Deputy Director, D-1, Supply Division, Copenhagen, DenmarkIf 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 world¹s leading organization working for the rights of
children, seeks a Deputy Director, D-1, Supply Division, Copenhagen,
This position supports the Director in the management and policy
development of UNICEF's Supply Division in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Overall, the incumbent will lead the planning, coordination and management
of Supply Division operations in support of UNICEF country programmes and
procurement services, including to help ensure efficient operations, value
for money and healthy markets. S/He will work closely with programmes,
partners and suppliers to ensure the integration of supply in programme
strategies, product innovation and technical guidance. S/He will
coordinate Supply Division's engagement with global partnerships, such as
GAVI, GFATM, UNITAID, etc.
This function will oversee the following areas: Vaccines, Health
Technologies, Medicines and Nutrition, and Procurement Services. To this
end, the incumbent will:
Coordinate with Programme Division the effective integration of supply
into programme processes and the better definition of supply strategies in
country programmes and the medium-term strategic plan of UNICEF,
establishing priorities in terms of products and services, and ensuring
Supply Division is fully in line with UNICEF global programme priorities.
Oversee the procurement and technical work of the Vaccine, Health
Technologies, Medicines & Nutrition and Procurement Services teams,
providing guidance on policy and strategy, fostering relations with key
industry partners, solving problems, monitoring performance, leading on
high-profile activities and change.
Monitor progress, effectiveness and relevance of market dynamics
strategies with with a view to improving performance, supporting
programmes and achieving value for money.
Represent and coordinate Supply Division relations with global alliances,
industry forums, and initiatives, such as GAVI, Access to Medicines, Roll
Back Malaria, GFATM, UNITAID.
Advanced University degree, preferably in Business Administration,
Pharmacy, Public Administration or Law.
Thirteen years of progressively responsible managerial experience with
international, governmental or commercial organizations, with significant
focus on operations.
Specialised knowledge in procurement, markets and/or health products would
be an asset.
Fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
Extensive experience managing teams, with senior technical professionals,
in high-pressure contexts
Proven co-ordination, organizational and interpersonal skills that
motivate and mobilize staff and stakeholders across different
organizational units to collectively drive for results
Strong experience managing high profile strategic partnerships, including
global alliances and initiatives
Technical and commercial knowledge relevant to the product groups/services
under responsibility (Vaccines, Health Technologies, Pharmaceuticals,
Nutrition, Procurement Services)
Proven experience to formulate concepts and strategies, ensure buy-in,
implement and monitor
Strong communication and negotiation skills.
This is a readvertisement. Previous applicants will be duly considered and
need not reapply.
Please send a Cover Letter, CV and a completed P11 form
email@example.com by 22 March 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and
encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national,
religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with
disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.