United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Procurement Associates (Vaccines Centre, Supply Division)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF Supply Division is seeking 2 Procurement Associates for temporary positions in the COVAX Unit within the Vaccines Centre 2 x Procurement Associates (GS-6 level) COVAX Unit, Vaccines Centre, UNICEF Supply Division 364 day temporary positions UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child and has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. Supplies are essential to fulfil children’s rights.  UNICEF procures and supplies over 5,000 products to address the needs of children. 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. For Every Child…a Sustainable Future

The COVAX Unit in the Vaccine Centre, Supply Division is being created to lead activities related to UNICEF role as Procurement Coordinator, as well as Procurement agency, on behalf of the COVAX Facility.

How Can You Make a Difference?

Under the supervision of the Contracts Manager, the Procurement Associate performs all procurement activities related to Covid 19 response, in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Division Manual and other applicable procurement procedures.

The Procurement Associates will be responsible for providing support to external and internal communications; taking minutes of meetings, follow ups with countries and suppliers, assistance for a segment of products in Vaccine Centre providing effective services to customers, ensuring accurate and timely processing of Requisitions and requests up to the completion and closure of the order, with the overall goal of contributing to the work of the unit and success of the project and meeting the needs and requirements of the customers.

Key Responsibilities will include: Under the supervision of a Senior Contracts Manager, the Procurement Associates performs all procurement activities in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Division Manual and other applicable procurement procedures including:
  1. Supports contracts management to ensure supplier compliance to LTA's and purchase order terms and conditions.
  2. Supports activities related to issuance of tender, evaluates quotations, clarifies offers, and negotiates with suppliers as appropriate.
  3. Ensures documentation of the process and works closely with partners and country offices on issues of Long Term forecasting of quantities and planning of funding.
  4. Supports coordinated planning of procurement and demand of vaccines during pandemic seasons.
  5. Supports the expediting of purchase orders working closely with the Logistics Unit
  6. Support establishment of work plans and priorities and ensures progress as per the plan.
  7. Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor
To qualify as a Champion for every Child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education
  • A minimum six years relevant working experience, preferably in a procurement function in a commercial fast-paced working environment.
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office package, Word, Excel and Power point,
  • Valid work permit and residency in Denmark at the time of submitting the application. Note that the selected candidate is responsible for obtaining any required extension of their residency permit as an extension cannot be dependent on an employment with UNICEF.
  • Technical or University level courses in business related subjects
  • Experience with procurement of medicines, vaccines or health products
  • Proficiency in an additional UN language (Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French)
For every Child, you will demonstrate..

Core Values attributes

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
Core competencies skills

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Works collaboratively with others
To view our competency framework, please click here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf Remarks

Kindly note that this advertisement may be used to fill other upcoming temporary positions related to the Covid-19 response in Supply Division.

The closing date is 2 May 2021. Kindly note that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Kindly also note that diversity and gender balance are factors in the selection process.  Queries can be directed to Lilia Winkel-Petersen at lwinkel@unicef.org.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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