Pharmaceuticals and Supply Chain Officer

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This is a NO-C contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 5,549 USD.

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The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in improving the performance of health services delivery by adapting policies related to the essential medical products, and strengthening medical supply systems that promotes access to quality-ensured medical products within the context of achieving Universal Health Coverage. The incumbent, should ensure the well-functioning of medical product supply chain management, rational selection and use, distribution and storage, etc.


1. Contribute to the planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the medical supply chain activities and stock management.

2. Contribute to the strengthening of the regulatory system of medical products and implementation of good regulatory practices through provision of technical assistance and capacity building.

3. Collaborate with the WHO team and MoH on quality control and assurance systems for procurement, supply chain management, distribution. and storage, including cold storage of medical products and issues related to access of quality assured medical products, market intelligence, pricing and the appropriate use of medical products at the various health care levels.

4. Provide technical insight for the upgrading and automation of the warehouse management capacity at the central and peripheral level.

5. Develop and update the national essential medicines list for the country.

6. Collaborate with other colleagues at the WCO to conduct national capacity building activities in the area of regulation of medical products including pharmacovigilance and supply chain management of medical products including procurement systems.

7. Recommend ways to improve medical device management in health care facilities, in compliance with WHO standards and guiding documents.

8. Coordinate the publishing and dissemination of information, documents and guidelines on best practices and coordinated efforts pertaining to the various technical activities.

9. Review the detailed engineering designs and determine whether construction activities have followed the design in relation to environmental and social aspects.

10. Identify negative environmental and social impacts created by the construction/operation of sub-projects and propose appropriate mitigation measures.

11. Provide recommendations for corrective measures –where required– to offset or reduce adverse environmental and social impacts.

12. Manage the implementation of the supply management tools and systems, propose different options of an adapted Supply Chain Management strategy to the IMS Coordination team, as needed.



Essential: University degree in Pharmacy.

Desirable: Master's Degree in public health.


Essential: At least 5 years' experience in a related field of managing pharmaceutical products.

Desirable: Relevant experience in WHO or UN organizations.

Functional Knowledge and Skills

- Very good technical knowledge in the field of medical products.

- Demonstrated knowledge about WHO Programme on Essential Medicines and Health Technologies.

- Understanding of the concepts of access to medical products, supply chain management, rational selection, and use.

- Knowledge of WHO and/or UN procurement procedures.

- Ability to write reports, oral presentations and technical and advocacy documents.

WHO Competencies

1) Teamwork

2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

3) Communication

4) Ensuring the effective use of resources

5) Producing results


Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Arabic.

Other Skills (e.g. IT) Proficiency in Microsoft Office.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at JOD 47,203 (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.

- Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:

1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated.

2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided under relevant sections.

3- Your experience records are properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.

- Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

- 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.

- Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

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- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

- WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

- WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

- This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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