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Career Opportunities at the World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide. Read More

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Career Opportunities at the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Job ID: 2106337
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Job Description:
  • The mission of WHO is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Description of Duties

  • Co-develop the guidelines, tools and indicators for effective disease surveillance at the national, subnational and community levels.
  • Coordinate and manage surveillance technical activities and programs, within the context of the outbreak and health emergencies programme at the country level.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) including participation in the process of verification and risk assessment on reported public health events.
  • Strengthen the capacities of surveillance teams for the effective and sustained surveillance of epidemic-prone diseases through training courses on field investigation, detection, data management, and rapid response to epidemics and health outbreaks.
  • Conduct, in collaboration with other team members, real-time analysis of outbreak intelligence data, from a broad range of sources including non-health sectors, for epidemic forecasting and detection.
  • Promote the effective coordination for rapid assessment, surveillance and response activities for epidemic-prone diseases in consultation with Country Office, Regional Office and HQ as well as local, regional and national health entities and other international health partners including UN agencies and NGOs.
  • Provide technical guidance for the management of a unified information system to ensure availability of core data country files and other information on related technical areas such as: case incidence; case management surveillance data; laboratory surveillance data; contact tracing, etc.;
  • Analyse, systematize, and disseminate scientific and evidence-based technical information and knowledge; support the development of the WHO Situation Reports, other related regular and ad-hoc surveillance reports.
  • Undertake regular field supervision visits to assess and evaluate the implementation of surveillance activities, identify gaps and recommend corrective actions based on key performance indicators.
  • Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Essential: First level University Degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Database Management or Public Health from an accredited / recognized institute.
  • Desirable: Advanced university degree in quantitative epidemiology or health related field. specialized training in communicable diseases.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least two years’ related experience in quantitative epidemiology and the implementation of public health surveillance, outbreak investigation and response in humanitarian settings.
  • Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agencies,health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international non-governmental organization with expertise in disaster and outbreak response.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of surveillance and monitoring systems as related to emergency response relief operations, complemented by skills in the field of epidemiological or statistical data collection, assessment, analysis and the evaluation and monitoring in a public health context.
  • Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment.
  • 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 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

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN17,429,054 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Assistant (Programme)

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Job ID: 2106334
Grade: G5
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Primary Location: Nigeria
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Job Description:
  • The country team is responsible for promoting technical cooperation, stimulating interest and coordinating assistance for health development based on global and regional strategies and WHO guidelines.
  • It is also responsible for contributing to the collection, analysis and dissemination of health information.

Description Of Duties

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the State Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Operations officer of the cluster or other support structures, the incumbent provides support inthe following areas; Check all obligating documents, entering relevant information available from GSM or other on-line systems, ensuring the availability of funds, updating files, and transferring funds as instructed oras delegated.
  • Review obligating documents for completeness, and following-upon missing information, liquidating obligations, undertaking reconciliation andpreparing periodic reports, as required.
  • Review various contractual documents, issuing PTAEOnumbers, earmarking funds, verifying and following up on payment requests.
  • Prepare purchase requisition for IT equipment and other assets for the cluster, working in close collaboration with relevantcolleagues to ensure that ordered items are appropriate.
  • Keep track of all contract extensions and renewals,checking and ensuring that funds are available for the proposed contract.
  • Follow-up on program implementation, drawing the attention of the supervisor or other senior staff to problems, inconsistencies and delays.
  • Draft correspondence on own initiative or on the basisof instructions; to finalize correspondence/reports for signature; to analyze incoming correspondence and requests, researching, obtaining and attaching background information when required, or redirecting them as appropriate, drawing the attention of the supervisor or other senior staff concerned.
  • Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work as assigned.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Essential: Work requires completion of Secondary School. Knowledge of general administrative and HR Policy theory and procedures
  • Desirable: Training in UN/HR systems is an advantage. Proven skills in drafting and editing required.

Experience:

  • Essential: 5 years of relevant administrative experience
  • Desirable: Relevant experience in the WHO or other UNagency is an asset. Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.

Skills:

  • The incumbent maintains and updates proficiency in the use of modern office technology through of in-house courses, on-the-job trainingor 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.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Producing results.

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN 7,809,325 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Job Specifications:

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Ref No: 2106339
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Schedule: Full-time  

Job Description:
  • The SMO Cluster in the WHO country office in Nigeria supports the strengthening of the national health information system to improve the availability, quality and use of health dataand information as a basis for better results and accountability, for the policy development and decision-making at different levels.
  • This support includes the creation of synergies with the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria and partners, including academic institutions,to:
    • Align investments with the national health information and monitoring system and the evaluation
    • Te provision of technical support for the production, collection, analysis and synthesis, and dissemination of health data and information
    • For the development and promotion of harmonized standards, tools and methodologies for the collection, analysis and synthesis of data, and the dissemination of health data and information and the application of knowledge.
  • In addition, through the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme in Nigeria, the WCO will help the country to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to & recover from outbreaks & emergencies.

Description of Duties

  • The incumbent will perform the following duties: Implement the monitoring and evaluation based on strategies agreed with the WR.
  • Support the provision of M & E related to strategies agreed by partners in the Health Sector M&E frameworks and related implementation plans Monitor progress and effects of the humanitarian health response against the strategic priorities as well as promote and support quality assurance of the health projects.
  • Facilitate monitoring of cross-cutting issues by all stakeholders at all levels. Assist the WCO to develop evaluation plans as agreed with the WR Ensure the standards and systems used to deliver quality and accountable services and monitoring reports include information on levels of compliance achieved against standards and indicators. Analyze lessons learned for quality and accountability.
  • Propose and facilitate external reviews/evaluations as agreed by the health sector working group Support the WCO and the health sector working group to seek innovative methods for remote management and monitoring to improve accountability. Provide technical support/guidance to the health sector working group members in monitoring methodologies, good practice, and reporting responsibilities ensuring coherence with existing reporting requirements.
  • Identify and formulate monitoring and evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into management efforts, disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes;
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisorsImpact of Results: Effective implementations of M & E policies and strategies, as well as efficient organization and coordination of the evaluation processes.
  • Enhancement of the organization’s capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programmes with strong impact.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Essential: University Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, Statistics / Bio Statistics, Economics, Medicine or related field from a recognized institution.
  • Desirable: Master’s Degree in above domains or relatedfield from a recognized institution.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 5 (5) years’experience in gathering, recording, validating, reporting of data from multiples sources as well as providing management with advisory services / M& E experience in related fields. Experience in the designing of and maintenance of M & E systems. A good understanding of database structures and management.
  • Desirable: Working experience with WHO or other UN Agency wouldbe an asset.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, disciplines and techniques to implement Monitoring and Evaluation strategies.
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and conduct financial analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and ability to apply it in work assignments
  • Good research and documentation skills especially for best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system.
  • Ability to make recommendations related towork-processing approaches and procedures which would lead to more efficient systems.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and disseminate information on best practicein accountability and results-based management systems.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 22,134,904 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Data Manager

Job Specifications:

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Ref No: 2106338
Grade: G7
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Schedule: Full-time

Job Description:
  • The objective of the unit is to operate WHO data management and M&E activities and provide evidence driven information for actions aimed at supporting the Country to: Ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the health emergency information and Risk AssessmentMonitor achievement of recommended performance indicators for EWARS and IDSR highlighted in the EWARS Guidelines and Ethiopia’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy.
  • Provide evidences through the timely utilization of different data available and guide the program.

Description of Duties

  • Compile, collect and data cleaning of respective reports from all programmes Manage and monitor the central level database; Prepare and design relevant data analysis Collaborate with the counter-part and stakeholders for periodic data compilation and validation Assist in production of other data summaries, special reports, publications or other communications to meet the ongoing requirement of relevant Unit, or as required by the MOH and other professional staff Act as a liaison for data information Support Management Team and other related parties to prepare analysis related documents as needed Assist and provide support, including appropriate training to the relevant staff in managing and analyzing data.
  • Organize the data for public access (web-based application, email/surveillance bulletin) Ensure proper safety, storage and periodic back up of all data in cloud and hard disk.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required and assigned by supervisor and senior management.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Essential: Completion of Secondary School Education with Certificate training in data management related field.
  • Desirable: Degree in Biostatistics, / Physical / Social Sciences or a relevant Degree with strong data analysis and management component.

Experience:

  • Essential: 10 years of experience in the field of data management / health information/statistics, data analyses and management; familiarity with government structure and procedures.
  • Desirable: Experience in data management in WHO or another UN agency an asset.

Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills to identify critical issues and knowledge of data base system, image processing, mapping, web technology, geographic information and related matters;
  • Good writing and communication skills;
  • Knowledge and practical experience of GIS software and other specialized applications as well as familiarity with the latest technological developments related to field and web applications;
  • Ability to work independently and in team setting
  • Ability to work in harmony with national/international staff of WHO and Ministry of Health
  • Ability to prepare good presentations and write clear reports.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Langue locale.

Remuneration
WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN 12,007,619 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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Driver

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Jb ID: 2106342
Grade: G2
Schedule: Full-time  
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration: (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Job Description:
  • Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume 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.

Description of Duties

  • Under the direct supervision of the NPO / Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties: Drives office vehicles to provide transportation of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items
  • Meets official personnel at the airport andfacilitates immigration and customs formalities as required
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of theassigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs, regular servicing and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean
  • Logs official trips, daily mileage, gasconsumptions, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Ensures that the steps required by the rules andregulations are taken in case of involvement in accident
  • Performs other duties as required.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Essential: At least a Junior Secondary School education and a valid driver’s licenceof the country.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least one year driving experience as a driver and Asafe driving record.
  • Desirable: UN experience would be an advantage.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations of the country and skills in minor vehicle repair
  • Ability to read, write and understand instructions in the working language and An ability of writing a concise and faithful report of the accidents.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself.

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration

  • WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN 3,669,861 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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Additional Information

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • 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 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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Deadline: December 16, 2021

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