Supply Officer


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General

Description of assignment title

Supply Officer

Assignment country

Malawi

Expected start date

01/12/2021

Sustainable Development Goal

QUALITY EDUCATION

Volunteer category

International UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities

No

Host entity

UNICEF

Type

Onsite

Duration

12 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments

1

Duty stations

Lilongwe

Details

Mission and objectives

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2023) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS III) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ”all girls and boys in Malawi especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights”. The programme focuses on early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication. The programme is based on “leaving no child behind”, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’.

Context

UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2023) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS III) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ‘all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights’. The programme focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication. The programme is based on ‘leaving no child behind’, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’. Within COVAX, , UNICEF is leading the procurement of vaccines and associated immunization supplies such as syringes and also supporting transportation arrangements by leveraging our collaboration with key airlines and logistics service providers

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Procurement Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Supply Officer will: Provide technical advice on specifications/Terms of Reference, facilitating efficient procurement. Participate in the coordination activities with Programme and Operations Sections to provide supply input and guidance in order to improve the implementation of the Country Programme activities with emphasis on COVID-19 response and education activities Conduct and monitor effective local, regional and offshore procurement, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality as applicable. Establish and maintain supply source and availability plans for offshore and local procurement. Advise on raising Requisitions (Sales Orders, Purchase/Service Requisitions) and ensure development of appropriate evaluation criteria, solicitation documents, evaluation of offers, negotiation and formulation of contracts and long-term arrangements (LTAs) with suppliers and contractors. Assist in maintaining links with Supply Division on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies and monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement through regular contacts with action office and provide regular updates to relevant sections Communicate and report quality issues with respect to supplies and/or service agreements. Evaluate and make recommendations on potential local suppliers. Implement sound, accurate supply management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability. Ensure accurate evaluation of supplier performance based on quality of services rendered, product acceptability and delivery record Communicate with suppliers to confirm deliveries and feed/update into current delivery schedules in close liaison with logistics to ensure coordination of deliver

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