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UNICEF: Logistics Specialist

Mbote Jobs   (Kinshasa)

Posted : 29 December, 2016
Category : Logistique   Location : Kinshasa
Job type : Full Time

Logistics Specialist (warehousing), P-3 Kinshasa DRC (Re-advertisement)

Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Supply Manager, the incumbent manages logistics operations of a large-sized country office. Responsible for Warehouse and Inventory Management (WIM), including planning, coordination of incoming shipments, warehousing, in-country transport, establishment of logistics hubs and distribution. Advises on all matters related to area of expertise. Collaborates closely with supply and programme colleagues in defining interventions to meet the country office programmatic needs.

Key Expected Results

1. Manages the Country Office's warehouse and inventory operations in line with UNICEF policies and procedures.

Assess the availability of space and prepare stacking/storage plans prior to arrival/receipt of supplies.
Supervise the receipt and dispatch of all consignments arriving in the warehouse in Kinshasa. Monitor the quantity and quality of supplies stored.
Carry out and coordinate regularly physical random count/inventory in the warehouses throughout the country.
Prepare necessary steps for commodity disposal through PSB committee.

2.Ensure sound, accurate logistics/warehouse and inventory management system, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability.

Establish and maintain contact with the Supply Division in Copenhagen on Warehouse and Inventory Management (WIM) policies. Interpret and advise the country office on policies and procedures related to the area.
Regularly create and communicate accurate inventory tracking, inventory aging and incoming supplies information.
Conduct special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office procedures and practices related to warehouse and inventory management. Raises logistics bottlenecks to supervisor for prioritization.

3.Provide technical leadership, support, coaching and training to capacity-building in order to ensure efficient, effective and timely delivery of supplies.

Plan, design and conduct training for UNICEF staff/consultants and counterparts in warehouse, distribution and inventory management of supplies and equipment in order to maximize supply delivery. Provide effective coaching to the staff/consultant as required.

4. Develops and maintains effective collaboration and partnership in supply/purchasing/logistics with internal and external counterparts through enhanced coordination, communication and networking.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

1. Education

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.

First University degree combined with additional two years of demonstrated professional work experience and understanding of relevant functions may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree, preferably combined with credited courses or certifications from relevant professional bodies in supply chain management, procurement, contracting or logistics.

2. Work Experience

Five years of relevant professional work experience.
Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields.
Work experience in emergency duty station an asset.

3. Language

Fluency in French and in English.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

1. Core Values

Diversity and inclusion

2. Core Competencies

Communication [II]
Drive for Result [II]
Working With People [II]

3.Functional Competencies

Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Deciding and Initiating Actions [II]
Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
Leading and Supervising [II]
Planning and Organizing [II]


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 to the 1st round, will also be considered, and do not need to re-apply.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link.

Closing Date: 12 Jan 2017

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