Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Supply Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001554-10536
Open

Associate Supply Officer

Associate Supply Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
South Sudan
Location, Country
Maban (SSD)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of please complete with the function of the supervisor the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Strategy:

  • Prepare plans for delivery of relief items according to operational needs.
  • Apply UNHCR's procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.
  • Through regular physical verification of Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) establish their status, propose old and obsolete PPE for disposal and plan for the arrival of replacement items.

Operational Support:

  • Contributing within the Multifunctional team to Identify partners, in particular for supply chain projects, based on objectives, priorities, strengths and resources of the partner and/or contractor, according to criteria consistent with UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Resolve difficulties in the local supply chain by finding solutions to problems and bottlenecks, and provide regular reports on supply chain activities, the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.
  • Ensure timely customs clearance of consignments, and manage storage of goods according to "best practices" and UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Maintain an efficient system for the release, distribution and redeployment of goods.
  • Coordinate transportation and distribution of relief items.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide timely reports and updates both periodically and on request.
  • Coordinate activities of implementing partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Through regular physical verification of PPE establish their status.
  • Propose old and obsolete PPE for disposal and plan for arrival of replacement items.

Infrastructure Support:

  • Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order.
  • Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders, assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations, and prepare proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence;
  • Monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery.
  • Analyse matters relating to procurement activities, and deliver information on all procurement activities within area of responsibility. Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting sections.
  • Implement effective asset and fleet management that regularly monitors the asset/fleet pool, saves cost and safeguards the investment of the organisation including receipt, inspection, registration and marking of new PPE, and organisation of the physical verification of PPE.
  • Ensure that PPE agreements are properly issued and signed.
  • Ensure proper preparation of disposal forms and cases for the Asset Management Board.
  • Organise the disposal of PPE, according to Asset Management Board decisions.
  • Provides asset management reports, customised reports, and gathers information on all assets and provides in-depth reports periodically and when requested.
  • Analyse the quality of commodities and services delivered in relation to the needs of the location and established quality standards. Establish a local quality assurance process.
  • Business Support:

  • Analyse the existing infrastructure and ensure that it is optimally aligned with the operational needs.
  • Implement practical projects to improve supply performance that has clear objectives, timescales, tasks and resources defined. Monitor the project implementation and report on progress.
  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems. Compile and analyse statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
  • Disseminate, promote commitment to and monitor compliance with UNHCR's global policies, standards and guidance on supply chain management.
  • Adapt local supply chain structures to be consistent with the operational needs. Ensure effective information flow in the supply chain and adapt local process to the prevailing environment.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering, Logistics, Mathematics or related field.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum 3 years of relevant professional job experience preferable in public procurement.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Logistics and supply management
Area of expertise details
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP) is an asset.
  • Other UN procurement and logistics trainings – such as IAPSO and UNPD – is an asset.
  • Knowledge and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP Supply Chain applications is an asset.
  • Computer skills: Solid knowledge of Microsoft computer programmes including Acces, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 21 September 2021