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Logistics Officer – Procurement (Support)

Switzerland, Vaud, Ecublens - Medair International

Role & Responsibilities We are looking for a Logistic Officer- Procurement (Support) who can contribute to a smooth supply chain for GSO and field country programmes, train and empower Medair logistics colleagues, advise field logistics staff and support GSO departments in their procurement processes. This is a temporary position needed to augment the current Procurement team as we implement a new Supply Chain Management system.   Project Overview Medair Global Support Office (GSO) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and GSO staff*.*   Workplace & Working conditions This position reports to the Medair Global Support Office (GSO). It will based as a resident in Lausanne, Switzerland or Nairobi, Kenya. Only those with a valid work permit should apply. - This position could also be considered as a remote position from your own country if you have previous Medair experience.   Starting Date & Initial Contract Details July 2021. Full time, 6 months with possible extension.   Key Activity Areas Procurement - Responsible for managing procurement from GSO related to the procurement categories assigned including Global Emergency Team goods and services, developing procurement plans, initiate, negotiate and monitor Framework Agreements, and ensure renewal and new market assessment at their expiry. - Organise, initiate, follow up and track procurement requests ensuring procurement of the right product, at the right time, to the right location, at the right prices using the right procedures in compliance with Medair and donor guidelines. - Initiate, advice, train field procurement staff on the use of best practices and excellence in procurement. - Advise and support GSO departments in planning, organising and monitoring their procurement. - Liaise with suppliers; maintain and build supplier relations, process invoices and ensure on time payment. - Monitor actual procurement against conditions agreed in long term contracts and framework agreements and ensure contract, supplier and procurement records are kept up-to-date. - Support the Procurement Focal Point within Medair; ensuring policies and procedures are up-to date and serve as reference point for questions, information and training. - Act as Medair shipment officer for the own procured goods or services; make sure shipments are organised in time and according to the right procedures, taking into account international, national and customs regulations; follow up shipments and communicate schedules with consignees. Dynamics 365 implementation (procurement focus) - Represent the procurement related areas within the D365 project in order to deliver solutions based on Medair's needs and requirements. - Promote Medair's digital transformation strategy with proactive/positive mindset and good mentality. - Collaborate and support process owners/BPEs to help them sign off appropriate & acceptable solutions. - Collaborate and align with stakeholder to increase ownership and understanding of solutions. - Review story board and solution design documents to build knowhow on signed off solutions. - Actively participate in the system demo sessions to understand and evaluate the suggested solutions. - Verification, testing and confirming acceptance of demonstrated solutions after system demonstration. - Preparation of Training manuals for Train the Trainer (TtT) end end-user trainings. - Reviewing existing policies/SOPs/guidelines, identifying needs for change based on accepted solutions in D365 (update/addition where necessary). - Update and enhance user stories continuously and develop test scripts for UAT. - Actively participate in the Train the Trainer (TtT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) sessions in order to build expert know-how on the system usage and to run final testing sessions. - Coordinate and execute end user training either on-site (in-country) or remotely. - Continuous collection, development, preparation and cleaning of SCM and cross cutting master data (vendors/suppliers, products, BoQs, equipment/assets) for data migration and go-live. Other - Support and assist the general work and administration of the Logistics team. - Develop, implement, support and train staff in procurement guidelines. - Cover for other Logistics team members when absent or re-assigned to support emergency response. Team Spiritual Life - Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts. - Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement. - Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair's international prayer network. This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.   Qualifications - Professional qualification in Procurement, training in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or a related field. Certification in humanitarian logistics desirable. - Strong working knowledge of English and working knowledge of French (spoken and written).   Experiences / Competencies - Previous experience in logistics or administration. - Experience of logistics in a cross-cultural, challenging environment. - Knowledge of Medair systems and procedures and experience in supporting projects in health, shelter and/or WASH desirable. - Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power point and Outlook. - Prior experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 or other logistics software solutions desirable. - Good planning, coordination, analytical and problem-solving skills. Good negotiation skills. - Enthusiastic with ‘can-do' attitude. Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. - Diplomatic, for working with authorities and suppliers. Good understanding of humanitarian issues.   How to apply Before you apply Please ensure you are fully aware of the: a) [Medair organisational values](https://www.medair.org/jobs/our-culture/) b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, [Medair's accountability policies and best practices](https://www.medair.org/accountability/) c) [Key Profiles & Benefits Package](https://www.medair.org/jobs/jobs-irs/) provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS). d) [Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)](https://www.medair.org/jobs/roc/) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).   Application Process To apply, go to this vacancy on our [Medair page](https://www.medair.org/positions/logistics-officer-procurement-ch-gso/). Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.*

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15/06/2021 - 14/08/2021

Chief Supply and Logistics - P5

Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa, Kinshasa - UNICEF

  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 fulfil their potential ? to the benefit of a better world.  For every child, hope... UNICEF has been achieving important progress on education, child rights, nutrition, and WASH in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Challenges remain, though, and in spite of its vast physical size and limitless natural resources, the DRC poses a complex operational environment in terms of infrastructure challenges. Child poverty is widespread, and according to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old face at least two major deprivations. Join our team and help tackle these issues, making sure every child has a champion.   How can you make a difference?  The Chief Supply and Logistics reports to the Chief of Operations as per the Country Office (CO) set-up and is responsible for managing the supply chains of a medium to large-sized country office, and/or medium sized emergency response operation. The supply chain operations include planning, procurement, contracting, customs clearance, warehousing, in country transport and distribution, as well as monitoring of supplies, services and construction works. The incumbent collaborates closely with programmes in defining supply interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children, and provides technical and advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management.   Management of the Supply Section - Establish the annual work plan for the Supply Section; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.   Supply chain service delivery and emergency response - Participate in the Country Programme Action Planning and advice on supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Ensure appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services. - Develop an emergency supply & logistics strategy based on risk assessment analysis and Programme assumptions. Ensure an emergency supply and logistics preparedness action plan for the CO is established in line with Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCC), and implemented (establishment of relevant LTAs and frame  agreements for emergency response, prepositioning of stock, and training of staff in the country office).   Collaboration with programme and implementing partners - Establish close collaboration with programme sections through involvement in programme design, planning, and preparation for implementation of supply components as well as monitoring and evaluation. Establish accountability framework with programmes, for delivery of results for children.   Technical and advisory support to government/national systems - Promote/drive supply chain strengthening and change management initiatives with governments and partners, to ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children. - Advisory support to Governments/national systems in defining and determining supply solutions for children, such as use of procurement services; supply financing solutions; local market development; private sector engagement.   Innovation, products and markets - Contribute to pilots and support the actual roll-out of new products and services, in close collaboration with Supply Division. - Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices on supply chain management within the organization as well as with externals to ensure effective and efficient supply chains for children.   Qualifications of Successful Candidate... - Education:  An Advanced University Degree in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor's) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.*A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with twelve (12) years of relevant work experience in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical field, may be taken in lieu of a Masters degree. - Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly-related technical fields is required. Understanding of development and humanitarian work. Emergency experience an advantage. Health supply chain management experience an advantage. - Language: Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.   For every Child, you demonstrate? UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf 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.   For this particular position, UNICEF is committed to achieving gender balance at P5 level by end 2021 and will prioritize eligible and suitable female candidates. 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.   Remarks: This is a re-advertisement to expand the candidate pool. The advert is open both for an internal and external candidates. Candidates who applied previously to the position do not need to re-apply as their application is still under review. 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. * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer. Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.             ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). 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13/06/2021 - 20/06/2021

Deputy Logistics Manager

Congo, Plateaux, Bunia - Medair International

Role & Responsibilities Support the Country Logistics Manager (CLM) in the provision of the logistics support for the programme. The position is based in Bunia, where Medair runs a significant operation. This forms the heart of the support to the CLM. The operation in Bunia requires a senior logistics management presence and the Deputy Logistics Manager (DLM) major responsibility is to ensure an effective supply chain function at all times. This means that standard logistics and related administrative systems are established and programmatic needs are delivered. As a significant part of the Logistics resources are managed from Bunia it is planned that the DLM serves as country focal point for the fleet and all types of Equipment and assets. By working closely with the CLM, The DLM is able to replace the CLM in his or her absence. This role provides additionally support in the strategic logistics direction, management and evaluation of the logistics function, reporting and accountability requirements, legal compliance, external representation, team leadership and staff capacity building. In the coming future Medair DRC is planning to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain Management. The DLM has a significant role in this project, both in the preparation and the implementation of this software. Project Overview Multi-sector relief & rehabilitation programme including provision of primary and emergency health care, water and sanitation & nutrition to assist in reducing morbidity & mortality in vulnerable populations of DRC. Workplace Field based position in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo with frequent visits to field locations. Starting Date / Initial Contract Details As soon as possible. Full time, 12 months. Key Activity Areas Logistics Management ? Supply chain - Provide technical oversight and ensure proper supply chain management practices and procedures are in place according to Medair standards to provide optimum support. - Proactively engage with key staff to ensure project planning and budgeting incorporates adequate funding for logistics capacity and resources. Provide support for, and carry out logistics assessments. - Support the CLM in the management of the procurement process in an efficient & cost-effective manner. - Locate and negotiate contracting for storage/warehousing that is secure, well-maintained, and meets health and safe working practice requirements. - Ensure international and national transportation of freight by land, sea and air is in line with programme budgets and needs; ensuring the most cost effective and reliable means of transport is used for the timely delivery of supplies to projects. - Support the CLM in the maintenance of accurate filing systems, with documented and supported records of logistics transactions for audit purposes, and submit logistics reports to the in-country management team, and GSO logistics pursuant with Medair policies and procedures. Logistics Management ? Resources - Ensure management of vehicle fleets; ensure appropriate allocation and safe use of vehicles throughout the programme and ensure servicing and maintenance schedules are adhered to. Ensure usage of fuel is correctly supervised, logged and recorded. - Serve as Asset Management Focal Point for the Country Programme through the supervision and coordination of all matters regarding all types of equipment and assets including communication, IT and power, to ensure that equipment are managed diligently. - Liaise as necessary with the landlord(s) to ensure proper maintenance and optimum availability of facilities and utilities (e.g. electricity, water, phone-lines, physical security and building repairs). - Ensure regular backups are done for all computers throughout the programme and that virus updates and routine computer maintenance is carried out. Representation - Represent Medair in a professional manner contributing to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of Medair's mandate, ethics and values. - As delegated by the CLM, proactively engage with suppliers, partners, local authorities, other NGOs and clusters to plan, organise, and schedule distribution of goods and material to ensure good coordination and adequate information sharing, address common concerns/problems and seek solutions. Financial management - Support the compilation of logistics components of all base and project budgets. - Monitor spending of assigned budgets, and ensure they operate in line with Medair and donor guidelines for financial accounting and reporting practices. - Staff Management - Manage and motivate staff with integrity and foresight, to ensure that they maintain the highest standards of accountability and professionalism. This includes recruitment, appraisal, objective setting, performance review, producing development plans, determination of training needs, etc. - Working with the CLM to ensure that all logistics and relevant programme staff are adequately trained and create possibilities for capacity building, mentoring and coaching. Security Management - Ensure that movement procedures are adhered to by Medair drivers. - Provide support in managing security incidents as required, including the writing of incident reports. Quality Management - Promote and use the Medair intranet, ensuring that all standardised formats and guidelines are used. - Review, develop and implement systems to improve transparency. Ensure adequate anti-fraud procedures are in place to detect and ultimately prevent loss or fraud. Team Spiritual Life - Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts. - Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement. - Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair's international prayer network. This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary. Qualifications - Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, Business Management. - Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written). Experience / Competencies - Minimum 2 years relevant logistics and management experience in emergency context. - Experience of the management of budgets and the ability to prepare timely, complete and accurate reports. - Experience working in a cross-cultural setting, preferable in the logistics sector. How to apply Before you apply Please ensure you are fully aware of the: a) [Medair organisational values](https://www.medair.org/jobs/our-culture/) b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, [Medair's accountability policies and best practices](https://www.medair.org/accountability/) c) [Key Profiles & Benefits Package](https://www.medair.org/jobs/jobs-irs/) provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS). d) [Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)](https://www.medair.org/jobs/roc/) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions). Application Process To apply, go to t[his vacancy on our ](https://www.medair.org/positions/deputy-logistics-manager-drc-bunia/)[Medair page](https://www.medair.org/positions/deputy-logistics-manager-drc-bunia/). Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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09/06/2021 - 08/07/2021

Logistics Officer - P4

Cameroon, Littoral, Douala - world food programme

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.  Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.   ABOUT WFP   The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.   ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT   These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or large Country Offices (COs) and report to the Division/Regional/Country Director or the designate. Job holders at this grade level are highly trained and experienced experts who are likely to manage substantive supply chain teams, lead on more specialist or far reaching initiatives or more complex WFP supply chain operations (i.e. complex supply chain operations are usually characterised by highly volatile security situations, complex procurement/service provision operations, a combination of multiple corridors, modes of delivery and/or multiple countries, and/or challenging access to beneficiaries due to conflict or lack of infrastructure). Job holders typically lead large and diverse teams to excel in individual specializations (i.e. Logistics operations, Procurement, Logistics Clusters, etc.) ensuring overall effective coordination and synergy. Staff at this level demonstrate substantive capacity for advanced research and innovation, with capacity to effectively communicate complex plans, goals and achieve integrated outputs. Job holders are required to partner extensively with internal and external stakeholders on substantial supply chain matters.   CAMEROON COUNTRY CONTEXT    Cameroon is a lower-middle-income country with a population of about 26.5 million people of diverse ethnic and two linguistic groups. Ranked 150th of 189 countries in the 2020 Human Development Index, chronic malnutrition for children under 5 years is 29.3% and poverty is concentrated in the Northern and Eastern regions, where 90 percent of people requiring humanitarian support reside.   The country continues to be affected by 3 major crises: the crisis in the Lake Chad basin impacting the Far North region; the consequences of the influx Central African refugees in the East, Adamawa and North regions; and the crisis in the North West and South West regions. As a result, the country hosts more than 443,000 refugees and more 1.4 million internally displaced people. More than 4.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance with 2.6 million being food insecure.  WFP currently operates in Cameroon, bringing lifesaving food / nutrition and resilience activities in 6 of the 10 regions in Cameroon. In 2020, WFP assistance reached more than 912,000 people across the country. A total of 46,729 mt of food was distributed in the process.  In 2020, 103,692 mt of food were dispatched from the Douala port with a majority being served through the Global Commodity Management Facility (GCMF) mechanism. Countries served through the Douala corridor in 2020 include Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Chad among others.     JOB PURPOSE   To lead field logistics operations or provide expert advice and support in HQ/RBs, partnering with the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.   KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)   - Participate in the formulation and implementation of corporate supply chain strategies, business models and solutions to meet operational requirements. - Align service or country strategy, policies and programmes to the global supply chain strategy and the WFP Strategic Plan, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening. - Analyse context of country or region hosting the port and lead the design and management of supply chain network, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges, to ensure operational optimization. - Design, plan and manage implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives, food systems and large-scale services to ensure timely, cost-effective, and integrated approach with core activities and services and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders. - Supervise transport arrangements from the port and contracting of all associated services in accordance with established guidelines - Monitor and manage complex port/vessel operations, identify, and immediately address problems by recommending an appropriate course of action to be taken. - Adhere to WFP standard performance management guidelines and practices to contribute to achieving service objectives. To promote staff learning and development, design and implement learning initiatives for port staff and monitor impact of these activities. - Identify and regularly monitor contractual, operational and supply chain risks relevant to port activities and propose minimizing or mitigating actions. - Monitor the performance of WFP's shipping and forwarding agents, stevedores, and other ancillary contractors at the port to ensure efficient operations and provide input in the annual performance review. - Build productive partnerships with supply chain colleagues in corridor countries using the port and staff widely in the organization and support partnership building with donors, humanitarian agencies, and other institutions to support efficient and effective port operations. - Foster productive partnerships with key stakeholders amongst government, international organisations, UN agencies and other national organizations agencies, NGOs, private sector and academia to share knowledge and resources and build capacity, resulting in coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations. - Lead supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and assist in the implementation of corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness. - Constantly review the performance of supply chain operations at the port to ensure that appropriate internal controls are well in place. - Coordinate management of service providers/vendors, port, and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP's interest. - Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends at the port to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders. - Lead, motivate and develop a large team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance. - Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men. - Other as required.   STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS   Education: Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Shipping, Logistics, or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.    Language: Fluency (level C) in English and French language is required in this role.   OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS   - At least 08 years of relevant professional experience in Supply Chain operations. - Experience in managing supply chain operations in a complex setting, including coordination with internal and external stakeholders, and supporting emergency programmes. - Experience in emergencies. - Expertise in Logistics & Supply Chain Optimization. - Experience in shaping and implementing operational supply chain strategies. - Experience in operational and strategic supply chain planning. - Experience supervising teams of professional staff.   DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE   - Experience in port operations is an asset. - Warehousing experience. - Experience of Commodity Accounting Systems. - Experience in developing and managing/nurturing relationships and national capacity-building initiatives with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations. - Experience in implementing/setting-up supply chain improvement and optimization initiatives to achieve cost efficiency, improved agility, reliability and quality. - Experience negotiating service arrangements with multiple third parties respecting WFP's best interests. - Capability to provide technical expertise and support on capacity strengthening of national responders to the crisis in the country.   TERMS AND CONDITIONS   The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days' annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent child, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org.          ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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04/06/2021 - 30/06/2021

Technical Officer - P3

United States of America, Washington, Washington D.C. - World Health Organization

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT   This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) The primary objective of the Department of Health Systems and Services (HSS) is to strengthen health systems based on Primary Health Care, supporting universal health coverage. Its work encompasses the following areas: strengthening health systems governance for social protection in health; strengthening regulatory frameworks and financial protection mechanisms to promote the progressive realization of the right to health; organizing people-centered, integrated health service delivery; promoting access to and rational use of quality, safe, and effective health technologies; strengthening national health research systems, and promoting the integration of scientific knowledge into health care, health policies, and technical cooperation; and developing human resources for health.   DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES   Under the general supervision of the Director, Health Systems and Services (HSS), and the direct supervision of the Chief, Strategic Fund Management (HSS/SF), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties: - Provide technical support and coordinate administrative and technical areas to promote the Strategic Fund to Member States; guide and support countries in the use of the Fund mechanism; - Support the strengthening of Member States' capacity to perform quantification, forecasting of future demands and improve efficiencies in the entire procurement cycle for products procured through the Strategic Fund; - Support operations of the Strategic Fund in the review of product lists, pooling demand between participating countries and ensuring liaison with countries in programming and forecasting of procurement; - Provide support through national and subregional workshops on the operational and technical framework of the PAHO Strategic Fund; - Develop and review administrative procedures governing operations of the Strategic Fund; - Support the development of technical documents in procurement and supply management, and participate in the biennial review of the Strategic Fund Operating Principles; - Support technical programs of work in procurement and supply management in the Region of the Americas through the Strategic Fund and monitor their implementation; - Coordinate new interactions between the Strategic Fund and bilateral and multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, subregional integration mechanisms and other partners to advance the interests and objectives of the Strategic Fund; - Support the development of communication tools to improve the availability of information for stakeholders in the Strategic Fund; - Support the continuous assessment and evaluation of the impact of the Strategic Fund, results achieved, and processes developed; - Participate in the assessment of current practices within technical and administrative entities in Headquarters and Country Offices to improve efficiencies and improve service to Member States; develop recommendations and plans of actions for process enhancement;   - Work collaboratively and innovatively with member states and cross-functional teams to support member states with supply issues related to Strategic Fund related products; - Participate in market analysis (e.g. potential suppliers, product pipeline, global demand trends and procurement approaches) for medicines and public health supplies procured through the Strategic Fund for Member States;  - Participate in the preparation of the Unit's Biennial Work Plan (BWP), budget and technical evaluation reports; - Perform other related duties, as assigned.   REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS   Education: Essential: A bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical science, logistics, supply chain management or in any other field related to the functions of the post, from a recognized institution.    Desirable: A master's degree in a health science, pharmaceutical science, health economics, health policy or public finance management would be an asset. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position.  WHO, 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 through the link:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation [http://www.chea.org](http://www.chea.org/) and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process.   Experience: Essential: Seven years of combined national and international experience in the administration of programs and projects related to pharmaceutical and other health technologies, health policy, procurement and supply management of health commodities and/or health technology service delivery.   Desirable:   Knowledge of health systems and/or pharmaceutical/health technology market dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean would be an asset.   SKILLS:   PAHO Competencies: - Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization's mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts. - Teamwork: Collaborate and cooperate with others/Deal effectively with conflict - Creates team spirit; promotes collaboration and open communication in the team; proactively supports others; welcomes team responsibilities and drives team results; promotes knowledge sharing in the team.  Proactively identifies conflicts and facilitates their resolution in a respectful manner; tactfully resolves conflicts between or with others and takes action to reduce any possible tension; effectively builds a rapport with individuals and teams, establishing good personal and professional relationships, as well as minimizing risk of potential conflict. - Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences:  Relate well to diversity in others and capitalize on such diversity - Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity. - Communication: Write effectively/Share knowledge - Writes down ideas in a clear, structured, logical and credible way; drafts and supports the development of guidelines, policies and procedures.  Shares relevant information openly and ensures that the shared information is understood; considers knowledge sharing as a constructive working method and demonstrates awareness of the Organization. - Producing Results:  Work efficiently and independently/Deliver quality results/Take responsibility - Prioritizes work, monitors own progress against objectives and adapts plans as required; communicates adjustments as necessary. Acts proactively and stimulates action as needed; handles problems effectively and constructively. Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients' needs. Works independently to produce new results and sets own time lines effectively and efficiently.  Shows awareness of own role and clarifies roles of team members in relation to project's expected results. Makes proposals for improving processes as required and takes responsibility for own work and/or actions, as necessary.  Demonstrates positive attitude in working on new projects and initiatives. Demonstrates accountability for own success, as well as for errors; learns from experience. - Moving forward in a changing environment: Propose change/Adapt to change - Actively supports Organizational change initiatives and demonstrates personal commitment to them, including when faced with new demands; proposes workable solutions to challenging situations.  Engages in positive responses to a changing environment and promotes workable solutions to achieve own and team's results.  Welcomes, and actively seeks to apply, new ideas, approaches and working methods and technologies in order to improve own and/or team's work processes and results; demonstrates commitment to Organizational change initiatives.   Technical Expertise: - Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical policy and regulations and procurement and supply management; - Knowledge of current quality norms and standards in pharmaceutical procurement, prequalification of medicines and prequalification of quality control laboratories; - Ability to apply quality assurance normative standards in pharmaceutical manufacturer/supplier evaluation and inspection, development of operational quality management systems in pharmaceutical supply management, quality control of pharmaceuticals and development of regulatory capacity. - Strong knowledge and expertise on consolidation of demand, direct negotiations and other strategies to improve access to medicines and other health technologies  - Ability to manage multiple issues and tasks in a complex organizational environment to re-prioritize actions on short notice. - Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents.   Languages: Very good knowledge of Spanish or English with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.   IT Skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio, Microsoft SharePoint and Project would be an asset.   REMUNERATION   Annual Salary: (Net of taxes) $62,120.00 + post adjustment   Post Adjustment: 49.6% of the above figure(s).  This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION   THIS VACANCY NOTICE MAY BE USED TO FILL OTHER SIMILAR POSITIONS AT THE SAME GRADE LEVEL. - Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. - A written test may be used as a form of screening. - Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual. - For information on PAHO please visit: [http://www.paho.org](http://www.paho.org/) - PAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity. - PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. - PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy. - Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. - All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post.   - Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. 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