Contracts Manager (Oxygen Systems Procurement), P4, FT, Copenhagen, Denmark

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


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Contracts Manager (Oxygen Systems Procurement) P4, Fixed-Term, Copenhagen, Denmark

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, Health

Access to essential products for children and their families is an overarching goal for the work of UNICEF Supply Division. As one of the largest United Nations procurement agencies, UNICEF is uniquely positioned to leverage its reach, supply expertise and purchasing power to support governments across 150 countries to deliver results for children.

Oxygen is a life-saving therapeutic medical gas used for the management of hypoxaemia, a major predictor of mortality in young children. Medical oxygen can reduce case fatality rates from childhood pneumonia by 35%, when implemented as part of a broad-based quality improvement package. Children in 30 highest burden countries are 60 times more likely to fall ill with and die from pneumonia compared to children in high income countries. Scaling up key interventions for pneumonia control could save an additional 8.9 million lives (3.2 million from pneumonia) by 2030.

In addition and to respond to the increased demand from countries seeking COVID-19 Outbreak response for oxygen systems and services through SD, UNICEF has been working to urgently expand access to oxygen systems in different contexts and has established a global PD-SD strategy to expand oxygen support to complex oxygen sources.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Health Technology Centre Chief and Medical Unit Contracts Manager, the incumbent is expected to lead the procurement of specific segment of COVID-19 Outbreak response commodities in accordance with UNICEF Rules and Regulations and to participate in planning, sourcing, development and execution of procurement of the developed UNICEF strategy for Oxygen Systems, including proposing method of purchase, to support and ensure an uninterrupted, sustainable supply of affordable, quality products for oxygen therapy systems (Oxygen concentrators and oxygen related accessories and consumables, PSA Plants, PSA Plant repairs, Oxygen services, etc).

Key functions and responsibilities:

  1. Ensure all procurement activities are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, SD Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures.
  2. Direct and coordinate contracting and managing complex projects for oxygen systems, identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required, develop clear goals and resources for completing work.
  3. Undertake Market research; solicit and evaluates bids/proposals/quotations to ensure overall competitiveness, quality and conformity to specified requirements, clarify offers and negotiate with suppliers, as appropriate.
  4. Compile and present procurement data, prepare all relevant supporting documents and recommend approval of the Long Term Arrangements (LTA) or purchase order; may authorise purposes in line with delegated authority, and, in cases where the amount exceeds authorised signature authority, prepare submissions to the Contract Review Committee.
  5. Review workload and coordinate placement of Purchase Orders to ensure quick response to requests received from Country Offices and Procurement Services partners. Coordinate timely delivery of consignment.
  6. Work in close contact with the other Business Centres in Supply Division, ie. Procurement Services, Warehouse and Logistics Centre, Quality Assurance Centre and Finance to ensure successful implementation of the procurement cycle.
  7. In partnership with QA and Shipping, evaluate suppliers with respect to delivery performance, product acceptability and commercial acceptability.
  8. Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor.

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


  • A completed Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree) in business administration, commerce or law or technical field.

    *A first University Degree may be accepted in lieu of Masters Degree with two additional years of relevant work experience.

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience including at least three at the international level.
  • Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and industrialised countries.
  • Experience with worldwide procurement, contract negotiations, combined with broader economic knowledge.
  • Fluency in English


  • Proficiency in other UN Language

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


  • UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at:
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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