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People that Deliver (PtD) consultant - Human Resources Policies Package for Supply Chain Organizations, Supply Division, Cph

Copenhagen (Denmark)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-21

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UNICEF is looking for a Consultant to develop the PtD HR Policies Package for Supply Chain Organizations and pilot the package in one Global Fund focus country.

People that Deliver (PtD) consultant

PtD’s Human Resources Policies Package for Supply Chain Organizations




Duration: three months (approximately 25 working days), duration driven by deliverables

Location: Flexible

Travel: 5-10 days

Start Date: 2 March 2020

Reporting to: People that Deliver (PtD) Executive Manager, UNICEF Supply Division



People that Deliver (PtD) was established in 2011 as a global partnership of organizations focusing on the professionalization of supply chain personnel by advocating for a systematic approach to human resources (HR) for supply chain management (SCM) at the global and local level. PtD advocates at the international and national level for interventions that improve the demand and supply of qualified health supply chain professionals in organizations, which in turn strengthens the individual practitioners and the organizations in which they work. PtD’s one goal is to create a competent, supported, and adequately staffed supply chain workforce that is deployed across the public and private sectors within the health system.

PtD is governed by a Board of Directors representing seven constituencies; currently 21 organizations sit on the Board, with the Global Fund representing the international donor community, along with USAID and Gavi. PtD is a third-party partner selected by the Global Fund Board to collaborate with the Global Fund as it deploys its capacity development approach for procurement and health supply chain management. PtD recently signed an agreement with the Global Fund to implement activities that will support Global Fund’s catalytic investments and strategy for the period 2017-2022. The impact of Global Fund’s catalytic funding aligns with PtD's transformative direction for 2018-2020 in which PtD is promoting stewardship and leadership at the national level to address the health supply chain workforce needs and advocating for the development of a competent, supported supply chain workforce deployed across the public and private sectors within the health system. PtD not only understands the current HR for health SCM landscape globally and locally, it also identifies, builds and strengthens the tools and resources needed to support capacity building in country.

In 2018, PtD developed the Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change (HR4SCM ToC) to provide a useful basis for strategic planning, by providing a foundation for developing strategies—such as to manage the quantity, type, and capacity of human resources required to operate health supply chains. It analyzes the conditions needed to ensure that workers at every level are performing optimally to fulfill all the necessary functions of an effective supply chain system.

Establishing HR policies lays the foundation for carrying out effective HR activities and processes. A number of specific policies are included in each of the pathways within the HR4SCM ToC. For example, establishing performance management policies is foundational to the Motivation pathway. Policies on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), harassment in the workplace, and environmental and occupational safety form the basis for building further improvement in the Working Conditions pathway. Finally, recruitment and hiring policies lay the groundwork for the Staffing pathway.

Currently, there is no publicly available package of standard HR policies for health supply chain organizations that has been vetted by health SCM experts. Recognizing this need, PtD is collaborating with the Global Fund to develop a package of HR policies that aligns with the HR4SCM ToC and can be adapted to specific country and organizational contexts.

Please visit for a complete overview of our mission and vision, as well as access to materials and resources related to our work. See PtD’s Theory of Change in human resources for supply chain management to understand the pathway of change that connects investments in human resources to improved performance and health outcomes:



The purpose of this consultancy is to develop the PtD HR Policies Package for Supply Chain Organizations and pilot the package in one Global Fund focus country.



The foundational HR policies that will be included should be in line with those policies outlined in the PtD HR for SCM Theory of Change: recruitment and selection, equal employment opportunities, environmental and occupational safety policies, supportive supervision, and performance management policies. The consultant will be expected to develop these policies using policies from similar industries (such as healthcare), policies from the private sector, and policies used by PtD’s board organizations. The completed package will then be piloted in one Global Fund priority country to collect feedback from stakeholders and use this information to inform any revisions to the final versions of the package.

The Consultant will report to the PtD Executive Manager on the following tasks:

  1. Develop a project plan: the plan should include a timeline for the completion of the key deliverables and the in-country work, a proposed schedule for checkins with PtD, a list of organizations and individuals that will be consulted for the creation and validation of the policies.
  2. Collect HR policies from various sources and propose the full list of policies that should be included in the PtD HR Policy Package. This list should include, but is not limited to the following policies:
    • Recruitment and hiring policies
    • Supportive supervision and performance management policies
    • Compensation and benefits policy
    • Non-disclosure policy
    • Employee code of conduct
    • Environmental and occupational safety policies
    • Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy
    • Equal employment opportunity policy
    • Leave and time off benefits
    • Safety and health
    • Employee conduct, attendance and punctuality
  3. Complete the first drafts of allof the HR policies and submit to PtD for review
  4. Work with PtD and the Global Fund to select and plan the pilot in one Global Fund priority country
  5. Revise the policies package based on feedback collected during the pilot and prepare the final version of the package
  6. Submit final HR policies package

It is envisioned that this work will take place over a three-month period (approximately 25 working days) from 2 March 2020 until beginning of May 2020.







First draft Human Resources Policies Package for Supply Chain Organizations

23 March 2020


Trip report of country pilot

17 April 2020


Final Human Resources Policies Package for Supply Chain Organizations

8 May 2020

Deliverables are expected to be submitted electronically.

Further specification on individual activities will be specified and agreed after contracted.




University degree is required, preferably in relevant field (e.g., business administration, human resource management, public health, supply chain management, international development studies, logistics, or other relevant degree). Applicable work experience can substitute in cases where university degree is not aligned to a relevant field.


Work Experience:

At least 10 years work experience in health supply chain management, human resource management, and staff performance management, in a global, regional or country setting.



  1. Core Values
    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity
  2. Core Competencies
    • Communication
    • Drive for Results
  3. Key Functional Competencies
    • Analyzing
    • Planning and Organizing

Technical Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the field of health supply chain management, human resource management, staff performance management, and human resources policy development
  • Experience developing HR policy documents for supply chain management
  • Knowledge of public health supply chains or public institutions in the developing world context is an advantage
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills


Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Financial quote for service fees at a daily rate in US Dollars
  3. CV/Resume
  4. Two References
  5. P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at

Applications are to be sent by 21 February 2020 5:00 pm CET. Please submit all documents listed above, including your availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate and evaluation methodology will not be considered. Successful applicants will be invited to a telephone interview.



The consultant will produce the following deliverables aligned to the payment schedule indicated as a percentage:

Draft Human Resources Policies Package for Supply Chain Organizations 25%

Trip Report 25%

Final Global Standards of Health Supply Chain Roles and Job Descriptions 50%

The above percentages are indicative, final payment schedule will be based on the financial proposal from the successful consultant, on the understanding that all payments will be against deliverables as outlined above. No advance payments are possible.

Before payment is made the deliverables will be evaluated according to the following indicators: timeliness (meeting deadlines), achievement of goals and quality of work.



Payment commensurate with experience. Travel costs and DSA will be covered in accordance with UN rules and regulations. DSA and terminal expenses will be covered for travel. No other remunerations apply.

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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