Supply and Logistics in Humanitarian Action
CCC Commitments and Benchmarks
Essential supplies necessary to alleviate humanitarian suffering in women and children are deployed by UNICEF and partners.
All pre-agreed commodities are delivered to the country within specified time frames (72 hours, 2 weeks and 8 weeks); All commodities are delivered to point-of-use or partner.
Supply response by UNICEF and partners is appropriately resourced.
Financial, material and human resources to support supply delivery are identified, accessed and deployed.
- Early Recovery
- Identify and compile all supplies required to respond to all CCC activity implementation; create and maintain long-term agreements with suppliers at the global, national and regional levels.
- Arrange adequate and cost-effective stockpiling strategies for emergency supplies, where appropriate; establish and maintain long term agreements (with service providers or other agencies) for the provision of transport and freight services; and evaluate procurement processes of prospective local partners.
- Establish partnership agreements for the provision of in-kind goods and services.
- Identify member(s) of the Supply and Logistics team to receive interagency, emergency supply simulation, certification and/or other forms of training.
- Source potential Supply and Logistics candidates for the internal and external staff roster and submit the list to the Supply Division.
- Ensure that Supply and Logistics staff are familiar with tools and templates available through the supply intranet; and sensitize key programme staff regarding emergency processes, freight budgeting and estimation, and inland logistics costs.
- For business continuity purposes, ensure that emergency arrangements with vendors and suppliers are established in case of crisis. This will include the development of service-level agreements with these entities, ensuring preferred customer status for UNICEF.
- Identify alternative strategies in the event that vendors and suppliers are unable to comply with these agreements.
- Conduct supply planning exercises to identify medium- and long-term supply inputs, and investigate possible local and regional sources.
- Assess the procurement capacity of government counterparts and operational partners for specific product groups, including construction materials.
- Identify capacity gaps within government counterparts and operational partners; prepare plan for capacity strengthening for possible transfer of identified logistics activities following a response.
- Ensure early collaboration with all logistics partners; ensure UNICEF presence within the logistics cluster; and actively engage with UNICEFled clusters, providing guidance on supply activities within those clusters, including potential provision of free or pooled transport, storage, or other service provision.
- Provide supply input for programme implementation at the onset of the emergency; ensure that a first-response supply plan is created and that product costs (including freight and inland logistics costs) are calculated and factored into budgets and appeals.
- Design a Supply and Logistics concept of operation with the Supply Division and regional support, detailing supply sources, border crossings, warehouse requirements, corridors, partners and potential routing bottlenecks; ensure availability of adequate and acceptable management storage facilities.
- Ensure adequate supply-chain management, particularly for tracking and inventory.
- Monitor all logistics and procurement activities from origin to final distribution, and provide regular updates on the status of receipts and deliveries.
- Based on the logistics concept of operations and the initial supply plan, request additional staff resources within 72 hours.
- Prepare a medium- to long-term supply plan with identified resource and staffing needs and a revised logistics concept of operation to cover the period from the end of the appeal to the next update of the annual work plan.
Policy and Standards
|Supply and Logistics Procedures, SSOP for Level 3 Emergency Response, UNICEF, 2012|
|Supply Manual- Emergencies, UNICEF, 2011 (requires Intranet access)|
|Supply Manual- In-country Logistics, UNICEF, 2011 (requires Intranet access)|
|Supply Division OMP 2014-2017, UNICEF (requires Intranet access)|
Guidelines and Tools
|Supply Division Support to the CCC in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF, 2015 (requires Intranet access)|
|Freight Estimate Calculator, UNICEF, 2015 (requires Intranet access)|
|Track and Trace, UNICEF, 2015 (requires Intranet access)|
|Checklist for Supply, SSOP for Level 3 Emergency Response, UNICEF, 2012|
|Emergency Supply List (ESL), UNICEF|
|Emergency Supply Calculator, UNICEF (requires Intranet access and must be logged into UNICEF network)|
|Early Warning Early Action, UNICEF (requires Intranet access)|
|TAD Estimation Tool, UNICEF (requires Intranet access)|
|Supply Chain Monitoring Dashboard, UNICEF (requires Intranet access)|
|Emergency Ordering Guidelines , UNICEF (requires Intranet access)|
|Hotspot- Supply and Logistics Response in Emergencies, UNICEF (requires Intranet access)|
- Emergency Coordination Unit
- How to order
- Stockpiling and Hubs
- Useful Links
Emergency Coordination Unit
- Emergency Coordination Unit (requires Intranet access)
- Strategy (requires Intranet access)
- Response (requires Intranet access)
How to order
- How to order (requires Intranet access)
Stockpiling and Hubs
- Stockpiling and Hubs (requires Intranet access)
- Useful Links (requires Intranet access)