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Procurement Services Officer United Nations at UNICEF Tanzania

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Temporary Appointment Procurement Services Officer (NOB), Dar es salaam, Tanzania, # 572757,364 days (open for Tanzanian Nationals only)
Job no: 572757
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: NO-2
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Supply Management

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For every child, Support
The Procurement Services (PS) mechanism is an integral part of UNICEF programs of cooperation, and allows UNICEF to make its procurement capacity, scale and expertise available to partners. PS provides an opportunity to facilitate a more optimal use of national budgets for children, as well as an entry point to provide targeted technical support to national supply chains and systems. Ultimately, these engagements drive results for Tanzanian children and mothers, while UNICEF works with the government to strengthen local government supply chain systems. UNICEF Tanzania has been providing Procurement Services to the Government of Tanzania (mostly the Ministry of Health Tanzania Mainland and the Ministry of Health of Zanzibar), other UN Agencies, and some development partners including some NGOs. The health sector has especially benefited from a major strategic leveraging opportunities for the provision of essential medical supplies and equipment for children and women for Tanzania and Zanzibar. As an example, Tanzania (including Zanzibar) has accessed Procurement Services for procurement of childhood vaccines, related injection devices, cold chain equipment and devices and rapid diagnostic tests, with the value of over US$ 60 million in 2022. The total volume of PS transactions in 2023 was over US$ 75 million.

How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Supply &Logistics Specialist, the Procurement Services Officer is responsible for coordinating and managing all transactional aspects of the Procurement Services (PS) portfolio/activities, including forecasting and planning of needs, processing of Cost Estimates (CEs) against partner requests, importation permits, customs clearance, monitoring and reporting on PS activities.

Key functions/accountabilities:
1. Supply Chain Service Delivery and Response:
  • Responsible for transactional processes, logistics and pipeline monitoring, communication and coordination of procurement services transactions. Provides technical advice on specifications supply and logistics arrangements facilitating efficient procurement, clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment, in support of the country programme procurement services transactions.
  • Processing of requests for Cost Estimate (CE) and facilitates delivery of goods purchased under procurement services.
  • Supports procurement services clients with supply planning of all the annual needs.
  • Receive and review all procurement services requests before submitting them to Supply division for processing.
  • Prepare Cost Estimates requests forms for requests and timely share with Supply Division for processing.
  • Communicate with Supply Division and the clients to ensure needs are clearly understood and the right products/equipment are delivered timely 8. Monitoring movement of goods for procurement services clients and ensure their timely clearance and delivery to the clients.
  • Ensure coordination and monitoring of PS transactions, including beyond the point of entry; facilitate an effective PS workflow; and facilitate resolution of any bottlenecks, gaps, or other in country issues associated with any PS transactions in close collaboration with SD and national counterparts.
  • Maintains procurement services requests tracking sheet and share this regularly with clients for follow up and expediting.
  • Monitor all PS purchase orders to ensure timely delivery and maintaining an offshore shipment tracking system.
  • Work closely with UNICEF Logistics Associate, MOH and GPSA to ensure timely clearance and delivery of all offshore shipments.
  • Liaise with implementing partners for timely delivery and receipt of goods and equipment once cleared from the ports of entry.
  • Ensure effective support in Government capacity-building efforts in Supply chain management in order to enhance efficient, effective, and timely supply delivery.
2. Manage the procurement services portfolio:
  • Ensure that key elements of Procurement Services transactions are incorporated into national, donor and UNICEF strategies, including CPD and vice versa.
  • Ensure that PS activities/transactions are a drawdown from strategies that have been jointly established between Government and UNICEF
  • Work with the government to strengthen pre-ordering and post-delivery activities for existing PS supplies and support them in establishing strategies that will maximize the decisions/impact resulting from the PS partnership.
  • Manage the statement of accounts for all PS transaction.
3. Support National Supply Chain System Strengthening:
  • Support National Supply Chain System Strengthening through effective collaboration and partnerships with other donors and implementing partners to improve the supply chain efficiency in the country. Support in identifying system and capacity gaps in any segment of the supply chain, including supply financing challenges that may require technical assistance from UNICEF related to vaccines, health, and nutrition.
4. Provide technical support to MOH in conducting workshop(s) and training on supply chain management.
5. Provide technical support to MOH in quantification and budgeting of vaccines, cold chain equipment, malaria drugs, Bed nets, HIV/AIDS drugs, etc.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • Minimum requirements: Education: A university degree in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field is required.
  • Work Experience: At least 2 years of relevant work experience in supply, procurement, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields.
  • Skills: Strong experience in procurement of goods and contracting services, Experience in and understanding of development and humanitarian work. Work experience in emergency duty stations and response from a procurement perspective is an advantage and Health supply chain management experience an advantage.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Swahili is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships
(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
(3) Drive to achieve results for impact
(4) Innovates and embraces change
(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity
(6) Thinks and acts strategically
(7) Works collaboratively with others

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).  
To view our competency framework, please visit  here.   

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual  Contractors.

Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.

It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
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Advertised: 10 Jun 2024 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 24 Jun 2024 E. Africa Standard Time

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