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7 Year
Male, Female, Both
High School Diploma

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UN jobs in Cameroon – Senior Logistics Associate
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  • Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Douala
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-29


Information about the organization that has offered the UN jobs in Cameroon – Senior Logistics Associate job:

UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations that donate humanitarian and developmental support to children over the world. It was originally initiated in 1946 to give emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of every child, especially those who are vulnerable. Its activities include giving immunizations, disease prevention, and treatment for children and mothers with HIV, as well as strengthening childhood and maternal health. UNICEF relies wholly on voluntary contributions from governments and private donors.

Tasks of UN jobs in Cameroon – Senior Logistics Associate:


  • In consultation with the director, provide input to the Country Programme Action Planning and advise on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Participate in the forecasting, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including the establishment of performance indicators, assessment of fit for purpose, and end-user verification/monitoring of products and services.
  • Help supply and logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including establishment of Long-Term Arrangements (LTAs), Procurement and Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, and pre-positioning of stock.

In-country logistics:

  • Provide logistics input to the supply plan, including advising on infrastructure constraints (e.g. customs clearance, port capacity, transportation options and warehousing capacity, warehouse security, and warehouse handling services) and different delivery mechanisms. Advise on budget requirements for various delivery modalities and ensure the establishment of the budget with clients.
  • Liaise with supply colleagues as well as clients and use supply dashboards to ensure pipeline monitoring and establishment of proper logistics capacity. Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country. Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports, and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to enable informed decision-making.\

Warehousing and inventory management:

  • Work UNICEF warehouse facilities and operations in line with UNICEF policies and procedures. Assess warehousing capacity including facilities, conditions of equipment, manpower, and processes. Propose corrective actions to the supervisor. Assess new warehouse facilities when required. If necessary, implement and organize new warehouse facilities which may include installation and assembly of temporary warehouse structures (e.g. Wiik-Halls/Rub Halls).
  • Keep appropriate warehousing and inventory management processes in support of the country programme implementation. Ensure accurate and complete accounting, reporting, and internal control systems are in place, and relevant records are properly maintained

Alternative delivery mechanisms and procurement services:

  • Partake in events/meetings that build partnerships and collaborative relations with UN organizations to support harmonized and collaborative procurement and logistics arrangements.
  • In cooperation with Supply colleagues and Programme Sections, identify opportunities for capacity building of Government counterparts and improving the supply chain process to make it more effective.

Other duties/ :

  • Maintains supervisor abreast of potential problem areas and prepares reports on supply and logistics matters as required.
  • In cooperationwith the supervisor, Supply Division, Regional Office, and the global supply community, provide input to help ensure knowledge exchange and learning are prioritized to continuously build the capacity of individuals and the team. Develop and facilitate training of newcomers and establish processes or manuals to support effective workflows.


Qualifications of UN jobs in Cameroon – Senior Logistics Associate:

  • Fulfillment of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to supply chain, logistics, business administration, contract/commercial law, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible background in supply chain management or a commercial context is required. Understanding of development and humanitarian work is an advantage. Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in French and English is needed. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Skills required:

  • In-depth understanding of the concepts, and methodologies relevant to the area of work including the relevant supply chain policies, partnership mechanisms, rules, and regulations, as well as general knowledge of other related fields.
  • A high level of proficiency or skill is required in the interpretation and application of specialized rules and regulations to particular circumstances of complex individual cases.
  • Background using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other UNICEF office tools.
  • Illustrated understanding of the relevant supply chain processes and ability to consistently apply relevant policies, procedures, and good practices in daily work. Good judgment in order to handle complex cases including considerations for exceptions.
  • Capability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, suppliers, contractors, and colleagues and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor.
  • Capability to use supply-related modules within the UNICEF ERP system.
  • Capability to establish priorities and plan his/her own work and plan, coordinate, and monitor the work of those under his/her supervision.
  • Capability to draft clear and concise reports or rationale for supply and logistics-related decisions on key issues.


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