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Procurement Advisor (Supply Chain Management & Logistics)
|Location :||Copenhagen, DENMARK|
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||HIV, Health and Development|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
This is an external advertisement, but internal candidates applying for this position will be given priority consideration:
HIV/AIDS is one of UNDP’s top corporate priorities. In the past several years, UNDP’s contribution to the global effort to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS has greatly intensified, focusing on the governance challenge of planning and implementing a truly multi-sectoral and society-wide response to the epidemic.
One central aspect of UNDP’s work is to help countries develop capacity to access and absorb international funding from a wide variety of sources, as well as build capacity for strategic planning and results-based implementation of national and local-level HIV/AIDS plans (“Making the Money Work”). In a number of countries, UNDP is helping to formulate fundable HIV/AIDS plans and to organize roundtable meetings where resource needs are discussed and donor pledges are made. UNDP also helps strengthen financial and managerial capacity of national AIDS programmes, stronger inter-ministerial coordination, and mechanisms for effective and decentralized channeling of funding. This work is of crucial importance in creating an environment in which mechanisms such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the “Global Fund’ ) can succeed.
In late 2002, UNDP began its partnership with the Global Fund. Since its inception, the UNDP-Global Fund partnership has grown significantly from managing a single USD 6.7 million Global Fund grant in Haiti in 2002 to currently being Principal Recipient (PR) in 26 countries for 63 grants totaling over USD 886 million for a two-year period. This portfolio is likely to grow in 2010, with additional funding being granted to UNDP for round 8 and 9 grants and the second phase of a number of grants. Pursuant to its agreement with the Global Fund, UNDP is appointed as the PR in exceptional circumstances, generally in countries with low capacities, weak systems and/or poor accountability. However, with the exception of in donor-constrained countries, UNDP is meant to build the capacity of local entities to assume the role of PR in the future.
In its role as PR, UNDP is responsible for the financial and programmatic management of the grant, as well as the procurement of health and non-health products. In all cases, the implementation of the grants must be done in accordance with UNDP policies and procedures as well as the policies and guidelines of the Global Fund.
In addition, UNDP provides capacity support to a number of governments who are managing Global Fund grants directly. In the last few years, UNDP has expanded this capacity development role and is presently providing technical support in an additional 8 countries in the areas of project planning, sub-grant and contract administration, financial administration, procurement, and monitoring and evaluation.
Given the importance of the partnership with the Global Fund, UNDP continues to strive towards providing high value-added services to governments and the Global Fund, both in its role as the PR, and, increasingly, as a significant technical partner to governments implementing Global Fund grants.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Procurement Advisor, the Procurement Advisor will play an advisory and support role for UNDP Country Offices that are Principal Recipient or providing capacity support. The support role will involve travel to Country Offices.
Summary of key functions:
1. Advisory and support services for procurement and supply chain management with the following key responsibilities:
2. Statistical documentation of UNDP-Global Fund Procurement activities with the following key responsibilities:
3. Assist and participate in the management of an overall strategy for contract monitoring management of Sub-Recipients to be implemented by UNDP Country Offices and serve as best practice template:
4. Relationship management with internal and external stakeholders with the following key responsibilities:
5. Knowledge Sharing on procurement and supply chain management with Country Office staff with the following key responsibilities:
6. Develop asset management and grant closure procedures and provide technical assistance to Country Offices:
Impact of Results:
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
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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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.