World Health Organization is Recruiting for a New Position

Posted on :

16 Feb, 2018

Category :

Non profit Organization Jobs

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 position below:

Job Title: National Professional Officer – Routine Immunization
Ref No: 1800527
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 1 year
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Objectives of the Programme

  • To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria
  • To achieve accelerated disease control through supplemental activities e.g. measles SIAs
  • To strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR)
  • To strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases

Description of Duties

  • Provide technical support for polio eradication–> Provide technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of other supplemental immunization activities (e.g. measles, MNT etc.) to improve quality–> 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: University Degree in Health related field or Social Sciences
  • Desirable: Post graduate degree in Public Health preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields


  • Essential: At least five years relevant experience including field experience in communication and community engagement and advocacy
  • Desirable: Experience in public health especially in immunization activities


  • The incumbent should have knowledge and skills in planning, supervision, monitoring and evaluation

WHO Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Teamwork

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 15,384,565 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.