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World Health Organization Recruitment 2019-2020 – In this article, you will surely get the latest updates on World Health Organization 2019 recruitment requirements, qualifications, guidelines and other important updates for free.

World Health Organization has been undergoing massive recruitment intake annually for the past years. We’ve received numerous requests by aspirants on various platforms yearning for legit information about the World Health Organization application form and guidelines for 2019-2020. Many applicants have been asking us questions like;

1. Job Title: Data Manager

Job ID: 1902942
Location: Bauchi
Grade: NO-A
Schedule: Full-time
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Objectives of the Programme

  • The objective of the post is to operate WHO data management and M&E activities at the field level and provide evidence driven information for actions aimed at supporting the state/ to:
  • Ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the health emergency information and Risk Assessment
  • Monitor achievement of recommended performance indicators for EWARS and IDSR highlighted in the EWARS Guidelines and Nigeria’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy.
  • Provide evidences through the timely utilization of different data available and guide the program.

Description of Duties

  • The specific functions of the incumbent are:Establish, maintain and up-date databases pertaining to EWARS/ IDSR and HeRAMS
  • Perform data harmonization, validation and cleaning on all data received
  • Provide regular feedback on data quality, timeliness and completeness for action.
  • Monitor alerts and produce daily alerts reports.
  • Track and obtain missing or incomplete data/reports and provide feedback to relevant levels.
  • Support the implementation of HeRAMS and work closely with M&E officers in the provision of monthly feedback on M&E6.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly analysis feedback from data to enhance decision making at relevant levels
  • Support data presentation, analysis and interpretation.
  • Create and secure back-up copies of dataProvide technical data management support to the LGAs.
  • Conduct data management training to build the capacity of officers.Perform other activities as required by the supervisor

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Management and related field; preferably supplemented by a certificate in GIS
  • Desirable: Field Epidemiology Training Program or Master University Degree in epidemiology, statistics, database management or public health from an accredited/recognized institute

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 2 years experience in data management and ICT in an international organization, NGO, government agencies or any other reputable organization
  • Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international non-governmental organization with expertise in disaster and outbreak response

Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of data management/ICT skill; Strong analytical skill

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Use of Language Skills
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 12,579,841 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
2nd July, 2019 at 10:59:00 PM

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


2. Job Title: State Data Assistant

Job ID: 1902752
Location: Kebbi
Grade: G4
Schedule: Full-time
Contract duration: 6 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Purpose of the Position

  • The objective of the post is to support the WHO data management activities at the zonal level and provide evidence driven information for actions aimed at supporting the state to:
  • Ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the surveillance and immunization program
  • Monitor achievement of recommended surveillance performance indicators for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), other Vaccine Preventable Diseases as well as other diseases of public health priority as highlighted in Nigeria’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy.
  • Provide evidence through the timely utilization of different data available and guide the program

Description of Duties

  • Under the overall guidance of the WHO country office representative and overall supervision of IVE focal point and guidance of the  state coordinator the  monitoring and evaluation officer will carry out the following specific task:
  • Capture, maintain and update databases pertaining to each programmatic area in EPI/PEI at the state level including SIAs, RI, and surveillance data.
  • Maintain and ensure that the hard copy filing of disease CIFs are up to date with lab results within the state offices
  • Support the LGA Facilitators to make LGA level entries to the data tools provided from Zonal and National levels
  • Assist state coordinator with data presentations, analysis, and interpretation.  Prepare reports and disseminate as required to relevant levels
  • Ensure all disease line lists are up-to-date . Copies shared with zones in a timely manner
  • Provide all-round technical data management support during IPDs including pre, intra, and post-campaign data management.
  • Provide technical support in the administration of ODK checklist and use of ODK.
  • Maintain records of all hard copies of documents forwarded to WCO
  • Create and secure back-up copies of data in the state.
  • Provide all-round data management support to the state
  • Perform other activities as required by the State Coordinator

Required Qualifications
Education:
Essential:

  • Diploma in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or Data Management related field with additional data management training.

Experience:
Essential:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in health-related data management.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA, etc.) and mapping programs (QGIS, ArcGIS, Healthmapper etc)

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Proficiency in the English Language

Skills:
Specific skills required:

  • Basic knowledge of ICT, mobile and web-based data technology
  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures.  Demonstrated abilities for team-work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background.

Application Closing Date
20th June, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

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


3. Job Title: National Professional Officer – Laboratory (NO-C)

Job ID: 1902833
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Contract duration: 6 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Purpose of the Position

  • The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE/Nigeria) is to help Nigeria, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Description of Duties

  • Supervised by the WHE Laboratory technical officer, under the supervision of the WHO Country Representative and working closely with WHO country office clusters, WHO counterparts at the Africa Regional Office and HQ, the incumbent will act as the subject matter expert for laboratory within the health operations and expertise team.
  • S/he will support the laboratory component of the incident management system, and provide technical support to the Federal Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners within the health sector.
  • Provide technical support to the National Reference Laboratory to strengthen laboratory capacity for rapid detection and response to priority pathogens: measles/yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, cholera, Lassa fever, monkeypox
  • Develop guidelines and other laboratory tools for laboratory performance in line with IDSR and IHR guidelines and establish targets and measurable indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of laboratory services;
  • Develop, plan and implement training workshops to improve sample collection, packaging and shipping at national and state levels
  • Develop and monitor the national specimen transportation and referral  system for epidemic-prone diseases;
  • To provide oversite of the public health network stock management and supply chain system for laboratory consumables;
  • Work with WHO County office clusters to provide technical and operational support to ensure timely ordering of laboratory reagents and consumables and implementation of laboratory-related work plans to strengthen laboratory capacity at public and state laboratories
  • Ensure adherence to good laboratory practice and biosafety management at public and state laboratories
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by his/her supervisor

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: Advanced University degree (Master’s level or above) in Life Science, Medicine or Medical Virology from an accredited/ recognized institute. Certified training or qualification in molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, infectious diseases, and/or epidemiology and laboratory techniques.
  • Desirable: Master’s level degree in public health or health-related field.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least five years of practical and operational application and management of laboratory services, laboratory diagnosis of communicable diseases at the national and international levels. Some related experience in outbreaks and/or health emergency response of international impact.

Desirable: 

  • Experience in establishing or improving laboratory infrastructure for microbiology and/or detection of infectious diseases.
  • Experience in planning and implementing laboratory trainings at national and regional levels.
  • Previous experience in UN organizations/agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations, international institutions or nongovernmental organizations, particularly in developing countries.

Use of language skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English

Skills:

  • Specific skills required: Demonstrated proficiency using software applications, including PowerPoint, MS word, spreadsheet and databases,EPI Info, SPSS etc

Competencies:

  • Producing result
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Communicating in a credible and efficient way
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Application Closing Date
26th June 2019 at 10:59:00 PM

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


4. Job Title: Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) Officer

Ref No: 1902826
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives of the Programme

  • The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

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 carry out the following duties:

  • Support the development, implementation and evaluation of the national strategies and work plans pertaining to the prevention and control of high threat diseases of pandemic & epidemic potential or infectious risks and the implementation of evidence-based strategies to manage infectious hazards, interventions in high-risks groups and recommend measures for special attention, ensuring compliance with organization-wide IHM strategies.
  • In close collaboration with the risk assessment, health information management and other teams from the Regional office and HQ, monitor the early prevention, detection, verification, assessment and investigation of any risks of outbreaks and the dissemination of data related to the occurrence of outbreaks.
  • Adapt IHM global policies, concepts, tools and strategies and manage their implementation at the country level, for the prevention and, where feasible, elimination of diseases/epidemic risks. Work with the Ministry of Health, NCDC and Partners, to improve approaches and methods of controlling epidemics in different epidemiological situations.
  • Conduct the periodic reporting of infectious hazards activities, support the information systems and the monitoring facilitating integration with the national health information systems, as required.
  • Contribute to the surveillance and risk analysis of infectious diseases; participate in the rapid response teams responsible for the rapid investigation of alerts, field risk assessments and early detection and response.
  • Ensure that risk communication messages are technically sound and socio-culturally appropriate to induce, engage and empower stakeholders in the prevention, mitigation and control of infectious hazards.
  • Make recommendations and give guidance on relevant courses of actions to be taken in affected as well as non-affected areas to prevent and/or control the cause of excess morbidity and mortality.
  • In close collaboration with other technical teams, provide technical assistance on vaccination, enhanced surveillance, infection control (including personal protection), enhanced sanitation and hygiene, increased provision of water and/or nutrients, prepositioning of drugs and medical supplies, vector control, etc.
  • Request the activation of technical experts’ networks at a global or regional level to characterize the pathogen and the disease in case of unknown infection.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: First University degree in medicine, public health or health-related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Desirable: Specialized training in epidemiology or in infectious diseases.Advanced University Degree in public health or health-related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 5 years of working experience in planning, developing and implementing the control and prevention of infectious diseases programme including outbreak prevention and control, infectious hazard management and/or dangerous pathogens.
  • Desirable: Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized international organizations

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of infectious diseases, particularly in infectious disease epidemiology, prevention or control, clinical management and significant practical application of this knowledge in an international context.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with the government, manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies.
  • Ability to formulate clear comprehensive strategies and plans.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 19,538,402 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
25th June, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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

Job ID: 1902756
Location: Kano
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 the 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 policymakers and partners at the 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
Education:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • Essential: Five years of experience in the development and evaluation of national disease surveillance systems.
  • Desirable: At least five years of 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 a capacity building especially training of health workers
  • Presentation and communication skills

Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date
24th June 2019, 10:59:00 PM

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


Additional Information

  • 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.
  • 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 post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

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