General International / Multinational

Supply Manager, P-4 Vacancy in Abuja at UNICEF

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.

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

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

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
  • 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:
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

How to Apply

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