Procurement Assistant, GS-5, Health Technology Center, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen

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This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 3,937 USD.

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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, commitment

This position is placed in the Medical Devices Unit (MDU) within the Health Technology Centre (HTC) at UNICEF Supply Division (SD) in Copenhagen. The MDU comprises of commercial and technical functions that are jointly responsible for procurement of medical equipment, hospital furniture, health care consumables, personal protective equipment and other commodities utilised in public health for Global supply to UNICEF programs and Partners. The work of the unit supports to UNICEF’s overall programmatic goals and objectives. This post is located within commercial function and entails for planning and implementation of timely procurement actions compliant to the UNICEF Rules and Regulations.

The role includes supply sourcing by conducting International Tenders; establishing and maintaining Long-Term Arrangements (LTA) with suppliers; issuing Cost Estimates and Purchase Orders; establishing Service Contracts, monitoring suppliers’ performance, and expediting the orders; providing a continuous support to UNICEF Country Offices Worldwide for utilization of Direct Ordering Arrangements for goods and services.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of a Contracts Officer, performs all procurement activities in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Division Procedures and other applicable procurement regulations, as follows:

  1. Reviews and evaluates incoming supply requisitions and requests to ensure quality and adequacy of information, specifications, appropriateness of requests, quantities, shipment, delivery dates, budgets. Prepare and draft price and cost estimates for PS transaction including freight.
  2. Reviews material specifications and requirements with customers, countries, the Technical counterparts and Quality Assurance Centre to ensure completeness and appropriateness. Ensures that customers’ claims/complaints are processed in collaboration with Shipping and Quality Assurance Centre.
  3. Prepares sales orders and Purchase requisitions, monitor and follows up on progress of sales orders and requisitions to ensure that commitments entered into are met.
  4. Drafts and prepares international tender invitations. Assists with preparation of award recommendations and Contracting review Committee (CRC) submittals. Drafts and prepares Long Term Arrangements and Purchase Orders for goods and services. Assists with implementation of Direct Order Arrangements.
  5. Monitors the status of Country Office programme and procurement service orders and center specific KPIs. Pro-actively expedites and follows up on placed orders for deliveries with all parties concerned in order to ensure timely and safe delivery of goods and services. Transmits all relevant information to customer including changes to planned deliveries, to facilitate delivery and customs clearance of shipments. Prepares and provides timely and regular status / monitoring reports to customers.
  6. Updating of databases and management systems for use by HQ, Field Offices or Regional Offices.
  7. Prepares evaluation of suppliers with respect to delivery performance and commercial acceptability.
  8. Maintains order filing in accordance with UNICEF guidelines.
  9. Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor.

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


  • Completion of secondary education
  • Minimum five years relevant working experience in a procurement function. Education in post-Bachelors program in procurement and/or commerce proved by graduation certificates/diplomas will be acceptable in lieu of experience.
  • Fluency in English
  • Valid work permit and residency in Denmark at the time of submitting the application. Note that the selected candidate is responsible for obtaining any required extension of their residency permit as an extension cannot be dependent on an employment with UNICEF


  • Additional training in business or commerce
  • Proficiency in another UN language (Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and our core competencies as follows:

Core competencies skills

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Works collaboratively with others

To view our competency framework, please click here

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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


The closing date of this position is 28 July 2022.

Please note that we may utilize the applicant pool for this position to identify candidates for similar upcoming vacancies at the same level and within the same functional area.

Please be informed that all applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF's online recruiting system. You can apply to the above position by creating your profile, and application at our web site:

Kindly note that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Kindly also note that diversity and gender balance are factors in the selection process. Queries can be directed to Ms Mi Nguyen at [email protected]


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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