• Call For CVs at UNOPS - 2015

  • Posted on: 20 April, 2015 Deadline: 24 April, 2015
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  • UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
     
    Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
     
    Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
     
    We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

    Supply & Procurement, MIS, Logistics, M&E Officers

     

    Background Information - Job-specific

    The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly. As a self-financing organization within the UN-system we have more than a decade of experience in providing operational management services in developing nations and post-conflict/emergency situations.

    UNOPS Ghana Operational Hub (GHOH), located in Accra, spans across West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. GHOH is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

    GHOH is looking for candidates for a potential project to strengthen health procurement and supply chain management in Nigeria.

    Functional Responsibilities

    The project will be focussing on strenghthening health supply chains accross 14 states in Nigeria including the establishment of zonal hubs. Focus States are to be assessed on disease prevalence, proximity to centres of population and ability to concentrate supply chain efforts for maximum patient impact.

    Major outputs of the project comprise

    •       Strengthening Federal & State Government coordination in supply chain management.
    •       Improving the integration of existing supply chain systems for various diseases.
    •       Establishment of a network of  Zonal Hubs (Warehouses)
    •       Integrated Logistics and Transportation including Last Mile Delivery.
    •       Establishment of Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCU) at State level and deployment of Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) tools.

    UNOPS is looking for the following positions requiring experience in health procurement sector (international):

    • Procurement and supply chain management capacity building specialists
    • Procurement and supply chain management specialists
    • Procurement-MIS specialists
    • Monitoring and evaluation specialists
    • Supply chain/Warehousing/Logistics specialists

    Competencies

    • Excellent verbal and written communication and networking skills;
    • High level of computer literacy and demonstrable ability to work with data management tools• Ability to establish and maintain excellent contacts with colleagues, senior government officials, donors and UN agencies;
    •Ability to deliver agreed outputs within agreed deadlines
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Fluent in both oral and written English skills;

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    Minimum requirements:

       

    • Master Degree in relevant subject. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree with additional two years of relevant working experience may also be considered.
    • 5 years of relevant experience
    • CIPS certification is an advantage

      Further requirements for above mentioned positions:

    • Minimum 5 years experience in public procurement and supply chain management and/or logistics/warehousing management in the health sector or related field.
    • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience of successful implementation of procurement related programmes/projects and operations
    • Prior experience working in a project of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a key advantage.
    • Proven experience in capacity building in fields relevant to the project (for specialist positions).
    • Working experience in a developing country, ideally with Governments is an asset.
    • Working experience in Africa, ideally Nigeria, desired.  Fluency in spoken and written English is required. 

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: International ICA
    Contract level: IICA-2
    Contract duration: 1 Year

    For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
    https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Method of Application

    To apply, click here

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