Health Logistics Officer

  • Added Date: Sunday, 15 May 2022
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 29 May 2022
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WHO Policy for Fast Track Procedures for Emergenciesย 


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, top revent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaksand emergencies,


During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme. The incumbent will perform all or part of the following duties:

1- In compliance with the WHO rules and regulation,based on a comprehensive forecast of the supply needs and in collaboration with the UN partners present (WFP and logistics cluster), plan an end to end, timely provision of quality and adequate supplies, equipment and consumables for the health emergency operations.

2- Facilitate customs clearance, reception, transportation,storage and distribution of supplies to affected areas and populations.

3- Manage WHO warehouses and inventory; implement stock control mechanisms.

4- Maintain the required stockpiles of essential emergency equipment, e.g. personal deployment material, radios, satellite telephones, IT equipment, etc.

5- Manage the WHE fleet, including planning and monitoring fleet movements, oversee the maintenance of vehicles.

6- In close cooperation with the Field Security Officer, ensure that appropriate and safe living conditions are provided to WHO-deployed staff and responders.

7- Facilitate the set-up of the Health facilities supported by WHO, support the appropriate functioning of the health facilities, mobile medical activities such as vaccination campaigns, laboratory support and other emergency health related activities.

8- Ensure that water, sanitation and infection control required activities are in place and up to standard for all health facilities supported by the WHO.

9- Provide quality assurance to the set up and sustainable access to adequate, efficient and safe cold chain facilities for a reliable supply of medical items requiring temperature control environment.

10- Undertake regular field assessments to monitor supply management, stock movements and storage conditions.

11- Monitor and report regularly to the emergency team, drawing their attentionto needs, gaps and problems, and proposing remedial actions.



Essential: A first university degree in public or business administration, logistic management, logistics, engineering,pharmacy or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Professional certification/qualification in areas such as transport, distribution and supply chain management.

Degree or training ininformation management systems and their application to logistic, transport or supply management and monitoring.



Essential: A minimum of five years' relevant experience with proven international exposure in managing emergency logistics operations and supply operations in international organizations/institutions, part of which in the field supporting emergency humanitarian operations.
Desirable: Prior working experience with WHO/UN, health clusters partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.Experience or knowledge of import/export and customs administration.



Demonstrated knowledge logistics management in emergency context, with proven ability to identify and solve technical problems in difficult circumstances. Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure. Provenability to promote cohesive action and convince officials with tact anddiplomacy.


WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Producing results

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Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English



WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2179 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.




This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. A written test may be used as a form of screening. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply. For information on WHO's operations please visit: WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice. WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged. *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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