- Ensure effective direction, management, and accountability of the Department in delivering its objectives through managing and inspiring a diverse workforce and ensuring the efficient use of the department's financial resources;
- Develop strategies and provide substantive advice to executive management and leadership (including Regional Offices) in the areas of procurement and supply;
- Lead the Department in developing processes and tools for a strong and efficient support to Technical Units in all activities related to supply;
- Ensure the management of the monitoring and evaluation, as well as reporting of the Department's area of work, of key performance indicators to optimize performance of Department deliverables;
- Build new or strengthen existing partnerships with other Departments and Units to position the Department as a major stakeholder in WHO's supply chain activities;
- Liaise with External Partners, Member States, UN Agencies, Donor and other stakeholders to fulfill the mandate of the Department;
- Represent WHO at inter-agency levels and in dealing with outside bodies, host Government and non-governmental organizations in matters concerning procurement and supply services;
- Build a strong network of internal medical and technical experts to ensure the adequate sourcing and purchasing of goods and services, in full compliance with applicable norms & standards and for an efficient support of WHO programmes implementation, including in the context of Emergency Procurement;
- Convene the WHO procurement network;
- Ensure that the all Technical Units, including in the Regional and Country Offices are duly informed of potential fraud and other risks related to Supply (as identified in Risk Register) and are informed / trained on the appropriate ways to properly address those.
- Strong skills in developing and establishing polices and strategies in the area of work. - Excellent skills and ability in leading, motivating and supervising diverse teams and managing financial resources. - Proven analytical abilities and demonstrated skills in presenting complex policy issues orally and in writing, including the ability to engage, build consensus and communicate effectively and diplomatically with Member States, partners and media.
Globally - respected level of technical expertise and knowledge in supply and procurement. - Proven leadership skills in the planning and coordination of supply and procurement. - Excellent knowledge of the highest standards of procurement methods and best practices, including a good knowledge of UN or international public procurement policies, procedures and operations. - Good understanding in the area of ERP systems and other modern IT systems.
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