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Logistics Assistant – Multiple duty stations (Aweil, Rumbek, Malakal, Bentiu, Kuajok, Juba, Yambio, Torit, Bor, Wau)

Sudan, South

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Sudan, South
  • Country: South Sudan
  • Organization: WHO
  • Deadline: 2023-11-13
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Logistics Assistant – Multiple duty stations (Aweil, Rumbek, Malakal, Bentiu, Kuajok, Juba, Yambio, Torit, Bor, Wau) – (2309520)  

Grade: G6

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months

Job Posting: Oct 30, 2023, 12:19:12 PM

Closing Date: Nov 14, 2023, 3:29:00 AM

Primary Location: South Sudan

Organization: AF_SSD South Sudan

Schedule: Full-time

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

Purpose of the Position

At the country level, the incumbent will be a member of Logistics/Fleet team which provides of well-rounded logistics and operations support services, this includes the transport, customs clearance, delivery, storage, and management of material assets for WCO/ South Sudan; support the establishment of functional offices, housing and storage facilities at both national and subnational levels as required.

Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objectives

Country Office Support Units have been established in the organizational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment. Ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives)

The Logistics Assistant will perform the following duties:

  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. Schedule and 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.
  3. Follow up and ensure that goods are promptly delivered to the right recipients and that appropriate receipts are received.
  4. 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.
  5. Ensure logistics support of daily Emergency response team routines activities with appropriate transportation means, facilities and equipment.
  6. Assist officer in charge of Office, EOC and Compound management to ensure adequate infrastructure maintenance (Minor repairs, Power Supply access, Cleanliness of premises…)
  7. Assist WHE fleet management, including planning and monitoring fleet movements, oversee the maintenance of vehicles.
  8. In close cooperation with the Field Security Officer, ensure that appropriate and safe living conditions are provided to WHO-deployed staff and responders.
  9. Provide quality assistance to the set up and maintenance of cold chain facilities for any medical items requiring temperature control environment.
  10. Monitor and report regularly to the emergency team, drawing their attention to needs, gaps and problems, and proposing remedial actions.
  11. Prepare monthly and ad hoc reports to the Operations Officer on Logistic activities across the country including fixed assets, facilities maintenance and movement of stocks, office consumables and office equipment.
  12. Prepare monthly inventory report with indicative analysis giving recommendations on need for replacement and/or purchase of additional equipment; Provide logistics support for upcoming logistics requirements as may be required.
  13. Maintain an up-to-date record of all – fixed assets and attractive items.
  14. Supervise physical verification of fixed assets and generate collated quarterly reports from Regional Admin Assistants.
  15. Maintain custody of fixed assets bar codes and accept assets in GSM while bar coding. Generate annual fixed assets movement cards based on the WHO e-manual XIII.
  16. Support the management of the office premises and furniture and arrange repair/maintenance when required
  17. Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Recruitment Profile

Competencies: Generic

Describe the core, management and leadership competencies required – See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.

*1. Teamwork

*2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

*3. Communication

  1.  Knowing and managing yourself
  2. 5Producing results

Functional Knowledge and Skills: –

*Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position.

  • The incumbent maintains and updates proficiency in the use of modern office technology through of in-house courses, on-the-job training, or self-training.
  • He/she keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations, organizational structure, in the department, the cluster and WHO, to be able to brief others and explain procedures.

Educational Qualifications

Essential: Completion of secondary school, supplemented by training in the field of security and/or

Desirable: University degree in business administration, logistics management or related field is an asset.


Essential: Eight (8) years of experience in the field of supply/logistics.

Desirable: Experience in administrative support positions in WHO or another UN agency an asset.

Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.


Essential: Excellent knowledge of English

Desirable: Arabic: Excellent knowledge of Arabic

Other Considerations (e.g. Physical Workplace Condition, if other than normal office environment; IT Skills; etc.)

  • Work requires the use of word processing or other software packages, and standard office
    equipment. Formal or self-training in the use of standard office software.
  • Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.
  •    Work requires the use of word processing facilities to create, edit, format and print correspondence and documents; spreadsheet and visual presentation software; extensive use of e-mail and scheduling software to improve communications both internally and externally, Oracle/GSM for administrative matters.


  • 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 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
      • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (


    •  are strongly encouraged to apply.
      • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to


  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at shws@who.int.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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