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Logistics Officer (Pharmaceuticals)


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


To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health development agendas and emergency/resilience programmes and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.


1. Coordinate logistical arrangements on procurement, storage and delivery of medicines and medical products.

2. Perform on regular basis needs assessment missions, identify and analyse deficiencies in medicine supply chain at health facilities and fill the gaps along with accurate and complete documentation for all consignments.

3. Secure warehouse management including inventory control and storage conditions according to WHO guidelines on good storage and distribution practises (monitoring product quality and cold chain management, physical inventory and stock records, controlled medicines, waste management, stock rotation and FIFO rules etc).

4. Carry out basic analyses to evaluate the pharmaceutical needs in the designated area, including forecasting and quantification of contingency planning of essential medicines requirements.

5. Review WHO indicators on rational use of drugs and as well as conduct patient exit interviews to gauge patient knowledge and quality of health service delivery.

6. Participate in trainings for public health care staff and implementing partners on national medicines policy, rational use of medicines, good distribution practise, good dispensing practise and supply management.



Essential: Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or Supply chain and logistics.
Desirable: Degree in public health or in clinical pharmacy


Essential: At least 1 year of experience in managing the logistics of medicine supply systems or other relevant field. Proven experience in emergency context.
Desirable: Experience in public health or in emergency management. Experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset.


1) Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals and procedures and policies2) Ability to summarize and prepare clear and precise papers and documents.3) Knowledge in developing policies and strategies in the pharmaceutical sector.4) Good skills in the pharmaceutical sector management, drug regulatory and drug chain supply.5) Ability to work independently and under pressure.6) Excellent ability to work and deliver quality results in pressing and conflicting priorities.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 33,000 (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.
  • 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.
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