Chain Officer (Demand Planning and forecasting), Copenhagen

Organization: Unicef

Country: Denmark

City: Copenhagen

Office: UNICEF Copenhagen

Closing date: Friday, 24 March 2023

Supply Chain Officer (Demand Planning and forecasting), P-2, Temporary Appointment (364 days) UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

Job no: 560143

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Denmark Division/Equivalent: Field Results Group

School/Unit: Copenhagen

Department/Office: Supply Division, COPENHAGEN

Categories: Supply Management

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, Full potential

How can you make a difference?

Coordination and communication with stakeholders in supply, programme and implementing partners

Models and tools to collect, analyze and visualize supply chain, forecasting, demand planning and results data

Supply relevant business intelligence

Bridge between business and IT for solutions and applications related to demand planning and forecasting

Under the supervision of the Planning Manager (forecasting) (MSDEC), the successful candidate will input to the following projects/activities: Coordination and communication with stakeholders in supply, programme and implementing partners:

Participate in preparing and executing comprehensive long-term forecasts, as well as rolling demand forecasts for current and anticipated emergencies, to ensure high-quality demand plans for a continuous and uninterrupted supply of UNICEF essential and strategic supplies. This includes regularly updating demand and liaising with contract managers and UNICFE country offices as needed.

Regularly monitors the materialization of rolling demand forecasts and stays in close contact with UNICEF country offices to ensure the latest demand figures are updated. Acts as a liaison between UNICEF SD relevant centers and UNICEF country offices to ensure full support is provided in updating their rolling demand forecast.

Engages, monitors and channels discussions in the internal corporate Yammer network, especially those related to our area of responsibility, and monitors and contributes to relevant online community platforms and external discussion forums.

Models and tools to collect, analyze and visualize supply chain, forecasting, demand planning and results data:

Supports the conceptualization and design of optimized forecasting processes, whether UNICEF exclusive or in collaboration with partners, by actively engaging in meetings, coordinating meeting inputs and outputs, and following up and/or implementing action points.

Supply relevant business intelligence:

Provides regular updates on the demand realization gap analysis to relevant Procurement Centers, utilizing data visualization tools such as Power BI. Provides trend analysis to allow contract managers to react to short- and long-term changes in demand. Graphically presents data and communicates it as appropriate.

Bridge between business and IT for solutions and applications related to supply chain:

Liaises with both internal and external IT and business colleagues to conceptualize, develop, and roll-out digital or excel based tools for demand planning and forecasting. Actively participates in all processes, including design, user testing, and implementation.

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


A completed 1st University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in Business, Economics, Development, Social Sciences, Statistics, Supply Chain or relevant field is required.


Required: A minimum of 2 years work experience in public and/or private sector with proficiency in demand planning and forecasting, a good use of data processing and data, business data analysis and intelligence, systems and process analysis, and/or performance monitoring is required, preferably in areas related to the supply chain and preferably with experience working in the field.

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in English is required. Proficiency in French is an asset.

. 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.

[add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

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 include everyone, irrespective of their 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 promote 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.


U NICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are 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.

Advertised: Mar 10 2023 Romance Standard Time Application close: Mar 24 2023 Romance Standard Time

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Closes Mar 24 2023

Supply Chain Officer (Demand Planning and forecasting), P-2, Temporary Appointment (364 days) UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark in Denmark

Under the supervision of the Planning Manager (forecasting), the position (i) supports the collection and/or generation of relevant data and analysis for supply chain, forecasting and demand planning purposes. (ii) contributes to ensure supply chain business intelligence is developed and available, organizational performance indicators are regularly monitored, supply Dashboards and other visibility and monitoring tools are available, working optimally and meet the needs of the Supply and Programme functions.

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