Current Opportunities at World Health Organization

at MBA/MSc/MA
Location KITUI, Kenya
Date Posted September 2, 2023
Category Logistics
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES

Description

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Responsibilities

  • relevant emergency personnel including Health Operations technical leads, UN partners (UNCT, Health Cluster, WFP and Logistics cluster), MoH relevant technical operatives
  • Establish a regular feedback loop to monitor on the ground the effectiveness of operations, the fulfilment of requests and needs, as well as the satisfaction of recipients. Identify gaps and challenges, improvement areas and propose remedial actions
  • In close cooperation with the Field Security Officer ensure that appropriate and safe living and working conditions (offices, EOCs, fleet and movement) are provided to WHO responders
  • Streamline the sourcing, transportation, appropriate storage, management, and timely delivery of quality supplies, equipment and consumables for health emergency operations scheduled recipients
  • Manage WHO warehouses and inventories, implement stock control mechanisms and optimization as per WHO rules and regulations
  • Maintain required stockpiles of essential emergency equipment, e.g. vehicles, personnel deployment material and kits, VHF/UHF, telephones, VSAT, IT equipment, equipment to provide energy, and other critical assets and supplies required by operations and level of risks
  • Manage the WHE fleet, including contracting, planning, effective implementation and monitoring of fleet movements for emergency activities, oversee the maintenance of vehicles and fuel supply
  • Oversee and coordinate air transportation of personnel with management teams. Collaborate with OSL and Health Operations teams to streamline medical cargo and biological agents’ transportation
  • Oversee construction, installation, equipment and/or provision of services towards improving and/or setting up emergency response facilities/offices, including Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs)
  • Install and support office quality IT network, telecommunication, and energy sources
  • Prepare for and be ready to implement Medevac of personnel with relevant actors

Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of operations and logistics management in an emergency context, with proven ability to identify and solve technical problems in difficult circumstances
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to share information and knowledge, and to strengthen recipients’ capacities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work and collaborate under pressure.
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