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Supply & Procurement Assistant (GS-5), Mexico City, Mexico, #126238 [Temp Appointment] Re-Advertisement (no need to re-apply)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
GS-5 General Support Temporary Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 27 Nov 2023
Posted 2 months 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.

For every child, commitment.

UNICEF Mexico is a medium-sized Country Office now expanding its operations through the north and south borders embarking on a bigger humanitarian action and response, whereby the needs for supply and human resources have increased and the central team requires additional support to fulfill their objectives and help UNICEF achieve its goals. 

The Supply and Logistics Assistant is responsible for the creation of Purchase Orders (Pos) for all the sections as their main duty, assisting in the uninterrupted supply of affordable and good quality supplies and services, adapted to the context and through compliance with UNICEF’s policies, procedures and ethics standards. 

How can you make a difference?

The Supply and Procurement Assistant reports to the Procurement Officer as per the Country Office (CO) set-up and is responsible for managing the supply process end to end of those projects assigned to her/him, with a special focus on the creation of the Purchase Orders in our ERP system SAP, for different departments within UNICEF (Programme, PFP, Communication, Operation) and also give support in the context of emergency situations. The job entails the creation of POs in the system, planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance/warehousing oversight/in-country transport (when needed), as well as monitoring of supplies and contracting of services. The incumbent, guided by the procurement officer, is accountable for delivering efficient and cost-effective administrative support services and responsible for effective planning and proper sourcing to contract institutions and individuals’ goods and services.


You will be responsible for:

1. Procurement/contracting  

2. In-country logistics

3. Warehousing and inventory management 

4. Other duties/responsibilities demanded of the supply and logistics team.

If you are interested in learning more about this position and the key-end results, functions and accountabilities, read the Complete Job Description  ToRs_Supply Procurement Assistant GS5 TA.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have the following requirements... 

  • Completion of secondary education. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative experience in supply chain management or procurement. For this position, a bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field may replace three years of the required work experience.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • An intermediate level of English.

 It will be considered an advantage if you have (although you are not required to)...

  • Technical or university courses related to supply chain, business administration, contract/commercial law, or another relevant technical field.
  • Experience in logistics and warehousing.
  • Previous experience with SAP (VISION) or similar ERP. 
  • Understanding the development and humanitarian work.
  • Proficiency or fluency in English. 

For every child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

 UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.


During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, regardless of race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • This is a national position. Candidates who are not citizens of Mexico must hold a valid work permit, previous to applying, to be considered eligible for this post.
  • This is a temporary position, expected to last 364 days. Exceptionally, it may be extended for an additional 364 days, summing 728 days as the maximum possible duration of this appointment.

  Apply now and JOIN US as the next Supply and Procurement Assistant at UNICEF Mexico!  

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