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E-DRUG: Consultancy announcement - UNICEF/UNITAID PMTCT
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Consultancy announcement - UNICEF short-term consultant to support the UNITAID 
PMTCT.

MAKE A LASTING DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN

Strengthening Procurement and Supplies Management (PSM) in PMTC scale-up in 
UNITAID supported countries
Early Diagnostics Consultant

   UNICEF Supply Division is currently looking for a short-term consultant
   to support the UNITAID PMTCT.  The consultant candidate shall be
   specialized in laboratory supply, specifically the supply components
   underpinning usage of CD4, PCR and DBS (including logistics process for
   DBS) for early diagnosis of infants infected with HIV.

Level of the assignment :  L-4
Duration  of  the  assignment: three  months, preferably from 1st     September 
till 30th November 2007

   The  consultant  will  be  recruited  and supervised by the HIV/AIDS and
   Malaria  Unit  in  Supply  Division,  Copenhagen. The consultant will be
   responsible   for   the   adaptation,   development  and/or  testing  of
   programming  tools  and documents, and for providing expert input in the
   development  of country action plans.  It is expected that approximately
   one third of the time will be spent in Copenhagen and two thirds will be
   spent in the relevant countries.

   Main Duties and Responsibilities:

   1. To document current status, strengths and weaknesses in early
   diagnosis in the UNITAID programme countries as a desk review exercise.
   2. To act as Supply Division focal point for Early diagnosis and CD4
   testing, providing technical assistance on request in the start up of
   the UNITAID project
   3. To assist UNICEF country offices with preparation for UNITAID
   implementation and participate in country missions as requested
   4. To develop and/or review existing guidance notes on supply management
   in the area of laboratory, and updating it to support early diagnosis
   under the UNITAID project. Also, assist and guide Country Offices and
   Supply Division in the procurement of commodities, including definition
   of requirements and procurement options.
   5. To compile a set of resource/training materials to share with
   recipient countries (checklist for readiness,etc ) and recommend updates
   on information for the UNICEF website.

   Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

   Education:
   Advanced university degree in clinical biology with (post-)
   specialization in immuno diagnostics or a related field.

   Work Experience:
   Minimum eight years of experience relevant to Diagnostics & Monitoring
   Equipment, with knowledge of  in-field usage of PCR & DBS, including in
   developing countries.

   Skills / Competencies:
   �  Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the
   field of work.
   �  Ability to conceptualize ideas and produce clear and comprehensive
   reports
   �  Ability to work on a multicultural environment
   �  Able to work independently
   �  Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office
   applications

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

   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.

   Please note that UNICEF is a smoke-free environment. Application, CV and
   United Nations Personal History Form (P-11, available on the UNICEF
   Supply Division website, www.supply.unicef.org/employment) to be
   submitted by post, fax 35 27 02 88 or e-mail no later than Sunday 29th
   July 2007 and addressed to:

   UNICEF Supply Division
   Chief, Human Resources
   Attn.: Regina Hardardottir
   Email: rhardardottir@unicef.org
   Frihavnen, 2100 Copenhagen 

   Acknowledgements will be sent only to shortlisted candidates

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