Aug 072018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Mali
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

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, an advocate…

UNICEF Mali is working in regions that lack basic social services and have been affected by political instability. We are also supporting the government in improving child survival, development, and protection. Our work focuses on strengthening community resilience, building capacity, and advocating equitable policy. We are working with partners to improve health, nutrition, WASH access, and education. We are part of an innovative multi-sectoral program to tackle stunting, and are investing in sustainable schooling.

Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct guidance of the Chief of Health or, in his/her absence, Immunization Specialist, the incumbent will support the Health Section, the government and the Cold Chain Supply Consultant to follow UNICEF processes and procedures in terms of Logistics matters.

The incumbent will propose a clear strategy to improve the management of Health activities relevant to Supply and Logistics and ensure the capacity building of national staff and national counterparts to ensure accountability is in place at each level and transactions.

This post will require advanced professional technical experience in support of operations and programme objectives while being accountable for effective planning, logistics, processes and systems, inventory and assets for UNICEF and government, particularly on issues regarding the cold chain, and vaccines.

  • Focal point for Health section & Cold Chain consultant for all procurement and logistics matters;
  • Prepare and monitor all documentation related to Supply, Logistics, Procurement and distribution, ensuring all UNICEF rules and procedures are respected;
  • Prepare distribution plans and follow up for effective delivery with partners;
  • Provide monthly reports on actions achieved, challenges and recommendations for the long-term;
  • Support and build the government’s capacity in the management of the vaccines supply chain;
  • Collaborate with UNICEF supply section to implement the Supply Plan of the Health Section;
  • Ensure that all recommendations on the Evaluation of the Vaccine Management (EVM) are implemented and documented;
  • Assure that all orders of vaccines and other materials & equipment for the cold chain are placed in a timely manner and monitor as periodically;
  • Ensure that all solar equipment for the cold chain are installed and functional;
  • Ensure that the system of storage at the national and subnational level is improved;
  • Ensure that the skills of the staff implied in the management of the PEV including the cold chain are improved;
  • Implement a system of monitoring of the temperature of all vaccine storage and ensure their functionality;
  • Ensure a regular and complete inventory of vaccines and all the cold chain equipment at national level and in all the regions and the districts in association with the services of the Ministry of Health;
  • Ensure the quality of data management for vaccines;
  • Ensure that the estimation of the annual needs in vaccines is done according to the storage capacity of Mali CO.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education:Advanced university degree in directly related areas of specialization, including credited courses in supply, logistics, purchasing or contracting. A first level university degree with additional two years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
  • Experience:Five years of professional work experience in logistic with focus on health activities and management of vaccines Supply Chain is required. International work experience in emergency duty station with a security component would be an asset.
  • Language:Fluency in English and French is required.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply

    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

    * Please note that is a non-family duty station.

    Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

    How to apply:

    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 organization. To apply, click on the following link

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