Apply: WHO Operation Support and Logistics Officer

Deadline: 26 June, 2020

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Operations Support and Logistics (OSL) Officer.

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


  • 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
  • Facilitate customs clearance, reception, transportation, storage and distribution of supplies to affected areas and populations
  • Manage WHO warehouses and inventory
  • Implement stock control mechanisms
  • Maintain the required stockpiles of essential emergency equipment, e.g. personal deployment material, radios, satellite telephones, IT equipment, etc
  • Manage the EPR fleet, including planning and monitoring fleet movements, oversee the maintenance of vehicles
  • In close cooperation with the Field Security Officer, ensure that appropriate and safe living conditions are provided to WHO-deployed staff and responders
  • 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
  • Ensure that water, sanitation and infection control required activities are in place and up to standard for all health facilities supported by the WHO


  • First university degree in Public or Business Administration, Logistic Management, Logistics, Engineering, Pharmacy or related field from an accredited/recognised institute
  • Professional certification/qualification in areas such as Transport, Distribution and Supply Chain Management
  • Degree or training in information management systems and their application to logistic, transport or supply management and monitoring
  • Five years, minimum, of related experience, at the national and international levels, in managing emergency logistics operations and supply operations in international organisations/institutions, part of which in the field supporting emergency humanitarian operations
  • Prior working experience with WHO/UN, health clusters partners, recognised humanitarian organisations or with an international non-governmental organisation
  • Experience or knowledge of import/export and customs administration
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Intermediate of knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an asset

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