Closing date: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
External Emergency Roster - Logistics Officer - ( 1802440 )
Grade : P3
Contractual Arrangement : Multiple contractual arrangements
Contract duration : Depending on operational needs
Job Posting : Jun 11, 2018, 10:39:58 AM
Closing Date : Jul 11, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location : Multiple locations
Organization : HQ/EMO Emergency Operations
Schedule : Full-time
Purpose of the Position
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level, the incumbent will provide of a well-rounded logistics and operations support services, this includes the transport, customs clearance, delivery, storage and management of material assets for the emergency preparedness, recovery and response activities; support the establishment of functional offices, housing and storage facilities at both national and subnational levels as required.
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
Under the supervision of the Team Lead, the overall guidance of the WHO Country emergency incident manager and Head of WHO Country Office, working closely with counterparts at the respective regional office, HQ, other WHO staff and partners, the incumbent acts as the logistics specialist who provides required support to the WHO incident management team and ministry of health of the host country. This involves ongoing contacts with a broad range of WHO staff and responders as well as a broad range of official from the Ministry of Health (MOH), to provide technical support on priority actions to be taken and contribute in designing and implementing logistics plans of action pertaining to the incident management, including identifying needs and gaps, guiding access to common logistics facilities at country level.
Summary of Assigned Duties
During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.
1. In compliance with the WHO rules and regulations, 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.