World Health Organization (WHO)

Vaccine & Logistic Management Assistant

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description

  The objective of the programme is to strengthen vaccine and Logistics Supply Management for national EPI and Cox’s Bazar District camps to ensure timely and proper distribution of EPI vaccines and logistics Description of duties: Under the guidance of Team Leader IVD and the direct supervision of the respective Technical Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:
  • Management of vaccines, syringes, injection safety materials and other relevant logistics at the national level, including estimation of requirements, preparing indents, preparing schedules of deliveries and ensuring timely supply;
  • Inventory/stock management with proper record keeping including planning, indenting and distribution of vaccine and logistics by way of coordinating with procurement and supply division, EPI, DGHS;
  • Minimizing vaccine and injection stock-outs and reducing wastages;
  • Collate and analyze data related to vaccines and logistics to strengthen routine and supplementary immunization services;
  • Undertake field visits to support quality distribution of vaccines and logistics and conduct ‘on the job’ trainings;
  • Plan and coordinate training of staff handling vaccines and related logistics, for Supply Chain management;
  • Assist for evaluating the vaccine and logistics requirement for supplementary immunization activities and any new vaccines introduction;
  • Develop dashboards to review vaccine and logistics stocks
  • Support EPI to develop monthly vaccine and logistic alerts
  • Track vaccine and logistic stock availability in pipeline ie National., districts and upazila level
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Required Qualifications: Education: Essential: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University.

Desirable: Logistics management certification would be an advantage Experience: Essential: Minimum of two years' progressive relevant experience.

Desirable: Previous experience of working in EPI program Additional Functional Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to carry out a wide variety of tasks.
  • Experience in GSM/Oracle-based or other ERP system is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Public Health system and services in Bangladesh.
  • Organizational skills: deadline compliance, proactive action.
  • He/she keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations, Organizational Structure, in the department, the cluster and WHO, to be able to brief others and explain procedures.
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Languages: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.

Computer Literacy: Proficiency in MS Office software (i.e. word processing, excel, outlook, power point, access etc.).

Duty Station: Anywhere in Bangladesh Salary & others benefits: WHO offers locally competitive packages such as:
  • Monthly salary: BDT 61,851.00 (SSA – 5, Step I)
  • Health Insurance; Accident and illness insurance;
  • Annual Leave (18 days per year); Sick leave (12 days per year)
  • Applicable holidays as per WHO rules
Additional Information: • 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 or a presentation using computer followed by an interview will be held only for qualifying candidates.

• 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 availability of fund and performance.

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• WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

• WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

• 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.

• This vacancy is open to Bangladeshi Nationals (all genders) only.

• Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

• Any attempt to unduly influence on WHO’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

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