Contracts Manager (Oxygen Systems Procurement)
P4, Fixed-Term, 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.
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Access to essential products for children and their families is an overarching goal for the work of UNICEF Supply Division. As one of the largest United Nations procurement agencies, UNICEF is uniquely positioned to leverage its reach, supply expertise and purchasing power to support governments across 150 countries to deliver results for children.
Oxygen is a life-saving therapeutic medical gas used for the management of hypoxaemia, a major predictor of mortality in young children. Medical oxygen can reduce case fatality rates from childhood pneumonia by 35%, when implemented as part of a broad-based quality improvement package. Children in 30 highest burden countries are 60 times more likely to fall ill with and die from pneumonia compared to children in high income countries. Scaling up key interventions for pneumonia control could save an additional 8.9 million lives (3.2 million from pneumonia) by 2030.
In addition and to respond to the increased demand from countries seeking COVID-19 Outbreak response for oxygen systems and services through SD, UNICEF has been working to urgently expand access to oxygen systems in different contexts and has established a global PD-SD strategy to expand oxygen support to complex oxygen sources.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the Health Technology Centre Chief and Medical Unit Contracts Manager, the incumbent is expected to lead the procurement of specific segment of COVID-19 Outbreak response commodities in accordance with UNICEF Rules and Regulations and to participate in planning, sourcing, development and execution of procurement of the developed UNICEF strategy for Oxygen Systems, including proposing method of purchase, to support and ensure an uninterrupted, sustainable supply of affordable, quality products for oxygen therapy systems (Oxygen concentrators and oxygen related accessories and consumables, PSA Plants, PSA Plant repairs, Oxygen services, etc).
Key functions and responsibilities:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.