Logistics Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

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NATIONAL POST: Logistics Assistant, Kathmandu, Nepal, GS5

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Grade: G5
Job Id: 12976
Job Schedule: Full time
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
Job Category: Management
Duration: One year with possible extension subject to performance
Education & Work Experience: Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 7 year(s) experience

The Position:
The Logistics Assistant is located in the Country Office, Kathmandu and under the overall guidance of the International Operations Manager, reports directly to the Procurement Associate. S/he will work in close consultation with the Program Analyst RHCS, Humanitarian team and operations team.

Job Purpose:
In support of UNFPA’s strategic direction at the country office level, the Logistics Assistant contributes to building country office capacity on program supplies management and particularly responsible for all downstream supply chain activities including:

  • Support the delivery of UNFPA programme supplies and monitoring results achieved in the implementation of UNFPA programme supplies (mainly RHCS);
  • Ensure proper implementation, coordination and tracking of logistics activities of UNFPA programme supplies.


  • Assistance in the provision of other administrative support:
  • Assist in ATLAS/Quantum functions assigned;
  • Assists on Administration and Procurement activities of the country office.
  • Assists programme team to guestimate/quantification decision making on commodities by providing inventory information.
  • Maintain higher sensitivity while working with children, people living with disability, LGBTIQ + and the members of vulnerable and excluded groups.
  • Perform any other activity as required to assure the success of the team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of Secondary Level Education is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in administration, economics, business management or related degree is preferable.
  • Formal recognized training and/or local or international certification in logistics and/or procurement is an asset.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in supplies management, logistics or related field in an international organization, the private or public sector, preferably in health sector.
  • Knowledge of good storage and distribution practices established by the World Health Organization is desirable.
  • A valid driving license (preferably for both manual and automatic transmission) will be an added advantage
  • Experience with specialized inventory management software desirable.
  • Excellent skills in MS Office packages, databases and the Internet.
  • Familiarity/Experience in the use of Google Scripts (or JavaScript in general) for data management is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal, planning and organizational skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills

Fluency in English is required and knowledge of the local language is an asset.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

How to apply

Full job description of the position can be accessed via link UNFPA External Career Site and only online applications using this link will be accepted.

Notice: There is no application, processing, or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including people from minority groups, persons with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ communities.

UNFPA has a zero-tolerance against Sexual exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserves PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.

Apply Before: 10/16/2023, 05:30 PM