UNICEF Job in Abuja for a Health Specialist, Cold Chain and Logistic

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children.

In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Health Specialist, Cold Chain and Logistic

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-77-2015
Location: Abuja
Level: National Professional (NO-C)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years

Purpose of the Post

  • Under the direct guidance of the Health Specialist Cold Chain and Logistics L4, Health Section, Abuja the incumbent will manage the supply and logistics operations of the immunization program 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, procurement, distribution, monitoring and inventory management of immunization program supplies in support of the Health Section

Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • University Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering and Advanced degree in a related area of study. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management supply management etc)
  • Knowledge of public procurement principles and processes
  • Knowledge of procurement process from procurement planning to execution to contract management and administration including procurement methods and tools of good procurement practice
  • Knowledge of establishing strategic, long term and sustainable procurement arrangements
  • Knowledge of general principles and processes involved in risk management in procurement, including risk analysis and evaluation techniques
  • Knowledge of financial and legal implications in procurement process
  • Knowledge of category management.
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience at national providing technical support in the area of logistics, supply chain management, cold chain and similar activities.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement Knowledge of another UN language an asset.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management preferably in a developing country contest
  • Mastery of technical knowledge (product knowledge market research/analysts) required for Supply
  • Management/Purchasing/Contracting (e.g., vaccine equipment medical supplies contracts customs function taxation insurance etc)
  • Knowledge of managing inventory transport, and diverse logistics operations (e g programme supply & logistics) in the international environment.
  • Knowledge of supply/contracting/logistics policies, goals, strategies, and approaches

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application, accompanied by updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form.

Applications should be sent to: [email protected] While sending their applications, candidates are advised to put the position title on the subject line of their emails.

Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form

Application Deadline  21st January, 2016.

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