Title of Post: Supply Assistant Vacancy Notice: INTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO:18/HCR/KGL/VN/026 Post Number 10020326
Duty Station: Butare Category and Level: GL4 Closing date of application: 2018-08-20 Duration of assignment: Initially for a period of one year
Organizational Context

The Supply Assistant provides support to all local activities pertaining to the supply chain function including planning, sourcing, transport, shipping, customs clearance and warehousing in the operation support supply activities within an office.

The incumbent is supervised by a higher level supply position in the office and receives regular guidance and instructions form the supervisor on successive steps. S/he 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 the operation. The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the management of material resources within the geographical area covered by the office while exercising efficiency in the use of those resources.


? UNHCR delivers timely and quality goods and services to persons of concern in compliance with supply chain rules and procedures.


Operational Support
? Initiate custom clearance of consignments, draft exemption requests, liaise with local agent, support warehouse management, assist with planning and goods deliveries and provide information on the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.
? Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide reports and updates periodically, and on request.

Infrastructure Support
? Examine Purchase Requests to ensure conformity and liaise with requesters.
? Prepare quotation requests and tenders, produce bid-tabulations from tenders, and prepare Purchase orders for approval.
? Dispatch approved Purchase Orders, and follow-up with the delivery of ordered commodities and services.
? Provide information on all procurement activities within area of responsibility.
? Assist in managing Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) effectively according to UNHCR rules and regulations including registration and marking of new PPE, physical verification of PPE, preparation of agreements, preparation of disposal forms (including submissions to LAMB/AMB), and assistance with disposal of PPE.
? Produce standard asset management reports and other asset information, periodically and when requested.

Business Support
? Identify and assess vendors based on their capability for delivering commodities and services. Maintain vendor and item master databases.
? Maintain accurate data in all relevant business systems. Compile statistical information on supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
? Any other responsibility deemed necessary or as delegated by the Supervisor in order to meet the level of service requires by the organisation.





? Identify vendors based on their capability for delivering commodities and services. Maintain vendor and item master databases.
? Decide on the content of information and reports submitted to the Supervisor.

Minimum Qualification

? Completion of the Secondary School Education;
? Minimum 4 years of previous relevant professional job experience;
? Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language and/or local language (as applicable in the duty station).
? Analytical thinking.
? Planning and Organizing.

Desirable Qualification and Competencies

? Computer skills (MS Office, PeopleSoft)
? Experience in customs formalities
? Experience in logistics

Operational Context

Internal candidates
General Service Staff members currently serving at the duty station where the vacancy exists, who have been appointed through AC process and have Indefinite or Fixed Term Appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL).

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.
UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Should you be asked for a fee or a benefit at any stage of this process, please report your concern to UNHCR’s Investigation Service (inspector@unhcr.org).
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN Salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the international Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org.

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