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Supply Chain Monitoring Officer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Sanaa
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: Closed


The Emergency Human Capital Project supported by the World Bank aims to provide essential health, nutrition, water, and sanitation services to the population of Yemen. It is implemented by WHO, UNICEF and UNOPS. The project activities include providing support to around 100 hospitals in Yemen, including monthly provision of fuel, as well as procurement of essential supplies in line with the Project Procurement Strategy for Development (PPSD) and project procurement plan.


  1. Monitor the procurement and distribution of supplies, purchased under World-Bank-funded projects, including equipment, consumables, medicines, and fuel.
  2. Coordinate the monthly distribution of supplies and fuel to around 100 health facilities in collaboration with the authorities and fuel supply service providers.
  3. Ensure monitoring mechanisms are available and functioning in line with donor agreements. Adjust the quantities of fuel and supplies in line with monitoring findings and based on consultation with the Project Management Unit team, the authorities, and other stakeholders.
  4. Update the Environmental and Social Management Plan for diesel fuel supply, the PPSD, project procurement plans, and other project documents when necessary.
  5. Improve tools and indicators for supply monitoring and management internally in line with donor agreements.
  6. Provide technical advice to the authorities, facilities, and partners to enhance shared systems for supply monitoring related to the project.
  7. Ensure environmental and social safeguards in all procurement and distribution activities, including forced labor declarations for any solar procurements.
  8. Work with other units in the Country Office, across the different levels of WHO, and with partners to improve efficiency, and identify and implement innovative approaches to enhance procurement and logistics in line with the evolving needs in Yemen.
  9. Be responsible for technical reporting to the World Bank on WHO procurements and distribution.
  10. Respond and take timely action on relevant findings of third-party monitoring agencies, WHO internal monitoring and evaluation teams, and other sources to ensure quality procurement and distribution of supplies in WHO activities.



Essential: Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management and procurement, or pharmacy or a related field.
Desirable: Training in supply chain management, procurement or other related areas.

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:


Essential: At least two years of experience in supply chain monitoring and management or procurement of essential supplies focusing on essential health commodities, specifically within health emergency operations.
Desirable: Practical experience applying donor or UN requirements for procurement in fragile or conflict affected contexts.


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of essential health commodities, supply chain monitoring, procurement or related areas.
  • Excellent organizational and programme management skills.
  • Proven skills in dealing with difficult situations and ability to communicate with different stakeholders in satisfactory ways.
  • Sound knowledge of WHO and or other UN Agencies' rules, manuals, practices, and procedures is an asset.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

Use of Language Skills

Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,349 (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: 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.
  • Applications from females are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online. For assessment of your application, please ensure that
    • your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated;
    • all required details regarding your qualifications, education, and training are provided;
    • all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
    • Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.
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