Cold Chain Supply & Logistics Specialist NO-3, FT, Yaounde, Cameroon #118266 careers in UNICEF Yaoundé, Cameroon

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This Job Listing is about UNICEF in Yaoundé, Cameroon 2022

About the job

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, support!

UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change led to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.

To learn more about UNICEF Cameroon, use the below link

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job

Under the direct supervision of the Supply & Logistics Manager, the incumbent provides technical support to Cameroon country immunization programs to ensure efficient integrated supply chain management considering all key areas (Vaccine forecasting, Effective Vaccine Management, CCEOP, System design, and HR capacity building components).

III. Key Functions, Accountabilities, And Related Duties/tasks

  • Provide technical support to countries for their Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) Assessments in preparations for new vaccine introduction.
  • Support countries where EVM assessments were conducted to develop strategic cold chain and logistics Improvement Plans (IPs) as well as the implementation and monitoring of the IPs.
  • Support countries to conduct cold chain inventories and develop cold chain upgrade and replacement plans as well as support and monitor the implementation of the plans with a regular update to RO & HQs.
  • Assist countries with CCL equipment selection, with the re-design of their CCL systems.
  • Support and track the implementation of a new vaccine introduction plan focusing on activities related to cold chain and vaccine management in priority countries.
  • Support countries to use appropriate tools for regularly monitoring vaccine stocks and temperatures at all levels.
  • Request for and analyze stock management tools (SMT) and other vaccine management tools from countries on monthly basis and provide technical support to prevent vaccine and supplies stock-out and wastage.
  • Support country teams to build technical capacity for national and sub-national Cold Chain and Logistics Officers in vaccine and cold chain management
  • Provide technical assistance to countries in the development of their Full Portfolio Planning for application to GAVI

IV. Impact of Results

  • Rapid and relevant responses and assistance to countries provided to evolving supply needs and situations, including emergencies, with a priority on achieving value for money.
  • Integrity, standards, and accountability are monitored, administered, and maintained by implementing sound, accurate supply/logistics management systems, procedures, documentation, and accurate reporting.
  • Professional assistance and training provided for capacity-building to enhance efficient, effective, and timely delivery of immunization cold chain supplies at the country level
  • Effective procurement is conducted to attain the lowest cost without sacrificing quality.
  • Effective collaboration and partnership in supply, procurement, purchasing, contracting, and logistics with internal and external counterparts developed and maintained through better coordination, communication, and networking.

V. Competencies And Level Of Proficiency Required

Core Competencies (For Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities) *

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have


Advanced university degree (Master’s) in Supply chain & logistics or in Administration,

Cold Chain and health logistics or other Masters (pharmacy, engineer)”.


Minimum of five years of progressively relevant professional experience with extensive hands-on equivalent field experience in logistics, refrigeration, and/or management. Sales/marketing experience in the private sector, or experience in institutional procurement of Supply chain & logistics and waste management products.

Language Requirements

Fluency in French. Working knowledge of English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies (For Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities) *

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Candidates are requested to upload a copy of their master’s degree.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Company: UNICEF

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate 

Job Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Application Deadline: N/A

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