Supply Chain Management Specialist

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Supply Chain Management Specialist

Supply Chain Management Specialist

Vacancy Code: VA/2024/B5405/27795
Level: ICS-10
Department/Office: LCR, GTCO, Guatemala
Duty Station: Guatemala, Guatemala
Contract Type: International ICA
Contract Level: IICA-2
Duration: Indefinite, subject to organizational requirements, project duration, fund availability, and/or satisfactory performance
Application Period: 25-Mar-2024 to 08-Apr-2024

Background Information: Job-specific:

Local Context: Since 1997, UNOPS has been operating in Guatemala to support pre-peace signing efforts and subsequently provided support to the Historical Clarification Commission. UNOPS has also participated in boosting the local economy through the implementation of productive projects. Since 2000, UNOPS has focused on assisting the Government of Guatemala by offering advisory services, project implementation, and transactional services. In 2024, Guatemala is undergoing a government transition, with the new government plan focusing on social development and improving living conditions through public services with a rights-based approach. Guatemala, as a family-friendly destination, offers a unique blend of professional opportunities, access to educational and health facilities, cultural immersion, and a high quality of life, making it an attractive option for experienced professionals seeking to make relevant contributions in a dynamic and inspiring place.

Project Context: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the Guatemalan government’s efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3.8 “Health and Well-being” by 2030, which states that universal health coverage must be achieved, including protection against financial risks, access to quality essential health services, and access to safe, effective, affordable, and quality medicines and vaccines for all. This will be possible through timely, efficient, and quality mechanisms as an alternative to ensuring the supply of medicines and other health products within the framework of fair and equitable public policy management. This initiative addresses systemic challenges in Guatemala’s healthcare system, such as high drug prices, insufficient funding, inadequate demand estimation, and a fragmented procurement system that generates high administrative transaction costs. In collaboration with the MSPAS and other stakeholders, the project seeks to systematically address these challenges and improve access to healthcare for the Guatemalan population. With a specific focus on the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala (MSPAS), the project aims to collaborate in empowering various mechanisms for access to medicines, medical equipment, and supplies by implementing alternative procurement channels, following best practices in public procurement, and strengthening institutional capacities. Actions will be implemented to improve access to medicines and public pharmacies through a direct procurement mechanism and a state system for the acquisition of medicines, with the aim of achieving affordable prices. Additionally, to support the strategy of the Government Plan 2024-2028 with the implementation of institutional strengthening efforts leading to the adoption of a management model for the acquisition of medicines and other health supplies, allowing the transition towards the modernization of the country’s drug procurement system.

Functional Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance of the Senior Project Manager and in close coordination with…

Education/Experience/Language Requirements:

Education: A higher university degree is required.

Experience: A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in supply chain management, procurement, or related fields is required.

Language: Fluency in English and Spanish is required.


  • Develops and implements sustainable operational strategies and thinks long-term.
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistent approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and the ability to manage complexities.
  • She remains calm, in control, and good-humored even under pressure.

Contract Type, Level, and Duration:

Contract Type: Agreement as a Local/International Individual Contractor.

Contract Level: IICA-2.

Duration: indefinite, subject to organizational requirements, project duration, fund availability, and/or satisfactory performance.

Additional Information:

  • Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
  • UNOPS does not request or accept payment at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • For detailed information on how to apply and send a good application, please refer to the provided documents.

Please write in English language.



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