Job title: Supply Associate - G6
Job type: Temp-To-Perm
Emp type: Full-time
Job published: 04-09-2020
Job ID: 32273

Job Description

The Position:

The United Nations Office in Tanzania is establishing a roster of in various functionalities.   The successful candidates’ profiles shall be kept in the roster to be used by UN Agencies in Tanzania looking to recruit for this function.   The candidates’ profiles shall be valid for 2 years. 


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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 UN 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


All UN 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 UN which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules and respective UN 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 the UN core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.



  • In compliance with supply chain rules and procedures, support the related supply activities to facilitate respective agency 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 respective agency IT systems
  • Apply respective agency sourcing & procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services. Update the information in respective agency 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 respective agency 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 respective agency global policies, standards and guidance on supply chain management.
  • Ensure local liaison with partners to effectively support the supply activities.
  • Manage storage of goods according to "best practices" and respective agency rules and regulations. 
  • Coordinate supply activities of respective agency Partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant respective agency 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.


Qualifications and Experience:

Years of Education / Degree Level  

3 years relevant experience with high school diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Certificates and/or Licenses


  • Trade;                          
  • Business Administration;                                 
  • Economics;                  
  • Marketing; or a related field 



Other UN procurement and logistics training – such as IAPSO and UNPD.


Functional Skills

  • IT-Computer literacy (MS Office and PeopleSoft/MSRP); 
  • IT-PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management;
  • SC-Supply Chain Management;
  • SC-Planning;
  • SC-Procurement;
  • SC-Customs formalities;
  • SC-Logistics;
  • SC-Warehouse Management;
  • SC-Asset & Fleet Management;



Language:    Fluency in Kiswahili and English. 


How to Apply: 

In order to submit your application create an account on Radar website by clicking ''I'm interested'' button.

Your application letter should state the relevant Reference number in the subject line and be addressed to; 

The Human Resources Working Group

One UN Office in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam


The closing date  for application is 07 October 2020

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.

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