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Head of Procurement and Logistics Unit (GFATM GIU)
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||26-Apr-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months with a possibility of extension|
Since December 2004 UNDP in Belarus has been implementing two major grants of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. In 2009, within Round 8 of proposals, the Global Fund approved another grant for Belarus on HIV for the period of 2010-2014. The Country Coordinating Mechanism of Belarus selected UNDP as Principal Recipient for Phase 1 of the grant for 2010-2011. The new grant implementation started in January 2010. The total funding allocated for Phase 1 is € 9,557,068. Within Rolling Continuation Channel another grant was approved for Belarus for HIV amounting to $ 7,5 mln for three years. UNDP in Belarus is also Principal Recipient for Round 6 grant to fight tuberculosis which will continue its implementation in 2010-2012.
The overall goal of the HIV grants is to maintain the concentrated phase of the epidemic in Belarus and to reduce the AIDS mortality. The grants envisage to expand the coverage of the main vulnerable groups (IDUs, FSWs, MSM, prisoners, women and youth) and to improve the quality of services through capacity building of the non-government organizations (NGOs) servicing the beneficiaries. Prevention work among young people will be extended through schools. Further, the grants aim to expand the coverage of people with anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, to improve laboratory diagnosis and training of healthcare staff, to enhance the quality of care and support, and to provide TB prophylaxis and treatment to HIV patients.
The overall goal of the Round 6 TB grant is to reduce the burden of tuberculosis in Belarus with specific focus on improvement of TB case detection rate, providing treatment with first and second line drugs, improvement of TB diagnostic and recording systems. All activities are targeting civilian and prison population.
As a member of Grants Implementation Unit (GIU), Procurement Manager, under the direct supervision of the Head of Business Unit will be responsible for ensuring the highest efficiency of GFATM grants procurement and close monitoring of all procurement processes in line with the grants’ Work Plans and budgets and UNDP/GFATM procurement rules and regulations.
The Procurement Manager will supervise a grants Procurement Unit consisting of 3 Purchasing/Contracts Specialists and 2 Logistics Specialists.
The initial assignment is for 12 months subject to further extension based on annual performance evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
The Procurement Manager will work in coordination with Procurement Unit of the UNDP office in Belarus, all relevant UNDP staff and services of the UNDP office if required.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants are requested to apply on-line.
Information about the conditions of the service contract: http://un.by/vacancy/undp/conditions/
Responsible applicants will be shortlisted, and at least three applicants will gain a personal or telephone hearing.
Women are encouraged to apply. UNDP is non-smoking work environment.
Due to the large number of applicants for UNDP positions, UNDP regrets that it is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates about the outcome or status of the recruitment process.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.