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Warehouse Assistant - 02 posts, GS-5, TA (364 days), #117749 & #117875, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, #545320 (only for Bangladeshi nationals)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: GS-5, General Support
Job Expired 27 Oct 2021
Added 1 month ago
Job Description

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.

The UNICEF Cox’s Bazar field office which is under the UNICEF Bangladesh Country office (BCO) is providing vital humanitarian and emergency response services to the L3 Rohingya emergency. Currently it is estimated that about 1.3 million Rohingya Refugees live in the camps in Cox’s Bazar. UNICEF Cox’s Bazar field office has a staff compliment of over 150 staff members, most of them new to UNICEF, as well as standby partners, consultants and UNVs. In addition to responding to the Rohingya emergency, UNICEF Cox’s Bazar is also implementing regular developmental programmes in the host communities within the 8 Upazzilas of Cox’s Bazar district.

For every child, commitment.

Within this context, the warehouse assistant is expected to undertake activities pertaining to UNICEF’s warehouse management rules, regulation and best practices. The warehouse assistant will be responsible to undertake receipt, storage management and dispatch of UNICEF supplies to meet the program and emergencies need on timely manner. In addition, he/she will be providing support in the IP warehouse assessment and practically guiding the IPs’ warehouse staff in receipt, storage arrangement, dispatch and reporting on UNICEF supplies.


How can you make a difference?

  • Rapid and relevant responses and assistance provided to evolving warehouse needs with a priority on receiving, storing and dispatching supplies on time as requested.
  • Under the supervision of the warehouse officer/specialist, responsible for receipt and dispatch of all shipments within the warehouse in respect of UNICEF policies, guidelines, standard and procedures.
  • Inspect/verify the quantity and quality of supplies received against the purchase order or any other relevant documents.
  • Implement dispatch plans and organize loading and transportation of supplies to relevant consignee in consultation with warehouse in-charge, ensure proper waybills are issued for all the dispatches and inform the consignee of the upcoming deliveries.
  • Ensure the warehouse is well maintained and kept clean and neat. Ensure fire extinguishers are located in the appropriate area and their expiry dates are regularly monitored and action taken for replacement when required.
  • Ensure all stock movements are reflected in VISION, perform all the warehouse transaction for other UNICEF zonal office as instructed, records and supporting documents are maintained properly.
  • Carry out regular physical random checks of inventory, organize stock inventory for mid-year and year end year full stock count following instructions received from supervisors.
  • Maintaining a strong collaboration with logistics team and partners for stock inventory related matters and provide when necessary technical support /inputs to program planning.
  • Participates in providing support to national system on strengthening warehouse management and assist where necessary in providing technical and advisory support to partners and government counterparts on warehouse management issues.
  • Perform any other logistics related tasks.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of minimum Secondary Education preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • A minimum of five years of practical work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing, contracting or other related fields is required.
  • Past work experience in emergency duty station.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (Level 1)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (Level 1)
  • Drive to achieve results for impact (level 1)
  • Innovates and embraces change (level 1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (Level 1)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (level 1)
  • Works collaboratively with others (level 1)

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


*UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

*Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

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

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