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5 Year

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  • Organization: WHO
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Logistics, Procurement, Travel Officer
  • Close on: 16 Mar 2023

About Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It was established on April 7, 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO works to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. It provides leadership on global health matters, shapes the health research agenda, sets norms and standards, and provides technical support to countries. WHO’s priorities include combating infectious diseases, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing non-communicable diseases, and strengthening health systems. The organization works with governments, non-governmental organizations, and other partners to ensure that everyone can achieve the highest possible level of health.

About UN Jobs in WHO-Logistics, Procurement & Travel Officer

In order to support managers and staff in fully assuming their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to 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, Country Management Support Units (CSU) have been established in the organizational structure.


  • gives advice to the WHO Country Office Head (WR) to help with decision-making on procurement transactions.
  • Coordinates the creation and submission of procurement plans by the various budget center clusters, ensuring that they are carried out in accordance with the goals and priorities of the program.
  • gives managers and staff advice on contracting services for procurement.
  • evaluates requests from technical partners and units and provides guidance on compliance with organization policies.
  • oversees the administration of procurement resources and guarantees the effective and legal use of procurement standard operating procedures.
  • maintains the database of evaluated and pre-qualified suppliers.
  • oversees the timely renewal of LTAs and coordinates their issuance.
  • uses the GSM Oracle system and other procurement tools, such as Business Intelligence (BI), to maintain and manage the office’s overall procurement and contracting activities while delivering reports, data, and statistics.
  • ensures the efficient execution of procurement transactions, including the ordering and delivery of products and services.
  • keeps in touch with the Regional Procurement and Supply Services (PSS/AFRO) on a regular basis and follows up on the decisions made by the Contract Review Committee (CRC).
  • Coordinates the shipment of the ordered goods in close collaboration with the shipping assistant, the forwarding & clearing firms, and local authorities to get tax exemptions and ensure prompt clearance of the goods through customs.
  • along with other designated staff members, analyzes and/or assesses the performance of vendors

UN Jobs in WHO-Logistics, Procurement & Travel Officer Requirments


  •  First university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or related field.
  • advanced university degree in management, public administration, business administration, or a comparable profession.


  • a minimum of five years’ worth of expertise in logistics and procurement for a program. knowledge of Oracle systems for enterprise resource planning or comparable software.


  •  Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Working knowledge of French or other UN language

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