Terms of Reference

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children,
the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's
survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF
supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls,
and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary
contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
The Medicines and Nutrition Centre (MNC) in UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen is seeking a
Contracts Officer, P-2
(Temporary Appointment for 6 months)
Under the general supervision of the Contracts Manager (HIV/AIDS & Malaria), procures
pharmaceuticals in accordance with the UNICEF Rules and Regulations, including contract
management and implementation. Monitors and reports on supplier performance, global market
development, and mid-to-long term forecasting. Key end results sought include:
Communication strategy and service level to support Procurement Services’ partners for
pharmaceuticals’ transactions.
A value for money study - in terms of price optimization and cost effectiveness of ARV
procurement offered to partners, including UNICEF Country Offices
Written analyses in order to establish perspectives of future market conditions, potential
funding and forecasting needs of ARVs, including innovative approaches to address
supply/demand imbalances and development of a healthy market.
Monitors supplier performance as well as worldwide market developments and long- term
procurement planning in order to achieve the most cost-effective means of procurement.
Compiles and analyses historical data and forecasts of pharmaceutical commodities; manage
data requests internal and external to the organization relating to pharmaceutical supply;
identify areas for analysis and opportunities to support the Medicines & Nutrition Centre’s
projects and reporting requirements, partners and other divisions.
Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor.
Education, Work Experience & Technical Competencies:
Advanced university degree in business administration, commerce or law or related technical field
required. Minimum two years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience,
preferably at the international level.
Fluency in English and knowledge of another UN language are required.
Values and Competencies:
Our Core Values reflect attitudes and convictions that are shared across all UNICEF staff and include:
Core Values
Core Competencies
Communication (level 1)
Drive for results (level 1)
Working with people (level 1)
Functional Competencies
Applying Technical Expertise (level 1)
Following Instructions and Procedures (level 2)
Planning and Organizing (level 2)
4) Skills and knowledge:
Good analytical skill and negotiating skills.
Ability to resolve difficult, complex and sensitive situations.
Ability to make timely and quality judgements and decisions.
Ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources.
Please send detailed resume, cover letter and completed United Nations Personal History Form, in
English, quoting “Contracts Officer, P-2, TA” to dangsrecruit@unicef.org. Queries can be directed to
Laura Borton, at: lborton@unicef.org. The UN Personal History form can be found at the following
web address: http://www.unicef.org/supply/index_employment.html.
Applications for this position must be received no later than close of business on: Tuesday, 5 August,
Please note that candidates will be assessed on foundational and functional competencies and that
diversity and gender balance are also factors in the selection process. Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted.
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