Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) Consultant – Geneva
Duties and Responsibilities
- Advises COs throughout the Global Fund grant life cycle from the formulation of health product lists to grant closure and supports the preparation, implementation and monitoring of Procurement Action Plans and Quality Assurance Plans;
- Supports COs prepare and respond to PSM related sections of progress updates /disbursement requests, Global Fund and other partners’ performance reviews;
- Advises COs on UNDP procurement architecture and supports in trouble shooting with suppliers, service providers, in coordination with GF/HIST (Copenhagen);
- Supports COs formulate quality and timely submissions to the internal procurement committees (CAP, RACP and ACP) and respond to queries;
- Provides technical support to COs and national counterparts to strengthen national supply chains including product selection, forecasting/quantification, quality assurance, Logistic Management Information Systems, inventory management, distribution, storage and waste management;
- Identifies weaknesses and areas of improvement within in-country PSM systems and supports COs and national counterparts to develop and monitor action plan(s) for strengthening the identified areas;
- Advises COs on best practices and existing tools in the thematic area of PSM;
- Supports the development of the capacity development plans with COs and national counterparts in the thematic area of PSM and their implementation through capacity building initiatives (e.g., trainings, guidance materials, tools, systems);
- Performs analysis and collects best practices from countries in the thematic area, and ensures that implementation is in line with international guidelines and recommendations from GF/HIST;
- Develops, maintains and updates UNDP health product procurement and PSM resources and information in operational manuals, PSM Online training course, SharePoint resources and contributes and participates in relevant external networks, meetings, workshops, interagency working groups and partner meetings; and
- Provides support to the Senior Health PSM Advisor for activities reporting.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in Pharmacy, Procurement and Supply Chain Management or related field.
- A minimum of 5 years progressive relevant experience in procurement and supply chain management for health programmes including at least 3 years of international experience;
- Strong familiarity with the UN or UNDP procurement systems, rules and procedures;
- Knowledge of Global Fund procurement policies and processes an asset;
- Work experience in developing countries.
- Fluent in English;
- Knowledge of a second UN language is an asset.