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The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations organization. It is in charge for providing leadership on global health matters, determining 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 position below:

Post- NPO – Surveillance
Job Identification: 1702301
Location: Sokoto
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Objectives of the Programme

  • To institute AFP scrutiny for supervising wild poliovirus communication;
  • To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria;
  • To strengthen routine immunization and reduce fatigue and death from vaccine preventable diseases;
  • To acquire swift disease control via supplemental actions e.g. measles SIAs;
  • To strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR).


  • Institute a reporting network to strengthen AFP surveillance;
  • Provide technical support in planning, implementation and supervising of routine immunization behavior to increase coverage;
  • Provide technical support in planning and supervising of incorporated disease surveillance and response activities.
  • Provide technical support in planning, execution, monitoring and appraisal of supplemental vaccination activities (e.g. polio, measles etc.) to improve quality;-

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: A 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 post graduate qualification in government or non-governmental organizations
  • Desirable: Experience in an international organization


  • The incumbent should have understanding and skills in planning, supervision, monitoring and valuation.

WHO Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.
  • Desirable: The above language requirements are interchangeable.


  • Remuneration includes a yearly base salary starting at NGN18,590,296 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified graduates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline: 1st September, 2017.


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