UNICEF Supply Chain Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

UNICEF Supply Chain Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Purpose of the Job:

The incumbent will be instrumental in defining and setting the norms and standards for Supply Chain Strategy Development and Implementation Capacity within the Supply Chain Strengthening Centre (SCSC) and within UNICEF’s Health System Strengthening Approach; UN reform and defining UNICEF’s comparative advantages in the donor and development partner landscape; and visioning the way forward which guides partners’ and UNICEF’s work.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Under the overall guidance of Senior Advisor Supply, UNICEF Supply Chain Hub, in collaboration with Supply Division’s related centres especially the Supply Chain Strengthening Centre (SCSC) and Procurement Services Centre, UNICEF’s Programme Group (PG)’s Immunization Supply Chain team, Regional and Country Offices, the Supply Chain Manager will be expected to:

  • Lead and drive the implementation of guidance in support of a common vision with governments (AU member states), the UN, bilateral, civil society, private sector, donors, and implementing partners on the supply chain system strengthening as part of health systems and humanitarian development continuum, specifically defining and capitalizing upon UNICEF’s comparative advantages regarding supply chain strategy development; in-country supply chain coordination and strengthening in-country capacities for implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Support governments (via UNICEF country and regional offices) to draft supply chain strategies: support countries to convene supply chain partners (via country offices as needed) advice on related policy and regulatory issues in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa CDC, and other partners; define evidence-informed supply chain interventions: and support efforts to define UNICEF’s in-country comparative advantages to implement national supply chain strategies.

  • Draft guidance (policy framework, capacity development plans) and other resources for UNICEF staff, Africa CDC staff, and development partners to inform supply chain strategy development and implementation in emergency contexts; define UNICEF comparative advantages to improve the resilience and sustainability of supply chain along the humanitarian-development continuum.

  • Support, in close collaboration with UNICEF SCS Center, the digitalization agenda of countries and Africa CDC by mapping supply/health digital investments (DICE), contributing to the implementation of the government-owned traceability solutions and GS1-labelling standards leading to reduced risk of falsification in legitimate supply chains and assisting with the roll-out of LMIS solutions within Africa CDC and beyond.

  • Conduct supply chain assessment, via UNICEF regional offices and in collaboration with UNICEF SD and PG, of processes, performance, and use the maturity model to identify key needs of countries.

  • Support supply chain implementation, via UNICEF regional offices, by provisioning technical support and supervising staff to implement the guidance, tools, and technical support on UNICEF’s comparative advantages in supply chain leadership and
    workforce development approaches; define supply chain leadership gaps; and identify the fundamental causes of supply chain workforce performance challenges.

  • Foster innovative private sector solutions for supply chain leadership and supply chain workforce capacities to implement national supply chain strategies. Network with The Global Fund, GAVI, USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, People that Deliver, and other key partners to build upon/complement existing capacity building and supply chain implementation projects/programmes.

  • Support and lead the coordination and submission of policy proposals, position papers, donor reports, case studies, and other documents for internal and external use; utilizeU NICEF and partners’ skill-building platforms for dissemination and implement learning strategies, i.e., SharePoint, Agora, for supply chain competencies.

  • Investigate and make recommendations for advancing work on non-heath sector supply chain capacity development needs (education and sanitation) and any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

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  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or higher) in one of the multiple areas of supply chain management, human resources management, business management, process improvement, public health, health systems, engineering, medical sciences, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, or other related fields is required.

  • A first University degree may be considered in lieu of Master’s degree in conjunction with two additional years of relevant work experience.


  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in supply chain workforce capacity building, with at least three years being in low- middle-income (implementing) countries and in relation to supply chain.

  • Technical knowledge of supply chain workforce; procurement and supply chain operations required.

  • Experience in humanitarian assistance and development programmes and a mix of field and headquarters postings are an asset.

  • Knowledge of private sector supply chains including supply chain workforce capacity building strategies and experience an asset.

  • Developing country work experience and familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language especially French or Portuguese an asset. (Other UN languages Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

    How to Apply

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