Logistics Specialist(For only Sierra Leone nationals)

UNICEF, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th June, 2016

Job Description

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Plans design and implements appropriate logistics systems including warehousing and in-country transport capacity, including establishment of Long Term Arrangements and frame agreements for e.g. customs clearance, storage, transport and distribution as might be required.
  • Ensures service provider performance including use of key performance indicators.
  • Participates in programme planning, and advises on logistics considerations.
  • Ensures funds availability for in-country warehousing, movement and distribution.
  • Ensures appropriate processes and systems are in place to ensure efficiency of the logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, transport requests, receipt and dispatch of goods).
  • Ensures appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of logistics operations.
  • Establishes and maintains logistics plans and delivery plans further to supply availability plans. Coordinates with zone offices as might be required.
  • Establishes routing and scheduling plans for in country distribution.
  • Coordinates shipment planning with zone offices.
  • Issues delivery schedules to programme for confirmation.
  • Raises logistics bottlenecks to supervisor for prioritisation.
  • Ensure regular and timely transmission of pipeline, logistics monitoring information, stock levels and distribution status to programmes and logistics focal point at national level.
  • For emergencies: Coordinates with logistics cluster, and ensures UNICEF interest and supplies are given appropriate priority.
  • Conducts special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office procedures and practices related to logistics.
  • Any other duty as might be required by the supervisor.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International Development, Contract/Commercial Law, or areas directly related to logistics operations or UNICEF programme areas.
  • First University degree combined with 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.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in logistics management.
  • Number of years and required complexity of experience will depend on the complexity of the specific assignment.
  • Emergency experience will considered as an asset

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