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Project Officer (Cold Chain Equipment and Services) P-2, FT, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen (Denmark)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-01

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Project Officer (Cold Chain Equipment and Services) P-2, FT, Copenhagen, Denmark

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, an Education

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does - in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life - in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions - her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens - addressing inequity - not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.


Strategic office context:

Supply Division's work continues to be a direct input to development programmes, including delivery of supplies required by programmes working towards the UNICEF SP result areas, and revolves around innovation, influencing markets, supply chain optimization and capacity development.

Procurement centers are responsible for the supply operation, including strategic market intelligence, forecasting, procurement, delivery, innovation and analysis of product groups and procurement strategies. The contracting function leads in expertise on the supply landscape, markets, value for money and interaction with global partners to increase access and sustainable supply which can be accessed by government buyers. The incumbent provides support to optimization projects. The position is in Cold Chain Unit within the Health Technology Centre at Supply Division. Position reports to the Project Manager for CCEOP.


How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Project Manager for CCEOP, the Project Officer coordinates the activities related to the Post Installation Inspections (PII) in the field, as part of the CCEOP project. The incumbent will liaise directly with UNICEF's partners and other external parties in the collaborative work of the CCEOP Project. 


You will be accountable for:

Facilitating Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Coordinates activities related to the Post Installation Inspection (PII) of the CCEOP equipment in the field
  • Establishes the proposed list of health facilities to be inspected, applying relevant and applicable ISO Quality Standards methodology
  • Works closely with the CCEOP Project Manager and Technical Team to evaluate performance of Supplier service bundle activities of CCEOP deployments
  • Undertakes field mission of inspecting Cold Chain Equipment installed as part of the CCEOP
  • Advises partners during a Cold Chain Equipment inspection, of the key criteria to consider in line with audit, quality management and engineering standards
  • Liaises with Inspection Companies, CCEOP Project Management Teams (PMTs) and UNICEF Country Offices involved in CCEOP, to ensure a smooth operational process of post CCEOP activities


 Business Process Design:

  • Drives and streamlines the new business process in the CCEOP Team related to performance and measurement
  • Documents the new business process as per UNICEF SD formal standards.  Creates SOPs as and when required.  Ensure that the processes are in line with internally documented procedures at UNICEF SD
  • Identifies any bottlenecks that may occur in the process and make suggestions for improvements
  • Performs Risk/Issue Management activities in all areas of the tasks involved in the process


 Analysis & Reporting:

  • Analyses both qualitative and quantitative information received from external parties
  • Documents the findings of field evaluations and shares the findings with the relevant CCEOP stakeholders as per formal partnership agreements, presenting the findings in a transparent and comprehensive manner
  • Research's App technology in the market, for monitoring and evaluation purposes and identify best fit for purpose
  • Drives the App solution project in all phases, from planning phase to testing and implementation
  • Promote the App solution to CCEOP Stakeholders


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



  • A completed University Degree or equivalent in business administration, engineering, commerce, computer science, law, humanities or in related fields.


Work Experience

  • At least two years of relevant work experience in an international, dynamic, work environment is required
  • Strong analytical ability is essential
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply ISO Quality Control standards is required
  • Experience of working in project management is required
  • Vast experience in managing high volumes of data is required
  • Experience in working with Databases is desirable
  • Experience working with mobile App projects an advantage
  • Experience working in a Developing Country context
  • Experience working with Cold Chain Equipment in a developing project context
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Fast learner, adapts and responds to change, tolerates ambiguity, self-motivated
  • Strong project organization skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and engage with a team comprising diverse technical backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
  • Excellent skills in Excel and VISIO is essential
  • Highly proficient in using Power BI
  • Excellent Data Analysis skills are necessary



  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.


For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


The functional competencies required for this post are;


  • Planning and Organizing (level 2)
  • Learning and Researching (level 1)
  • Analyzing (level 2)
  • Relating and Networking (level 2)


View our competency framework at

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.



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

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