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Latest Recruitment at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 23rd May 2017

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.


Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:




Job Title: IT Support Officer

Vacancy Code: VA/2017/B5316/12361
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Partner: The Global Fund
Job categories: IT
Department/office: AFR, GHOH, Nigeria
Contract type: Local ICA Support
Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Background Information – Job Specific

  • The Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries. By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases.
  • In close collaboration with the Federal government of Nigeria (FGoN) through the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health’s National Products Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), we are embarking on an ambitious and innovative approach to the challenges across Nigeria’s supply chain.
  • To achieve this objective in its continuous efforts collaborating with Donors/Partners, the National Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) was created in 2014 as a transitory mechanism to full Government ownership after a three year implementation The goal of NSCIP is to improve on the effectiveness and efficiency of the national supply chain by removing duplications while promoting synergy; strengthening collaboration through mutual participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; skill transfer through improved local content participation in project execution which would in turn prevent stock outs of health products in store/facilities, minimise wastages and effectively run the entire system.

Functional Responsibilities

  • The IT technical support officer would be mainly responsible for the smooth running of computer systems and ensuring users get maximum benefits from them.
  • He/She would ensure hitch-free operations of all the information technologies deployed for the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Projects.

Key Responsibilities
Among other things he/she would be responsible for:

  • Provide technical support to meetings, video conference calls, internet and intranet connectivity issues
  • Maintain and manage PMO websites, updates, emails and support the NSCIP data hub installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications;
  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks;
  • Taking staff or clients through a series of actions, either face-to-face or over the telephone, to help set up systems or resolve issues;
  • Troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults;
  • Assist to design all global content management strategies.
  • Prepare information architecture according to industry best practices.
  • Develop all hierarchies and assist to provide all logical content and coordinate with cross functional department to facilitate workflow.
  • Review all electronic resources and provide support to all databases in coordination with the different supply chain levels.
  • Replacing parts as required;
  • Providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports;
  • Following diagrams and written instructions to repair a fault or set up a system;
  • Supporting the roll-out of new applications;
  • Setting up new users’ accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues;
  • Responding within agreed time limits to call-outs;
  • Working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate);
  • Prioritising and managing many open cases at one time;
  • Rapidly establishing a good working relationship with customers and other professionals, such as software developers;
  • Testing and evaluating new technology;
  • Conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment.
  • Carry out any other task as may be assigned by the PM

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, Computer, Information Management, Engineering or related field.

Experience:

  • 3 years of relevant work experience and at least 2 years on IT support systems.
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office package applications, especially Access and Excel.
  • Knowledge of programming and other applications would be added advantage.
  • Proficiency in data analysis software packages.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Language:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Competencies:

  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others.
  • Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.



How to Apply


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Job Title: States Coordination ConsultantVacancy code: VA/2017/B5316/12347
Location: Abuja
Department/office: AFR, GHOH, Nigeria
Contract Type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract Level: LICA Specialist-8
Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension
Job Categories: Programme Management


Job-Specific

  • The Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics.
  • As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries.
  • By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases.
  • In close collaboration with the Federal government of Nigeria (FGoN) through the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health’s National Products Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), we are embarking on an ambitious and innovative approach to the challenges across Nigeria’s supply chain.
  • To achieve this objective in its continuous efforts collaborating with Donors/Partners, the National Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) was created in 2014 as a transitory mechanism to full Government ownership after a three year implementation.
  • The goal of NSCIP is to improve on the effectiveness and efficiency of the national supply chain by removing duplications while promoting synergy; strengthening collaboration through mutual participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; skill transfer through improved local content participation in project execution which would in turn prevent stock outs of health products in store/facilities, minimise wastages and effectively run the entire system.

Functional Responsibilities
The role of the state coordination consultant encompasses the following key aspects:

  • Lead in the design and implementation of polices and strategies to ensure that NPSCMP is fully competent to guide the supply chain vision in Nigeria and to conduct audit and other supply chain function such as monitoring and reporting of the stock status situation of health products.
  • Engage with the states to ensure actualisation of integration and scope the next wave of integration opportunities.
  • Support in establishing political support for the project with all relevant stakeholders at National, State and LGA levels.
  • Advocate for federal and state resources, including staff to be provided through programmes required to set up the coordination mechanism and also logistic management coordination units (LMCU), working closely with the LMCU lead and the other team leads.
  • Facilitate capacity building of state team on supply chain management- including technical support on PSM activities at state, LGA and facility level.
  • Regularly track integration programme targets, LMCU progress and indicators and report them periodically.
  • Support the project in the federal and state coordination work streams, initiate the activities that will ensure coordination at all levels.
  • Design programme governance model with the NPSCMP- federal and state donors, senior PR leadership forum.
  • Support and Facilitate Steering Committee Meetings with Donors, PRs and FGoN.
  • State engagement process- with the state and zonal level SCM technical working group-separate state commissioners and directors of FDS forum.
  • Support NPSCMP in identifying resources and funding.
  • Support development of NPSCM audit capabilities for PPP contract management.
  • Support the establishment of NPSCM audit capabilities and make a start on audit and reporting for public and private supply chains.
  • Support the activities of the LMCU Task Teams.

Education/Experience/Language Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, and related field.

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant work experience in Coordination of supply chain management in the development world. Experience working with the relevant health programs ATMRH would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in engagement of PSM stakeholders at National and sub-national levels
  • Knowledge of donor government environment is required.
  • Proficiency in supply management system tracking and design.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting.
  • Excellent in communication, presentation and technical writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Language:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Competencies:

  • Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting.
  • Excellent in communication, presentation and technical writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.





How to Apply



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Job Title: Laboratory Specialist 


Vacancy Code: VA/2017/B5316/12359
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration 6 Months with possibility of extension


Background Information – Job-Specific

  • By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases. In close collaboration with the Federal government of Nigeria (FGoN) through the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health’s National Products Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), we are embarking on an ambitious and innovative approach to the challenges across Nigeria’s supply chain.
  • To achieve this objective in its continuous efforts collaborating with Donors/Partners, the National Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) was created in 2014 as a transitory mechanism to full Government ownership after a three year implementation. The goal of NSCIP is to improve on the effectiveness and efficiency of the national supply chain by removing duplications while promoting synergy; strengthening collaboration through mutual participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; skill transfer through improved local content participation in project execution which would in turn prevent stock outs of health products in store/facilities, minimise wastages and effectively run the entire system.

Functional Responsibilities

  • The officer among other things will support and organizes laboratory related work by ensuring some documentations, quality assurances, equipment standards, trainings, consolidating laboratory data, supporting procurement, inventory, storage and distribution of laboratory commodities, and arranging reports for decision making.
  • Maintains quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced trouble shooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the Laboratory supplies and demand process including ordering, procurement, warehousing and distribution of laboratory supplies.
  • Coordinate reports on Laboratory inventory and LMIS for the Project
  • Support the Forecasting and Quantification of Laboratory commodities
  • Development of standard tools for evaluation & troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
  • Development & revision of Instrument maintenance policy and manuals.
  • Liaising with manufacturer’s service engineers to ensure the continuous functionality of all laboratory equipment.
  • Liaising closely with other medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses as well as with end-users (patients and their care-givers) to ensure proper understanding and utilization of laboratory protocols and equipment.
  • Supporting and training of Secondary Health Facilities personnel on the protocols for quality in the laboratory.
  • Plan, monitor and supervise mentoring and coaching of site personnel on Laboratory techniques.
  • Track and diagnoses equipment malfunctions and dismantles and repairs equipment.
  • Evaluate quality control and quality assurance statistics
  • Develop and update SOP manuals as and when needed
  • Design of protocols for efficient quality management of a clinical laboratory.
  • Test new and improved laboratory methods and procedures.
  • Prepare laboratory notes, charts and graphs and writes up results of examinations.
  • Keep accurate monthly Laboratory Project Records
  • Prepare & distribute testing panels for Quality Laboratory Assessment
  • Management of staff Performance at Secondary Health Facilities Laboratories
  • Serve as resource persons for GF laboratory trainings
  • Trains or supervises training of partner laboratory staff.
  • Preparation of training manuals
  • On-site hands-on trainings on general Laboratory procedures
  • Case-based demonstrations of proper laboratory procedures
  • Auditing of the laboratory system
  • Monitoring of product (laboratory reagents and supplies) consumption rate
  • Monitoring of the storage condition of commodities at Health Facilities, zonal warehouses, laboratories etc.
  • In collaboration with other program team members, ensure monthly collation of Laboratory data from the zonal warehouses
  • Compile a comprehensive report for all laboratory item
  • Facilitate sample logging between facilities to support a facility with faulty equipment.
  • Ensure that there is no stock-out of reagents and supplies at facilities.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory technology, and related field.

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant work experience in managing laboratory supply chain in the development world.
  • Experience working with the relevant health programs ATMRH would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of donor government environment is required.
  • Proficiency in Laboratory supply management system tracking and design.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills .
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Language:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Competencies

  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms.
  • Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first.
  • Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas.
  • Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them.
  • Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.
  • Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player

Background Information – UNOPS

  • UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.
  • Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
  • Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.
  • With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
  • A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Contract Type, Level and Duration:

  • Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
  • Contract level: LICA 8
  • Contract duration: 6 Months



Deadline: 5th June, 2017.


How to Apply



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Note

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Mandatory cover letter: All applicants are requested to support their application by a one-page cover letter explaining the skills, experiences and characteristics that make them especially suited to the advertised position

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