INTERN - Supply & Procurement Section

UN Children's Fund, New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd February, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.

Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up!

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:

In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, there is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Major Tasks & Learning Activities:

Under the supervision of the Chief, Supply and Procurement, the intern will learn the following:

  • Reviewing the Supply reporting and monitoring systems in place with the purpose of identifying areas for improvement to increase efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Conducting transaction analysis - develop baseline data on Low Value Purchase Orders (LVPO) and manual orders, and identify areas for improvement and streamlining;
  • Supply Planning - review the current Supply Plan template(s) and recommend improvements to make it user-friendly for ease of follow-up and implementation monitoring purposes;
  • Supply Reports - review and analyze available Supply Reports in VISION, Insight and Supply Dashboards. Liaise with the S&P team in Delhi and Supply Focal Points in the Field Offices to identify the specific reports that would be useful for efficient and effective monitoring of the supply and procurement activities;
  • In alliance with the Supply Associate (Reporting) to contribute to organizing of training activities for the Supply & Procurement team and Supply Focal points in the Field Offices in the use of these reports;
  • How to conduct Market Surveys to identify suppliers for goods and services from which UNICEF and other UN agencies will obtain ITB/RFP through a competitive process in future requirements;
  • Supplier Conference – planning and organization of the Supplier Conference in 2019;
  • Contribute to the design and development of the Consultants and Individual Contractors (CICs) database.

End of Internship: At the end of the internship, the intern will prepare a report about his / her learning experience with UNICEF including recommendations for increased efficiency and effectiveness in the areas he/she worked.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will :

  • Be enrolled in an advanced/undergraduate university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration and/or Purchasing & Supply Management;
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree;
  • Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  • A relevant background in Project Management/Data Analysis and a high command of computers skills;
  • Familiarity with emergency is considered an asset;
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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