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[e-drug] Vacancy - UNICEF Supply Chain Specialist(Health)

  • From: "Linda Jandrup" <ljandrup@unicef.org>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:59:09 +0200

E-DRUG: Vacancy - UNICEF Supply Chain Specialist(Health)

Job Announcement - UNICEF Supply Chain Specialist (Health) L-4.

12 month temporary position

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Supply Chain Specialist for a 12 month temporary position in the HIV/AIDS & Health Centre.

As a part of a programme-supply integration network the incumbent will in close collaboration with UNICEF RO, CO, PD and relevant donors; (1) provide supply chain expertise in the area of HIV/AIDS and Health to ensure adequate integration of supply in programme design, implementation and planning, (2) lead programme-supply integration with a focus on UNICEF priority programmes in health, including those funded by UNITAID, (3) provide technical advice and assistance to countries for product and service delivery innovation. The incumbent will also facilitate exchanges of best practices, and work with global partners and donors as well as regional and country-based counterparts in relevant programme areas on supply chain issues.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:
Lead programme design on supply-chain issues including:
optimal role of supplies in program outcomes
establishing methodology and format to assess and report impact of supplies
accurate definition and planning of supplies
in-country distribution
fit-for-purpose and feedback for innovation
optimization of present system and reporting

Support the overall strategy of the organization in introducing suitable
products for programmes

Provide advice and expertise on:
products, procurement, supply chain management
delivery and logistics management systems including for scaling-up of priority interventions

Support innovation by; (1) documenting, scanning emerging technologies,
practises and processes, particularly looking at programme-related
private sector developments, such as point-of-care diagnostics and (2)
reviewing supply standards

Contribute to:
the development of best practices, capacity building and knowledge
sharing sessions
the development and use of Commodity Assessments of Essential

Provide advice on the viability of procurement services as a means to
support countries, including provisions of Technical Assistance in
relation to capacity building.

Undertake analysis of the complete supply chain and identify opportunities
for (1) improvement and innovation in the areas of product selection
including planning, funding, procurement and logistic and (2) identify
suitable delivery management systems and mechanisms for expanding
coverage of priority interventions.

Synthesise and package knowledge of supply chain management in
collaboration with knowledge management group, for the defined programme

Any other duties as requested by the supervisor


Advanced university degree in business, social science, public health, pharmacy, or other related field.

Work Experience:
Minimum eight years progressively responsible professional work experience relevant to supply chain issues related to the supply component of HIV/AIDS and Health programme areas.

Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field of
Knowledge of worldwide public procurement, contract negotiations and
Experience in business and program analysis Good analytical skill and negotiating skills.
Able to work independently and result oriented Self-starter with the ability to create and execute plans based on a vision Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer
knowledge and skills.
Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and
oral form.
Leadership, good facilitator and teamwork abilities.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious
and effective working relationships.
Good knowledge in computer skills, including internet navigation and
various office applications.

Fluency in English and working knowledge of another UN (French desired).

UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System. For further information and an overview of the UN Common System salaries and benefits, please visit the United Nations Web site at www.un.org/Depts/OHRM . (Please note that this salary scale is based on a 40 hour work week, whereas UNICEF Copenhagen works a 37 hour week with pro-rated salary.)

Please send detailed resume, cover letter and completed United Nations Personal History Form, in English, quoting ‘SC Specialist, L-4, HHC, TFT’
to dangsrecruit@unicef.org. Queries can be directed Lilia Winkel, at:
lwinkel@unicef.org. The UN Personal History form can be found at the following web address: http://www.unicef.org/supply/index_employment.html

Applications for this position must be received by 12 May 2009.

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