United Nations Population Fund
Under the general supervision of the UNFPA CO Representative and under the direct supervision of the Gaza Emergency Field Coordinator (Head of Office), and in close collaboration with the Operations Manager the Humanitarian Logistician will support in coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting of humanitarian logistics and supply chain activities in Gaza.
The incumbent will provide direct support to the Palestine CO affected by the current escalation of conflict and, in consultation with the Representative and Deputy Representative, Head of Office in Gaza and the Programme Team Leads, will closely work with national authorities, humanitarian agencies, civil society and local counterparts to provide humanitarian assistance to the crisis affected communities in a manner consistent with the methodology outlined in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Cluster system and Humanitarian Programme Cycle.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, the following assigned duties:
- Lead and coordinate overall logistics for UNFPA supplies within Gaza in close collaboration with the CO operations team.
- Work to update and implement the Concept of Operations for logistics including the flow such as importation channels, movement of goods (corridors), storage (hubs), and distribution network within Gaza.
- Work with the CO logisticians to process movements of supplies into Gaza from relevant access points, working closely with logistics cluster / other mechanisms, conduct receipt and inspection of goods and process storage, and onward dispatch to service delivery points in line with last mile assurance.
- Engage with all relevant humanitarian partners to optimize UNFPA’s supply chain in Gaza and coordinate with health sector partners and UN agencies in terms of planning and development of the health supply chain for a response.
- Ensure availability of medical logistics and pharmacy equipment based on the needs as requested.
- Coordinate with the Logistics Cluster and the Health Cluster, as needed, to ensure gaps and needs are raised, and to leverage Logistics Cluster facilitated services and information for UNFPA’s operation.
- In coordination with operations manager and procurement team, maintain visibility on the procurement plan based on forecasted needs and response plan of UNFPA.
- At the request of the OM support in any local procurement, PSI, and other aspects of local procurement in Gaza.
- Coordinate and monitor incoming procurement of medical supplies in close coordination with the UNFPA country office procurement team, RO, and HQ team.
- In line with requirements, ensure proper compliance with importation procedures and processes into Gaza as defined by national authorities, OCHA, or UNCT.
- Identify suitable warehousing structures and transporters to store and manage medical supplies.
- Establish / maintain a stock management system including but not limited to physical movement, warehouse access rules, stock cards, bin cards, shelf-life, and recording of movements both in hard documents and software.
- Ensure proper record-keeping as per the organization’s policies and procedures.
- In close coordination with the programme team, ensure the distribution plan is clear and implemented for supplies in Gaza.
- Oversee/implement assessment of IPs and health facilities to ensure they are able to maintain the quality of goods. If needed, raise potential procurement needs for infrastructure, propose mitigation measures, or conduct capacity building for staff at health facilities.
- Oversee day to day operations in Gaza and serve as Security Focal Point (SFP) for all Gaza operations and movements
- Provide technical inputs to financial proposals including lead-time for medical commodities, correct financial value for products, shipping, clearance and to budget additional costs for management of supplies.
- Establish a monitoring and reporting system to disseminate timely information to key stakeholders.
- Provide technical support and inputs on planning and proposals.
- Lead and coordinate, on the job training for the warehouse staff on the WHO Good Storage and Distribution practices with a particular focus on the handling of cold chain medicines.
- To facilitate the coordination between the stakeholders national and international partners and the UN agencies in logistics.
- Advice on fleet management and support daily movement plans together with the Gaza Field Coordinator
- Coordinate and oversee any logistics needs for the UNFPA guest house(s)
- Undertake any other operations / logistics actions – as requested by the Gaza Emergency Field Coordinator.
This is a temporary appointment at the P3 level, for an initial period of 6 months, renewable
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