Deadline: 30 September 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Contracts Manager in Copenhagen, Denmark.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Contracts Manager will perform the following functions:
- Ensure all procurement activities are in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, SD Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures.
- Conduct contracts management to ensure supplier compliance to LTA’s and purchase order terms and conditions.
- Issue international tender invitations to acceptable suppliers, evaluates quotations, clarifies offers, and negotiates with suppliers as appropriate.
- Make recommendations for finalization of purchases, adjudicates offers in consultation with WHO, and internally Technical and QA centres. Prepares and defends submissions to CRC.
- Work closely with countries, programmes and partners on project design, work plan and procurement coordination, issues of long-term forecasting of quantities and planning of funding.
- Ensure adequate and coordinated planning of procurement and demand of the commodities, including during introduction phases, peaks and campaign seasons as applicable.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree in business administration, commerce or law or technical field.
- University Degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with 10 year’s relevant work experience with the focus on partnership and development of strategies for vaccine procurement and supply, may be taken in lieu of an advanced University Degree.
- Minimum 8 year’s progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 at the international level.
- Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and industrialized countries.
- Experience in global supply and demand markets of vaccines, strategic supply planning, ideally in support of an eradication program.
- Fluency in English.
- Proficiency in another UN language (French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.