Job no: 508877
Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off
Department/Office: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Categories: Supply/Logistics, NO-1
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.
For 70 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.
Purpose of the Position
Under the direct supervision of Operations Manager, the incumbent is accountable for delivering efficient and cost-effective administrative support services and responsible for effective planning and proper sourcing to contract institutions and individuals. Conduct efficient procurement to attain the lowest cost without sacrificing quality of services and supplies, in support of the Country Programmes, innovative PFP activities and operations.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Provide rapid and relevant assistance and support to identify procurement and supply needs, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money
Implement sound, accurate procurement/logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability
Conduct and monitor effective procurement, local, regional and/or offshore, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality as applicable
Collaboration and Partnership
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Diversity and Inclusion
Drive for results (I)
Working With People (I)
Applying technical expertise (I)
Planning and Organizing (II)
Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
Experience: One year of relevant professional work experience.Both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting and administration and/or other related fields. Work experience in emergency duty station. Experience in database packages, web based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is an asset
Language Requirements: Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
Education: University degree in Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, Contract/commercial Law or in directly related areas of specialization, including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. A recognized qualification in procurement and contracting is an asset. Educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply change management, etc.) is an asset.
To view our competency framework, please click here.
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.
Advertised: Nov 15 2017 Argentina Standard Time
Application close: Nov 30 2017 Argentina Standard Time
This vacancy is archived.
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