Supply Analyst, Damascus, Syria

Level: P-2
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 24 July 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Damascus, Syria
Job ID: 31565

The Position:                                                                  

The Supply Analyst post is located in Damascus, Syria country office and reports to the International Operations Manager (IOM). The Supply Analyst provides support in procurement and logistics.

How can the Supply Analyst make a difference?

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in Programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Supply Analyst is responsible for managing the supply chains of the Country Office (CO) to provide the required support for the operational needs of programs and projects of the Syria Country Office, ensuring timely and smooth procurement and logistical aspects to support program implementation. The Supply Analyst actively participates in inter-agency coordination to ensure UNFPA’s needs in common systems and service are met.             

The supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies, services and construction works. The incumbent supports programme Units and the COs in defining emergency response related supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for women and girls, and provides technical and advisory support to national systems and partners on supply chain management.


An advanced university degree is required in Business Administration, public administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement,
Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement management, demand planning & forecasting, contracting & contract management, emergency response, Procurement strategies & procurement policy, and/or other directly-related technical fields is required.

*Procurement certification is desirable (i.e. CIPS)

1. Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
2. Experience in handling complex, high-value contracts specialized in various categories
of supplies and services is highly desirable
3. Experience in procurement processes and procedures supporting the implementation
of programmes and operations for the United Nations or other comparable
international organization is desirable
4. Previous experience a conflict/ post-conflict environment is highly desirable
5. Health related supply chain management experience an advantage.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic or another official UN language is considered as an asset.


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Syrian Arab Republic
Population : 17.5 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 49%
Girls 48%