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8 Mar 2019

Logistics Assistant 

Job Description

Logistics Assistant – (1901121)

Grade: G5
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 1 year renewable subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post
Job Posting: Mar 3, 2019, 1:55:54 PM
Closing Date: Mar 18, 2019, 1:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Somalia-Mogadiscio
Organization: EM_SOM WHO Representative’s Office, Somalia
Schedule: Full-time

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

The incumbent will perform the following duties:Logistics:1.Coordinate the supply and distribution/delivery of international shipments, monitor and assess quality,quantity and safety of the received goods; oversee clearance and proper storage of goods and initiate duty exemption requests.2.Monitor deliveries by suppliers, clearing agents and organization’s warehouses. Establish and maintain regular contacts with clearing and forwarding agents, customs, UN Agencies, NGOs and Government authorities, follow up and ensure that goods are promptly delivered to the right recipients and that appropriate receipts are received;3.Monitor on-going shipments,pipeline information, insurance claims and other data, brief supervisors of any unforeseen problems pertaining to discharge, clearing operations, deliveries,etc and recommend solutions / corrective actions.4. Provide regular and ad hoc reports on the progress and movement of shipments of goods.Office related: 5.Register fixed assets in GSM.Ensure that office assets are bar coded and regular physical count is performed. Update and maintain accurate fixed assets and inventories data and reporting;6.Ensure that the office premises and furniture are kept in proper condition; arrange repair/maintenance when required.


Essential: Completion of secondary education, supplemented by training in the field of security and/or supply/logistics. Valid driving license.
Desirable: University degree in business administration,logistics management or related field is an asset.

Essential: At least five years progressive experience in the field of supply/logistics and/or security.
Desirable: Relevant experience in the UNsystem

– Sound organization skills; – Stress and time management skills.- Good knowledge of WHO systems, procedures andpractices.
WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Setting an example
Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at USD 13,979 (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.
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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.


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