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Monitoring Specialist, P3, Temporary Appointment, (364 days) Post#124204, Monitoring, Strategic Data and Evidence Centre (MSDEC), Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
P3 Mid-level Professional Temporary Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 16 Jun 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, [Supplies]

Job organizational context

We are searching for a talented and experienced professional for the UNICEF Supply Division’s Monitoring, Strategic Data and Evidence Center (MSDEC). MSDEC focuses on the generation, synthesis, analysis and sharing of evidence and supply chain intelligence to empower colleagues and partners to know, take decisions and communicate, as our key contributions to supply chain optimization, programme design, and demonstrating results and achievements. Leveraging on this experience and knowledge of country processes, MSDEC also works with countries to strengthen their use of data including data used in the development of health product forecasts.

The Supply Chain Projects team, where this position is integrated, has two main responsibility areas; 1) implementation of forward-looking digitalization projects to strengthen UNICEF’s internal supply monitoring and reporting processes and 2) country forecasting and supply planning strengthening through technical assistance, development of global guidance materials and availability of electronic solutions. This position will work on several immunization supply chain projects in the country forecast strengthening section.


Purpose for the job

Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Manager, in MSDEC, this position is responsible for:

  1. develop and disseminate relevant global guidance materials including those in the immunization forecast and supply planning toolbox to support country strengthening of immunization forecasting and supply planning
  2. work with countries to improve their immunization forecast and supply plans through process strengthening, introduction of relevant electronic solutions that can support in these processes, and capacity building of UNICEF country colleagues, partners and government staff
  3. represent UNICEF as the forecasting and supply planning strengthening focal point in relevant forums specifically related to immunization supply chain strengthening.

How can you make a difference? 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Manage development and refinement of the Immunization Forecast and Supply Planning Toolbox to ensure content is relevant and useful for the intended users in countries. This work is done in collaboration with immunization supply chain partners, including WHO, Gavi and other technical partners.
  2. Facilitate the operationalization of the toolbox through development of relevant implementation materials such as guides and training materials and appropriate dissemination methods such as webinars, conference presentations and forum posts to enable the published toolbox is used to strengthen forecasting and supply planning in interested countries.
  3. Coordinate partners to ensure alignment and common objectives in the country support, prevent duplication of country work and assure a broad reach in terms of country targets
  4. Facilitate training efforts and country visits to SD related to forecast and supply planning country strengthening by preparing training materials and presentations and delivering as relevant. Also, support development of communication materials with technical and advocacy focus for the guidance, tools and IT solutions supported by MSDEC
  5. Oversee relevant IT projects that support countries in generating data for forecast and supply planning through activities such as development of implementation and training materials and approach, management of and engagement with relevant stakeholders and work with IT colleagues and other technical partners, as relevant, in platform enhancements and provision of user support and platform maintenance The IT project stakeholders vary, but can include collaboration with UNICEF and WHO regional, HQ and country colleagues, and other technical partners.
  6. Support other relevant initiatives related to forecast and supply planning capacity strengthening in UNICEF and countries
  7. Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

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

The following minimum requirements:


 Advanced university degree in public health, pharmacy, social sciences, supply chain or another relevant field.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and 8 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years progressively responsible work experience in strengthening health supply chains, preferable for immunization products and on forecast and supply planning
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in direct and relevant support and collaboration with country governments in low- and middle-income countries
  • First-hand experience in project management of global and cross-country projects with multiple stakeholders. Experience with IT project and projects in UNICEF or other UN agencies is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience with development of communication and training materials, as well as training and meeting facilitation of relevant audience
  • Demonstrable experience in conceptualizing, planning and executing projects as well as transfer of knowledge and skills

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English required and fluency in French is an asset.


For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others 

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.


This position is no longer open.