Procurement Associate, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Denmark

City: Copenhagen, Denmark

Office: UNICEF Copenhagen

Closing date: Thursday, 26 November 2020

Procurement Associate, GS-6 TA, Cowax Unit, Vaccine Centre, UNICEF Supply Division, Cph

Job no: 536186

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Denmark Division/Equivalent: Field Results Group

School/Unit: Copenhagen

Department/Office: Supply Division, COPENHAGEN

Categories: G-5

Procurement Associate GS-6

temporary appointment (364 days)

COVAX Unit, Vaccines Centre, UNICEF Supply Division

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child and has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world. Supplies are essential to fulfil children’s rights. UNICEF procures and supplies over 5,000 products to address the needs of children. Supporting child survival and development programmes around the world, UNICEF-procured supplies are critical in providing for children’s health, education and protecting them from abuse, exploitation and neglect

The COVAX Unit in the Vaccine Centre, Supply Division is being created to lead activities related to UNICEF role as Procurement coordinator, as well as Procurement agency, on behalf of the COVAX Facility. The post is housed in this unit and will report to the unit Contracts Manager.

How Can You Make a Difference?

Under the supervision of the Contracts Manager, the Procurement Associate performs activities related to COVID-19 response, in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Division Manual and other applicable procurement procedures.

The Procurement Associate will be responsible for providing support to external and internal communications; taking minutes of meetings, follow ups with countries and suppliers, assistance for a segment of products in Vaccine Centre providing effective services to customers and external partners.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Under the supervision of a Reports Specialist, the incumbent performs all procurement activities in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Division Manual and other applicable procurement procedures including:

Supports contracts management to ensure supplier compliance to LTA’s and purchase order terms and conditions.

2. Supports activities related to regularly receive vaccine availability information from COVID-19 vaccine suppliers in a timely manner and follows up as necessary.

3. Works closely with vaccine suppliers and partners on receipt of supporting documentation required for the UNICEF to report on the drawdown of firm commitments with suppliers.

4. Supports coordinated planning with Self Procuring Participants of COVAX facility to use established Summary Term Sheets with manufacturers to support their procurement processes.

5. Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor

To qualify as a Champion for every Child you will have...


Completion of secondary education

A minimum six years relevant working experience, preferably in a procurement function, from an administrative function in a commercial working environment

Proficiency in Microsoft Office package, Word, Excel and Power point

Fluency in English

Tags child survival covid procurement

Valid work permit and residency in Denmark at the time of submitting the application. Note that the selected candidate is responsible for obtaining any required extension of their residence permit as such an extension cannot be dependent on an employment with UNICEF


Knowledge of SAP

Technical or University level courses in business related subjects

Proficiency in another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. In addition, the following functional competencies will be required for this position:


Applying Technical Expertise

Planning and Organising

Following Instructions & Procedures


The closing date is 26 November 2020. Please be informed that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Queries can be directed to Lilia Winkel-Petersen at

Kindly note that this advertisement may be used to fill other upcoming temporary positions related to the COVID-19 response in Supply Division.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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