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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.

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

Job ID: 1902756
Location: Abuja
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

  • 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.


  • 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


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

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


Job Title: National Professional Officer (NPO) – NCD (Resolve)

Job ID: 1902471
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-B
Schedule: Full-time
Contract duration: 24 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Purpose of the Post

  • Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) currently ranks first in the global cause of death with about 31% (17.9 million) of global deaths in 2016 due to CVDs. Over three quarters of CVD related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria. In Nigeria, 11% of all NCD related deaths were due to cardiovascular diseases mainly heart and stroke.
  • The most important behavioural risk factors of heart disease and stroke are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol.
  • These behavioural risk factors may later show up in individuals as raised blood pressure/hypertension, raised blood glucose, raised blood lipids, and overweight and obesity. These “intermediate risks factors” can be measured in primary care facilities and indicate an increased risk of developing a heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other complications.

Overview of the Programme
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity:

  • Coordinate the implementation of the 2-year RESOLVE project which includes strengthening of hypertension management at the Primary Healthcare in two selected states, sampling and analysis of Transfatty Acid in the food supply and facilitate the conduct of STEPs survey.
  • Support the NCDs Program Manager in the implementation of priority activities on NCDs and it’s risk factors in the country;
  • Organizational Context (Describe the work environment; the role of the individual within the team – team member, specialist, adviser, facilitator, coordinator/manager, representative, expert, authority in the field, etc; available guidelines and degree of independence in decision making; and nature and purpose of contact within and outside the Organization):
  • The NPO will work under the overall guidance of the WHO Country Representative, and direct supervision of the Team Lead Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases at the WHO Country Office in Abuja.
  • The NPO RTSL will operate from WHO Office in Abuja and will provide technical support to the Federal and State Ministries of Health, National and State Primary Health Care Development Agencies and other key stakeholders involved in the prevention and management of NCDs.
  • On day to day functioning, he/she will work in close collaboration with the rest of the CND cluster team including the CND cluster leader as first level supervisor and other CND team members as well as other clusters/units at WCO.
  • Where applicable, he/she will liaise with relevant technical units/officers at other levels of WHO (through appropriate communication channels).

Summary of Assigned Duties
(Describe what  the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):

  • Working under the overall leadership of the WR/Nigeria and the direct supervision of the CND Team Lead, the National Professional Officer, will serve as the focal person for RTSL under the Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases Cluster of the WHO Country Office in Nigeria. Specifically, the post holder will;
    • Coordinate the implementation of the 2-year RESOLVE project which includes strengthening of hypertension management at the Primary Healthcare level in two selected states, sampling and analysis of Transfatty Acid in the food supply and facilitating the conduct of STEPs survey in Nigeria.
    • Provide technical support for the development of guidelines to promote use of community-based approaches, affordable strategies and technologies for the delivery of quality care services including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention;
    • Forge partnerships and networks to enhance multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration to address NCDs and their risk factors in the country;
    • Support data collection, research and information dissemination and use for policy and programme development, advocacy and awareness-raising on NCDs and their risk factors;
    • Contribute to resource mobilization for WCO technical support to the country using existing mechanisms at country level;
    • Work closely with the national authorities and other partners, and liaise with WHO technical staff in the Regional Office;
    • Prepare technical and administrative reports and presentations as required;
    • Support the NCDs Program Officer in the implementation of priority activities on NCDs in the country;
    • Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisors

Job Requirements
Education (Qualifications):

  • Essential: Medical degree or related fields from a recognized University.
  • Desirable: Master’s in Public Health or Epidemiology or related fields from a recognized University


  • Essential: At least 5 years working experience in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and risk factors
  • Desirable: Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized international organizations

(Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required, with reference to WHO competency model; list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones; identify a minimum of three and a maximum of five competencies);

  • Producing results
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


  • Expert knowledge (read, write, speak) – English and Other UN Official Languages

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



Job Title: Public Health Officer

Ref Id: 1904408
Location: Adamawa
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: NO-C

Objectives of the Programme

  • The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

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 perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess threats to human life and health, damage to health infrastructure for primary and secondary care, the state of health referral and support systems, including cold chain, laboratory, essential drugs and health information systems, and the vital needs of the affected populations.
  • Collaborate with national authorities and health partners to coordinate and implement public health response activities as part of the health cluster’s strategic response; analyse existing coordination mechanisms, designing and recommending improvements.
  • Provide analysis of the public health risks, needs and capacities and advise on priority interventions for WHO and partners; challenges and operational course correctors, as applicable.
  • Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysing such and consolidating health data in trends and trends assessment, with particular attention to surveillance, monitoring and early warning. Position Description – Professional
  • Coordinate meetings with all relevant partners and incident management team, producing and circulating minutes, related decisions and tracking the latter, and developing detailed “lessons learnt” reports, recommending improvement to current and future field operations.
  • Provide input to communications and information products (Sitreps, health cluster bulletins, outbreak bulletins etc.) as required.
  • Ensure compliance with IASC principles and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in delivering WHO’s health response.
  • Monitor progress towards achievement of universal health coverage; analyse social determinants of health and their impact on the incident management system, including identifying inequities, gaps in the delivery of health services or emergency interventions, recommending appropriate actions and innovative approaches to improve the situation.
  • Facilitate the implementation of effective, evidence-based policies, public health programmes and interventions through all life cycles, this might include maternal and new born health, health promotion and education, NCDs, the elderly, social determinant of health, violence and injury prevention including road safety, gender and health equity and other related areas.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: University degree (Master’s level or above) in Public Health and/or Health-related fields from an accredited/recognized institute
  • Desirable: Doctorate degree in public health. Post graduate studies or specialized training in emergency response or disaster management in the context of public health.Diploma in tropical medicine or diploma in disaster management.


  • Essential: At least five years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in public health in emergencies response or health sector coordination, with emphasis on managing outbreaks and health emergencies and/ or health consequences of emergencies and crises.Experience in capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in capacity building programme planning/development, project management,monitoring and evaluation. Experience with resource mobilization in emergency settings.


  • In-depth knowledge of public health programmes with focus on health system, and the Millennium Development Goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of operational management of health aspects/consequences of humanitarian crises and outbreaks in field settings.
  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building, proposal and report writing, knowledge of and experience with needs assessments in emergency settings, strategic information analysis and planning and ability to anticipate new trends in the field of public health and take actions accordingly.
  • Managerial skills for the development, implementation and analysis of technical cooperation programmes and activities, including the development of programmatic indicators

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Producing results.

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 20,769,322 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Deadline: 5th November, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

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

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 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.

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