DTC Technical Coordination Advisor

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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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Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB. Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Stop TB partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector. As a key initiative of the Stop TB Partnership, the goal of the Global Drug Facility (GDF) is to facilitate worldwide, equitable access to TB medicines and diagnostics across both public and private sectors. This goal is achieved through management and coordination of market activities for the full portfolio of TB medicines and diagnostics, strategic procurement and innovative logistics solutions, technical assistance and capacity building for TB programmes in better pharmaceutical management practices, and accelerated uptake of new TB medicines, regimens, and diagnostics using the GDF Launch Pad. Under the supervision and guidance of Stop TB GDF's Demand, Technical Assistance, and Capacity Building (DTC) Team Leader, the incumbent will work closely with the GDF Regional Technical Advisors (RTA) in development, implementation, and monitoring of DTC strategy. The technical coordination advisor will be involved in the update and implementation of GDF priority countries' work plans, including technical assistance and capacity strengthening action plans, timelines, performance indicators, and required resources. The incumbent will be highly involved in communication with donors and partners on the achievements of the DTC team globally to demonstrate value for money, results, performances, and impact of GDF technical assistance.

The Technical Coordination advisor will be responsible for coordinating information gathering, processing and analyses from Regional Technical Advisors at the global level and maintaining evidence for the leadership in GDF; including supporting systems for ongoing data collection in priority countries and development of valid evidence to inform GDF units and Stop TB on strategic, market and operational decisions and thus improve the global supply as well as indicators related to the uptake of new TB tools. The incumbent will be involved in the development of grant proposals and technical reports to donors and/or other stakeholders; The position is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Demand, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Team Lead and in close collaboration with the GDF’s regional Technical Advisors, the DTC Technical Coordination Advisor will be responsible for the following functions:

Ensure regional technical leadership of the GDF ● Provide PSM technical coordination support and serve as a technical resource for global stakeholders, such as international donors (e.g. Global Fund, USAID, UNITAID), policy (e.g. WHO) and technical agencies (e.g., UNION, MSF, KNCV, PiH, CHAI, Chemonics), regional and] country bi-lateral projects. ● Support the GDF’s technical leadership role and promote PSM best practices and tools on the agenda of global and regional meetings and conferences, such as Joint Program Review, National TB programs meetings and TB conferences, regional Green Light Committee (rGLC) meetings, and other thematic meetings and workshops related to TB control as requested. ● Support the DTC team leader coordinating the GDF regional events, including workshops and training, with global stakeholders to ensure that agendas and curricula reflect the regional and country needs, are aligned with GDF strategy and objectives and are actively supported by the stakeholders. ● Help establish and guide working groups of stakeholders or task forces to ensure a coordinated approach to addressing the PSM issues for improved access to TB products, and expedited uptake and proper use of new TB tools as required. ● Support the DTC team leader and RTAs in managing GDF’s representation at global and regional meetings, specifically those addressing financing, procurement, and supply planning of TB pharmaceuticals and related processes for the post-donor funding realities. ● Provide advice in coordinating relations with multiple donors and global partners, e.g., USAID, CIDA, WHO and the Global Fund on technical assistance plans and tools for concerted TA efforts; document results and achievements for reporting and policymaking/changing. ● Monitor alignment of organizational strategy with global stakeholders to ensure adequate implementation of activities, achievements of outcomes and impact ● Provide technical support for the development of the GDF Demand, TA, and Capacity Building strategy and its implementation in collaboration with the RTAs. ● Provide technical guidance and coordination of the RTAs in development, update, and implementation of GDF priority countries’ work plans, including technical assistance and capacity strengthening action plans/roadmaps, timelines, performance indicators, and required resources. ● Actively promote the GDF as a source of affordable quality-assured TB products, technical assistance, capacity development, and best PSM practices; explore and research options for expanding the GDF client base with specific focus on countries switching to the procurement with domestic funds. ● Provide technical advice to review and monitor the supply indicators and in conjunction with the team lead establish a mechanism for ongoing global and regional indicator data collection and reporting; validate and report to the GDF TB medicines and laboratory commodities demand data to inform the GDF procurement and market shaping decisions ● Support the team lead in communicating the achievements of the DTC team globally to demonstrate value for money, results, achievements, and impact of GDF technical assistance. Develop and review technical, policy, and advocacy materials aligned with Stop TB strategy to improve the visibility of GDF with countries, stakeholders, and global partners.

Implement PSM system strengthening interventions

● Lead the information gathering and maintain evidence for the leadership in GDF and their decision making on TB medicines and, when required, laboratory commodities supply practices at regional and global levels. ● Provide technical guidance and coordination to the RTAs in the development and updating of training and capacity building materials or broker the required work with the Stop TB and GDF partners’ technical assistance programs. ● Coordinate along with RTAs the pool of technical consultants to ensure the provision of quality-assured and impactful missions, capacity strengthening activities, and ongoing technical assistance interventions. ● Develop and update tools for regular information updates of country profiles, including regional and country-specific PSM achievements and challenges, existing and planned TB treatment policies and guidelines, changes in national strategies and guidelines, new TB tools uptake trends, performance indicators, and other relevant information. ● Provide technical support to the RTAs in developing the SOPs for quantification, forecasting, supply planning, and early warning system (EWS) in regards to ensure NTPs' ownership of StopTB GDF-recommended an EWS and quantification QuanTB tool, complementing and building upon the existing country TB information systems, including logistics management of TB medicines. ● Provide technical support in order to implement, monitor and when necessary to propose updates on standard procedures for collecting and analysing relevant global and regional data using QuanTB tool, to generate regular forecasts and quarterly EWS reports to inform the GDF Country Supply and Strategic Procurement and Business Intelligence teams for GDF sourcing and procurement decisions. ● Provide technical support to develop and update GDF tools to improve the impact of GDF technical assistance, ensure harmonization with global standards, and address the introduction of new technologies. ● Provide technical support to establish and update systems for ongoing data collection in priority countries and development of valid evidence to inform GDF units and Stop TB on the strategic, market, and operational decisions and thus improve the global supply.

Expedite the introduction and rational uptake of new TB tools

● Provide technical advice and support to the RTAs leading countries in the development and implementation of transition plans for accelerated uptake of new TB medicines, regimens, and diagnostic products, including setting attainable PSM goals, timeline and milestones, estimation of potential medicines and laboratory products wastage and performance/uptake monitoring mechanism. ● Coordinate continuous technical assistance and capacity strengthening support to GDF priority countries throughout the transition period to ensure the rational use of TB products and better treatment outcomes. ● Provide technical advice to establish, implement, and, when necessary, update systems for collecting data and reporting the indicators related to the uptake of new TB tools. ● Provide technical advice and coordinate the development of proposals and the provision of grants to facilitate the uptake of new TB tools, budget monitoring, and reporting to donors. The Technical Coordination Advisor will undertake other special work related to general activities within the StopTB partnership’s Global Drug Facility, assigned and determined by GDF Chief or DTC Team Leader.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • An Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in management, medicine, pharmacy, public health, supply chain/logistics and/or related subjects with 7 (seven) years of relevant experience, OR,
  • A Bachelor's degree or undergraduate degree in the above mentioned and/or related subjects with 9 (nine) years of relevant experience.

Experience: - A minimum of 7 (seven) years of relevant experience working in provision of technical assistance in the implementation of international and/or country-level health programs, with a focus in one of the following areas: health procurement and supply management (TB/HIV products preferred); epidemiology and/or biostatistics is required - Experience working with central and facility-level pharmaceutical management services and information systems - including forecasting and quantification, and early warning systems' tools is preferred. - Experience in development/writing of grant proposals and technical reports is an asset - Experience with international donors and organizations, specifically with the Global Fund, WHO, USAID, UNITAID, international NGOs and/or private sector companies is an asset - Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages including Excel is a strong asset - Experience living and/or working with country supply programs in a developing context is an asset


Fluency in English is essential, Fluency in written and spoken French, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish is a strong asset for this selection process


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above) Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Fixed-term staff contract Contract level: P-4 Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

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Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and it is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or disability.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • This position is in a family duty station
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • 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.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management, and human resources.

Working with us We are proud of our people. With a wealth of knowledge and skills in various disciplines – engineering, finance, human resources, ICT, leadership, project management, procurement, and more – they help tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. Their work around the world supports progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At UNOPS, we offer a range of short- and long-term opportunities in various environments and duty stations – from Denmark and Kenya to Mexico, Switzerland, Myanmar, Senegal, Uganda, and many more.

Diversity With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labor force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to maintain our gender-balanced workplace. We encourage qualified underrepresented groups as per UNOPS Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy to apply for our vacancies.

Work life harmonization UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background information- ECR

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.

ECR ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.

ECR strategy is to:

  • Strengthen UNOPS role in operationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals with particular emphasis on health, environment and economic development.
  • Position UNOPS in the Balkan sub-region, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
  • Strengthen the implementation of ECR global and regional programmes, with revitalized partnerships in infrastructure, procurement and project management.

ECR operates global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and country-specific programmes from its operations and project centres located in Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.

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