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Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.
UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among other things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves.
In particular, UNICEF will work so that:
- Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
- Every child learns.
- Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
- Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
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The Chief Supply and Logistics reports to the Deputy Representative, Operations as per the Pakistan Country Office (PCO) set-up and is responsible for managing and guiding the Section in the effective and timely execution of all supply and procurement operations in support of programme delivery processes in Pakistan as well as for operations undertaken for and on behalf of other countries. The incumbent also provides guidance to Supply staff based in the field offices in Pakistan. The supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies, services and construction works. The incumbent collaborates closely with programmes in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides technical and advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management.
To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks;
1. Management of the Supply section:
Establish the annual work plan for the Supply section; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
Supervise and coach section staff, ensuring timely performance management of staff, and a collaborative approach across the supply team, to enhance cross functional skills to provide flexibility and resilience within the supply team staffing
In collaboration with Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, ensure knowledge sharing and learning is prioritized in order to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team.
Ensure establishment and maintenance of operational capacity to handle CO supply chains, including staffing (appropriate staffing structure, timely recruitment, clarity of roles and responsibilities) and contracting of third-party services (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution)
2. Supply chain service delivery and emergency response:
Participate in the Country Programme Action Planning and advice on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
Analyze supply spend and establish procurement strategies appropriated to speicific categories in order to focus on strategic, essential supplies and services that contribute to results for children, including design and implementation of a robust localization strategy, vendor roster and long term agreements (LTAs) where relevant.
Ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country and establish appropriate warehousing and inventory management practices, including appropriate in-country transport.
Ensure appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews are established and applied.
Analyze supply dashboards, implementation rates of key performance indicators and supply information/data from various systems and conduct root cause analysis of supply chain bottlenecks and challenges, with a view to drive improvements and ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
Develop an emergency supply & logistics strategy based on risk assessment analysis and Programme assumptions. Ensure an emergency supply and logistics preparedness action plan for the CO is established in line with Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCC), and implemented (establishment of relevant LTAs and frame agreements for emergency response, prepositioning of stock, and training of staff in the country office).
Participate in high level emergency coordination, implementation and monitoring meetings with internal and external partners and establish close collaboration with Logistics Cluster/National Logistics Working Group if such is activated/existing.
Establish strong working relations with Regional Chief of Supply/Regional Dep Rep of Operations, as well as Supply Division, to align with global and regional approaches and initiatives in supply chain management.
3. Collaboration with programme and implementing partners:
Establish close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation. Establish accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.
Provide supply input to donor dialogue, and support development of supply components of proposals to donors including budgeting and use of innovative financing mechanisms for supplies, services and construction works.
Support assessment of and collaboration with implementing partners including civil society, establishment of Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs), and monitoring of supply components under Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).
Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with Government, UN organizations and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities including harmonized and collaborative procurement.
4. Technical and advisory support to government/national systems:
Promote/drive supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children.
Implement capacity development initiatives in the area of supply chains for children, in close collaboration with programme colleagues. Support supply components of health systems strengthening relevant in the country context.
Advisory support to Governments/national systems in defining and determining supply solutions for children, such as use of procurement services; supply financing solutions; local market development; private sector engagement.
5. Innovation, products and markets:
Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division and/or Regional Office if applicable.
Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices on supply chain management within the organization as well as with externals to ensure effective and efficient supply chains for children.
Review digitization initiatives, critically assess processes, advice on where additional benefits could be gained from digitization and work in close collaboration with ICT, Regional Office and/or Supply Division to design and implement solutions
Further to analysis of supply spend and related procurement strategies, run initiatives to ensure local market development where relevant.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
An advanced university degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelors) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.
- *A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with eight (8) years of relevant work at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, systems strengthening and/or other directly-related technical fields may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, systems strengthening and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.
Experience of working within a complex environment and leading an experienced supply team is required.
Good analytical skills, with a robust understanding of category management, and designing fit for purpose procurement strategies is required.
Understanding of development and humanitarian work and experience at an international level is required.
Emergency experience is an advantage.
Health supply chain management and systems strengthening experience an advantage.
Experience in managing logistics in a complex environment is required.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
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The UNICEF competencies required for this post are Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1), Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2), Works Collaboratively with others (2), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2), Innovates and Embraces Change (2), Thinks and Acts Strategically (2), Drive to achieve impactful results (2), Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
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Life at UNICEF
Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.
We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. We offer a <!a href="https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing">wide range of benefits to our staff, including <!a href="https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities">reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;
- Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.
- Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.
- UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF is here to serve the worlds most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. <!a href="https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef">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.
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.
- Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
- Verified educational certificates are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- UNICEFs active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates will be prioritized.
- UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). 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.
- This post is open to both internal and external applicants.
- those who applied previously need not to apply again.