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WHO Procurement Expert for Laboratory Reagents and Chemicals (Consultant)

Multiple locations (Various)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : Under the technical guidance of the Procurement Officer, GSC, the Consultant will do the following:- As part of the initial phase, extract and analyse procurement WHO data related to laboratory reagents and chemicals, procured by WHO in the last year.- Identify minimum WHO procurement quality criteria for critical laboratory reagents and various laboratory products procured by WHO.- Advice WHO GPL and WHO laboratory network coordinators with feasibility of local/ regional procurement of laboratory reagents (dangerous goods etc).- Provide to WHO GPL and WHO laboratory network coordinators a list of quality / recommended/ best value for money suppliers for specific laboratory products.- Review laboratory products available in WHO catalogue by specific categories.- Propose alternative products for countries having embargo. Description of duties: Duties and responsibilities:- Identify and classify the laboratory reagents and chemicals procured by WHO.- Develop a list of minimum quality criteria for Procurement of laboratory reagents by products: list the documents (certificates etc) that should be required in order to check quality of products offered to WHO.- Create a database for laboratory reagents and chemicals to be used by WHO for future procurements, including Product Name, Specifications, Manufacturer, Supplier, Product Code, Unit of Purchase, Standard Delivery Time, Note to Requestor/Buyer. Provide alternative options for countries facing embargo and local/ regional procurement. - Reviewed material specifications and requirements with the relevant WHO technical units.- Evaluated current suppliers with respect to performance, product acceptability and quality.- Develop a Guide for WHO GCS and WHO laboratory network coordinators in the procurement of laboratory reagents used by WHO supported programs. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential:- Advanced degree in Laboratory or related field. Skills: Essential:- Excellent technical abilities and skills in data reviewing and synthesizing information required. Experience: Essential:- At least 7 years of Mid-level professional experience in laboratory work, testing laboratory and procurement of laboratory reagents and chemicals. - Senior expert in laboratory testing, and in particular to WHO laboratory supported programs.Desirable:- Prior experience of working with UN agencies, World Bank or other International Development Agencies. Languages: Essential:- Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken. Additional Information: - This is a consultant position. The contract may be renewed after the initial period based upon performance and funding situation. - The consultant will be based in their home country and competitive salary will be offered.- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.- This vacancy is published in English only.How to apply: Applicants are requested to send their submissions to humbertt@who.int with subject line: "WHO procurement expert of laboratory reagents and chemicals" by 28 September 2015, 5:00pm EST. Applications must include:- Cover letter,- CV, and- P-11 form (http://www.unon.org/sites/default/files/P11.doc)Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.NOTE: Files should not exceed 5.0MB limit This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Multiple locations (Various)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Biology and Chemistry
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-28

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