
1 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree
Afghanistan

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.

Assist the Logistics Manager in the daily management of logistics tasks related to HER Project.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Monitors the flow of supply and non-supply assistance to SPs.
  • Collects and records information on supply/non-supply inventory, distribution, and utilisation of HER supplies.
  • Utilize UNICEF Supply dashboards to maximize support to Programme sectors in data analysis.
  • Ensure timely & accurate data collection and dissemination.
  • Undertakes visits to warehouse facilities and project sites, which include providing information and briefing on project activities and status.
  • Investigates queries regarding authorisation, delivery or payments and follows up with Finance, Administration, Supply and Programme staff on the processing of payments.
  • Ensures that activities are in accordance with plans of action.
  • Ensure efficient coordination between logistics functions and provide ongoing training and development to HER SPs on warehousing best practices.
  • In conjunction with the Supply Officer, provide assistance to Programme Sectors in planning and budgeting project implementation.
  • Provide goods status reports to concerned programmes and the logistics unit at the national level.
  • Other logistics-related duties as requested by the Supervisor.

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

  • A university degree in Logistics, Business Administration, Management, Pharmacy, or a related field is required. Specialized training/experience in supply chain management would be a significant asset.
  • A minimum of one year of progressively professional work experience in logistics operations and management is required.
  • Experience working within complex warehousing is an asset.
  • Experience supervising warehousing staff is an asset.
  • Experience in health supply chain management is advantageous.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency situations 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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

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.

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. The 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.

Remarks:

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.

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 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.

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). 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.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

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.

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

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