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UNICEF Vacancy Announcement in Nepal

UNICEF Vacancy Announcement in Nepal
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UNICEF Vacancy Announcement in Nepal
UNICEF Vacancy Announcement in Nepal

Kathmandu – 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.

Position: Procurement Officer
• Job no: 533941
• Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
• Location: Nepal
• Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)
• School/Unit: Nepal
• Department/Office: Kathmandu, Nepal
• Categories: Supply/Logistics, NO-2

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, support

Under the supervision of the Supply and Logistics Specialist, P3, The Procurement Officer is responsible for managing the supply chains of the Nepal Country Office, and/or medium-sized emergency response operation. The supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, in-country transport, and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies, services, and construction works. The incumbent collaborates closely with programs in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides technical and advisory support to program staff and government, national systems and partners on supply chain management.


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

 Advanced university Degree in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.
 *A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), with two additional years of relevant work experience in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or another directly-related technical field, may be taken in lieu of a Masters degree.
 A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, and procurement, is required.
 In-depth knowledge of contracting for services is required including experience with medium to large scale construction contracts.
 Must have experience in providing technical advice for complex contracting requirements.
 Experience of training in contracting and other supply related topics is an advantage.
 Understanding of development and humanitarian work. Emergency experience is an advantage.
 Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

The Competencies required for this post are (Level 2):
 Builds and maintains partnerships (Level 2)
 Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (Level 2)
 Drive to achieve results for impact (Level 2)
 Innovates and embraces change (Level 2)
 Manages ambiguity and complexity (Level 2)
 Thinks and acts strategically (Level 2)
 Works collaboratively with others (Level 2)
 Nurtures leads and manages people (Level 1)

Application Deadline: 8 September 2020



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