Consultancy for development of the Procurement and Supply Management standard operating procedures and assessment of policy documents.

Geneva, Switzerland
Apply by 13 February 2019
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 28 January 2019

Job Description


Unitaid is looking for a consultant to assist in the comprehensive review of all Unitaid’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) tools and policies, develop complementary Standard Operating Procedures for existing PSCM tools, develop draft revision for two Unitaid PSCM guideline documents, and assist with the piloting of the tools and guidelines in Unitaid.

Education and qualifications:

Advanced university degree (masters level) in business administration, Information Management, Supply chain management, Pharmacy or related field.

  • At least 7 years of experience in pharmaceutical or diagnostic procurement and supply chain management at the global and national levels.
  • Experience in quality management and policy development for procurement and supply chain management.
  • Experience managing public health products for HIV, TB, Malaria or Viral Hepatitis.
  • Proven work experience in multi-stakeholder environments (international and national) and working across multi-functional and dynamic teams.
  • Experience in pharmaceuticals and/or diagnostics market access/regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and/or intellectual property.
  • Proven track record performing similar work (development of PSCM tools and policies) for governments and/or international organizations (evidence required).

Place of work:

The work shall be performed in two (2) phases. The first phase, a 4 weeks home-based consultancy that will be carried out remotely. The second phase, a 6 weeks consultancy based at the Unitaid Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The proposal should be prepared and submitted in the English language and should include the following information:

  • An Executive Summary.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Three (3) reference contacts.
  • Sample of previous work.
  • Completed Declaration of Interest Form.
  • Completed Confidentiality Undertaking Form.

Please submit your proposal to Unitaid/WHO in writing no later than 13 February 2019 at 17h00 Geneva time (“the closing date”), by email, to Please mark “RFP2019.04” on email subject for our reference.

Any inquiry pertaining to this RFP should be addressed to in writing.

For complete details regarding the consultancy, the Request for Proposal, Terms of Reference, and other documents see below section labelled “MORE INFORMATION.”

Thank you and we look forward to your application.



See below link to view Unitaid’s response to questions from the bidders.

02-08-2019 - Questions and Answers

About the Organization

WHO, a public international organization consisting of 194 Member States, is dependent on contributions it receives for the implementation of its activities. You are therefore requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet WHO’s requirements.

Unitaid was established in 2006 by Brazil, Chile, France, Norway and the United Kingdom in the context of the fight against HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in resource-limited settings, with a focus on health products.

Unitaid's mission is to maximize the effectiveness of the global health response by catalyzing equitable access to better health products. Unitaid's interventions promote innovation in developing new products and approaches, increase access by leveraging its market expertise to overcome access barriers and create the right conditions for scale-up, so that better health products reach all people who need them, with priority given to the underserved and the poorest populations.

The principal functions of the Secretariat are to carry out and manage the day-to-day operations of Unitaid/WHO, including implementing the work plan of Unitaid/WHO as approved by the Board, managing and coordinating relationships with Partners, and coordinating and facilitating technical support and advice to the Board Unitaid is supported by public funding and is hosted by WHO. Please consult our website at the following link for more information

For the purpose of this document, Unitaid is hereinafter referred to as Unitaid or Unitaid/WHO.

More information

3&4. RFP_2019.04_DOI form and COI Form.pdf
2. RFP_2019.04_Terms of Reference.pdf
1. RFP_2019.04 _RFP_PSCM_Final.pdf

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