Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 08 Mar 2020
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, health
Supplies are essential to fulfil children's rights. Supporting child survival and development programmes around the world, UNICEF-procured supplies are critical in providing for children's health, education and protecting them from abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
UNICEF procures and supplies over 5,000 products to address the needs of children.
In 2017, UNICEF procured $3.46 billion worth of supplies and services from all over the world, ensuring highqualityand good value through fair and openopen procurement.
As well as supporting UNICEF's ongoing programmatic activities, the Supply function provides rapid supply response toemergencies.
UNICEF also procures and supplies essential commodities on behalf of governments and other partners in their efforts. Theseprocurement servicescan also include in-country logistics, capacity building, and project management.
Ensuring the global availability of essential supplies through influencing markets for lifesaving commodities such as vaccines, essential medicines and health products, and implementing a range of supply chain models to ensure these supplies are delivered to children, are two overarching focuses.
How can you make a difference?
Vaccines and micronutrient supplementation save millions of lives each year. Almost every child can be reached with vaccines and supplements, even under the most difficult circumstances. UNICEF is the leading agency for vaccine procurement. For more information on vaccine procurement see the annual report.
Under the guidance of the Contracts Manager, the incumbent supports procurement and reporting on vaccines. The Contracts Specialist also conducts analysis and reports, cash flow forecasts and procurement plans for routine vaccines as part of the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) in countries procuring through UNICEF. In addition, the incumbent conducts and contributes to analysis and worldwide market research and long-range forecasting, in order to achieve the most appropriate supply solution.
Further, under the general guidance of the Contracts Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, development and execution of procurement of a selected portfolio of vaccines; including proposing method of purchase-in support or ensuring an uninterrupted, sustainable supply of affordable, quality products.
You will be accountable for:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are…
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=529932
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