The Local Fund Agent (LFA) is a crucial part of the Global Fund's system
of oversight and risk management. Its mainrole is to provide informed and
independent professional advice about the capacity of Principal Recipients (PR)
to manage the implementation of activities funded under grants (including a
PR’s capacity to oversee implementation of activities by Sub-Recipients), to
make recommendations concerning periodic disbursement of grant funds, to review
grant performance when a grant is being considered for renewal, and to provide
the Global Fund Secretariat on an
ongoing basis with relevant information on issues or risks which might affect
The LFA is expected to have an up-to-date and comprehensive
understanding of the diseases (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria), how they
are prevented, transmitted and treated and their impact on the country. The LFA
assesses the PR’s institutional and health/programmatic capacities and
arrangements to ensure adequate health expertise (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and/or
malaria) in the implementation of the Global Fund grants. The LFA also
determines whether the PR has adequate infrastructure and information systems
to support grant implementation, including the monitoring of performance of
Sub-Recipients (SRs) and outsourced entities in a timely and accountable
Under the direct supervision of the UNOPS Ghana LFA Team Leader, the
Senior Procurement/Supply Management Expert (PSM Expert) will be based in Accra
and be responsible for the procurement and supply management technical area for
the Yemen LFA Team and for ensuring that all LFA work is of high quality and
completed within the timeframe set by the Global Fund.
IMPORTANT: ONLY APPLICANTS WITH THE RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN GHANA ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Master's degree in pharmacy-related field,
complemented by education and/or professional training/experience in health
management, logistics and public health. A pharmacy-related bachelor's degree will be considered with two additional years of relevant experience in health management, logistics and public health.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.