Solidarity Vaccine Trial Logistics Officer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Switzerland
Organization: World Health Organization
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021

Purpose of the Consultancy

To support and accompany candidate countries in setting up adequate logistics and operations capacity to efficiently conduct the COVID-19 vaccination trials for new COVID vaccines.

Work to be performed

Under the supervision of the Logistics Project Lead in the Operations Support & Logistics (OSL) unit, and in close collaboration with the R&D Blueprint team manager, the consultant will oversee and manage all logistics data activities related to the support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Vaccine Trial (SVT) project.

Key duties include:

1. Vaccine Supply: 8 to 10 countries, 6 to 12 producers, 100 or more shipments

  • Manage vaccine supply and follow up.

2. Ancillaries and PPE supply & management: 500,000 vaccination and 125 teams**

  • Based on vaccination requirement and strategy forecast ancillaries and PPE needs.
  • Manage international/national procurement.
  • Ensure on time dispatch to recipient countries.
  • Ensure country/site stock management system are in place and monitored.

3. Data Management:

  • Support UCC/CC data management and monitoring system.
  • Integrate and manage the logistics data, with the global data management system.
  • Ensure its compliance with WHO quality and efficiency standards.
  • Monitor stock issues.

4. Country Support:

  • Support countries as they engage with SVT, advising on logistics/UCC/CC requirements.
  • Visit countries if necessary as they join SVT to ensure all logistics/UCC/CC requirements are in place and provide training on SVT SOPs as required.
  • Ensure compliance with WHO quality and efficiency standards.
  • Monitor stock issues.

5. Other:

  • To be agreed as the project rolls out and requirements are confirmed.

Specific requirements

1. Qualifications required:

  • A degree in Cold Chain management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Finance and/or Business Administration, or any related humanitarian field.

2. Experience required:

  • Essential: Minimum 7 years experience in developing logistics, humanitarian and emergency, including management or support of vaccination activities.
  • Desirable: Field experience in logistics management in low- and middle-income countries, humanitarian setting and emergency contexts.

3. Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in data management, supply chain management, supply operations, and/or procurement.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and diplomatic skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and to present ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment and IT tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver results in time critical scenarios.

4. Language requirements:

  • Proficiency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • French and/or Spanish is a plus

5. Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good general knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.
  • Demonstrated skills in databases management and use for monitoring of procurement, inventory, and forecast needs.

How to apply:

Contractual Arrangement: INDIVIDUAL Consultancy**

Starting Date: 10 -May-2021

Ending Date: 09-Nov-2021

Schedule: Full time consultancy

Primary location: WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Application closing date: 30-Apr-2021

Contacts: If you are interested, please send your CV to Ms Egle LORENZIN at and Ms Dorothee DUMONT-FILLON at

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

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