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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Islamabad
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-19

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Logistics Assistant

Islamabad (Pakistan)


The goal of WHO's presence in countries, territories and areas is to develop a two-way collaboration between the Secretariat and countries, territories and areas, by supporting them to reach national health goals and contribute to global and regional public health action. WHO utilizes the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), a key element of the Country Focus strategy, as a strategic management tool to create synergy and alignment between WHO leadership priorities and national health policies, strategies and plans as well as United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). Creating this synergy and alignment will be essential to advance WHO's organizational effectiveness and ensure WHO's relevance at country level


1. Ensure the efficient receipt and dispatch of all goods from/to the warehouse, supervising the loading/ unloading operations and the packing of medicines/supplies for dispatch as required. Ensures all incoming and outgoing supplies are inspected prior to receipt/dispatch.

2. Ensure that all records are properly maintained for goods received and dispatched, maintains accurate up-to-date inventory of the warehouse including regular physical inventory and to produce regular stock reports using computer applications/database.

3. Ensure that all storage guidelines as well as standard operating procedure provided by the organization are followed.

4. Assess the availability of space in the warehouse to ensure that all goods in the warehouse are properly stacked/stored in compliance with the organization's procedures

5. Organize and coordinate the transportation of deliveries per the organization's procedures

6. Ensure the warehouse adheres to all safety requirements per the organization's policy, bringing any issue affecting the safety and security of staff and the warehouse to the immediate attention of the supervisors for remedial action

7. Provide periodic inventory management reports to the first level supervisor

8. Ensure that the concerned procurement assistant and technical manager is informed for all received goods upon acceptance, indicating the purchase order number and the related required information to effect receipt in GSM and payment accordingly.

9. Ensure that the Fixed Assets items received at warehouse are physically allocated with WHO barcode labels.

10. Ensure that the concerned FA specialist is informed for acceptance of the items in FA module and register the asset with the allocated barcode number.

11. Ensure that the concerned FA specialist is notified as soon as a Fixed Asset(s) is handed over to staff and ensure that the staff has duly signed asset declaration form and keep the record in warehouse files.

12. Ensure that all records related to fixed assets are filed according to WHO Policy.1

3. Perform other related duties as required14. Respond to queries regarding status of goods in the warehouse and deliveries as well as fixed assets



Essential\: Completion of secondary education, supplemented by training in the field of supply/ logistics
Desirable\: University degree in business administration, logistics management or related field is an asset


Essential\: At least 5 years progressive experience in the field of supply, logistics and/or warehousing
Desirable\: Relevant experience in the UN system


- Sound organization skills;

- Stress and time management skills.

- Good knowledge of WHO systems, procedures and practices.

WHO Competencies

Producing results
Setting an example

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of local language.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at PKR 1,422,776 (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 similar positions at the same grade level
  • 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\: http\:// 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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