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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Suva
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-25

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Procurement Services Specialist, P3 level, Suva, Fiji (#: 91699)

Suva (Fiji )

The UNICEF Pacific Multi-Country Office in Suva, Fiji is looking to recruit a Procurement Services Specialist to support the development and preparation of the CSD programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of Supply security and financial sustainability of Immunization programmes/projects within the multi-country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration of Vaccine Independence Initiative and contribute to the achievement of immunization results through building Cold Chain Capacity, Immunization supply chain and Effective Vaccine Management for equitable and inclusive Health and Nutrition especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Health

The overall goal of UNICEF Pacific’s multi-country programme is to support the governments of all 14 Pacific Island Countries in progressively realizing child rights in accordance with national development strategies, the UN Pacific Strategies, Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF Strategy Plan (2018-2021) and the SAMOA Pathway and the Pacific Plan.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of CSD manages the Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII) operations and strategic expansion to include new vaccines.  Provides technical expertise in the overall management and improvement of the supply chain system.

The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities

  • Procurement planning, logistics and finances coordination
  • Operationalization of Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII)
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Procurement for emergency and resource mobilization and reporting

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement, Public Health/allied health, Engineering or a related field.
  • Five years of professional work experience in supply/logistics management at the national and international levels, two years of which should be in Immunization/Public Health programming. Strong demonstrated experience in coordination of complex projects. Experience on VII will be an asset
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Download File Final Job Profile Procurement Services Specialist.pdf


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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