Procurement Services Specialist, P-3, TA, Ouagadougou, Burkina faso #123323 - Tenders Global

Procurement Services Specialist, P-3, TA, Ouagadougou, Burkina faso #123323

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.

And we never give up.

For every child, a Hope

UNICEF is a strategic partner for Burkina Faso Government for the mobilisation of essential supplies for children. This includes the procurement of vaccines, cold chain and medical equipment’s and kits; oxygen plants; diagnostic material, for an average of 30 mio USD per year through national funding or partnerships with donors or global alliance (GAVI; World Bank;). The response to the COVID-19 requires to further develop capacities and expand national supply chains to deliver immunization services and oxygen therapy in the most remote locations. The national programmes capacity to deliver supplies is impacted by the deterioration of the security context. Resilient national health supply chains must be established.

Under the direct supervision of the Supply and logistics Manager, and in close collaboration with programme teams (health, immunization and nutrition) the incumbent will support the Burkina Faso country programme activities towards the strengthening of the countries supply chains with a primary objective of optimizing the timely, equitable and continuous access to services and products

How can you make a difference?

  1. Supporting Burkina Faso Country Offices to establish and develop the contact with relevant government counterparts, donors and partners in respect of Supply Chain Strengthening, financing, and promoting partnership activities for essential supplies for children.
  2. Coordinate Procurement Service (PS) activities with the MoH (various directions and national programmes); Donors (GAVI, World Bank, …) and Unicef Supply Division for the timely mobilization of essential supplies for children by the Government through Unicef (vaccines, medical and cold chain equipments, nutrition supplies).
  3. Contributing through technical advice to the strengthening of the government supply chain system, including by supporting the integration of nutrition, immunization, humanitarian response and health commodities supply chain activity within the MOH structure
  4. Management and Supervision

To learn more about the job responsibilities refer to the attached Job Description.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels, in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration and/or other directly related technical fields is required.
  • Health supply chain management experience an advantage.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in French is required and working knowledge of English. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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 competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional competencies

  • Analyzing (Level 2)
  • Applying technical expertise (Level 2)
  • Learning and researching (Level 2)
  • Planning and organizing (Level 2) 

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

[If Applicable] Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government 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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Eligible UNICEF International Professional (IP) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.

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