Business operations specialist assistant (Logistics)

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This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 1,711 USD.

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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 all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office. Advisory ● Brief clients, staff and partners on the procedures, rules, and regulations for the relevant service lines. ● Maintain consistency in approach and compliance with the respective procedures, rules and regulations in the delivery of services and transactions. Administration ● Deliver the relevant processes and standard transactions, services and work products, in alignment with business plans and adherence to rules, regulations, and procedures. ● Technically support training in respective area of business operations support for clients and staff. ● Identify areas in which processes and procedures can be improved to deliver optimal client service, efficiency and effectiveness.


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.


5. Coordinate and supervise the work of the security team, prepare monthly work schedule (including attendance & leaves). 6. Attend to any security problems in the office/premises and report incidents to the supervisor. 7. Implement MOSS related mitigation measures when required.

Office related:

8. 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;

9. Ensure that the office premises and furniture are kept in proper condition; arrange repair/maintenance when required.


Education Essential: Completion of secondary education Training and certification in one or more UN operational service areas or systems


Experience Essential: A minimum of five years of work experience relevant to the position (administrative support services and transactions in the operational support area, including logistics).

Desirable: Experience in administrative support positions within WHO or another United Nations agency. Experience in Oracle-based systems or another enterprise resource planning system


• Sound organization skills; • Stress and time management skills. • Good knowledge of WHO systems, procedures and practices.

WHO Competencies

*1) Teamwork *2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences *3) Communication 4) Producing results 5) Knowing and Managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English Language and local language. Desirable: Beginners knowledge of other UN languages.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 20,537 (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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening. • In the event 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). 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