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E-DRUG: Job Announcement - UNICEF Tech Officer, Essential Medicines & Nutrition
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Technical Officer , Essential Medicines and Nutrition Unit
UNICEF SUPPLY DIVISION, Copenhagen, Denmark
L3  - TFT

   If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a
   lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights
   organization would like to hear from you.

   UNICEF, the world's leading organization working for the rights of
   children, seeks a Technical Officer for a temporary assignment until the
   31st of March 2008 to assist with technical issues relating to the
   Nutritional area.  The successful candidate will work in the Essential
   Medicines and Nutrition Unit, which is part of the HIV/AIDS and Health
   Centre of UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen.

   Main Duties and Responsibilities:

   A. Technical advice in relation to UNICEF procurement of nutrition
   supplies:
   �  Prepare and maintain technical specifications for health and
   nutrition products supplied by Supply Division.
   �  Technical adjudication of ITB nutritional supplies.
   �  Screen requests and sales orders for their technical compliance
   including any regulatory and IP rights when appropriate.
   �  Market research on nutrition supplies.  Assist with reviewing
   documentation for database information on sources and prices for
   nutrition products.
   �  Assist with drafting interagency or nutrition cluster reports and
   documents.
   �  Prepare analyses of UNICEF supplies, background information,
   recommendations for improving the suitability and range of products,
   resulting in more appropriate supplies, better delivery and lower costs.
   �  Take active part in Supply Division’s team on health and nutritional 
commodities and support other Centres with technical advice as
   appropriate.
   �  Provide support to UNICEF country offices in review of requirements
   for supply, storage, and distribution of nutrition supplies,

   B.    Supply management advice in relation to distribution and use of
         nutrition products:
   �  Assist with development and provision of data on new products.
   �  Draft and prepare technical guidance and supply directives relating
   to supply and utilization of products in support of child health.
   �  Visit countries to work with government counterparts and partners to
   develop supply monitoring programmes and work plans to ensure compliance
   to specific assigned objectives.
   �  Review periodically the distribution chain and stock situation in
   individual countries. Assist with forecasting of supplies and
   identification of necessary action for supply adjustments.
   �  Participate with government counterparts and partners, in planning
   and organizing supply management training programmes.
   �  Along with government counterparts and partners, plan and organize
   supply management training programmes

   Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

   Education:
   Advanced university degree in Nutrition or Pharmacy, with background
   experience on medicines or nutrition supplies.

   Work Experience:
   Minimum five years progressively responsible professional work
   experience in institutional purchase of health and nutritional products,
   project planning, management of country essential drugs and nutrition
   programmes.  Experience in an International organization, United Nations
   or NGO desirable.

   Skills / Competencies:
   �  Good interpersonal skills to ensure effective working relationships
   with colleagues and external partners.
   �  Systematic and diligent
   �  Good computer skills
   �  Ability for teamwork within a multi-cultural environment.
   �  Able to work independently and problem solving oriented.

   Languages:

   Fluency in English and another official UN language.  (French/Spanish)

   Remuneration:

   UNICEF's salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations
   Common System. For further information on the UN Common System salaries
   and benefits, please visit the United Nations Web site at
   www.un.org/Depts/OHRM

   Supply Division is responsible for overseeing UNICEF's global
   procurement and logistics operation, and for making sure that
   procurement by every Country Office follows all organizational
   regulations and ethical standards.  UNICEF's level of procurement
   reached a total value of approximately 1.2 billion USD in 2006.

   Application and CV to be submitted by post, fax 35 27 02 88 or e-mail no
   later than Sunday 10th June 2007 and addressed to:

   UNICEF Supply Division
   Chief, Human Resources
   Attn.: Regina Hardardottir
   Email: rhardardottir@unicef.org
   Frihavnen, 2100 Copenhagen 
   Denmark
   Applications from female candidates are especially welcome.

   Acknowledgements will be sent only to shortlisted candidates.


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