Director, Supply Division
Etleva Kadilli - Director, UNICEF Supply Division
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Etleva (Eva) Kadilli is Director of UNICEF’s Supply Division, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and oversees UNICEF's global supply chain functions with an annual expenditure exceeding USD 3.8 billion. In this capacity, 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 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 emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this capacity, she represents UNICEF in the UN COVID Supply Chain Task Force, and also represents the organization in a number of other global forums, including interagency engagements on UN procurement reform, and as alternate member of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Ms. Kadilli also sits on Gavi’s Audit and Finance Committee, and Market Sensitive Decisions Committee.
A UNICEF staff member for nearly 25 years, Ms. Kadilli has held several roles at the headquarters and field levels, as well as in development and emergency contexts, including Albania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Gambia and Somalia. Ms. Kadilli has been with UNICEF’s Supply Division since 2011, where she previously held the position of Deputy Director, Supply Chain, overseeing teams responsible for contracting policy and procedures, quality assurance, global logistics operations, and emergency response. Her other roles have included Chief of Contracting, responsible for procurement oversight and compliance; and Contract Manager and Medical Unit Team Leader for health technology supplies in support of MNCH and HIV/AIDS programmes, including during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.
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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