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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/07/FT37
Title: International Procurement and Supply Management Adviser
Grade: Band 2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Fixed-term contract (1 year contract - possibility of renewal subject to availability of funds)
Date: 13 September 2007
Application Deadline: 10 October 2007 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit:
Duty station:  Yangon Myanmar
UNAIDS Country Office Myanmar coordinates United Nations action on AIDS in Myanmar, motivates the expansion of a multi-sectoral response to HIV, supports governmental and non-governmental actors to apply the Three Ones successfully including the mobilization of and mobilizes resources, all with the goal of realizing Universal Access in Myanmar.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator, the incumbent advises the National AIDS Programme and UN agencies working in the field of HIV on all aspects of procurement planning, supply management and reporting, and use of health products, including but not limited to pharmaceutical products, diagnostic technologies and supplies, other products for prevention (such as condoms), and laboratory equipment and supportive products (such as microscopes and reagents), working in close collaboration with donors supplying the National AIDS Programme (NAP) and relevant government departments involved in the ordering, storage, distribution and use of health products related to HIV.

Procurement Planning
- Further develop and implement the planning and forecasting system for health products required by the public health system for HIV related activities;
- Assist the National AIDS Programme in ensuring that all procurement requests for drugs and health products are technically sound, conform to WHO international guidelines and Myanmar national policies, as well as to donor procurement rules, and are submitted on time to ensure stock security;
- Review quotation requests and purchases orders issued by the procurement agencies for HIV related health products in order to make sure they are technically sound;
- To ensure that the National AIDS Programme and UN agencies are informed about emerging needs, problems and/or events related to HIV health products which require NAP and UN agency intervention in a timely manner.

Supply Management systems and reporting systems
- Advice to the NAP and other concerned government health units to further develop and improve existing supply management systems including:
timely delivery of health products to decentralized points of service delivery;
up to date stock information at central and decentralized levels; and
effective reporting systems on health product use for both donors and national programme in order to be able to forecast needs.
- Assist the NAP and other concerned government units in implementing the supply management system through the design and provision of trainings, coaching and on-the-job capacity building;
- Monitor the field application of systems and provide localized advice on supply management and use of reporting systems at decentralized levels, undertaking field visits as required.
Advanced university degree in pharmacy, public health or a relevant combination of academic preparation and experience.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills, combined with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner and promote consensus and basic training skills. Knowledge of relevant donor (such as major bilateral donors, Global Fund) systems desirable, together with experience or knowledge of Myanmar context and health system an advantage. Tact, discretion and diplomacy.
Essential: Seven to ten years' experience in procurement and supply management, including at least four years in the procurement and management of health products, field-based experience, together with experience in training and capacity-building.
Desirable: Experience in managerial positions.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language or a local language.
Additional Information:
In close collaboration with the International Civil Service Commission UNAIDS is developing and testing a system of reward for contribution and a broad-banded salary structure (Band1: P1 and P2, Band 2: P3, P4 and P5, Band 3: D1 and D2). As this system is being tested the existing grading system will be maintained until further notice. This post is at the P4 grade under the current grading system.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
61 834 US$ at single rate
66 401 US$ with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 32.6 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

Applicants will be required to take a test.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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