Procurement and Supply Management Specialist – UNDP
|Organization||United Nations Development Programme|
|Title||Procurement and Supply Management Specialist|
|Type of Contract||IPSA (Regular)|
|Application Deadline||15/07/2021 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Duration of Initial Contract||One year, with possibility of extension|
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
As a trusted, long-term partner of The Global Fund (GF), UNDP’s value proposition lies in providing an integrated package of development solutions to strengthen institutions to deliver health services. Through its contributions as interim Principal Recipient (PR) and provider of technical assistance in over 53 countries since 2003, UNDP’s provision of integrated policy, implementation and capacity development support to countries has yielded significant health and development results in challenging operating environments. Proactive risk management and investing in sustainability are the cornerstones of UNDP’s portfolio management approach and providing technical assistance to national counterparts during all phases of implementation, strengthening legislation, policies and regulatory frameworks, and building capacities across key functional areas, including financial management, health information systems, procurement and supply chain management.
As the interim Principal Recipient for the Sudan GF programmes to be implemented from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023, UNDP is responsible for the financial and programmatic management and the procurement of health products for the Global Fund HIV,TB and Malaria grants to Sudan (the ‘Grants’) in coordination with the Federal Ministry of Health, national and technical partners for the achievement of programme results and the effective use of grant resources.
In order to provide strategic planning, programmatic and operational management and oversight to the GF portfolio to achieve the defined programme goals, targets and effective delivery, a dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU) has been established. Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager , the Procurement and Supply Management Specialist will be responsible for leading a team, to achieve a high level of procurement and supply chain performance, coordinating and building strategic partnerships, providing policy and strategic technical guidance and engaging with partners to strengthen national systems and health institutions in the context of procurement and supply chain management for health products.
Institutional Arrangement: Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager , the Procurement and Supply Management Specialist will be responsible for leading a team, to achieve a high level of procurement and supply chain performance, coordinating and building strategic partnerships, providing policy and strategic technical guidance and engaging with partners to strengthen national systems and health institutions in the context of procurement and supply chain management for health products. This will be done in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures, GF grant agreements and corporate agreements with the GF, working in close coordination with national stakeholders, implementing partners, the GF (including Local Fund Agent), technical partners, UN entities, the GF/HIST and other UNDP units and programmes. The Procurement and Supply Management Specialist will promote a collaborative, client-oriented approach, ensuring integration across functional areas within the PMU and support to the integration of capacity building activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The scope of work of the Procurement and Supply Management Specialist is outlined below:
Ensures strategic leadership, programme planning and effective management and oversight of Global Fund programmes in the context of procurement and supply chain management for health products, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Leads on the strategic planning, oversight and management of the procurement and supply chain management for health products in compliance with UNDP’s rules, policies and procedures, the grant agreements and corporate agreements with the Global Fund ensuring integration across functional areas;
- Implement a client-orientated procurement management system including tender processing and evaluation, e-procurement, contractor appraisal, evaluation and negotiation of offers, contract and contractor management, legal considerations and payment conditions and, risk assessment;
- Leads substantive monitoring of procurement and supply chain management for health products and proactively leads on reviews for underperformance, bottlenecks and ensures the accountability for the timely implementation of corrective action(s) to ensure consistent supply of health products and expiries with international standards;
Ensures proactive procurement and health product management and oversight and controls are met and proactively performs risk assessments focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Leads on the timely preparation and implementation of quality procurement and supply chain management documents and reports required by the donor
- Ensures full compliance of procurement and health product (including quality control, insurance) management activities in line with UNDP’s rules, policies, procedures, and ensures SOPs are followed and validated by internal reviews;
- Ensures proper monitoring and control of procurement processes, expenditure tracking, including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation and review and certification of submissions to the Contracts, Assets and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP);
- Oversees logistical aspects of procurement, including selection of the most appropriate mode of transport, definition of appropriate incoterms, preparation of documentation to ensure a fast clearance process on arrival in country, insurance reporting obligations are met and communication with the freight forwarder agent;
- Manages Atlas tools, including creation of vendors, creation of POs, receipts of supplies and payments to suppliers;
- Leads on performing risk-based assessments, to manage UNDP procurement activities to continued access to needed products and services and prevent stock outs or expired health products and develops and implements risk management matrix/plan with the procurement team and other PMU staff and implementing partners and ensures adequate oversight and support is provided, with timely incident reporting;
- Supervises and oversees adherence to contractual agreements, recommend amendments and contract extension, evaluate and record supplier performance and advise concerned parties with respect to contractual rights/obligations, including Service Providers and Sub-recipients (SR) and contribute to capacity assessment and submissions of value of money; and
- In coordination with Programme Manager, leads on addressing audits and investigations in the context of procurement and supply chain management and ensures timely follow up on management actions.
Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Leads on the coordination, building strategic partnerships and maintains strong working relationships with the Federal Ministry of Health, NMSF, programme implementers, national stakeholders, technical partners, and UN entities to ensure transparent and effective procurement and supply chain management of health products;
- Technically supports the national procurement planning processes (including quantification) for the programmes based on evidence gained during implementation of the programmes;
- Maintains close co-ordination between the programmes and other health and development initiatives in the country, to promote partnership building and avoid duplication of procurement and supply chain management of health products activities and to exchange critical and technical information and resolve implementation issues;
- Leads on the engagement with the Global Fund PSM Specialist and develops a strong professional relationship based upon mutual trust and respect and supports during missions; and
- Leads on developing funding requests to complement UNDP’s PR role with other health and development activities and the development of project documents and initiation of the programmes in the context of procurement and supply chain management of health products, including logistical management information systems, waste management etc.
Ensures provision of strategic policy advice and technical guidance in the context of procurement and supply chain management focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Provides strategic policy and technical advice to the national stakeholders, implementing partners and in procurement and chain management at all stages of the procurement cycle and to the last mile and make adjustments as necessary;
- Participates in meetings and technical committees of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), national disease programmes, coordinating mechanism, as required; and
Ensures sustainable PSM related system strengthening activities, including logistic information system, sustainable storage and distribution systems and services for health products guidance and capacity building and facilitation of knowledge building and sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Engages with the Federal Ministry of Health, SR, implementing partners, UN entities, financial and technical partners to strengthen national systems and health institutions, in the area of procurement and supply chain management, including logistic information system, sustainable procurement storage, distribution and waste management systems and services for health products, developing, monitoring and amending improvement plans;
- Leads on the engagement with national partners and oversees the development of capacity development strategies to support national entities in the area of procurement and supply chain management, including logistic information system, sustainable storage and distribution systems and services for health products and ensuring access to appropriate tools and resources ensuring coordination with other donor initiatives;
- Ensures Sub-recipients are well advised on procurement issues throughout the grant life cycle to ensure procurement plans are adequately scheduled, budgeted and comply with contracts and is in line with UNDP rules, policies and procedures;
- Identifies and supports development of communications (print, video) highlighting key programme achievements, best practices, and lessons learnt and contributes to information sharing with the Federal Ministry of Health, SR implementing partners, UN entities, financial and technical partners, the GF and the CCM; and
- Actively participates in UNDP and other relevant external networks to promote the programmes and UNDP’s health and development work (e.g., conferences, community of practice, Yammer) and represents UNDP in relevant technical meetings, working groups at country, regional and global level and gathers lessons learnt to apply to the programmes in the area of procurement and supply chain management.
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Required Skills and Experience
|Min. Academic Education||Master’s degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, Procurement, Supply Management, Business Administration, or related field. A Master’s degree in Pharmacy is an asset.|
|Min. years of relevant Work experience||A minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience, which includes international experience in public procurement and supply chain management of health products.|
|Required skills and competencies||Knowledge and experience in working with the Global Fund in the area of procurement and supply chain management of health products is an assetExperience of UN or UNDP procurement policies and procedures is an asset.Work experience in a developing country.Demonstrated experience in developing and managing effective partnerships with governments in the area of procurement and supply chain management of health products.Demonstrated experience in building capacity of national entities in the area of procurement and supply chain management of health products is an asset|
|Desired additional skills and competencies||Demonstrated experience in use of statistical packages for forecast and quantification of commodities Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and advance knowledge of web-based management system for logistical management information systems.|
|Required Language(s) (at working level)||Fluency in EnglishWorking knowledge of Arabic, both written and oral is an asset.|
UNDP in Sudan
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