Junior Professional Officer (JPO) - UNFPA Procurement Services Branch

Closing date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Junior Professional Officer (JPO) - UNFPA Procurement Services Branch
Location : Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline : 15-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-2
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Aug-2017
Duration of Initial Contract : One-year fixed-term appointment, renewable at least once subject to satisfactory performance
Expected Duration of Assignment : One-year fixed-term appointment, renewable at least once subject to satisfactory performance
IMPORTANT NOTE: This post is opened in the context of the JPO Programme sponsored by the Government of Finland and is addressed exclusively to nationals of Finland.
Background: The Procurement Services Branch provides procurement services to UNFPA country programmes, national governments, NGOS and implementing partners for reproductive health commodities to support the delivery of reproductive health services. The RH commodities include Medicine, Medical devices and medical equipment. The JPO is required to work on quality assurance and technical matters related to medical devices. The medical devices cover contraceptive devices (male and female condoms and copper Intra-uterine devices), medical equipment, surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, laboratory equipment and supplies, renewal or disposable medical devices such as gloves, cannulas, catheters, syringes etc. The quality of commodities procured by UNFPA is important to ensure the safety and performance of the products. All commodities procured by UNFPA have to undergo quality assurance and quality control prior to inclusion on to the list of catalogue items. This involves review and updating of specifications, technical requirements, and quality standards for the product. The JPO will work with the Technical Specialist for Medical Devices to improve the quality assurance system and processes for medical devices and support technical evaluation of bids and tenders for medical devices.
The JPO will be under the supervision of the Technical Specialist for Quality Assurance of Medical Devices and Medicines, and the JPO Focal Point at the UNFPA Headquarters for career development and administrative issues.
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