Technical Specialist

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

Under the direct supervision of the Pharmaceutical Officer and the overall guidance of the Head of WHO Country Office (HWCO), the Technical Specialist is a team member in the technical unit. Work is assigned by the supervisor who gives instructions on non-routine matters. Routine tasks are performed independently with some discretion in non-routine matters related to office procedures only. The following areas will be addressed: • Strengthening the national regulatory authority system and regulatory practices. • Enhancing the performance and strengthening of the medical supply chain management system. • Improving the performance of health services delivery by adapting policies related to essential medical products. • Enhancing access to essential medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, assistive technology, health technologies, and devices for primary healthcare • Ensuring efficient, effective, and transparent procurement and medical supply systems. • Disseminating information, documents, and guidelines to national stakeholders.

Additional information:

National UN Specialist Volunteers in Jordan are entitled to:

• Monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) at the amount of JOD 1,068.5; • Annual and learning leaves; • Free Medical and life insurance; and • Free access to different learning platforms.

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Under the direct supervision of the Pharmaceutical Officer , the UN Volunteer will: • Participate in and follow up on activities supported by WHO Jordan Country Office. • Review literature, reports, and conduct literature surveys. • Undertake web research and data collection on specific subject areas. • Organize data and documents. • Participate in the development of tools and guidelines. • Assist in drafting, formatting, and editing policy briefs, toolkits, guides/manuals, handouts, brochures, and reports. • Assist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, events, field visits, etc. • Participate in and support ongoing departmental projects, activities, and training workshops. • Handle pharmaceutical information and data management activities. • Assist in coordinating logistical arrangements for procurement, storage, distribution, and delivery of medicines, vaccines, assistive technology, health technologies, and medical equipment.

• Accountability • Adaptability and flexibility • Creativity • Teamwork • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences. • Communication • Producing results • Ensuring the effective use of resources • Planning and organising • Professionalism •Self-management

managing pharmaceutical products and supply chain; relevant experience working in the WHO or UN organization is an asset; • Background of the national (Jordan) medical supply chain management and its context • Aware of national policy and legislation in the medical supply chain and procurement. • Good communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to work under pressure and with limited resources. • Producing and delivering quality results • Strong organization skills • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in WHO volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Amman, the capital, is a peaceful city with over four million residents. People are friendly to visitors. Services in terms of banking, transportation, health and communications are easily available. Though Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken among the majority of the population, especially in Amman. Road network is good both in terms of spread and quality of the roads. Public transportation in Amman is limited. Taxis are relatively cheap and easily available. There are a number of shopping malls, restaurants, gyms, and cinemas. A large variety of accommodation options can be found; however, it is worth noting that prices in Amman have generally increased in the past few years. There are no specific security threats. Amman is a very easy city in which to live; large, many amenities, very modern and serviced by an international airport with direct flights to most capital cities. According to the assessment of the UN Department of Safety & Security (UNDSS) Jordan is a family duty station (category A hardship).

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the insurance plan.

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