Manager, Supply Chain & Business Development, Global Drug Facility

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This is a P-5 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 10 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 194,242 USD and 243,430 USD.

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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..

The Global Drug Facility (GDF)

As a key initiative of the Stop TB Partnership, the objective of the Global Drug Facility (GDF), a ISO:9001 certified entity, is to ensure access to quality-assured anti-TB drugs, diagnostics and other supplies by employing innovative business approaches, efficient knowledge management for evidence-driven leadership in market management, strategic procurement, and high quality procurement and supply services to client countries.

GDF’s strategic vision of success is that all people requiring TB diagnostics and medicines are able to access them from global markets optimized to meet public health needs. The GDF Manager, Supply Chain and Business Development is responsible for ensuring optimal efficiency of GDF supply chains, supporting client countries in optimizing their supply chains for TB products, maximizing operational efficiency of GDF support to clients, and expanding GDF’s business model.

Functional Responsibilities

Within the Global Drug Facility (GDF) and under the supervision of the Head of GDF. The GDF Manager, Supply Chains and Business Development will perform the following functions and tasks:

Provide Leadership and supervision across teams in GDF:

  • Lead, motivate, and manage GDF staff, experts, and consultants in a manner that promotes cross-collaboration and teamwork across different teams within GDF and the broader Stop TB Partnership.
  • Act as 1st- and 2nd-level supervisor for assigned administrative and professional staff, including workload and performance monitoring and evaluation, resource utilization, cross-coverage of key staff, etc.

Provide Strategic advice and leadership on GDF’s supply chain operations:

  • Develop and implement supply chain strategies aligned to both GDF’s strategy and the national plans of client countries.
  • Continuously monitor and improve the GDF operating model(s) to identify optimal organization, processes, and solutions to improve quality of services provided to client countries.
  • Set priorities and targets for GDF activities and delivery, ensuring the development and implementation of effective policies and guidelines.
  • Establish and oversee processes to assess end-to-end supply chain capability and performance, with the aim of identifying opportunities to improve the supply chain performance and support to client countries.
  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of interventions to reduce supply chain vulnerabilities and exposure, building resilience into a supply chain that meets both GDF’s and client countries’ objectives.

Provide strategic input and leadership to GDF’s business development strategy and efforts:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor GDF annual work plans and budgets.
  • Oversee the preparation and/or draft internal and external reports, briefs, and presentations for key meetings and events.
  • Contribute to and draft peer-reviewed papers demonstrating GDF’s results.
  • Identify key conferences and events where GDF can disseminate its results and organize sessions, symposia, satellites, in collaboration with key stakeholders; ensure key messages are accurately and effectively conveyed, as well as aligned within GDF and the broader Stop TB Partnership; and work with the GDF Project Management Officer who oversees coordination of GDF events.
  • Develop and grow new business opportunities. Create new, compelling business propositions and then target, prospect, and present propositions to new clients and donors.
  • Prepare and present powerful, persuasive presentations and written documents that effectively demonstrate the value proposition of GDF.
  • Develop and execute a strategic business plan that meets or exceeds established goals and targets in line with the Stop TB Partnership Operational strategy ; track the work and achievements of the teams and prepare the metrics to measure the work.
  • Broker, build, and manage strategic and operational partnerships with stakeholders, networks, other organizations, and donors to leverage human and financial resources.

Impact of Results:

  • The GDF is firmly established as a global thought leader in managing supply chains for TB products and works in an integrated manner within the Stop TB partnership.
  • The GDF works in a smooth manner, delivers against the KPIs and all metrics as well as on the reports to donors.
  • GDF performs at optimal efficiency, implanting innovative ideas, strategies, and approaches to promote access to TB products.
  • GDF results are widely recognized and communicated regularly and broadly.
  • GDF identifies and expands its business model to adapt to an ever-changing global health landscape.


Advanced university degree (master degree or equivalent) in Management, Business Administration, Public Health, Logistics, Engineering or related field;


First level university degree or undergraduate degree (bachelor or equivalent) plus 2 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of an advanced University degree.


Internationally recognized project management certification(s) (e.g., Managing Successful Programs (MSP), Project Procurement Management (PMP), PRINCE2, Project Management Institute, etc.).

Internationally-recognized certification(s) in procurement, logistics, and/or supply chain management (e.g., Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), etc.).



Minimum of 10 years experience in procurement, logistics, and/or supply chain management in a large international and/or corporate organization.

Minimum of 5 years of management experience overseeing procurement and/or supply chain activities for resource-limited countries.

Experience managing multidisciplinary teams and projects.


Experience working in global health.

Experience working in the UN system.


Expert knowledge of English with proven excellent writing skills is essential.

Knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.


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 Appointment (UN Staff) Contract level: P-5 (ICS12) Contract duration: One Year (with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and available funding)

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Additional Considerations

  • Qualified candidates from High TB Burden Countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 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
  • 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.

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 is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

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

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

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

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