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Chief, Water, Sanitation and Education Centre, P-5, Copenhagen

Purpose of the Position
You will direct the activities and responsible for the wide range of services and procurement conducted by the Centre to ensure that the appropriate products for UNICEF assisted programmes in water, sanitation and education are identified and procured.

Key Expected Results
1. You will plan and direct procurement and supply matters in the areas of water and education in support of UNICEF Country Programmes and in collaboration with Programme Division, WHO, other agencies, NGOs and industry.

2. You will ensure procurement is conducted in compliance with UN Financial Rules and Regulations and Divisional Procedures.

3. You will develop and implement procurement strategies for the materials responsible for in close collaboration with Chief, Contracting.

4. You will advise and support country programmes and HQ divisions on supply issues relevant to water, sanitation and education and helps develop supply analysis and strategies of country programmes and procurement services.

5. Responsible for ensuring that the historical files and knowledge of UNICEF procurement for the UN Oil For Food project are adequately maintained and accessible in accordance with requirements.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in Business/Management, Engineering or other related sciences disciplines.

Ten years in international business or programmatic setting with knowledge of products required for water and/or educations programmes and of worldwide markets. Senior experience in public procurement. Proven management experience very important.

Fluency in English and another UN language.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.

Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.

Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.

Has high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions of the organization’s future potential.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.

Visit us at to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2010-001848. Applications must be received by 27 August 2010.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Source of information WASH Vacancies
Geographical coverage Denmark,
News date 18/08/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH