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Senior Supply & Logistics Associate, GS-7 At UNICEF

Job no: 527952

Work type: Fixed Term

Appointment Location: Cameroon

Categories: Supply/Logistics

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.

For every child

As part of the implementation of the Supply component of Cameroon country programme, Supply & Logistic unit has as a Supply & Logistics Associate post, in Bertoua field office.  Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Operation and technical supervision of the Supply & Logistics Specialist the position will support; low value procurement, transport/distributions, warehouse and stocks management and monitors distribution at partners warehouses.

How can you make a difference?

The efficiency and effectiveness of the support provided by the Sr. Supply & Logistics Associate to the development, implementation and monitoring of logistics component facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the respective section, which in turn enhances the offices and UNICEF's capacity in helping the most vulnerable women and children.

  • Support field office with low value procurement, development of appropriate specifications for quality products/supplies while ensuring procurement is in line with procurement guidelines
  • Prepare Request for Quotations (RFQs) and conduct analysis of offers to achieve best value for money. Follow up on order fulfillment, payment and purchase order closure while keeping stakeholders informed on the progress.
  • Coordinate shipments of supplies from central warehouse to the field office warehouse and delivery to counterpart for timely distribution of supplies. Support with quality assurance.
  • Ensure supplies storage and dispatch is in line with office procedure, ensuring authorization and proper documentation for dispatch, warehousing, transportation and distribution.
  • Prepare loading plan and certification transport estimates by ensuring the cost is as per LTA terms. monitor service provision by contractors and certify the invoices.
  • Ensure internal control systems are in place in warehouse management, supplies receipt, records keeping, storage arrangement, reporting in line with procurement and logistics SOP and guidelines.
  • Support programme in the field office on planning supply & logistics activities for timeline distribution of supplies.
  • Support activity of end user monitoring, collating feedback into a database for actions implementation follow up.
  • Participate in partnerships and collaborative relations with UN organizations to support harmonized and collaborative procurement and logistics arrangements in the field. Advise supply & Logistics Specialist on Supply & Logistics developments/activities in the field office..
  • Ensure appropriate filing of procurement & Logistics records are maintained for future reference including for audit. Maintain and share periodic procurement & Logistics report capturing activities in the field office, including report on supplies status at partners warehouses

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

First university degree or equivalent (BTS / DUT) in, economics or law or logistics, supplemented by courses in technical or Supply, logistics or related field.


Minimum 7 years of work experience, in procurement, logistics or other administrative function in a commercial working environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of a range of specialized topics, including the relevant supply chain policies, partnership mechanisms, rules and regulations.
  • High level of proficiency or skill is required in the interpretation and application of specialized rules and regulations to the particular circumstances of complex individual cases.
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF office tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relevant supply chain processes and ability to consistently apply relevant policies, procedures and good practices in the daily work. Good judgement in order to handle complex cases including considerations for exceptions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor.
  • Ability to use supply related modules in SAP system added advantage
  • Ability to establish priorities and plan his/her own work and plan, coordinate and monitor the work of those under his/her supervision.
  • Ability to draft clear and concise reports or rationale for supply related decisions on key issues.

Language Requirements: Fluency in French and knowledge of English

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.

The competencies required for this post are….

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Drive for Result
  • Working with People

Functional Competencies:

  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Planning and Organizing

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.

View our competency framework at

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: 19 Nov 2019 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Applications close: 28 Nov 2019 11:55 PM W. Central Africa Standard Time

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