Closing Date : 2017-01-17
Duty Station : Copenhagen, Denmark
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Denmark
Closing date: 17 Jan 2017


Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser, Markets and Financing, the post will coordinate and undertake Supply Division's market research and analysis, designing frameworks and informing strategies to achieve improved market conditions for existing and future strategic supplies and services for children.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Coordinate Supply Division's work in market research and analysis activities: Plan and execute market research projects, prepare reports of findings through graphic data illustration and translating complex findings into easy to understand and clear recommendations.Monitor pricing, supplier development, key product pipelines, and track key industry statistics and trends including as an input to procurement strategy development and particularly for new/future products, services and markets. [Likely focus on health, nutrition, and products/services used in predominantly low and middle income countries, or emergency settings]Support development of frameworks and policies to guide strategic supply efforts through rigorous research and analyses.Support UNICEF's engagement strategy with key manufacturers and suppliers ultimately to positively influence markets of key supplies and services for children.Support efforts to influence local market agendas in programme countries with well-designed research, analysis and implementation plans.Performs other duties as requested by the supervisor.Anticipated external engagement with the following strategic partners: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, PATH, Product Development Partnerships, WHO, PAHO, GAVI, the Global Fund, and others.


Procurement strategies for strategic essential commodities are designed based on solid market analyses and evidence.Demand forecasts and pull mechanisms are developed where needed to help UNICEF accelerate development, improve availability, and reduce prices particularly for novel essential supplies for children.High quality business intelligence is maintained and kept up-to-date to inform UNICEF's strategic engagement with key manufacturers/suppliers to ensure core business are postured to meet the needs of children.Supported countries have improved local markets and/or increasing on-continent production to meet demand for certain (mainly lower-risk) commodities.



A completed Advanced Degree (Master's Degree), preferably in Business, Public Health, or Economics is required.

Work Experience:

Minimum of eight (8) years relevant professional work experience is required.

Experience in the following areas in the private or public sectors is required:

Market research issues relating to health, nutrition, and/or products used in resource-poor settings.

Development of demand forecasts, economic/epidemiological models, or other types of projections.

Experience in the following areas in the private or public sectors is preferred:

Technical support to countries with strategic procurement.


Fluency in English is required.

Competency Profile:

1) Core Values

CommitmentDiversity and InclusionIntegrity

2) Core Competencies

Communication (level II)Drive for results (level II)Working with people (level II)

3) Key Functional Competencies

Creating and Innovating (level II)Entrepreneurial Thinking (level II)Deciding and Initiating Action (level II)Applying Technical Expertise (level III)Analytical and Conceptual Thinking (level II)Formulating Strategies and Concepts (level II)

4) Skills and knowledge

Market ResearchCommerce and BusinessForecasting/Trend AnalysesMarket or commercial issues relating to health and nutrition productsPublic procurement or private sector acquisition/business models

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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