Diagnostics Procurement and Supply Assistant

Hosted Entities Stop TB Partnership
Job categories Health, Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5007/12665
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration One year (with possibility of extension)
Application period 11-Jul-2017 to 25-Jul-2017


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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. 

Stop TB Partnership

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector

An estimated one-third of the world’s total population has latent tuberculosis, a non-infectious and asymptomatic stage of the disease. Of these, about 15 percent develop active tuberculosis during their lifetime. Children under the age of five and people living with HIV are at much higher risk of developing active tuberculosis and are more likely to die from it. 

As a key initiative of the STBP, the goal of the Global Drug Facility (GDF) is to facilitate world-wide, equitable access to TB medicines and diagnostics across both public and private sectors. This goal is achieved through management and coordination of market activities for the full portfolio of TB medicines and diagnostics, strategic procurement and innovative logistics solutions, technical assistance and capacity building for TB programmes in better pharmaceutical management practices, and accelerated uptake of new TB medicines, regimens, and diagnostics using the GDF “launch pad”.




Under the supervision of the Procurement Diagnostics Officer, the incumbent will...

Secondary education/High school diploma in logistics, management or procurement ...

A minimum of 5 years of experience in logistics, import/export, administrati...

Fluency is English required and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of o...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

This position is open for nationals of Switzerland and others who have valid wor...
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