Position Title : Supply Chain Officer
Duty Station : Mogadishu, Somalia
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 16 March 2023
Established in 1951, 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 work environment. Read more about diversity and
inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female
candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all
IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered
before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros;
Congo (the); Cook Islands; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy
See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic
Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated
States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia;
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe;
Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga;
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Head
of Resources Management, and in close collaboration with the Regional Office, East and Horn
of Africa, 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.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. 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.
2. Conduct logistics capacity assessment and market research to keep abreast decisionmakers
about local market trends and developments; analyze statistical data and market reports on the
commodity situation, production patterns and availability of good and services.
3. 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.
4. Lead and supervise the supply chain activities in the CO, including planning, procurement,
warehouse management, transport and distribution, fleet, assets and facilities management,
logistics informaiton management and reporting, and provide guidance and training to the
relevant staff with respect to the related policies, rules and regulations.
5. 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
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. In coordination with relevant parties, ensure timely submission of asset procurement and
other reports within the CO, Regional Office, and relevant HQ departments, as appropriate.
10. 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.
11. Monitor the maintenance and repair of office facilities, including preventive maintenance. e
Establishment maintenance agreements with competent service providers when it is feasible
and determined to be cost effective.
12. Supervise, train, and guide the SCM staff of CO, while monitoring, evaluating, and
promoting their professional and career development.
13. 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.
14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• 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 is an advantage.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in
English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic,
Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali
is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,
which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Previous applicants do not need to re-apply
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• 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.
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
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
responsibility for own action 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 potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling
environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations.
Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain
eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in
the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are
nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment,
accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain
exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or
after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No
late applications will be accepted.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 16 March 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
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.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 03.03.2023 to 16.03.2023
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview,
processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank
Requisition: VN 2023 21 Supply Chain Officer (P3) Mogadishu, Somalia (57953590) Released
Posting: Posting NC57953591 (57953591) Released.