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Individual Contractor for Project Manager in ACT-A COVAX Division- Coordination Secretariat, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark (BB-81557)

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Individual Contractor for Project Manager in ACT-A/COVAX Supply Division- Coordination Secretariat

Job no: 537247

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Denmark Division/Equivalent: Field Results Group

School/Unit: Copenhagen

Department/Office: Supply Division, COPENHAGEN

Categories: Consultancy

Individual Contractor for Project Manager in ACT-A/COVAX Supply Division- Coordination Secretariat

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,

  • In order to achieve our ambitious goals while accounting for the all too real risks in a race against time, we need find new ways to work together - cross functionally, multi-disciplinarily, synergistically across the entire Supply function, at a scale and pace unlike ever before, working with both partners within UNICEF and externally in the public and private sector.
  • The result is the need for coordination across SD and the creation of the ACT-A/COVAX Coordination Secretariat, to help the Division respond to this monumental challenge, while striving to accelerate and achieve results to help end the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Secretariat has been established as a time-limited emergency response and is already in place. The Secretariat is seeking a highly qualified individual contractor who can contribute to the achievement of its objectives in the coming year.
  • How can you make a difference?

    As a key member of the Secretariat, the Project Manager Contractor will contribute to all aspects of the Secretariat's work, with the opportunity to be the focal point in at least one thematic area

    1. Under the supervision of the ACT-A/COVAX Coordinator and based on what is assigned to the Manager, contribute to the Secretariat's successful completion of its deliverables to support Supply Division, including tasks such as the following:

    i. Create and own/update project plan for the Secretariat, including all key work streams, milestones, dependencies and risks, updated on a monthly basis

    ii. Create a planning calendar that tracks all key external events and meetings that Coordination streams attend, updated on a weekly basis

    iii. Organize the agenda for and share actions from weekly Coordination Meetings

    iv. Curate, set up and socialize a knowledge management repository including a filing system, differentiating between technical and internal information vs. external partners' information, updated on a weekly basis

    v. Gather information for and draft monthly updates on UNICEF and partner's work, customized to key internal audiences including: Global Management Team, Executive office, Country offices, etc.

    vi. Contribute to information needed for communication and fundraising tools developed by relevant teams by providing content and highlighting risks for different audiences, on a weekly basis

    vii. Develop and keep updated slidesets for different presentations to different audiences on the overarching work by UNICEF in ACT-A/COVAX, on a bi-weekly basis

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

    The payment will be on a monthly basis, based on number of days worked, on certification of the Hiring Manager.

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


    An advanced university degree in Economics, International Development, Business Administration or Management, or related field is required.

    Professional Experience:

  • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible relevant professional work experience in either public and/or private sector in a related area. Of which at least 5 years of documented experience in working on global public health and/or development issues.
  • An understanding or working knowledge of the UN or a similar organization/NGO is an added advantage.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment and/or developing country context.
  • Strong organizational, project management and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment working across different time zones.
  • Strong written, oral and digital communication skills.
  • Ability to persuade, influence and work in a matrix environment with cross-cutting team dynamics.
  • Other Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge with Emergency situations and on public health issues related to access to medicines/vaccines/diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the environment UNICEF operates and understanding of the constraints of working in difficult geographical locations
  • For every Child, you demonstrate...

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

    The core competencies required for this post are...

    Core competencies skills

    Builds and maintains partnerships Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness Drive to achieve results for impact Innovates and embraces change Thinks and acts strategically Manages ambiguity and complexity Works collaboratively with others Nurtures, leads and manages people

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English is required. Additional UN languages will be considered an asset.

    View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  • Cover letter/application.
  • Financial quote at a daily rate in US Dollars including all taxes.
  • P11 form if not applying through UNICEF Employment site
  • At least 3 Reference contacts
  • Remarks:

    Applications that meet minimum requirements will be assessed by the following breakdown: - 70% Technical Qualifications as outlined in TOR

  • Academic qualification as above (20 points)
  • Professional Experience as above (40 points)
  • Knowledge of the environment UNICEF operates, emergency situations and access to medicines issues (10 points)
  • - 30% Financial Proposal

    (Day rate, weighted against others, maximum 30 points)

    Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

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

    Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered "staff members" under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF's policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

    Please submit your application by 12 January 2021

    Advertised: Jan 05 2021 Romance Standard Time Application close: Jan 12 2021 Romance Standard Time


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