Logistics and Cold Chain Officer – NOC at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Logistics and Cold Chain Officer – NOC

Reference No: 2106968
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Organisation: AF_NGA Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months

Specific Functions
Under the overall supervision of the WHO Country Representative, the Officer will provide technical support to WHO PEP Staff based at central, zonal as well as state level in Nigeria.  The specific functions of the incumbent are:

  • To support national authorities and partners in strengthening and redesign of the immunization supply chain to improve bundled vaccine supply to service delivery points.
  • To support national authorities to prepare, review and implement multi-year immunization as well as annual immunization plans.
  • To support the development of a multiyear cold chain inventory replacement and rehabilitation plan using data from the cold chain inventory and assessments and also in line with Cold Chain Equipment and Optimization Platform (CCEOP).
  • To support the country to develop and implement new vaccine introduction plans and monitor the implementation of the plans.
  • To support in the identification and monitoring of bundled vaccine requirements for each round of immunization campaigns and deployment of adequate quantities from the national level down to the state level.
  • To conduct operational research to improve the quality of immunization supply chain, service delivery and quality of polio SIAs.
  • To support the development and production of data management and monitoring tools for polio and non-polio SIAs
  • To support the development of cold chain, logistics and waste management plans for the campaigns
  • To support the implementation of GAVI HSS/PSR plans and implementation as it relates to immunization supply chain and logistics
  • To support in receipt, storage and distribution of emergency supplies and outbreak response activities
  • To undertake capacity building activities in support of immunization operations (service delivery, vaccine supply and quality, logistics), immunization safety and introduction of new and under-utilized vaccines
  • To support activities aimed at strengthening partnership, advocacy as well as resource mobilization in support of improving performance of immunization activities.
  • Perform other activities as required by WHO Representative

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: First Level University Degree in Medicine and/or Public Health Planning and Administration, complemented by training in public health/epidemiology/health science.
  • Desirable: Master’s Degree in Public Health or equivalent. Training on epidemiology and/or outbreak investigation will be asset.


  • Essential: At least 7years of experience required in public health surveillance with emphasis on emergency response relief and/or the management of epidemic-prone diseases.
  • Desirable: Experience in the areas of outbreak investigation and response for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, particularly in developing countries.


  • Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills on the public health aspects of infectious disease control,
  • Epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response with particular attention to application of an all-hazard approach in the context of the International Health Regulations (2005) and the use of event-based and indicator-based surveillance, as well as descriptive epidemiology and principles of public health in communicable disease surveillance and response;
  • Managerial skills for the development, implementation, monitoring and analysis of public health programmes for infectious diseases within a highly demanding work environment.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in database management and statistical analysis, secondary data review, survey designing and implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems design or use, and public health information management.
  • Strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations and technical guidance and advocacy documents.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
  • Communication.
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
  • Knowing and managing yourself.
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English and local language

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2021 (11:59 PM)

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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