Contracts Specialist (Innovative Diagnostics)

UNICEF, Copenhagen, Denmark

Skill RequiredProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th September, 2016

Job Description

key functions/accountabilities: 
  • Ensures all procurement activities are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, SD Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures.
  • Conducts contracts management to ensure supplier compliance to LTA's and purchase order terms and conditions.
  • Issues international tender invitations to acceptable suppliers, evaluates quotations, clarifies offers, and negotiates with suppliers as appropriate.
  • Makes recommendations for finalization of purchases, adjudicates offers in consultation with WHO, and internally Technical and QA centres.  Prepares and defends submissions to CRC.
  • Works closely with Innovation, programmes and partners on project design, work plan and procurement coordination, issues of long term forecasting of quantities and planning of funding.
  • Ensures adequate and coordinated planning of procurement and demand of diagnostics, manages projects for procurement for evaluation or scale up.
  • Reviews and provides recommendations for Local Procurement by Field Offices.
  • Reviews material specifications and requirements with the Technical and QA Centres to ensure completeness and appropriateness.
  • In partnership with WHO and internally Technical and QA centres, evaluates suppliers with respect to delivery performance, product acceptability, and commercial acceptability.
  • Establishes work plans and priorities, monitors achievements and evaluates performance of support staff.
  • Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor
  • A completed Advanced University Degree (Master's Degree) in business administration, commerce or law or technical field is required.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional experience including at least three at the international level is required.
  • Knowledge of worldwide procurement, contract negotiations and administration is a requirement. (experience in procurement/contracting in the area of health technology and/or diagnostics is an asset).
  • Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and industrialized countries is required.
  • Experience in analytical work, complex partnership management and negotiations is required.
  • Experience and ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources is required.
  • Experience in use of computer applications, including internet navigation and various office applications is required.
  • Supervisory experience is a requirement.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Proficiency in other UN language is an asset.
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