Director, Supply Division
Etleva Kadilli, Director, Supply Division
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Etleva (Eva) Kadilli is Director of UNICEF’s Supply Division, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, overseeing UNICEF's global supply chain and market shaping functions with an annual expenditure exceeding US$7 billion. In this role, she leads the effective, efficient and ethical provision of essential and emergency supplies for children, through direct UNICEF programmes, and in cooperation with national governments, donors, private sector and partners.
Responsible for the management of UNICEF’s supply response to humanitarian crises, Ms. Kadilli is presently leading the organization’s strategic procurement and logistics response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes accelerated access to vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as other supplies such as syringes, PPE, cold chain equipment, and oxygen.
Ms. Kadilli represents UNICEF in a number of global forums, including the COVAX Facility governance team where see oversees UNICEF’s role as procurement coordinator and lead agency for COVAX supply and logistics. She is an alternate member of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and sits on Gavi Committees for Audit and Finance and Market Sensitive Decisions. Ms. Kadilli also represents UNICEF in interagency engagements on UN procurement reform, and sits on the Board of ATScale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology.
A UNICEF staff member for over 25 years, Ms. Kadilli has held roles in headquarters and the field, in both development and emergency contexts, including Albania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Gambia and Somalia. Previous to her appointment as Director in March 2018, her positions with Supply Division included Deputy Director, Supply Chain and Chief of Contracting.
A strong advocate for staff well-being and culture change, Ms. Kadilli champions the professional development of UNICEF’s supply and logistics staff, including ‘young UNICEF’ professionals.
Ms. Kadilli holds a Master’s degree in Science with a specialty in Finance. She is an Albanian national.
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