Procurement Officer, Sana’a, Yemen

Organization: WHO - World Health Organization

Country: Yemen

City: Sana’a, Yemen

Office: WHO Sana’a, Yemen

Closing date: Sunday, 28 March 2021

Procurement Officer (Multiple positions in Yemen/Sana’a)

( 2101201 )

Grade : NO-A

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : More than 6 months (subject to availability of funds, performance, and the need for the position)

Job Posting: Mar 12, 2021, 4:19:04 PM

To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health development agendas and emergency/resilience programmes, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.


Contribute to the procurement and contracting activities at the country level. This includes preparing cost estimates and procuring equipment and supplies locally and through the Global Management System (GSM).

Review the payment of suppliers and freight forwarders invoices in coordination with the budget and finance team.

Track the preparation and distribution of invitations for bids and requests for quotation to qualified suppliers. Review offers on contract awards, in compliance with the WHO standards, policies and procedures.

Track and updated the suppliers‘ database, prepare suppliers‘ performance evaluations, identify and take appropriate action regarding suppliers who repeatedly fail to comply with the terms and conditions of their contracts.

Work closely with the Global Service Center (GSC), Regional Office and HQ Procurement Teams to follow up on shipments and provide updates on delivery status or delays; resolve any outstanding issues.

Assist in the preparation of claims for lost, damaged or incorrect shipments and assist in obtaining settlements as necessary;
Maintain documentation and archiving system to allow easy retrieval and use of purchase authorization/purchase orders and reports received.



Essential: A first university degree in pharmacy, business or public administration, procurement, logistics or a field related to purchasing, from a recognized university.

Desirable: An advanced university degree or professional qualification in procurement from an accredited/ recognized institute.


Essential: At least one year of relevant experience in procurement and contracting operations.

Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at field level, with WHO, other UN agency, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.


Thorough knowledge and skills in supply operations and procurement services.- Excellent organizational and 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.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.

Desirable: The above language requirements are interchangeable.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 33,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other positions at the similar or lower level or on different contractual modality.

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.

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WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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