Supply Manager Job Vacancy at UNICEF, Abuja

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 60 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.

Job Title:  Supply Manager, P-4

Vacancy No:  E-VN-2015-002465
Duty Station:  Abuja
Country:  Nigeria
Region:  WCARO
Job Level:  P-4
Position#:  00020083
Application Close:  29-Sep-15
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position

Under the direct guidance of the Chief of Operations, the incumbent manages the supply and logistics operations of a complex nature with significant impact on programme delivery, services, supply and logistic, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. Accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF’s supplies, in support of the Country Programmes.

Key Expected Results

  • Rapid and relevant responses provided to evolving supply needs and situations, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
  • Effective procurement conducted to attain best overall value while maintaining product quality.
  • Effective collaboration and partnership in supply/procurements/purchasing/contracting/logistics with internal and external counterparts developed and maintained through better coordination, communication and networking.
  • The highest level of integrity, standards and accountability maintained by implementing sound, accurate supply/logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular and accurate reporting.
  • Technical leadership, support, coaching and training provided to capacity-building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely delivery of supplies.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education Background:
Advanced University Degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law or specialization in directly related areas including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.).

Work Experience:

  • At least eight years progressive professional experience at national and international level in supply, procurement, logistics management preferably with UNICEF or International/government/commercial organizations, some of which in management capacity.
  • Experience in emergency duty station and in dealing with government counterparts is a plus.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language is considered an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

i) Core Values:
–  Commitment
–  Diversity and Inclusion
–  Integrity

ii) Core Competencies:
–  Communication
–  Working with People
–  Drive for Results

iii) Functional Competencies:
–  Relating and Networking
–  Persuading and Influencing
–  Creating and Innovating
–  Leading and Supervising
–  Formulating Strategies and Concepts
–  Analyzing

iv) Technical Knowledge:
–  Knowledge of Supply Chain Management preferably in a developing country context.
–  Mastery of technical knowledge (product knowledge, market research/analysis) required for Supply Management/Purchasing/Contracting (e.g., vaccine, equipment, medical supplies, contracts, customs function, taxation, insurance, etc.).
–  Knowledge of relevant Information Technology software.


  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Candidates who have applied previously, will also be considered, and do not need to re-apply.

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