Women in UNICEF supply and logistics: Delivering hope and bringing smiles

Almost 45 per cent of the supply and logistics staff at the forefront of About UNICEF Supply Division UNICEF’s work planning, procuring and delivering essential products for children are women. This International Women’s Day, we share the testimonials of eight colleagues from around the world who overcome challenges and never give up on the…, A great experience, Rolande Amoita, UNICEF Côte d'Ivoire Supply Specialist “Whenever I go to the field and find a schoolbag on a child's back, women being vaccinated or having their babies vaccinated, I feel proud of the work we do. I am proud to be part of this great and impressive team that does such noble work supporting the development of women, children and…, Embracing change, Christine Calo-oy, UNICEF Pacific Office Senior Supply and Procurement Associate Christine Calo-oy believes that communication and teamwork are key to deliver for children. She also thinks that embracing change and continuous learning are essential if someone wants to be better in a professional field. “Over the years, the UNICEF Pacific Office…, Adjusting to the rhythm of modern life, Nadia Salamau, UNICEF Kyrgyzstan Supply and Logistics Associate “I have been able to observe and participate in the changes that took place in different aspects of UNICEF’s life, including how we present ourselves to the global community, our focus areas and approaches in the global programmatic response, our internal system changes, and the…, Driven by a supply motto, Beatrix Bazin Rushton, UNICEF Pakistan retiree and consultant Bazin Rushton first joined UNICEF in 1984. She retired after 26 years and has recently been working as a UNICEF consultant. “My years with Supply Division have been transformative. From a typewriter to a computer, from the telex machines and its long stray of perforated paper to the fax…, Exceptional demands, Bervery Chawaguta, UNICEF Sierra Leone Chief of Supply and Logistics “My experience with UNICEF has been very exciting, I have gained strong managerial and technical capabilities working in a multicultural organization with diverse teams”, says Bervery Chawaguta. She has been working with UNICEF for nine years. Before Sierra Leone, she managed…, Evolving teamwork, Sonia Freitas, Supply Knowledge Management Manager, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen “UNICEF is a huge part of my life,” says Sonia Freitas. She has been working with UNICEF for almost 24 years and has seen how the work in Supply has evolved and how teamwork in the About UNICEF Supply Supply Community has played a crucial role in achieving…, Never bored or tired of serving children, Victoria Kiko Clement, UNICEF South Sudan Senior Logistics Associate Victoria Kiko Clement works as a Senior Logistics Associate in UNICEF South Sudan since 2014. She has seen the demand for urgent delivery of supplies surge in recent years. “The operations are more complex because of the multiple emergencies and poor infrastructure but we are…, Delivering hope and bringing smiles, Diana Ferras, UNICEF Ukraine Supply Officer Diana Ferras joined UNICEF Cuba in 2014. Now based in Ukraine as a Supply Officer, she feels proud of her work at UNICEF. “We deliver hope and bring smiles to children and families, especially those affected by emergencies or living in hard-to-reach areas. I appreciate my colleagues, from those putting…, Women make the supply chain stronger