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UN Jobs – Supply Chain Officer – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title:   Supply Chain Officer

Organisation: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Resources Management Officer (SRMO)


About US:

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.  IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.


Job Summary:  Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Senior Resources Management Officer (SRMO), and in close collaboration with the Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and in coordination with the Supply Chain Division at Headquarters (HQ), the Supply Chain Officer will be responsible and accountable for overseeing the supply chain activities, guided by Supply Chain Management (SCM) objectives to deliver quality goods/services to the beneficiaries at optimal price and in a timely manner.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct strategic planning for supply chain related activities of the Country Office (CO) in close collaboration, with internal and external stakeholders in the country, as well as relevant units at HQ.
  • Conduct logistics capacity assessment and market research to keep abreast decision makers about local market trends and developments; analyze statistical data and market reports on the commodity situation, production patterns and availability of good and services.
  • Supervise and manage and provide first-line support and guidance for all supply chain management related tasks and activities, including planning, budgeting, scheduling and provision of goods and services needed by the CO. Prepare regular progress reports, statistical information and briefing notes, as required.
  • Lead and supervise the supply chain activities in the CO, including planning, procurement, warehouse management, transport and distribution, fleet, assets and facilities management, logistics information management and reporting, and provide guidance and training to the relevant staff with respect to the related policies, rules and regulations.
  • Identify supply chain bottlenecks (value stream mapping) and optimize the processes to fill the gaps and ensure beneficiaries receive quality goods and services in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Review procurement requests, identify service providers, and evaluate information regarding vendor’s performance in terms of quality, prices, and timely delivery of goods/services. Maintain a pool of qualified vendors. Prepare contracts and agreements in coordination with legal department (LEG) and relevant parties, and ensure service providers compliance to contractual agreements.
  • Solicit bids, quotations and tender documents, oversee bidding process and provide guidance for executing the procurement transactions, analyze the offers assuring conformity to specified requirements; conduct appraisals and select suppliers, and confirm terms of payment; supervise the preparation and processing of the purchase orders, and ensure receiving authorization in line with the CO’s delegation of authority (DOA) matrix.
  • Liaise with the programme management and provide first- line technical support in preparing and issuance of “Call for Proposals” and bidding documents for the tendering processes of the programmes/projects. Ensure bidding processes are conducted fairly, transparently and in accordance with the existing procurement rules and regulations. Coordinate with Project Managers regarding developed projects and advise on the development of procurement plans and on identifying and mitigating Supply Chain related risk (value chain mapping) to facilitate the successful implementation of projects.
  • In coordination with relevant parties, ensure timely submission of asset procurement and other reports within the CO, Regional Office and relevant H HQ departments, as appropriate.
  • Establish and manage a robust appropriate internal control mechanisms for Supply Chain Management process to safeguard the Organization’s assets and prevent fraud, while ensuring that country specific administrative procedures are in place and followed in accordance with the Organization’s rules and regulations.
  • Monitor the maintenance and repair of office facilities, including preventive maintenance. Establishment maintenance agreements with competent service providers, when it is feasible and determined to be cost effective.
  • Supervise, train and guide the SCM staff of CO, while monitoring, evaluating and promoting their professional and career development.
  • Represent the CO in the UN inter-agency meetings and forums related to supply chain management. Collaborate on sharing resources to achieve common goals and implementation of UN global initiatives.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in managing diverse procurement and logistics operations; and,
  • Demonstrated experience in training and managing large teams of co-workers, managing vendors and suppliers.
  • Extensive knowledge of IOM/UN internal procurement and financial rules, as well as IOM’s system and processes as they apply to procurement and logistics; and,
  • Excellent level of computer literacy and good knowledge of SAP/Oracle is an advantage.
  • Languages: fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French is an advantage. Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.



Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.


How to Apply:

All interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system referring to this advertisement.


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Deadline: 17th May 2023



  • IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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