Job Opportunity at World Health Organization

 Employment Nigeria 30-Sep-2017 SOKOTO , Health   NGO  

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 Executive

Programe Objectives 

  • To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission;
  • 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).
  • Interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria;


  • 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;-


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


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

Skills: 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

 Language Skills

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


  • 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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