UNICEF Supply & Procurement Officer Jobs in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

UNICEF Supply & Procurement Officer Jobs in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

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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.

Purpose of the Assignment

  • Under the supervision of the Supply and Procurement Specialist, the Supply and Procurement Officer, provides technical support in planning, procurement and contracting and other administrative tasks in support of the efficient supply and procurement of the country office, ensuring timely and efficient output that is in compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.
  • At the NOB level, the below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence..

    Specific Tasks

  • Overall responsible for procurement of commodities and services, and monitoring of all upstream supply activities.
  • Develops and review procurement/supply plans of the Country Programme. Works closely with programme colleagues on forecasting. Provides technical advice on specifications/Terms of Reference, facilitating efficient procurement.
  • Establishes and maintains supply source and availability plans (offshore and local procurement). Proposes supply strategies (using category management) and actions decisions on offshore and local procurement.
  • Ensures development of appropriate evaluation criteria, solicitation, evaluation of offers, negotiation and formulation of contracts and long-term arrangements (LTAs) with suppliers and contractors.
  • Establishes appropriate processes adjusted to emergency (if relevant) and local context, while respecting UNICEF procurement principles and policies.
  • Maintains links with Supply Division on transnational shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
  • Conducts market research including supplier and partner/service provider’s capacity assessments.Â
  • Ensure accurate evaluation of supplier performance on the basis of quality of services rendered, product acceptability and delivery record
  • Ensures continuous information on local sourcing and availability options, feeding into
    source and availability plans.
  • Corresponds with suppliers to confirm deliveries and feed/update into current delivery schedules in close liaison with logistics to ensure coordination of delivery.
  • Facilitates the establishment and maintenance of a system of contact with customs and immigration authorities at national ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies, in keeping with established protocol.
  • Ensures preparation of supply status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, funding appeals etc.
  • Any other task as might be requested by supervisor.

    Impact of Results

  • The capacity of the Supply and Procurement Specialist to effectively and efficiently carry out the above duties contributes to the efficient planning, management and oversight of cost effective procurement, contracting, inventory, storage and delivery of supplies and related services directly impact on program delivery of goals and results.
  • This in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility of UNICEF as an effective and responsible manager of funds entrusted to the organization and to furthering UNICEF image as a competent organization for delivering cost effective and sustainable program results.


    Core values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

    Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)

    Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and Organising (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

    Desired Experience

    Qualification and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, International
  • Development, Contract/Commercial Law, or areas directly related to logistics operations or UNICEF programme areas.


  • Minimum 6 years of progressively experience in supply chain, logistics, procurement and/or administrative related work is required.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF, UN supply and procurement procedures and systems is an asset.

    Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and local language of the duty station is required.
  • 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 organisation.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th January,2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Supply & Procurement Officer Jobs in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

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