Etleva Kadilli - Director, UNICEF Supply Division
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Etleva Kadilli is the Director of UNICEF Supply Division, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this capacity, she oversees the organization’s global supply chain with an annual expenditure exceeding USD 3.4 billion.
She is responsible for the effective, efficient and ethical provision of essential and emergency supplies to children, in cooperation with governments and other partners. She also represents UNICEF in inter-agency engagements on UN procurement reform.
Ms. Kadilli has worked in supply operations for more than 20 years, at headquarters and field level, as well as in development and emergency contexts. She has managed UNICEF programme operations in Albania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Gambia and Somalia ─ working with the Supply Division since 2011.
Ms. Kadilli previously held the position of Deputy Director, Supply Chain, where she was responsible for managing the organization’s supply response to humanitarian crises; contracting policy and procedures; ensuring the quality of UNICEF-procured products, the smooth delivery of global logistics and the professional development of supply and logistics staff.
Her previous roles have also included Contract Manager and Medical Unit Team Leader for health technology supplies in support of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and HIV/AIDS programmes, including during the 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak, as well as Chief of Contracting responsible for oversight and the normative function of procurement of goods and services, procurement strategy development and strategic contracts, ethical provisions and compliance.
Ms. Kadilli holds a Master of Science with a specialization in Finance. She is an Albanian national.
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