World Health Organization Internship Programme 2019
World Health Organization Internship Programme 2019

Available Positions at 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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Health Information Management Officer

Job ID: 1806496
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration: 6 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives

  • The mission of WHO’s 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

  • Reporting to the Emergency Manager and under the leadership of the Head of WHO Country Office, the incumbent acts as an advisor to the WHO emergency team on data and information management activities, enabling the development, implementation, and monitoring strategies that maximize the individual and collective impact of WHO’s throughout the full cycle of the emergency, in the country of deployment.
  • S/he will engage with the local authorities, UN partners and non-health actors to establish strategic partnerships in respect of multi-dimensional information management processes.
  • Team lead, responsible for overseeing the work of the Information Management unit and/or coordinating the work of Information Management assets located throughout disparate units.
  • Manage the timely and high-quality collection, analyses, production and dissemination of data/information. This includes response specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status), internal and external situation reports (SitReps), bulletins, rapid needs assessments, health risk assessments, and the Public Health Situation Analysis; and health inputs into humanitarian needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP).
  • Lead the development of project documentation based on the overall strategy and plan, for use by the emergency leadership to mobilize resources.
  • Continually adapt planning and project documents based on available information and revolving emergency situation, as required; this includes planning and management of human and material resources, expenditure, status of interventions and partner activities, progress towards achieving objectives, etc.
  • Responsible for the development and improvement of field information management procedures at the local and regional levels to ensure that information management in the field provides the best possible functionality and usability to stakeholders
  • Ensure inter-cluster communication and information sharing.
  • Oversee and design complex field epidemiological surveys if/where needed, such as mortality and vaccination coverage surveys
  • Build the capacity of team members and partners involved in the planning and data/information management process; provide ongoing technical guidance and training on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Competencies
Functional:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Education (Qualifications)
Essential:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in Information Management, Public Health, or Epidemiology; Business or Public Administration, complemented by training in information management from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in the above subjects. Specific training in humanitarian response or emergency information management.

Experience
Essential:

  • At least 5 years of related experience in information management, monitoring, needs assessment, project management, data management and information dissemination in the public health sector or health development sector, at national level, part of which in emergency management or humanitarian context  in leadership positions.  Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.

Desirable:

  • Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.

Language:

  • Excellent knowledge of English

Skills

  • Advanced use of MS Office, particularly spreadsheets, data visualization and analysis tools, and databases
  • Design and management of information systems

Application Closing Date
14th January, 2019, 11:59:00 PM.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: National Professional Officer (Management and Administration)

Job ID: 1806494
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration: 12 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives

  • 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.
  • Reporting to the WHE lead, and under the overall guidance of the Country Office Operations Officer, the incumbent will carry out administrative activities within the emergency programme, ensuring the overall compliance with the financial and administrative rules and emergency Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • The incumbent will liaise with the Administration and Management Cluster/Nigeria to ensure coordination and implementation of administrative services in the WHE cluster.

Description of Duties

  • Working under the overall guidance of the Country Office Operations Officer and the direct supervision of the WHE Team Lead, the incumbent will be required to provide administrative support to match the Cluster needs and effectiveness of its operations. Specifically, the position holder will:
  • In collaboration with the Management and Administration Cluster, support the formulation of general and specific budgetary estimate for the emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities.
  • Liaise with the Budget and Finance Unit to ensure the management of funding allocations and awards; track and report on financing against budget; support, monitor and report on financial implementation in compliance with WHO rules, emergency SOPs and delegations of authority.
  • Provide administrative support in the implementation of emergency operations through regular follow ups on the execution of all planned activities, ensure payments are made to support emergency programme plans and in compliance with rules and procedures.
  • Work closely with the HR unit for provision of human resources services, including forecasting future needs, facilitating rapid deployment of surge staff and international responders, sourcing, recruitment, medical clearance, travel to the relevant duty stations, entry formalities, briefing and training, on-site administrative support, de-briefing and performance evaluations.
  • Provide the Procurement Unit with requests of all necessary supplies required for support of the WHE Cluster, track inventory, and work with the Logistics Unit to provide supplies and equipment to the local response team. Participate in local contract review committees and ensure best value for money in procurement practices as per the delegated authority.
  • Assist the Management and Administration Cluster in consolidating the replies to audit reports and comments, review and follow-up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to the different areas of management and administration.
  • Participate in the Management and Administration and WHE Clusters monthly coordination meetings;
  • Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Competencies
Functional:

  • Communication
  • Fostering integration and team work (core)
  • Producing results (core)
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Education (Qualifications)

  • Essential: First university degree, in Public or Business Administration, Public Health, Finance or Accounting, Human Resources Management or other Social Studies from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Desirable: Advanced university degree in Public Health, Business or Public Administration.

Experience
Essential:

  • At least one year of relevant experience at the national or international level in management and administration, including supervision of staff.
  • Experience in supporting emergency or disease outbreak operations.

Desirable:

  • Prior humanitarian working experience with WHO, other UN agency, recognized humanitarian Organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization

Language:

  • Excellent knowledge of English

Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Good general knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems
  • Working experience on ERP systems

Application Closing Date
14th January, 2019, 11:59:00 PM.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

 

Job Title: National Data Manager

Job ID: 1806492
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration: 12 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives

  • Following the national immunization coverage survey, the country immunization coverage was found to be low. This will lead to potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. Cognizant of this an emergency approach to rectify major hurdles in the program has been discussed at the national level with all immunization partners led by government.
  • The objective of the post is to provide technical support on data management to the national coordination center on routine immunization.

The incumbent will be responsible in:

  • Ensuring availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the immunization program
  • Monitor achievement of recommended immunization performance indicators
  • Provide evidences through the triangulation of different data available and guide the program;
  • Build capacity of government staff in data management, through formal and on-job training;
  • To support the data management activities with technological innovations such as mobile based data collection and real time data visualization

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  M&E Coordinator, the  monitoring and evaluation officer will carry out the following specific task:
  • Support the development and implementation of Data Quality Improvement Plans (DQIP) in collaboration with MoH and partners’ agencies.
  • Collaborate with appropriate partner teams, Ministries of Health (MoH), to establish the data management and reporting systems required to support the implementation of Routine immunization Program.
  • Represent WHO as needed in meetings and conferences where data are presented or discussed.
  • Ensure appropriate interactions with counterparts in Ministries of Health, national, partners and others to enable the sharing and processing of data to meet the needs of national and program-wide data review committees.
  • Support the design and implementation of mobile-based/ODK data collection as well as data use for action as per the programmatic need of government, partners, and within WHO
  • Develop data systems and related standard operating procedures and support in-country partners (MoH and partners) to enable data to flow as needed.
  • Develop and implement approaches to clean data, using completeness, internal consistency and logic checks; automate the generation of data quality reports; ensure systematic follow-up of data irregularities.
  • Verify data quality (completeness, timeliness), identify gaps in health information management, recommend and monitor progress with corrective actions.
  • Provide technical input and technical review of data management plans from partners.
  • Collect, collate, manage, summarize, analyze and present Administrative and monitoring data (including RI/LQAS, and DHIS2) from all partners; transform data into narrative text, tables, maps and graphics to enable review by partners and relevant stakeholders, to inform their recommendations for strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Supporting the MoH/NERICC in the development of national capacities on analysis, monitoring and evaluation, including interpretation of evidence, to improve policy analysis, evidence-informed policy formulation and strategic planning on Routine Immunization.
  • Develop and provide capacity building and training to colleagues within WHO, and to partners, including Ministries of Health, with focus on enhancing data management and GIS.
  • In collaboration with government and partners, participate in the preparation of the annual program of work, budget and evaluation reports of the HSS, including the participation in resource mobilization activities.
  • Support the development and deployment of Web-based data collection tools; including forms coding and programming to support the development and implementation of mobile data collection system with GIS support.
  • Support and participate in field activities designed by the MoH and partners to optimized routine immunization activities.
  • Perform other activities as required by WHO Representative.

Competencies
Functional:

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

Education (Qualifications)

  • Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or Data Management related field with additional data management training.

Experience
Essential:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in health related data management.
  • Experience in quality collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.
  • Experience in database development.
  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (ArcGIS, QGIS etc)

Desirable:

  • Previous related work experience in the UN or other International Development Agencies Training on DHIS2 platform

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Very good Knowledge of English

Skills

  • Basic knowledge of ICT, programming, 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
14th January, 2019, 11:59:00 PM.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: National Immunization Logistics Officer 

Job ID: 1806491
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration: 12 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives

  • The purpose of this post is to provide technical support with regard to immunization, vaccines security and logistics activities, both routine and supplemental, within the WHO-Nigeria EPI Team.
  • The Nigerian national authorities have intensified efforts to interrupt wild poliovirus transmission within the shortest time possible.
  • The post holder will support the national authorities to achieve goal of interruption of wild poliovirus transmission as well as attain other national and regional goals in line with the 2022 Regional IVD targets.
  • The post holder will support the strengthening of polio eradication/immunization activities in a manner that would complement ongoing efforts to revitalize and strengthen Primary Health Care within the recently developed framework for National Strategy for Immunization and PHC System Strengthening (NSIPSS), 2018-2028
  • 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 technologies (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Description of Duties

  • Under the overall supervision of the WHO Country Representative, the Officer will provide technical support to WHO EPI Staff based at central, zonal as well as state level in Nigeria. This position reports to the EPI Team Leader, and liaises with other EPI sub-units including Immunization, Monitoring & Evaluation, Surveillance, EPI Operations and EPI Program Management.

The specific functions of the incumbent are:

  • To support national authorities and partners in strengthening and redesign of the immunization supply chain to improve bundled vaccine supply to service delivery points.
  • To support national authorities to prepare, review and implement multi-year immunization as well as annual immunization plans.
  • To support the development of a multiyear cold chain inventory replacement and rehabilitation plan using data from the cold chain inventory and assessments and also in line with Cold Chain Equipment and Optimization Platform (CCEOP).
  • To support the country to develop and implement new vaccine introduction plans and monitor the implementation of the plans.
  • To support in the identification and monitoring of bundled vaccine requirements for each round of immunization campaigns and deployment of adequate quantities from the national level down to the state level.
  • To conduct operational research to improve the quality of immunization supply chain, service delivery and quality of polio SIAs.
  • To support the development and production of data management and monitoring tools for polio and non-polio SIAs
  • To support the development of cold chain, logistics and waste management plans for the campaigns
  • To support the implementation of GAVI HSS/PSR plans and implementation as it relates to immunization supply chain and logistics
  • To support in receipt, storage and distribution of emergency supplies and outbreak response activities
  • To undertake capacity building activities in support of immunization operations (service delivery, vaccine supply and quality, logistics), immunization safety and introduction of new and under-utilized vaccines
  • To support activities aimed at strengthening partnership, advocacy as well as resource mobilization in support of improving performance of immunization activities.
  • Perform other activities as required by WHO Representative

Competencies
Functional:

  • Producing results;
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organisation and beyond
  • Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership

Education

  • Essential: Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Nursing, Medicine and Other Health related Sciences with additional training and/or certification in immunization, epidemiology, supply chain and logistics.
  • Desirable:Post graduate degree in Biomedical sciences, Public health, Epidemiology, supply chain

Experience
Essential:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Immunization systems, service delivery, vaccine security and logistics at both national and subnational level.
  • Experience in vaccines forecasting, quantification, supply and distribution, management and storage especially in disease outbreaks and emergencies.
  • Experience in cold chain inventory and system assessment.
  • Experience in handling immunization logistics data as well as analysis for making informed decisions.

Languages:

  • Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French language would be an asset.

Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and high level technical proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with ability to use these tools to collect and analyze immunization program data.
  • Good business-oriented verbal, visual and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with the use of IT facilities for information-sharing and/or database management.

Application Closing Date
14th January, 2019, 11:59:00 PM.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

 

Job Title: National Immunization Officer, NERICC 

Job ID: 1806490
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration: 12 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGoN) through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has established the National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre (NERICC) to lead the efforts towards revamping Nigeria’s routine immunization program.
  • NERICC thus functions as a coordination mechanism in managing the full implementation of the national routine immunization program. This includes strategies and key recommendations towards achieving routine immunization coverage of at least 80% in 2028. This goal and strategies are as outlined in Nigeria’s Strategy for Immunization and PHC Systems Strengthening (NSIPSS 2018 – 2028).
  • Technical assistance will be deployed to the NERICC to strengthen the coordination, design and implementation of routine immunization strategies which NERICC shall undertake.
  • The Technical Adviser (TA) to NERICC shall support the Program Manager (PM) NERICC in ensuring all NERICC objectives are met.
  • The TA shall function as a core member of the NERICC team providing technical support in the strategic execution and achievement of NERICC goals and objectives. The TA shall report directly to the PM NERICC

Description of Duties

  • Under the overall leadership of the WR/Nigeria, technical guidance by the EPI team leader and direct supervision of the PM NERICC. The Technical Adviser NERICC will conduct the following specific tasks:
  • Support the overall strengthening of the routine immunization program in Nigeria including new vaccine introductions and the achievement of the routine immunization goals as outlined in the NSIPSS
  • The TA shall provide technical and policy expertise to the design, execution and achievement of NERICC plans and objectives
  • Support the coordination of the emergency response activities of a high level RI technical squad, supporting the PM NERICC in the day to day management of the NERICC
  • Provide technical and mentoring support in ensuring quality of the NERICC processes, management of and compliance with the procedures, data models, policies, and technologies associated with the process, including process design and improvement across all levels
  • Work with the Deputy Program Managers, team leads, members of NERICC and partners to identify and implement well defined strategies for low performing states on RI. This will be based on quality program performance data with the provision of technical and managerial oversight for the development and implementation of interventions in these areas
  • Work with Deputy Program Managers, Manager Data and Logistics and members of NERICC to set program goals, define targets, establish and aggressively achieve operational milestones, periodically measuring program performance
  • The TA shall, as directed by the PM NERICC, represent the PM in discussions or correspondence with NERICC, development partners and other stakeholders on immunization and vaccine delivery systems
  • As directed by the PM, attend meetings of the immunization technical working groups and other relevant technical meetings, updating the PM on issues pertaining to routine immunizations, SIAs, vaccine logistics and demand creation
  • Maintain quality interactions with national, state level, and international stakeholders supporting the immunization program
  • Support the PM on administrative activities related to SERICC, including closely liaising with other relevant departments and programs in the NPHCDA
  • Work closely with the Deputy Program Managers and other members of NERICC to ensure timely delivery on project activities.
  • Develop technical documents and proposals as would be assigned by the PM
  • Ensures alignment of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to Critical Success Factors (CSFs) working with NERICC team members to ensure that these objectives are realized
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the PM NERICC and ED NPHCDA

Competencies
Functional:

  • Producing results;
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organisation and beyond
  • Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership

Education

  • Essential: Advanced public health degree
  • Desirable: M.B.B.S

Experience
Essential:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in immunization and health system strengthening.
  • In depth understanding of the Nigerian health system and routine immunization program.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively coordinate organizations with good expertise in navigating and strengthening relationships among government and development organizations.
  • Strong managerial, problem solving skills and experience working under demanding work plans and tight budgets.
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal relationship skills; experience working with government officials at all levels.
  • Extensive experience with large scale health systems strengthening interventions, particularly in the public sector
  • Significant experience in strategic planning, organizational development, change facilitation and process management in the health sector

Languages:

  • Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French language would be an asset.

Skills

  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal relationship skills; experience working with government officials at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills and high level technical proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with ability to use these tools to collect and analyze immunization program data.
  • Good business-oriented verbal, visual and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with the use of IT facilities for information-sharing and/or database management.

Application Closing Date
14th January, 2019, 11:59:00 PM.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: 
Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.