NPO - Surveillance

The World Health Organization (WHO)

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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.


Ref No: 1802273

Location: Ogun 

Grade: NO-C

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract duration: 6 months


Objectives of the Programme

To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission

To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria

To strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases

To achieve accelerated disease control through supplemental activities e g measles SIAs;To strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR).

Description of Duties

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

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: 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 postgraduate qualification in government or non-governmental organizations

Desirable: Experience in an international organization


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

WHO Competencies:


Producing results


Ensuring the effective use of resources

Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills:

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

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The World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years