Job Description

This Fixed-Term Appointment position at G6 level is advertised and open to all applicants.

Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

- In compliance with Supply Chain rules and procedures, support the related supply activities to facilitate UNHCR end to end processes resulting in a timely and quality delivery of goods and services to persons of concern.

- Prepare plans for delivery of relief and other non-food items according to the operational needs and regularly update the information in UNHCR IT systems - Apply UNHCR's sourcing & procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services. Update the information in UNHCR IT systems. Ensure timely customs clearance of consignments.

- Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on supply activities and provide timely reports and updates both periodically and on request.

- Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order.

- Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders, and assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations, prepare proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.

- Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence, and monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery.

- Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting operations, HQ entities and others, as applicable.

- Provide Asset Management reports, customized reports, and gathers information on all assets and provides in-depth reports periodically and when requested.

- Monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems. Compile and analyze statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.

- Disseminate and promote UNHCR's global policies, standards and guidance on Supply Chain Management.

In the Country Operations: - Ensure local liaison with partners to effectively support the supply activities.

- Manage storage of goods according to "best practices" and UNHCR rules and regulations.

- Coordinate supply activities of UNHCR Partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.

- Implement effective asset and fleet management that regularly monitors the asset/fleet pool, saves cost and safeguards the investment of the organization including receipt, inspection, registration & marking of new Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE), organization of the physical verification of PPE, ensure that PPE agreements are properly issued and signed, and preparation of disposal forms and cases for the Asset Management Board, and organize the disposal of PPE according to Asset Management Board decisions.

- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience 3 years of relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years of relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.

Field(s) of Education n/a (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential) Certificates and/or Licenses Trade, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or a related field (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential: None Desirable: Other UN procurement and Logistics training such as IAPSO and UNPD.

Knowledge of MSRP and/or other similar ERP systems for supply-chain management.

Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy IT-PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management; SC-Supply Planning SC-Commercial experience (procurement, service agreements/contracts, RFP, tendering) SC-Customs clearance SC-Logistics SC-Warehouse Management SC-Asset Management SC-Fleet Management (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Core Competencies: Accountability Communication Organizational Awareness Teamwork & Collaboration Commitment to Continuous Learning Client & Result Orientation Managerial Competencies: Managing Resources Cross-Functional Competencies: Analytical Thinking Planning and Organizing Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

UNHCR is committed to diversity as well as creating an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

The Supply Associate manages and supports all activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing & procurement, transport, shipping, customs clearance, warehousing, assets & fleet management and monitoring within the area of responsibility.

The incumbent is supervised by a higher-level supply position and receives regular guidance and instructions from the supervisor on successive steps. The incumbent may supervise some staff in the office. The incumbent maintains regular contact on a working level on routine issues with other UNHCR offices, UN agencies, NGOs, government partners and commercial contractors in the area to facilitate performing the supply function. The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the supply activities assigned to him/her within the geographical area covered while exercising efficiency in the use of the available resources.

UNHCR Brazil started the development of its local supply chain in early 2018 with limited presence and activities. Today the supply team spreads across three offices and it is currently made up of seven staff members. This position is based in the Branch Office and the incumbent will also provide direct support to other offices under its area of coverage, including through Capacity Development initiatives when required. The Branch Office team does not directly manage physical warehouse activities.

The closing date of applications is 25 April 2021 (midnight Geneva time).

No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview.

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