Shipping and Logistics Specialist, P3, FT, #102931, Polio/HEPI/Shipping Unit, Vaccine Centre, Supply Division – Copenhagen, Denmark

  • G02 Zero hunger
  • G03 Good Health and Well Being
  • G17 Partnerships for the Goals
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • June 20, 2019

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Under the general guidance of the Vaccine Senior Manager, the Vaccine Logistics Specialist will assist in the development and execution of end-to-end transport activities (from manufacturer to recipient countries) inclusive of tracking delivery of vaccine shipments with stringing cold chain requirements including insurance and reporting requirements. The Specialist will also support partners and industry to maintain an agenda of continuous improvement including sustainability related to deliveries. Estimated annual volume for Shipping Unit: 2,600 shipments.

Shipping and Logistics Specialist, P3, FT, #102931, Polio/HEPI/Shipping Unit, Vaccine Centre, Supply Division – Copenhagen, Denmark

Purpose of the job:

Under the general guidance of the Vaccine Senior Manager, the Vaccine Logistics Specialist will assist in the development and execution of end-to-end transport activities (from manufacturer to recipient countries) inclusive of tracking delivery of vaccine shipments with stringing cold chain requirements including insurance and reporting requirements. The Specialist will also support partners and industry to maintain an agenda of continuous improvement including sustainability related to deliveries.  Estimated annual volume for Shipping Unit: 2,600 shipments.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  1. Support Supply Division Vaccine Centre, regional offices and country offices in relation to individual shipments and projects involving multiple shipments (campaigns, emergencies, etc.).
  2. Ensures all shipping activities and procurement of shipping services are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Manual, and all other applicable shipping and procurement procedures.
  3. Liaises with other centres regarding transportation under the responsibility of the Shipping Unit.
  4. Reviews material and freight specifications and requirements with Technical and QA Centres to ensure completeness and appropriateness.
  5. In partnership with QA, monitor the Vaccine Arrival Reports, vaccine quality complaints and logistical issues.
  6. Establishes work plans and priorities, monitors achievements and evaluates performance of support staff.
  7. Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

Education:

A completed Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in business, project management, supply chain management, transportation, logistics or international commerce or related field is required. *

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications (business, project management, supply chain management, transportation, logistics or international commerce or related field) and 7 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in transport or supply chain management is required.
  • At least three (3) years at an international level is required.
  • Experience in managing logistically complex medium- to large-scale projects is required.
  • Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and industrialized countries is required.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Proficiency in other UN language is an asset.

Competency Profile:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication [II]
  • Drive for results [II]
  • Working with people [II]

Functional Competencies

  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Leading and Supervising [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [II]
  • Following Instructions & Procedures [II]

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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.

Please be informed that all application to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF’s online recruiting system. You can apply to the above consultancy by creating your profile and application at our website: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index.php  

Requisition no: 522687

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