Technical Officer
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland
vor 6 Tg.


  • The IVB Department's mission is 'To promote the health and well-being of all people, in all countries, by advancing the impact of vaccines and immunization programmes through partnership and leadership;
  • policies and guidance; evidence and research'. Our work is aligned with the WHO 13th Global Programme of Work (GPW13), with a central focus to drive impact in countries, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages.

    The Strategic Objectives of the IVB Department include : 1) Establishing global immunization agendas, strategies and policies to build and harness commitment to action.

    2) Promoting research and innovation to increase impact of vaccines, technologies and immunization practices.3) Advancing evidence-based introduction and access to vaccines and immunization innovations.

    4) Optimizing immunization delivery to ensure high-impact, sustainable and equitable programmes.5) Harnessing Vaccine Alliances and Partnerships, including collaborations with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and key WHO partners, towards cross-programme coordination and collaboration in pursuit of universal health coverage.


    The incumbent will be an active member of the Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics Team by contributing in particular to the strategic objective on innovative technologies to optimize immunization supply chains and to enhance coverage and equity of coverage.

  • Main responsibilities will consist of : * The management and oversight of the innovation agenda in Logistics Management Information System (LMIS);
  • The development of guidance materials for establishing sustainable and resilient supply chain systems to support coverage and equity goals;
  • Provision of related technical support to regions and countries by travelling domestically and or internationally, as required, to provide technical assistance, and meet with project team members off-site.
  • In particular, the incumbent will be tasked to : - Support cold chain inventories and capacity gap analysis for new vaccine introduction and expanded access.

  • Support Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessments and development of EVM improvement plans.- Support establishment of systems for vaccine forecasting and stock monitoring to meet country needs.
  • Upon delegation, represent the programme area of work at various meetings to contribute to advancing knowledge and practice.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


    Essential : Advanced degree (Masters level or above) in Engineering, Logistics,Public Health or related field relevant to the functions of the position.

    Desirable : Specialization in thermal and cold chain systems.


    Essential : - A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in the management of Immunization supply chain, including experience in the development of health policies and strategies.

  • Seven (7) years' relevant professional exposure in logistics, cold chain or related areas at the international and national level, including developing countries.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in training and experience presenting to large audiences conferences / large meetings, etc.
  • Experience supervising and managing staff / consultants.
  • Desirable : Demonstrated experience in working with local ministries of health on immunization supply chain and logistics issues, as well as vaccine-related implementation research.


  • Knowledge of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization systems with particular familiarity with product development issues, vaccine logistics, cold chain, supply chain, and delivery technologies issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.- Ability to work as a team member and / or coordinate diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and diplomacy skills.- Conscientious, with the ability to take the initiative and work independently under general guidance.
  • Familiarity with the UN system and international public health partners, including knowledge of WHO country, regional and global functions.
  • Teamwork

    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

    Producing results

    Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

    Use of Language Skills

    Essential : Expert knowledge of English.

    Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of UN language.

    The above language requirements are interchangeable.


    WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 5138 per month for the duty station indicated above.

    Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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