Procurement Specialist (PSM), (P-3), Pyongyang, DPR Korea #529319

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 31 January 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, protection

DPR Korea is a low-income country with a highly centralized, planned economy. It operates under heavy international sanctions and has a highly charged and visible political context. It has experienced serious shortages of food and energy, a reduction in economic growth rates, as well as recurring climate-related challenges resulting in a severe, chronic, and underfunded humanitarian emergency. Despite the exemption granted to humanitarian assistance, the imposition of sanctions, coupled with donor fatigue, has reduced the availability of resources to address even the most pressing of life-threatening situations.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is the principal recipient of the Global Fund Phase 2 grant for first line TB and Malaria. The PSM Specialist will work with partners, government counterparts, LFA and GFATM to ensure the development and implementation of the supply plan for the procurement of TB, Malaria and other health commodities, oversee the quality aspects of its implementation as well as the monitoring of related activities and budget. In addition, the PSM specialist will provide technical assistance to the Government to strengthen its pharmaceutical systems for health commodities including QA and QA systems. This entails:

Overall management of all PSM-related activities Provide technical assistance to Government partners to enhance their pharmaceutical systems to improve procurement and distribution of health commodities in line with international standards Ensure procurement to attain best overall value while maintaining product quality that includes pharmaceuticals and laboratory commodities. Ensure sound and accurate partnership in supply/logistics management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity, standards and accountability. Effective collaboration and partnership in supply / procurements / purchasing / contracting / logistics with internal and external counterparts Establish quality control systems for all pharmaceutical products under GF and ensure their implementation throughout the supply chain to the end user.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Pharmaceutical Management, Public Health or relevant technical field with additional courses in supply chain and logistics area. (A first University Degree in a relevant field, combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree). A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in pharmaceutical system, including with TB-related drugs. Experience with GFATM is an asset; both national and international work experience in supply; quality assurance and quality control systems as related to commodities, logistics, purchasing, contracting, administration and/or other related fields; work experience in emergency duty station an asset. Practical knowledge on supply chain capacity development activities for partners and experience working with Quant TB tools is an asset. Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. Fluency in English. Knowledge of another official UN language, especially Russian or Chinese, or the local language is an asset.

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.

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.

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