Supply Chain Specialist (Monitoring), P-3, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Monitoring, Strategic Data and Evidence Centre, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, #128215

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  • Denmark
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

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, health.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Strategic office context

The Monitoring, Strategic Data and Evidence Centre (MSDEC) focuses on the generation, synthesis, use and sharing of evidence and data as key contributions to supply chain optimization, programme design, and demonstrating results and achievements. The centre serves as the centralized source of official supply and logistics data, statistics and analysis, as well as the norm-setting entity on supply data in UNICEF. It leads on performance monitoring, demand forecasting and supply planning, end-to-end supply chain monitoring, as well as research and evaluation to use evidence to inform improvements to processes. It leverages UNICEF’s experience on supply chain monitoring and performance measuring to support countries improve visibility and performance of their supply chain through increased use of data. The centre’s work is cross-cutting in nature, providing support to SD, Regional and Country Offices, and collaborating with other Divisions and external supply partners. The position with this Job Profile provides critical visibility, monitoring and reporting of the UNICEF supply chain under the Supply Intelligence pillar of MSDEC.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Specialist (Strategic Data, Evidence & Monitoring) and in the framework of UNICEF Supply Chain Digitalization Initiative, the incumbent is responsible for (1) ensuring UNICEF’s supply information systems, including VISION, Info Hub and InSight, adequately meet the needs for visibility; (2) ensuring reports, data and supply intelligence are made available as needed via UNICEF’s progressively available digital solutions; and (3) supports the development of capacities within the supply community on supply intelligence and digital dexterity.

Key functions and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Specialist (Strategic Data, Evidence & Monitoring):

Actively contributes to the UNICEF Supply Strategy on Digitalization, particularly concerning data availability, visibility and monitoring of the UNICEF supply chain, while also supporting the leveraging of experiences in support of UNICEF’s government partners engaged in strengthening their use of data in their supply chains.

  1. Ensures the availability of data, analysis and statistics required for statutory reports for the Director’s Office, including the Supply Division and Supply Function Annual Reports, the UN Annual Statistical Report, and audit reports
  2. Ensures the design, business logic, functionalities, relevance, user friendliness and data accuracy of reports, indicators and visualizations in relation to supply inputs to humanitarian and development programmes – both in SAP, in the Data Warehouse and on corporate web platforms, and both for internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Contributes to the development, maintenance and enhancement of reporting tools, models for supply chain data analysis, the supply chain visibility and monitoring dashboards, data warehouse and databases for Supply Division and the supply function where relevant, including documentation and guidance on such.
  4. Oversees data analysis and generates supply intelligence with a focus on strategic and cross-centre activities, facilitates the understanding of the analysis, communicates results, creates linkages with external sources and users as relevant, including partners, and supports the establishment or improvement of processes and a knowledge base on supply chain, as required.
  5. Ensures the availability of relevant and updated policy, user guides and documentation for the standard supply chain reporting, analysis and monitoring tools and processes; coordinates the development and maintenance of the training module on supply chain monitoring and digital dexterity, and delivers training to users as part of the professionalization efforts for the supply community.
  6. Participates in the development, analysis, testing and implementation of supply related business process improvements.
  7. Provides effective supervision to staff and consultants to ensure the achievement of the targets, by providing clear directions and objectives and maintaining a healthy and respectful work environment.
  8. Performs any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The following minimum requirements:

Education: Advanced University degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Social Sciences, Data and Information Management or other related discipline.

*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 1 additional year of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain and/or data analysis, supply chain monitoring, supply chain visibility and/or performance, or statistics, preferably in international development or business.
  • Hands-on experience in complex data management, data warehousing and analysis, preferably related to procurement, logistics and/or supply chain.
  • Experience with computer applications especially data analysis and visualization applications such as Power BI and SAP.

Languages Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

The following desirables:

  • Knowledge of business processes, public procurement, logistics and/or transport principles.
  • Language: Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

 The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional Competencies:

  • Planning and Organizing (2) 
  • Applying Technical Expertise (2)
  • Analyzing (2)
  • Persuading and Influencing (2)

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at:

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

Advertised: 29 Apr 2024 Romance Daylight Time
Deadline: 13 May 2024 Romance Daylight Time

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