OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
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.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
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.
In particular, the incumbent will be tasked to : - Support cold chain inventories and capacity gap analysis for new vaccine introduction and expanded access.
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.
Desirable : Demonstrated experience in working with local ministries of health on immunization supply chain and logistics issues, as well as vaccine-related implementation research.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
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.