Deadline: 06 November, 2021

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is seeking to fill the role of Supply Chain Management Associate.

UNOPS’ mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.


  • Contribute substantively in the development and implementation of a comprehensive logistics system that will operate in accordance with UNOPS’ logistical procedures
  • Implement a coherent programme-wide logistical supply system in accordance with UNOPS’ procurement rules and regulations
  • Confidentially manage, file and organise logistics documentation
  • Organise for transportation of purchased goods
  • Identify and address any barriers that might impact on efficiency of the logistics activities that support projects
  • Administer contract performance, including delivery, receipt, warranty, damages and insurance
  • Reconcile and resolve any value discrepancies
  • Review and approve shipment and documents from suppliers
  • Arrange, track and keep track of all inbound courier whenever required
  • Maintain and develop the relationship with existing freight forwarders with main focus on flawless and swift transport
  • Follow up with the contracted shipping agencies and freight forwarders and ensure the accuracy of necessary documentation
  • Carry out all programme logistical services in accordance with UNOPS’ rules and regulations
  • Monitor the progress of shipments for UNOPS and its clients and coordinate the delivery of the same at the  client’s delivery places
  • Travel to the regions within the country in support of any programme issues that require additional support services
  • Establish effective relations with the different project managers in a proactive manner
  • Assist in planning, designing and implementation of appropriate logistics systems
  • Raise logistics bottlenecks to supervisor for prioritisation


  • Secondary school certificate or equivalent qualification
  • University degree, diploma or certification in a related field
  • Six years, minimum, of relevant professional experience in supply chain management, logistics, or asset management
  • One year, minimum, of knowledge and experience in freight forwarding and customs clearance
  • Knowledge and experience in storage and distribution practices (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UN procurement regulations and rules will be a plus
  • Fluency in English (writing, reading and speaking)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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