Job Opportunity at World Health Organization (WHO)

 Employment Nigeria 07-Sep-2017 SOKOTO , Health  


World Health Organization (WHO)  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.

POSITION : NPO - Surveillance

Objectives 

  • To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission;
  • Interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria;
  • Strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases;
  • Achieve accelerated disease control through supplemental activities e.g. measles SIAs;
  • Strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR).

Duties

  • Provide technical support in planning, implementation and monitoring of routine immunization activities to increase coverage;
  • Provide technical support in planning and monitoring of integrated disease surveillance and response activities.
  • Establish a reporting network to strengthen AFP surveillance;
  • Provide technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities (e.g. polio, measles etc.) to improve quality;-

Qualifications
Education:

  •  A Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB, MD)
  • Post graduate degree in Public Health preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields

Experience:

  • Some years field experience in EPI activities after post graduate qualification in government or non-governmental organizations
  • Experience in an international organization

Skills:

  • Have knowledge and skills in planning, supervision, monitoring and evaluation.

WHO Competencies:

  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Teamwork

Use of Language Skills

  •  Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.
  •  The above language requirements are interchangeable.

Remuneration

  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN18,590,296 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


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