Job Title: Health Logistics Officer (Fresher UN Jobs)
Organisation: United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Job Summary: In the context of the Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level, the incumbent will provide technical expertise to the team members, national authorities, related health and non-health partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health logistics for the project and activities throughout the full cycle of the incident, in line with WHO’s related policies and strategies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the OSL Team Lead, and under the overall guidance of the Incident Manager and Head, the WHO Country Office (WCO), and working closely with counterparts at the respective WHO Regional Office and WHO HQ, other WHO staff and partners, the UN Volunteer will:
- Assess health logistics inventory and needs, focusing on health facilities, laboratory facilities, mobile medical activities, patients’ transportation, outbreak response (IPCs, deployment of medical products, etc.) and WASH activities required to support the health emergency response;
- Support the OSL team lead and WHO partners within the operation in the development of health logistics response plan, priority activities, and list of required means to adequately address the WHO and partner health operation needs;
- Provide technical guidance to the district logistics team on the appropriated functioning of the health facilities, mobile medical activities such as vaccination campaigns, laboratory support and other emergency health related activities;
- Under the guidance of the Dy IM, facilitate the set up and the overall management of emergency health facilities through the deployment of emergency units/kits & facilities using the capacity of the WHO/OSL partners or subcontracted actors;
- Ensure that the medical facilities as well as mobile health activities have sustainable access to clean water, energy source, waste management facilities and adequate supply in compliance with WHO health standard;
- Oversee the efficient and safe transportation of supplies to provide WHO and partners with best lead time;
- Provide quality assurance to the set up and sustainable access to adequate, efficient and safe cold chain facilities for a reliable supply of medical items requiring temperature control environment;
- Monitor, evaluate and report country progress on health logistics activities within the project in the context of the incident management system;
- Develop and conduct required training for local staff and WHO partners to build up local competences and ease the implementation of efficient health logistics management for all health activities;
- Draft the required evaluation or situation reports to ensure appropriated communication and reporting mechanisms with the onsite OSL lead, incident manager, all concerned technical experts and OSL regional and HQ entities;
- Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor;
- The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program (The Program) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies;
- The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
- Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
- A final statement of achievements towards the assignment, such as reporting on the progress/achievement of project activities, activities participated in and capacities developed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Logistics Officer job should hold a first university degree. For WHO staff only, equivalent professional training or self-study/work experience
- At least two (2) years of relevant professional work experience, at the national and international level, in the design and implementation of health logistics, assessment and/or the design and management of related projects in emergency situations;
- Experience in developing and promoting collaborative actions with national authorities, is required;
- Prior relevant work experience in WHO/UN system, health cluster partners, relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations, is desirable;
- Good computer skills in Microsoft Office.
- Functional knowledge and skills:
- Demonstrated knowledge of emergency response activities in the field of health logistics management with proven ability to identify and solve technical problems in difficult circumstances;
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with proven ability to elaborate and implement projects;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure;
- Proven ability to promote cohesive action and convince officials with tact and diplomacy; Knowledge of WHO, the UN System or NGO work in the field of response relief and/or of their practices and procedures as related to the work.
- The incumbent must be a dynamic, multifunctional individual, who supports the Host Agency with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing to work on both programmatic/substantive aspects, and to provide operational/logistical services.
Competencies and values:
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrate ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
- Ensuring the effective use of resources: ability to identify priorities in accordance with the organization’s strategic directions. Develops and implement action plans, organize the necessary resources and monitor outcomes.
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond: develops and strengthens internal and external partnerships that can provide information, assistance and support to the Organization. Identifies and uses synergies across the Organization and with external partners.
- Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
- Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
- Language skills: Fluency in English language; Working knowledge of one of the official UN languages.
How to Apply:
All applicants who wish to join the United Nations should apply online at the link below .
Deadline: 2nd August 2022