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Consultancy announcement - UNICEF short-term consultant to support the UNITAID 


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

   PMTCT Consultant

   UNICEF Supply Division is currently looking for a short-term consultant
   to support the UNITAID PMTCT.  The consultant will assist with the
   development of technical specifications of the ARV component of a PMTCT
   mother-baby pack, and to provide technical assistance in supply planning
   and management of commodities needed in the UNITAID project.

   Level of the assignment :  L-4
   Duration  of  the  assignment : start date as soon as possible till 31st 
December 2007

   The  consultant  will  be  recruited  and supervised by the HIV/AIDS and
   Malaria  Unit  in  Supply Division, Copenhagen, in consultation with New
   York Headquarters  and the regional offices and country offices involved
   in  the  UNITAID  project.   A  detailed  workplan  will be developed in
   collaboration with NYHQ UNITAID benefiting country offices, based on the
   joint  UNITAID  workplan,  to  ensure  alignment  of supply planning and
   programme implementation.  It is expected that approximately half of the
   time  will  be spent in Copenhagen and half of the time will be spent in
   the relevant countries.

   Main Duties and Responsibilities:

      To document current status, strengths and weaknesses in early
      diagnosis in PSM in the PMTCT programme countries in the UNITAID
      project as a desk review exercise;
      To assist with the development of technical specifications and
      prequalifications of suppliers of PMTCT mother-baby pack;
      To assist UNICEF country offices with preparation for UNITAID
      implementation and participate in country missions as requested,
      specifically focusing on access to cotrimoxazole prophylaxis, supply
      planning and management of the mother-baby pack for PMTCT, ARVs for
      mothers and rapid diagnostic tests prequalified by WHO;
      To develop and/or review existing guidance notes on supply management
      in the area of PMTCT, and updating it to support the UNITAID project.

   Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

   Advanced university degree in pharmacy or a related field.

   Work Experience:
   Minimum eight years of experience relevant to paediatric HIV/AIDS, with
   in-field experience with MTCT and ART, including in developing

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

   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 Ø

   Acknowledgements will be sent only to shortlisted canddiates

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