The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.Strategy & managementActively participate in the overall management of the WHO emergency response through providing the incident manager with an OSL strategy to ensure the effective integration of logistics operations into WHO’s and the health cluster’s overall incident management system. Plan an end to end, timely and efficient provision of quality and adequate equipment and consumables to support emergency response operations, aiming to reduce the consequences of crises on health systems and populations.Establish partnerships, operational synergies and coordination of the logistics response, at national level, to ensure an effective management of an outbreak and/or health emergency incident, ensuring close engagement with the national authorities and partners in both the Health and Logistics Cluster (or similar coordination structures). Lead and manage the OSL field incident management team, ensuring compliance of the services provided with the OSL procedures and the WHO/OSL quality standards. Supply chain management:In compliance with the WHO rules and regulation, based on a comprehensive forecast of the supply needs and whenever possible with the support of the UN partners present (WFP and logistics cluster):-> Plan and oversee the effective transportation, delivery and storage of national and international operational support and programme supplies, for WHO’s incident management operations in the field.-> Liaise with responsible officials the timely and efficient customs clearance, reception of international supplies; adapt existing or develop, and implement inventory/stock control management mechanisms; develop and apply monitoring tools, and reporting systems. -> Supervise the maintenance of the required stockpiles of essential incident management equipment, e.g. personal deployment material, radios, satellite telephones, IT equipment, etc.-> When required, support the national authorities in leading and coordinating the national distribution plan of essential items to the health facilities network.Operation’s support:-> In close collaboration with the WHO Administrative Officer, coordinate the establishment of the required field offices and telecommunication network capacity in compliance with WHO rules and procedures. -> Ensure adequate staff transportation means and organizational set up. In compliance with WHO standard, supervise the fleet management procedures including planning, maintenance, monitoring and reporting.-> In close cooperation with the Field Security Officer, ensure that appropriated and safe living condition are provided to the WHO deployed staff and responders.Health logistics:Manage a robust organizational model and adequate means to support WHO mobile/ambulatory health activities.Oversee that health facilities supported by the WHO are adequately set and equipped up to standard to sustain the medical activities conducted.Provide adequate support to the laboratories (supported by WHO) including adequate supply of renewable items and safe transportation of sample when requiredEnsure, for all health activities supported by the WHO, that water, sanitation and infection control required activities are in place and up to standards. Security support:-> Cooperate with the Field Security Officer in ensuring the well-being, security and safety of the WHO team members and responders providing the organization with the required means and setup to ensure applicability of the WHO site event risk reduction policy.Assessment and monitoring:-> Proactively participate in regular field assessments to monitor supply management, stock movements and storage conditions.-> Conduct field visits to assess locations/buildings to be selected for establishment of WHO field offices in compliance with MOSS rules and procedures. Other:-> Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Essential: Advanced University degree in public or business administration, logistics or supply chain management, public health or closely related fields in medical or biological sciences from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Professional certification/qualification in areas such as transport, distribution and supply chain management. Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Management with proven experience in humanitarian logistics, transport or emergency supply management and monitoring.
Essential: At least seven years’ related experience, at the national and international levels, 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 agencies, health clusters partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.-> Experience or knowledge of import/export and customs administration
-> Excellent analytical skills with the ability to coordinate activities and multitask. -> Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to negotiate with and convince officials with tact and diplomacy. -> Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information. -> Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.
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 72,637 (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 3965 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.