Health Products Procurement Specialist

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Application deadline 2 years ago: Sunday 27 Sep 2020 at 23:59 UTC

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide administrative support to Country Offices with development and periodic updates of Health Procurement Action Plans and support with consolidation of the plans received from COs;
  • Develop demand projections for health products to be shared with UNDP suppliers;
  • Support market research for pharmaceuticals and other health products contributing to different sourcing strategies and procurement approaches; the search and analysis will focus on potential suppliers for specific medicines, prices, quality requirements according to the UNDP QA Policy for health products, shelf life, supply terms and conditions and other related aspects;
  • Assist in comparing the procurement efficiencies for the new country demands received;
  • Assist in monitoring negotiated prices against international referenced prices;
  • Present the collected analytical data (e.g. new suppliers, products, pricing, delivery lead times etc.) in a structured way;
  • Provide support in the technical evaluation of bids for medicines and contribute to the adjudication reports;
  • Support the development and monitoring of the contracts with the suppliers based on information collected from COs;
  • Assist in updating the internal database based on the information received from COs, ERP system and ongoing transactions, with the list of eligible suppliers and related information;
  • Contribute in capturing the challenges during the implementation of procurement processes, helping in re-designing existing business processes and the revision of the SOPs and tools;
  • Maintain up to date shipments’ tracking system and monitor the timely implementation of contracts;
  • Maintain the database of supplier key performance indicators up to date (KPI) and provide regular consolidated reports;
  • Assist in collaborating with relevant stakeholders on procurement processes, including but not limited to country offices, suppliers, service providers;
  • Monitor timely submission of monthly insurance declaration;
  • Follow up with different suppliers on periodic reporting;
  • Support team with e-filing, maintain filing system and optimization of filing system;
  • Organize and co facilitate learning sessions and webinars, where applicable;
  • Perform any other tasks delegated by the Supervisor.


Required degree level:

Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Master’s Degree or Diploma/Certificate in Social Science, Law, Economic, International Development or other related fields, Degrees in Pharmacy, Public Health is an asset.

Required experience:

60 Months

Experience remark:

  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in health procurement more particularly in developing countries;
  • Certification on procurement (more particularly, procurement of pharmaceuticals or CIPS) an asset;
  • At least 2 years of experience with local or international NGOs;
  • Experience of UN or UNDP and GF procurement policies and procedures is an asset.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise:

Procurement and contracting

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Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 27 September 2020

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