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:
NPO Surveillance (Zonal Coordinator)
Job Ref No: 2000119
Locations: Bauchi, Kano, Minna-Niger
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months
Objectives of the Programme
- The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities reduce morbidity, disability and mortality due to vaccine preventable diseases through improving access and utilization of immunization services through strengthened LGA EPI programmes; accelerating efforts to achieve polio eradication, measles control, maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, yellow fever control; promote innovations including introduction of new and under-utilized vaccines; improve vaccine safety and security and systematize access to immunization services integrated with other child survival interventions
- The purpose of this post is to provide technical support with regards to immunization activities, both routine and supplemental, within the WHO-Nigeria EPI Team. The post holder will support the Nigeria national authorities in the North West Geo-political zone to strengthen immunization activities in order to achieve global and regional routine immunization targets and achieve regional targets for accelerated control vaccine preventable diseases.
Description of Duties
The Zonal Coordinator will manage the activities of the WHO EPI Zonal office including providing technical, administrative and managerial oversight of all activities of the Zonal Team. He/she will provide technical and managerial support to the staff based in the states within the zone through the respective State Coordinators. This position reports directly to the Team Leader, EPI, and liaises with other EPI units and other Clusters as appropriate. The Zonal Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
- To provide technical assistance to national authorities in the states of the assigned geo-political zone to adopt National EPI Strategies and programme best practices to state specific situations.
- To support national authorities in the states in specific Geo-political zones in preparing, reviewing and/or updating annual State immunization plans.
- To support capacity building activities in support of immunization operations (service delivery, vaccine supply and quality, logistics, surveillance, advocacy and communication), immunization safety and strengthening human and institutional resources
- To support capacity building activities aimed at the introduction of new and under-utilized vaccines as well as the delivery of immunization activities together with other priority disease control/child survival interventions.
- To support immunization and surveillance monitoring and evaluation activities
- To support activities aimed at strengthening partnership and advocacy in support of improving performance of immunization and surveillance activities.
- Perform other activities as required by the EPI Team Leader and WHO Representative
- Essential: Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB, MD)
- Desirable: Post graduate degree in Public Health preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields
- Essential: At least Five years of experience in EPI activities after post graduate qualification in government or non-governmental organizations.
- Desirable: Experience in an international organization
- Computer literate in Microsoft windows applications, analytical soft-wares such as EPIINFO
- Fostering integration and teamwork
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organisation and beyond
- Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership
Use of Language Skills:
- Essential: Excellent command of English
- Desirable: Knowledge of other UN language would be an asset
- 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.
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- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
- 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 City Bauchi, Kano, Minna, Niger