Logistics and Operations Officer at WHO, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Deadline: 10 June 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Logistics and Operations Officer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Logistics and Operations Officer will perform the following functions:

  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 required
    • Ensure, 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.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • At least 7 year’s 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.
  • 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.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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