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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Health Products Procurement Specialist 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Denmark
UNDP
Denmark
Copenhagen (DNK)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 September 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide administrative support to Country Offices with development and periodic updates of Health Procurement Action Plans and support with consolidation of the plans received from COs;
  • Develop demand projections for health products to be shared with UNDP suppliers;
  • Support market research for pharmaceuticals and other health products contributing to different sourcing strategies and procurement approaches; the search and analysis will focus on potential suppliers for specific medicines, prices, quality requirements according to the UNDP QA Policy for health products, shelf life, supply terms and conditions and other related aspects;
  • Assist in comparing the procurement efficiencies for the new country demands received;
  • Assist in monitoring negotiated prices against international referenced prices;
  • Present the collected analytical data (e.g. new suppliers, products, pricing, delivery lead times etc.) in a structured way;
  • Provide support in the technical evaluation of bids for medicines and contribute to the adjudication reports;
  • Support the development and monitoring of the contracts with the suppliers based on information collected from COs;
  • Assist in updating the internal database based on the information received from COs, ERP system and ongoing transactions, with the list of eligible suppliers and related information;
  • Contribute in capturing the challenges during the implementation of procurement processes, helping in re-designing existing business processes and the revision of the SOPs and tools;
  • Maintain up to date shipments’ tracking system and monitor the timely implementation of contracts;
  • Maintain the database of supplier key performance indicators up to date (KPI) and provide regular consolidated reports;
  • Assist in collaborating with relevant stakeholders on procurement processes, including but not limited to country offices, suppliers, service providers;
  • Monitor timely submission of monthly insurance declaration;
  • Follow up with different suppliers on periodic reporting;
  • Support team with e-filing, maintain filing system and optimization of filing system;
  • Organize and co facilitate learning sessions and webinars, where applicable;
  • Perform any other tasks delegated by the Supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or Diploma/Certificate in Social Science, Law, Economic, International Development or other related fields, Degrees in Pharmacy, Public Health is an asset.

60 Months
  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in health procurement more particularly in developing countries;
  • Certification on procurement (more particularly, procurement of pharmaceuticals or CIPS) an asset;
  • At least 2 years of experience with local or international NGOs;
  • Experience of UN or UNDP and GF procurement policies and procedures is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Procurement and contracting
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 27 September 2020

District Supply Chain Assistant 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Malawi
UNDP
Malawi
Blantyre, Ntchisi (MWI)
English
12 October 2020
12 months
30 September 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Project Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV District Supply Chain assistant will:

  1. Provide support to the implementation of the project at the district level. More specifically, the Supply Chain Assistants (DSCA) will be involved in:

  • Implementation of all activities related to e-HIN implementation in the designated districts, in close coordination with district partners and under the supervision of national SLCOs .
  • Support the work of Cold Chain Handlers at District Vaccine Store (DVS) and cold chain points in improving timely stock entries and their online visibility, including temperature performance.
  1. Technical Assistance
  • Provide Support for the implementation of all activities pertaining to vaccine and medicine logistics and cold chain management in the district. This includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Vaccine and medicine reporting
(b) Incident generation;

(c) Participate in capacity building support to supplies officers at the district and community

levels.

(d) Support preventive maintenance of Cold Chain Equipment (CCE) according to prescribed plans

  • Provide Support in organizing review meetings of Supply and Cold Chain Handlers
    • Develop vaccine collection and distribution cycle and ensure its implementation
    • Ensure that all transactions (issue, receipt, discard, transfer etc.) of vaccines and syringes are entered in E-HIN.
    • Review the online data entry of all medicines, vaccine and syringes transactions on daily basis and ensure regular & timely updating from all supply and cold chain points
    • Regular analysis of consumption patterns, wastage rates, monthly reports etc. And provide support in taking corrective actions
    • Monitor cold chain performance through remote temperature loggers and ensure prompt response to temperature excursions at cold chain points across the district
    • Work closely with the district refrigerator mechanic to ensure timely repair of cold chain machines
    • Visit all iced-lined refrigerator points in the district and support the day to day monitoring and implementation
    • Work closely with both central and district Level Health officials;
    • Undertake field visits to monitor the implementation of the system and provide; technical inputs to address gaps and bottlenecks in the implementation of E-HIN;
    • Undertake field visits within the district;
    • Prepare periodic status reports, annual reports, case studies, etc. in a qualitative and timely manner.
  1. Capacity Building of Supply and Cold Chain Handlers:
  • Support training sessions for Supply and Cold Chain handlers, including refresher trainings and training of newly recruited staff;
  • Supportive supervision of Supply and Cold Handlers in effective vaccine logistics and cold chain management including temperature recording and handling;
  • Identify capacity-building needs on E-HIN and plan and report on capacity building activities at district level for different levels of health professionals and field-level functionaries, facilitate learning exchanges.

  1. Vaccine Temperature Management:
  • Support Temperature logger installation, this includes:
  1. Verifying master-data readiness before site installation;
  2. Signing-off post logger installation;
  3. Associating the temperature logger with CCE.
  4. Cold Chain Equipment and Temperature logger monitoring on a regular basis;
  • Ongoing maintenance of assets, this includes:
  1. Updating the configuration of temperature logger;
  2. Updating/ maintaining master-data in the eHIN web application once the logger is installed;
  3. Registering CCE, or similar assets, or temperature loggers, if they are not in the E-HIN system.
  4. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Technical/Vocational diploma
  • Minimum of a Technical Diploma in Pharmacy, Public Health, Hospital Management, Material Management/Supply Chain Management, or related-field from a reputed Institution
12 Months
  • Minimum one year professional working experience at the District level on implementation projects, in the health sector;
  • One to two years proven experience in the public health system and programs at district level. Experience in vaccine supply chain and cold chain, will be preferred;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health
  • Experience in managing information technology driven projects will be an asset;
  • Experience of working with the Government or other international development organizations, will be an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and social knowledge networks.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 30-09-2020?