Latest Job Opportunities at The World Health Organization(WHO)

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 following vacant positions below:

 Job Title: Logistics Assistant
Job ID: 1801021
Location: Abuja
Grade: G6
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Objectives of The Programme
  • The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to (a) the reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Description of Duties
Under the overall supervision of the Operations Officer and the functional guidance of the Technical Officer for Operations, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
  • Maintain an up to date record of all EPI fixed assets and attractive items. Supervise physical verification of fixed assets and generate collated quarterly reports from zonal logistics assistants. Maintain custody of fixed assets bar codes and accept assets in GSM while bar coding. Generate annual fixed assets movement cards based on the WHO e-manual XIII.
  • Provide guidance on handling of non-functional equipment and assist with arrangements for proper disposal Conduct logistics function at the country office pertaining to office and official residences maintenance and management.
  • Following up with relevant Government counterpart for transactions relating to the premises.Support verification of radio and satellite communication equipment for tracking and billing in close consultation with radio room and radio technicians.
  • Liaise regularly with zonal and state offices to monitor operations activities and report on vehicle, staff movement, facilities maintenance and security related matters from zones.
  • Regularly assess logistics needs for zonal and state offices and summarize recommendations for implementation.
  • Prepare a monthly report to the Operations Officer on Logistic activities across the country including fixed assets, facilities maintenance and movement of stocks, office consumables and office equipment.
  • Prepare monthly inventory report with indicative analysis giving recommendations on need for replacement and/or purchase of additional equipment Provide logistics support for upcoming logistics requirements as may be required.
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor.
Required Qualifications
Education:
  • Essential: Completion of secondary education; preferably supplemented by a technical/self studies or university degree.
  • Desirable: University degree in Engineering or Management studies.
Experience:
  • Essential: At least eight years working experience in operations and logistics with a complex and diverse work environment, preferably an international organization
  • Desirable: At least 2 years’ experience in inventory and ware house management.
Skills:
  • Very good understanding of operations and logistics in a complex work environment Excellent knowledge of fixed asset management
WHO Competencies:
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Producing results
  • Use of Language Skills
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
RemunerationWHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN 8,200,887 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply 


Job Title: Budget and Finance Officer
Job No: 1801070
Location: Abuja
Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
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
The incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, executing, coordinating and reviewing all budget and finance related activities in Nigeria with particular focus on EPI and will be expected to perform the following duties:
  • Coordinate WHO/Nigeria Budget and Finance Unit and provide leadership in capacity building across the sub offices, mainly empowering Administrative Assistant (AA) and Finance staff in accounting and compliance to WHO rules and regulations.
  • Monitor the financial and budget implementation of WCO/Nigeria work plans and provide on regular basis an informed report for programme management.
  • Facilitate and ensure the effective Management of the Work Plans, Awards and Human Resource Plans
  • Ensure effectiveness of WCO/Nigeria compliance to WHO Financial rules, regulations and DDM (Direct Disbursement Mechanism) implementation for SIA activities.
  • Organize the WHO Sub-Offices (37 State Offices) performance assessment and review/prepare update on the opened issues.
  • Oversee the monthly / annual Country Office Imprest accounts closure transactions and reporting
  • Address any financial concerns from Regional office, Headquarters as well as the audit Queries/Observations/Recommendations.
  • Carry out any other duties to be assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications
Education:
  • Essential: First University degree in Public Finance or Business Administration with post graduate training in relevant subjects such as accounting and finance.
  • Desirable: Master of Business and Administration (MBA).
Experience:
  • Essential: At least 5 years’ experience in supervisory positions in public finance or in an international organization.
  • Experience in preparation of analytical financial and budget reports.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the areas of planning, monitoring of Administrative activities.
  • Experience in International NGOs/UN Agencies.
  • Good knowledge of Accounting and related disciplines
  • Desirable: Experience in the United Nations System.
Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices and procedures.
  • Good interpersonal skills and proven managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Good knowledge of computerized accounting systems and in Enterprise resource planning (ERP).
  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with MS Windows applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities.
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
  • WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars.
  • The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 59,151 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1306 per month for the duty station indicated above.
  • Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline  19th April, 2018.


Job Title: State Data Assistant
Job No: 1801043
Location: Katsina
Grade: G4
Contractual Arrangement: Individual Service Contractor
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Purpose of the Position
  • The objective of the post is to support the WHO data management activities at zonal level and provide evidence driven information for actions aimed at supporting the state to (a) ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the surveillance and immunization program  (b) 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. c) provide evidences 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 over all 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 up-date databases pertaining to each programmatic area in EPI/PEI at 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 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
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 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.
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline  2nd April, 2018.

Application Deadline  2nd April, 2018.

Note
  • The deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • 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.

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