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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
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.
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.
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.