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Cold Chain Officer (P-2), Temporary, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea #116369

Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-21

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UNICEF Papua New Guinea seeks an international professional to fill the Temporary position of Cold Chain Officer in the UNICEF Country Office based in Port Moresby. This post is initially for six months.

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.

With over 850 indigenous languages, and one of the most ethnically diverse populations, widespread poverty and gender inequality make it hard for many children to realize their rights.  In Papua New Guinea, UNICEF’s works effectively both ‘upstream’ (with governments) and ‘downstream’ (at the grassroots level) to carry out its mission through a programme of cooperation jointly developed with the government guides our work in the country.

How can you make a difference?

The Cold Chain Officer reports to the Immunisation Specialist for guidance and general supervision; and is accountable for professional technical contributions to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of immunisation Supply Chain Logistics (iSCL), specifically Cold Chain and Vaccine Management (CCVM) management activities, rehabilitation of PNG cold chain systems, redesign of vaccine supply chain, establishment of a robust cold chain maintenance system, including data analysis, programme planning, programme delivery, progress reporting, and commitment for strengthening of cold chain systems coverage, as well as enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the immunisation work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy.

As a champion for every child you will have…

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Medicine, Health, Public Health, Nursing, International Development, or a field relevant to technical assistance in immunization Supply Chain and Logistics (iSCL).
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in immunization supply chain, cold chain, logistics planning and management at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country.

  • Relevant experience in immunization program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is 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… our core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.

View our competency framework at

This position is classified as temporary and does not carry any expectancy of renewal and will not be converted to any other type of appointment.

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training).

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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