12 Jun 2019

Full-Time World Health Organization (WHO) Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

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Job Description

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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) Officer

Ref No: 1902826
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives of the Programme

  • The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Description of Duties
Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):The incumbent will carry out the following duties:

  • Support the development, implementation and evaluation of the national strategies and workplans pertaining to the prevention and control of high threat diseases of pandemic & epidemic potential or infectious risks and the implementation of evidence-based strategies to manage infectious hazards, interventions in high-risks groups and recommend measures for special attention, ensuring compliance with organization-wide IHM strategies.
  • In close collaboration with the risk assessment, health information management and other teams from the Regional office and HQ, monitor the early prevention, detection, verification, assessment and investigation of any risks of outbreaks and the dissemination of data related to the occurrence of outbreaks.
  • Adapt IHM global policies, concepts, tools and strategies and manage their implementation at the country level, for the prevention and, where feasible, elimination of diseases/epidemic risks. Work with the Ministry of Health, NCDC and Partners, to improve approaches and methods of controlling epidemics in different epidemiological situations.
  • Conduct the periodic reporting of infectious hazards activities, support the information systems and the monitoring facilitating integration with the national health information systems, as required.
  • Contribute to the surveillance and risk analysis of infectious diseases; participate in the rapid response teams responsible for the rapid investigation of alerts, field risk assessments and early detection and response.
  • Ensure that risk communication messages are technically sound and socio-culturally appropriate to induce, engage and empower stakeholders in the prevention, mitigation and control of infectious hazards.
  • Make recommendations and give guidance on relevant courses of actions to be taken in affected as well as non-affected areas to prevent and/or control cause of excess morbidity and mortality.
  • In close collaboration with other technical teams, provide technical assistance on vaccination, enhanced surveillance, infection control (including personal protection), enhanced sanitation and hygiene, increased provision of water and/or nutrients, prepositioning of drugs and medical supplies, vector control etc.
  • Request the activation of technical experts’ networks at global or regional level to characterize the pathogen and the disease in case of unknown infection.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: First University degree in medicine, public health or health related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Desirable: Specialized training in epidemiology or in infectious diseases.Advanced University Degree in public health or health related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 5 years working experience in planning, developing and implementing the control and prevention of infectious diseases programme including outbreak prevention and control, infectious hazard management and/or dangerous pathogens.
  • Desirable: Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized international organizations

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of infectious diseases, particularly in infectious disease epidemiology, prevention or control, clinical management and significant practical application of this knowledge in an international context.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with the government, manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies.
  • Ability to formulate clear comprehensive strategies and plans.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 19,538,402 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
25th June, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.
  • 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

 

 

Job Title: Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – NOC

Job ID: 1902756
Location: Kano
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Purpose of the Position

  • To provide technical support to the country in strengthening availability and use of data for malaria decisions/actions that contribute to the reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality.

Description of Duties
Under the direct supervision of the WR, the technical officer will:

  • Strengthen national malaria surveillance systems including other systems for generation of strategic information for evidence-based targeting of malaria interventions for enhanced malaria burden reduction, through adoption, adaptation and application of relevant WHO norms and standards, guidelines, manuals and tools and appropriate technologies and e-platforms
  • Build capacity on use of surveillance and other health data for malaria risk mapping at national and sub-national levels
  • Guide evidence-based targeting of high risk areas with appropriate antimalarial interventions; Monitor the impact of such interventions at subnational levels with the aim of adapting strategies for enhanced impact
  • Contribute to documentation and publication of best practices on use of available evidence for targeting interventions at national and subnational levels
  • Undertake any other functions assigned
  • Facilitate evidence-based policy and strategic dialogue involving national policy makers and partners at national level as a process for monitoring the implementation of malaria strategies, discussing capacity gaps and planning for effective implementation of malaria control and elimination
  • Other tasks assigned

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: Advanced University Degree plus Postgraduate Master’s Degree in Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Public Health or other relevant health related fields
  • Desirable: Master’s Degree or PHD in Malariology or Communicable Diseases Epidemiology.

Experience:

  • Essential: Five years of experience in the development and evaluation of national disease surveillance systems.
  • Desirable: At least five years working experience in malaria control programme or malaria research at international level including experience working in WHO would be an asset

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of communicable disease epidemiology with specific experience in malaria surveillance and operational research
  • Proven experience in the development and evaluation of systems, policies, strategies, guidelines and tools for malaria control and/or elimination
  • Proven skills and knowledge in the development and evaluation of disease surveillance systems in a public health setting
  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building especially training of health workers
  • Presentation and communication skills

Competencies:

  • Producing results
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Moving forward in a changing environment.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: The deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

 

 

 

Job Title: State Data Assistant

Job ID: 1902752
Location: Kebbi
Grade: G4
Schedule: Full-time
Contract duration: 6 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Purpose of the Position

  • The objective of the post is to support the WHO data management activities at zonal level and provide evidence driven information for actions aimed at supporting the state to:
  • Ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the surveillance and immunization program
  • Monitor achievement of recommended surveillance performance indicators for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), other Vaccine Preventable Diseases as well as other diseases of public health priority as highlighted in Nigeria’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

  • Under the overall guidance of the WHO country office representative and over all supervision of IVE focal point and guidance of the  state coordinator the  monitoring and evaluation officer will carry out the following specific task:
  • Capture, maintain and up-date databases pertaining to each programmatic area in EPI/PEI at state level including SIAs, RI, and surveillance data.
  • Maintain and ensure that the hard copy filing of disease CIFs are up to date with lab results within the state offices
  • Support the LGA Facilitators to make LGA level entries to the data tools provided from Zonal and National levels
  • Assist state coordinator with data presentations, analysis, and interpretation.  Prepare reports and disseminate as required to relevant levels
  • Ensure all disease line lists are up-to date . Copies shared with zones in timely manner
  • Provide all round technical data management support during IPDs including pre, intra, and post campaign data management.
  • Provide technical support in the administration of ODK checklist and use of ODK.
  • Maintain records of all hard copies of documents forwarded to WCO
  • Create and secure back-up copies of data in the state.
  • Provide all round data management support to the state
  • Perform other activities as required by the State Coordinator

Required Qualifications
Education:
Essential:

  • Diploma in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or Data Management related field with additional data management training.

Experience:
Essential:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in health related data management.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (QGIS, ArcGIS, Healthmapper etc)

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Proficiency in English Language

Skills:
Specific skills required:

  • Basic knowledge of ICT, mobile and web – based data technology
  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures.  Demonstrated abilities for team-work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background.

Application Closing Date
20th June, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Relief Driver (Roaster)

Ref Id: 1902693
Primary Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: NA
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: On Call

Objectives of the Programme

  • 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 Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Drives office vehicles for transportation of authorized personnel specifically for field surveillance missions
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned 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, gas consumptions, oil changes, greasing, etc.;
  • Ensures that the steps required by the rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: At least Junior Secondary School education and a valid driver’s license.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least two years driving experience as a driver and a safe 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:

  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Intermediate knowledge of English.

Application Closing Date
10:59:00 pm; 17th June, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (Multiple Duty Stations within Nigeria)

Ref No: 1902657
Location: Nigeria
Grade: G6
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives of the Programme

  • To ensure that effective WHO Country presence is established to implement WHO Country Cooperation Strategies that are aligned with member States’ health agenda and harmonised with the United Nations country teams

Description of Duties
Under the overall supervision of the WR and direct supervision of the Operations Officer in close consultation with the State Coordinator, the Administrative Assistant ensures timely support to field operations especially payments and regular monthly reports in conformity with financial rules and regulations.

  • Provide operational support for the day-to-day running of the State office in the areas of budget preparation and monitoring, financial transactions, transport planning, assets management, and office maintenance.
  • Administer the E-Imprest. Ensure proper Implementation of financial procedures, systems and internal controls according to GSM instructions and WHO rules.
  • Select and enter data from a variety of documents, ensure accuracy of calculations and attach necessary supporting invoices and receipts of payments and payment authorisation.
  • Reconcile State office cashbooks and justify any difference in reconciliation; prepare cash counts to reconcile with the cashbooks on a monthly basis
  • Facilitate other field based payments in support of Supplemental Immunisation and other activities and rendering accurate and timely reports
  • Handle administrative arrangements for meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Ensure timely procurement of, and payment for, required goods and services, maintenance of WHO goods and property as well as maintenance of up-dated inventory records
  • Provides assistance to national and international staff and non-staff on all administrative and financial matters.

Required Qualifications
Education

  • Essential: Completion of Secondary education, preferably supplemented by a University degree in Accounting,Finance or related discipline.
  • Desirable: Good knowledge of computerized accounting systems and budgets or ERPs

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 5 years’ experience commensurate with the duties of the posts and its grade in an international, public or private organization of repute.
  • Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral International Organizations in the country is an advantage.

Skills:

  • Excellent organization skills for managing multiple tasks at once; Strong ability to prioritize tasks; Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with counterparts; Needs advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Report writing skills, interpersonal skills and ability to confidently engage with wide range of stakeholders.

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.

Application Closing Date
14th June, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information

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