World Health Organization (WHO) Jobs Recruitment [5 new positions]

Latest jobs vacancies at World Health Organization in Nigeria (WHO) January 2022

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.

Jan 2022. National Professional Officer (Imprest) – NOA

Reference ID: 2106980
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Job Description

  • Coordinator of the Budget and Finance Unit with the duty to manage 37 field offices service delivery in the following areas: human resources management, management of budgets for the emergency prevention, preparedness, recovery and response plans of work, management of finances, office premises and procurement.

Other Responsibilities are:

  • Plan and oversee the processing of over 200 SSA contracts in GSM and monthly salary processing
  • Analyze and process Salary mapping of staff in GSM during absence of the designated officer.
  • Support human resources selection process for admin and finance staff by being nominated on interview panel during interviews.
  • Plan and undertake Quality Checks on GSM transactions in relation to HR, Travels and Procurement Requests based on the WHO e-Manual, SOPs, Information Notes and Internal memos. – Participate in compliance reviews of activities of the 37 States and the 6 Clusters of WCO/Nigeria in selected functional areas (procurement, travel, HR, Imprest, cash management etc.), including the Emergency Programme.
  • Administer the budget and finance of the office and ensure compliant and efficient use of financial resources within the Unit in accordance with financial rules and regulations.
  • Monitor the work planning and allocation of financial resources for the office through the use of the GSM oracle system and other financial tools.
  • Provide guidance on financial administration to the Operations Officer, Budget and Finance Officer, Technical staff and 40 Administrative staff in the field including the North East Emergency zone.
  • Provide technical advice to WCO/Nigeria on maintaining their respective local risks registers. Provide trainings/briefings to staff on the fundamental principles of WHO/AFRO’s administrative framework and internal control mechanisms;
  • Evaluate administrative policies, procedures and internal control mechanisms in order to identify systemic issues, gaps and constraints and suggest measures on improvement; identify potential overlaps/duplication of work and suggest measures to streamline.
  • Coordinate and consolidate 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
  • Any other duties as assigned by WR.

Functional Skills and Knowledge (Describe skills and knowledge specific to the post):

  • Sound knowledge of office management and administration, administrative skills, basic accounting. 
  • Specialized knowledge of WHO administrative and financial rules, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing an asset

Competencies (Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required –  See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones – identify a minimum of three and a maximum of five competencies):

  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Producing results
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way

Functional Skills and Knowledge (Describe skills and knowledge specific to the post):

  • Sound knowledge of office management and administration, administrative skills, basic accounting. 
  • Specialized knowledge of WHO administrative and financial rules, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing an asset

Education (Qualifications)
Essential:

  • University degree in Accounting, Management Sciences, Business Administration or Finance. For WHO staff only, equivalent professional training or self-study/work experience.

Desirable:

  • A postgraduate degree in business administration or professional training

Experience:

Essential:

  • At least 5 years of proven experience in the area of administration, finance and accounting.

Desirable:

  • Experience in WHO.

Languages:

  • Excellent knowledge of English.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Computer literacy: Word processing, Spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • Ability to work with computerized accounting and budget systems.

Application Closing Date
11:59 PM: 21st December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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

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Finance Officer (DDM) – NOA

Reference ID: 2106975
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Job Description

  • Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, overall supervision of the Operations Officer, and direct supervision of the Technical Officer, PEP Programme Management, the incumbent will provide administrative and finance support to the Programme with a focus on Direct Disbursement Mechanism established to manage funds for Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs).

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the Incumbent has to do to achieve Main Objectives; include Main Achievements expected)
To effectively discharge the duties and responsibilities, incumbent collaborates with central, Zonal and State offices and works closely with national counterparts as well as partners. The incumbent performs the following specific duties:

  • Provides support in planning, monitoring and evaluating the funds disbursement mechanism;
  • Coordinates the preparation of operational budget for supplementary immunization activities in collaboration with field offices and partners;
  • Manages the day-to-day operation of the staff assigned in the unit, supervisor the execution of assignments distributed to each member of the team and report the outcome;
  • Verifies programme documents and reports from WHO field offices, bank, the accounting firm, and other partners;
  • Initiates proposals for deployment of resources to support field immunization activities in line with approved budget and technical orientations;
  • Monitors the successful implementation of payment to vaccination personnel that support the supplementary immunization activities; Compiles project updates and submit regular activity reports;
  • Monitors the implementation of the funds disbursement mechanism guidelines by identifying problems and providing programme and administrative solutions;
  • Regularly reviews project guidelines and standard operating procedures in collaboration with the central and field administrative teams and partners;
  • Performs any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education (Qualifications)

  • Essential: University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration or other relevant fields
  • Desirable: Professional certificates in accounting or management

Experience:

  • Essential:  At least 5 years of experience in administration/management of a complex programme
  • Desirable: WHO or UN international experience in finance, accounting or administration.

Recruitment Profile
Competencies: Generic (Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required –  See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones).

Competencies: Functional (Describe the competencies specific to the post):

  • Moves forward in a changing environment
  • Fosters integration and teamwork;
  • Ensures the effective use of resources;
  • Builds and promotes partnerships across the organization and beyond.

Languages:

  • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English  
  • Desirable: Knowledge of the other UN languages.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Managerial skills and experience
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Willing and able to travel extensively in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
11:59 PM: 21st December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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


 Finance Officer (Programme Management)



Reference No: 2106974
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Organisation: AF_NGA Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months

Specific Duties

  • Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, supervision of the Operations Officer, and direct supervision of the Technical Officer, PEP Programme Management, the incumbent will provide administrative and financial management support.
  • To effectively discharge the duties and responsibilities, incumbent collaborates with central units, Zonal and State offices and works closely with national counterparts as well as partners. 

The incumbent performs the following specific duties:

  • Ensures effective coordination and communication between technical and administrative units to ensure effective programme support at central and field level.
  • Assists in ensuring that the IVE programme is provided with adequate financial, human and material support for quality programme delivery.
  • Manages the issuance of Technical Service Agreements (TSA) and follow up on timely submission of deliverables and release of funds.
  • Review funding proposal from central and field levels and recommend action for funding and ensure the right type of committal document is initiated in GSM.
  • Coordinates the preparation of regular and ad hoc operational budgets and generates input for programme reports.
  • Tracks the flow of funds, monitors budget performance and prepares funds utilization status reports.
  • Prepares administrative briefings for WHO staff and national and international consultants.
  • Prepare periodic financial updates as an input for donor reports to support the intensified resource mobilization efforts.
  • Supervise the day to day activities of the staff that provide administrative support for the immunization cluster.
  • Perform other relevant activities as required by the supervisor.

Recruitment Profile
Education (Qualifications):

  • Essential: University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration or other relevant fields.
  • Desirable: Professional certificates in accounting or management.

Experience:

  • Essential:  At least 5 years of experience in administration/management of a complex programme.
  • Desirable: WHO or UN international experience in finance, accounting or administration.

Languages:

  • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of the other UN languages

Other Skills (e.g. IT) :

  • Managerial skills and experience.
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Willing and able to travel extensively in Nigeria.

Competencies:

  • Generic (Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required –  See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones).

Competencies:
Functional (Describe the competencies specific to the post):

  • Moves forward in a changing environment.
  • Fosters integration and teamwork;
  • Ensures the effective use of resources;
  • Builds and promotes partnerships across the organization and beyond

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2021 (11:59 PM)

Method of Application
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. 

ICT Assistant

Job ID: 2106561
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: G7
Schedule: Full-time  
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Objective of the Program

  • The unit will provide the services of information and communication technology to WHO Country Office

Description of Duties

  • Installation, Administration and maintenance Coordinate the installation and maintenance of all ICT hardware and software; according to AFRO ICT standard. Ensure uninterrupted and effective ICT services to the office. Install and support LAN/WAN and data communications systems as per AFRO ICT Standard (Windows Operating System XP/2000/2003, TCP/IP, Ethernet, VPN, PIX, Firewall, Proxy server, Microsoft Exchange server 2003, VSAT, VolP, SNMP. DNS, DHCP, etc…); Maintain, troubleshoot and repair ICT equipment. Perform daily server backup of data files; Set up and maintain disaster recovery procedures; Set up and maintain security of the ICT infrastructure (hacker and virus protection, protection against power failure, fire protection, etc; Maintain inventory of ICT equipment and software; Administer software and updates; Liaise with other UN agencies and external partners on ICT matters. In consultation with ICT Focal Point, manages the Servers (Internet/e-mail services. Manages also the servers hosting and the ACIAMS, GSM, GPN, Exchange server, FTP, VIDEO Conferencing. Provides support for updating and posting information on the Website in consultation with communication unit and HQ. Serves as interface/intermediary between AFRO ICT the Country office as well as state office matters relating to IT.Reporting Make a quarterly report on informatics equipment inventory; Provide technical documentation concerning all ICT related activities and update it; Make a monthly activity report.User and Administrative Support: Provide in-house training/assistance to staff on usage of informatics equipment (computers accessories) programs (software); Assist in the design and implementation of database applications and other computer programmes; Coordinate the activities of external consultants; Act as ICT/AFRO focal point at WHO Country Office level;Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications

Education:

  • Essential: Completion of secondary school education with training in Computer Science or Telecommunication or related area (Microsoft Certified Software Engineer or Cisco Certified Network Administrator
  • Desirable: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCDBA -Microsoft Certified Database Administration CCNA – Cisco Certified NetworkAssociate

Experience:

  • Essential: 10 years’ experience in management of large IT network Training indatabase development and administration MCSE ( Win 2000 or Higher ) – MicrosoftCertified Systems Engineer MCDBA At least three years’ experience with administration of information and telecommunication technologies infrastructure
  • Desirable: Microsoft Certified Database Administration CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate (an added advantage)

Skills:

  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word and Excel software and basics soft-wares for data management. Proven report writing ability a MUST.
  • Very Good Knowledge of LAN and YCP/IP networking, Windows 2000. Server and professional, Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Good knowledge of Email system’s Administration.
  • Good knowledge of computer security including firewall and virus protection with MacAfee or Norton Anti-virus Software.
  • Good knowledge of Data backup and disaster recovery procedures with Veritas Backup Exec.
  • Good knowledge of Database programming with Visual Basic. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and network Administration tools.
  • Good knowledge of Administration of telecommunication systems including PABX. Ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ability to write technical documentation.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
WHO 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 12,007,619 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2021 at 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Administrative Assistant

Job ID: 2106567
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: G7
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time 

Objectives of the Programme

  • Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Description of Duties

  • Provide full administrative support to the WR’s office.
  • Draft, review and revise correspondence, reports and documents for proper format and content in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Independently compose correspondence of administrative nature, take notes at meetings, provides informal interpretation / translation when required;
  • Prepare and process travel requests for team members using GSM, work with the travel unit to arrange for visa issuance, security clearance, flight and hotel bookings, follows up travel related issues of national and international missions;
  • Scan, record, refer and follow up correspondence and documents, evaluate the urgency or critical nature bringing them to the attention of the responsible staff.
  • Inform and remind responsible staff of follow-up dates, response or specific actions, supplying supporting material as appropriate;
  • Using GSM, monitor aspects of the implementation of country activities, funds for project / programme budget levels and financial expenditures, according to the approved country workplan.
  • Initiate and process different transactions in GSM, Maintain and update the filing of technical documents and correspondence (soft/hard copies and databases if applicable).
  • Create background reference material as appropriate; access and retrieve relevant material;
  • Finalize all administrative and logistics preparations required for the organization of meetings held in the country (working groups, seminars/courses, workshops Respond to and act on telephone enquiries in a timely manner.
  • Assess the critical nature of technical issues and direct them to appropriate staff for reply, coordinate appointments for supervisor
  • Establish and maintain a proper computerized information system on MOH and UN counterparts, WHO Collaborating Centers, etc.
  • Brief colleagues on general office administrative process.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: Completion of secondary education or equivalent supplemented by secretarial training.
  • Desirable: University Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field is an asset

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 10 years progressive administrative experience
  • Desirable: Experiencein other areas such as Program Management would be an asset. Experience in WHO / UN system.

Skills:

  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several sources;
  • Good filing and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with staff, experts and visitors.
  • Very good time management and stress management skills.
  • Knowledge of WHO rules, manuals, practices, procedures

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN12,007,619 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2021 at 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information & Notice

  • 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.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s) / diploma(s) / certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • Important Notice: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

Data Management Officer

Job ID: 2106562
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NO-C
Schedule: Full-time  
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Objectives of the Programme

  • The SMO Cluster in the WHO country office in Nigeria supports the strengthening of the national health information system to improve the availability, quality and use of health data and information as a basis for better results and accountability, for the policy development and decision-making at different levels.
  • This support includes the creation of synergies with the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria and partners, including academic institutions, to:
    • Align investments with the national health information and monitoring system and the evaluation
    • The provision of technical support for the production, collection, analysis and synthesis, and dissemination of health data and information
    • For the development and promotion of harmonized standards, tools and methodologies for the collection, analysis and synthesis of data, and the dissemination of health data and information and the application of knowledge.
  • In addition, through the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme in Nigeria, the WCO will help the country to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to & recover from outbreaks & emergencies.

Description of Duties
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health for the strengthening of data collection, analysis, reporting and information dissemination for communicable and non-communicable disease.
  • To that end contribute to the scaling up of diseases surveillance timeliness and completeness of reporting.
  • Contribute to the building the Ministry of health Data base within the framework of Health Information System, Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response and Monitoring and evaluation national strategic national plans within the WCO,
  • Coordinate and manage all data from disease surveillance including SIA and routine immunization, outbreak investigation and produce weekly reports on epidemic prone diseases, monthly and quarterly reports as component of the WCO monthly report.
  • Facilitate regular training needs assessment for data management and support the organization of training sessions for data mangers and other health personnel
  • Coordinate, in close collaboration with other NPOs, the support to the Ministry of Health Data Quality Control and assurance programme
  • Support the strengthening of the National Public Health Laboratory Capacity in data management and reporting
  • Mobilize WHO technical assistance at all levels (WCO, IST/ESA, AFRO and HQ) to strengthen the Ministry of Health integrated approach for Data Management
  • Contribute to the WCO biennial and annual planning exercises ensuring that Data management aspects are taken into account.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the WCO Cooperation programmes through collection, compilation, analysis of data on relevant programme indicators10)
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required and assigned by supervisor and senior management.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: University Degree in Statistics, Information Technology or Computer Science or related field from a recognized institution.
  • Desirable: Master’s Degree in above domains/training in public health data collection and management information.

Experience:
Essential:

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in epidemiological data collection management and analysis of health related data bases.
  • Knowledge of health management information system and implementation of epidemiological surveillance activities

Desirable:

  • Working experience with WHO or other UN Agency would be an asset.

Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of electronic data analysis tools, Advanced knowledge of statistical package specially EPI info 2000, STATA or ACCESS and mapping software particularly Health Mapper, Epimap or Mapinfo.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.proven experience to function within multi disciplinary and multinational teams.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN22,134,904 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2021 at 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information & Notice

  • 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.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s) / diploma(s) / certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • Important Notice: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

Supply Chain Management Officer

Job ID: 2106566
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NO-C
Schedule: Full-time  
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Objectives of the Programme

  • A key purpose of the WHO Health System Strengthening Framework for Action is to promote a common understanding of what a health system is and what constitutes health systems strengthening.
  • It also provides a basis to support countries in scaling up health systems and services: addressing bottle necks in a collaborative,coordinated way, driven by desired health outcomes, to achieve sustainable system-wide effects.
  • To be most effective, this process must be country-led,based on priorities set out in comprehensive national health plans.

Description of Duties

  • Provide technical support to the planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EMP programmes, including medical supply chain activities and the use of the Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2015 in emergency settings, with focus on the capacity building of relevant stakeholders in order to reach affected and vulnerable populations.
  • Provide technical guidance tothe national health authorities on the acceptance of medical product donations and the implementation of the interagency medicines’ donation guidelines.
  • Monitor the availability of SSFFC medical products and report to WHO global monitoring system.
  • Liaise with the WHO team and national health authorities on quality control and assurance systems for procurement, supply chain management, distribution and storage, including cold storage of medical products and issues related to access of quality-assured medical products, market intelligence, pricing and the appropriate use of medical products at the various health care levels.
  • Provide technical guidance on ways to improve medical devise management in health care facilities, in compliance with WHO standards and guiding documents.
  • Monitor and analyse the impact of the supply chain management of medical products and new policies and strategies and, where needed, propose new supply management initiatives to address regular programs andoutbreaks and health emergencies needs, in collaboration with other team members and international partners.
  • Coordinate the publishing and dissemination of information, documents and guidelines on best practices and coordinated efforts pertaining to the various technical activities.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: University Degree in Medicine, Pharmacy or related Pharmaceutical Sciences from an accredited / recognized institute
  • Desirable: University Degree in Medicine, Public Health or Pharmacology. Specialized training in supply chain management, regulation of medical products, emergency management, international aid or humanitarian principles.

Experience:
Essential:

  • At least five years of relevant experience in the area of supply chain and essential medicines.
  • Related experience working in outbreaks and / or other health emergency operations.

Desirable:

  • Experience and skills in providing in-country technical support and building national capacity.
  • Experience in policy development.Working experience in regulation of medical products.
  • Relevant experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations, or nongovernmental organizations.

Skills:

  • Excellent technical knowledge in the field of medical products with focus on treatment of diseases with high public health impact.
  • Excellent understanding of the concepts of access to medical products, supply chain management, rational selection and use.
  • Independent judgement; and ability to anticipate new trends in the field of medical products and take actions accordingly.
  • Working knowledge of medical product regulation is an asset.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN22,134,904 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2021 at 11:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information & Notice

  • 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.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s) / diploma(s) / certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • Important Notice: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.
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