CONSULTANT- Logistics and Supply chain Officer (Band level A / P2)
- Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
- Location: Brazzaville
- Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Supply Chain
- Closing Date: Closed
The position Logistics and Supply chain Officer is required to allow the VPD to contribute to the Strategic Development Goal 3.8 within the context of the Universal Health Coverage target by ensuring access to safe, effective, and quality vaccines for all. The position will focus on effectively engaging partners’ and countries in the practice of immunization supply chain management, vaccine procurement and allocation, monitoring and using country-specific vaccine wastage rates for more efficient forecasting.
The consultant will coordinate and facilitate the area of work aimed to strengthen integrated and coordinated approaches in logistics and supply chain management in countries. Contribute to, and support the development of guidelines, strategies, policies, norms and standards, standards operating procedures (SOP) at global, regional and countries level as required. Contribute to the development of plans and strategies to increase awareness by stakeholders and countries about the vaccine management and supply chain. The incumbent will contribute to lead and facilitate the logistics and supply chain aera in the development, implementation, and monitoring of WHO AFRO’s regional immunization strategies, polices, plans, programmes, and interventions to reduce the burden of the programme towards attainment of UHC and the SDGs in the WHO African Region. Facilitate the back-up of Inter Country Support Teams (ISTs), to provide highly specialized technical assistance to Member States relating to logistics and immunization supply chain.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
First University degree in Logistics, Supply chain management or engineering related field or Certified training in related field.
Certificates of training in public health, vaccinology.
- At least five (2) years progressive professional work experience in the health sector (either public or private), including demonstrated country-level experience, especially in low-resource environments, relevant experience in logistics and supply chain and pharmacy, with a minimum of 2 years inclusive at the international level.
- Demonstrated experience of working with and managing data/statistics for analytical and decision-making purposes.
Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of Immunization programmes at national or international level.
Knowledge on immunization supply chain, including vaccine forecasting and familiarity with effective vaccine management initiative and other existing vaccine/ supply chain management tools. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work as a team member and/or coordinate diverse groups of stakeholders. Strong interpersonal, networking and diplomacy skills. Ability to take the initiative and work independently under general guidance. Familiarity with the UN system and a range of international public/private health partners, including knowledge of WHO country, regional and global functions.
Proven ability to use standard office software packages, conversant with common IT software including eHealth tools. Familiarity with immunization supply chain management tools, relevant data management and visualization tools and other applications is an advantage.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English or French with intermediate level of the other.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.
Location & Travel
On-site: Multiple locations. The consultant is expected to travel.
Monthly rate at Band level A (P2 level) - USD 5,480 – 6,980 per month (depending on years of relevant and proven experience).
A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited.
Duration of consultancy
Three (3) months (from 1st February 2023 – 30th April 2023) with possibility of extension.
- This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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