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possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/10/HTM/TA10
Title: Procurement Officer
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract: 12 months
Date: 25 January 2010
Deadline for application : 15 February 2010
(20 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station: Geneva Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases
HQ/TBP Stop TB Partnership Secretariat (HQ/TBP)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Stop TB Partnership was created to realize the goal of the elimination
of TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free
of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis,
treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable
social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new
prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies to stop TB.As
a key initiative of the Stop TB Partnership, the objectives of the GDF are
to increase access to high quality 1st and 2nd line anti-TB drugs (and
related supplies) for DOTS implementation according to the Stop TB
Strategy by linking the demand for drugs to supply and monitoring,
competitively outsourcing services to partners, simplifying drug
management, and strengthening TB programme performance.
Description of duties:
Implement all activities where applicable as per GDF Procurement and
Supply Management SOPs, Quality Assurance Policy and Key Performance
Indicators; work with GDF team leaders and develop new SOPs for operation
of a stockpile for 1st line drugs, another for 2nd line drugs and for a
Strategic Revolving Fund whereby eligible TB programmes can order drugs
from GDF while awaiting their own funds. Manage the stockpiles and
Strategic Revolving Fund, and monitor that SOPs are being followed
correctly. Serve as back-up for operational procurement officers as
needed. Assist the team leaders with the development of forecasts on
country demand for internal and external stakeholders and partners. Work
with team leaders to coordinate with the Global Fund and other
stakeholders on harmonized forecasting, drug price reporting and quality
procedures. Collect, collate and analyze reports including stock position
reports from suppliers and agents. Provide procurement related data for
GDF donor reports and internal reports. Participate in meetings of the
procurement sub-teams, GLC secretariat and meetings with partners internal
and external to WHO. Travel on behalf of GDF to meet and/or engage
procurement stakeholders, as requested by the team leaders. Other tasks as
assigned by the COO and sub-team leaders.
Advanced university degree or equivalent professional qualification in
management, business administration, finance, international development
Equivalent of logistics management particularly in pharmaceuticals and
For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.
Excellent planning and organizational skills, attention to detail,
understanding of logistics, ability to multi-task, ability to work
effectively under pressure and meet deadlines, cultural sensitivity,
1. Fostering integration and teamwork
2. Producing results
3. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
5 years of relevant experience in international development, private
sector or equivalent. Experience:
in working effectively with various organizations such as UN agencies,
donor agencies, national governments, NGOS or private sector companies.
At least 3 years country level experience.
Excellent knowledge of English and a good working knowledge of French
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy
A written test may used for screening purposes.
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 53 629 at single rate
USD 57 453 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: % of the above
figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since
variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to
currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.