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Monday, March 27, 2017

Contracts Specialist, P-3, Copenhagen, Denmark

by Yona Maro  |  at  3:35 AM
Purpose of the Position
Under the guidance of the Contracts Manager, the incumbent supports procurement and reporting on vaccines. Conducts analysis and manages funding requests, reports, cash flow forecasts and procurement plans for the introduction of new vaccines as part of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, in addition to supporting new vaccine recommendations in countries procuring through UNICEF. 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.
Main Duties/Responsibilities:
1.Ensures all procurement activities are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Division Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures.
2.Conducts contracts management to ensure supplier compliance to LTA's and purchase order terms and conditions.
3.Issues international tender invitations to acceptable suppliers, evaluates quotations, clarifies offers, and negotiates with suppliers as appropriate.
4.Makes recommendations for finalization of purchases, adjudicates offers in consultation with WHO, and internally Technical and Quality Assurance centres. Prepares and defends submissions to Contracts Review Committee.
5.Works closely with programs and partners on issues of long term forecasting of quantities and planning of funding.
6.Ensures adequate and coordinated planning of procurement and demand of vaccines during peak and campaign seasons.
7.Reviews and provides recommendations for Local Procurement by Field Offices.
8.Reviews material specifications and requirements with the Technical and QA centres to ensure completeness and appropriateness.
9.In partnership with WHO and internally Technical and QA centres, evaluates suppliers with respect to delivery performance, product acceptability, and commercial acceptability.
10.Establishes work plans and priorities, monitors achievements and evaluates performance of support staff.
Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
A completed advanced university degree (Master's Degree) in business administration, commerce, law or relevant technical field is required.
Work Experience:
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience including at least three working in an international context is required.
Knowledge of worldwide procurement, contract negotiations and administration is required.
Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and industrialized countries is required.
Experience in procurement / contracting of vaccine/biological materials would be an asset.
Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) is an asset.
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core Competencies
  • Communication (level II)
  • Drive for results (level II)
  • Working with people (level II)
  • Functional Competencies
  • Leading and Supervising (level II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (level II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (level II)
  • Planning and Organising (level II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (level II)
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Good analytical skill and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources.
  • Ability to establish harmonious work-relationships with colleagues in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to supervise and direct a team of support staff.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications.
  • Applications:
    Kindly note that all applications should be submitted via UNICEF'sonlineapplication system before the application deadline on10 April CET 23:55. Applications outside of the system will not be accepted.
    To view our competency framework, please click here.
    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 organisation.

    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=503699

    Driver GS-2,Mogadishu

    by Yona Maro  |  at  12:04 AM
    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
    For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
    Purpose of the Position
    Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations or Operations/Administrative Manager/Assistant, the Driver, at the G-2 level, provides reliable and safe driving services, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.
    The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
    If successful, you'll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
    The successful candidate will be offered a Temporary Appointment for 6 months. Further extensions will be based or organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
    Key Expected Results
  • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials
  • Maintenance of assigned vehicle
  • Documentation of vehicle-related information
  • Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
  • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials
  • Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.
  • Maintenance of assigned vehicle
  • Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing.
  • Documentation of vehicle related information.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities.
    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Secondary Education; a valid driver's license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • Two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies
  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies
    Analyzing (I)
    Learning and Researching (I)
    Planning and Organizing (I)
    Following Instructions and Procedures (I)
    Technical Knowledge
    To view our competency framework, please click here.
    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 organisation.

    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=503667

    Cholera Information Management Consultant - ESARO, Nairobi

    by Yona Maro  |  at  12:03 AM
    Background and Justification
    A major public health issue in ESA region, cholera is now endemic in at least half of the region's countries. Along with acute watery diarrhoea, it is threatening the lives of refugees, urban dwellers, migrant communities, adults and children alike. Left unchecked and untreated it is killing stricken children within hours. This is especially so for young children already vulnerable and weakened by malnutrition. As of August 2016, more than 36,000 cholera cases were reported from 9 countries in ESAR with an overall case fatality ration (CFR) of 1.6 %, accounting for 66 % of all cases reported in the African WHO Region. Four countries represented about 75 % of all cases in Africa, of which three are located in ESAR: Ethiopia (28 %), Tanzania (15%) and Kenya (11 %).
    The ESAR regional cholera strategy concerns preparing and responding to cholera better and faster, for reduced likelihood of cholera outbreaks and greater success with response. It is also designed to improve the added value of each partner's contributions and geographic scope, and to engage wider society in a call to end cholera. The strategy aims to achieve three things: ensure the timely containment and control of all outbreaks, in all contexts, effectively and efficiently; significantly reduce the burden on communities and public health systems; and stop the spread of cholera across borders. This will be achieved through the deployment of 7 major pillars:
  • National Plans development
  • Capacity building
  • Social and behaviour change communication
  • Information Management and monitoring
  • Regional Coordination and Cross-border Collaboration
  • Knowledge Management and operational Research
  • Advocacy and harnessing social movements to end cholera
  • This consultancy aims at setting up the 'information management and monitoring' pillar which focuses on establishing functional information management systems across targeted countries and at regional level through the following activities:
  • Contribute to strengthening of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) systems at national level and regularly collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate Cholera epidemiological data and information for policy and decision making at national and regional levels;
  • Regular production and dissemination of Cholera information, situation reports and bulletins (similar to the Joint Initiative on Cholera in Southern Africa (JICSA) and the Cholera WCA bulletins to partners within the region);
  • Initiate, and support analytical epidemiological studies on risk factors, transmissions pathways, hot spots and trends of recent Cholera outbreaks in the Region;
  • .
    Scope of Work
  • Goal and ObjectiveUnder the supervision of the WASH in Emergencies specialist, the consultant will setup functional cholera information management systems across targeted countries and at regional level
  • Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered: This consultancy pertains to activity 28 of 240R/A0/09/002/008/007 which consists of 'the support to the implementation of the Regional Cholera strategy in collaboration with the Health and C4D sections'
  • Activities and Tasks:
  • Design a cholera information management system for the collection and dissemination of Cholera epidemiological data and other cholera-related information;
  • Collect, control and store in a web-based common repository Geographical data sets of interest (background layers; hydrology, infrastructure, elevation, administrative and health units) at national and regional data as well as non-geographical data (i.e. place names in tabular format).
  • Contribute to the development of key national strategic documents against cholera (action plan, road map, strategy) in three (3) targeted countries;
  • Support there (3) countries to develop a national IM capacity building plan
  • Support three country offices to establish an information sharing system for cross-border collaboration at national and decentralized levels: Contacts directory, e-platform, etc.
  • Conduct information harmonization in order to integrate epidemiological and geographical data (i.e. administrative units, health districts) supporting epidemiological and geographical analysis.
  • Create cartographic outputs with incidence, epidemiological and background information
  • Produce a bi-monthly (two per month) cholera situation report for the Region;
  • Conduct mapping of epidemiological basins and hot spots, based on available information from the Region and participating country offices;
  • Setup and update an ESAR cholera web platform;
  • Contribute to various Regional reports on cholera when required and produce maps and graphics as needed;
  • Design a standard monitoring system for cholera preparedness and response in UNICEF country offices and sectorial groups (WASH, Health, C4D):
  • Production of a matrix to follow up the level of preparedness in country;
  • Production of maps and graphics related to the level of preparedness;
  • Development and implementation of a 4W matrix;
  • Development and implementation of an information system to follow up indicators of response's quality
  • Work relationships: Within UNICEF, the consultant will work closely with the regional office health and C4D sections as well as with cholera focal points in country offices. The consultant will also engage with relevant external partners such as WHO, IFRC, CDC and National Ministries of Health.
  • Outputs/Deliverables:
  • Deliverables
    (Estimated # of days or months)
    Schedule of payment
    Report and power point presentation on the proposed information management system
    4 weeks
    End of Month 1
    Mid-Month 2
    Monitoring system for national cholera preparedness/response and cross-border information management system
    4 weeks
    End of Month 2
    Mid-Month 3
    National IM capacity building plan for three countries
    4 weeks
    End of Month 3
    Mid-Month 4
    ESAR Cholera Web-platform
    2 weeks
    End of Month 4
    Mid-Month 5
    Bi-monthly cholera bulletins
    5 weeks
    Every two weeks starting in month 2 of consultancy
    Embedded in monthly payments
    Inputs for the development of 3 key national strategic documents
    4 weeks
    End of Month 5
    Mid-Month 6
    Inputs to Regional Reports and mapping of 'basins' and 'hotspots'
    2 weeks
    Embedded in monthly payments
    Final Report
    1 week
    End of Month 6
    Mid-Month 7
    Payment Schedule
    Payments will be made in six (6) instalments upon completion of deliverables as shown in the table above.
    Desired competencies, technical background and experience
  • Advanced university degree or equivalent experience in library or geographic sciences, including information technology and statistics. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in humanitarian aid/development including several years in developing countries.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the management of spatial and non-spatial databases, preferably with either the UN and/or NGOs
  • Ability to develop systems and tools to present information in multiple formats, including mapping tools such as GIS
  • Preferred knowledge on the multi-sectorial strategies on cholera in terms of preparedness, response, prevention and risk reduction
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).
  • Administrative issues
    The consultant will work under direct supervision and guidance of the WASH in Emergencies Specialist and in coordination with the Health and C4D emergencies specialists.
    The WASH IM will be based in UNICEF ESARO premises in Nairobi, Kenya
    The consultant will be provided with office space but will be expected to bring his/her own equipment at the ESARO office in Nairobi.
    As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.
    The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF's General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts

    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=503663

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