Job: Surveillance Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO)


Job ID: 2203818
Level: P4
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of the contract (Years, Months, Days): one year

Program Objectives

  • The objective of the EPI program is to help national authorities reduce morbidity, disability and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases by improving access to and use of immunization services through EPI programs. strengthened districts.
  • Accelerate efforts to achieve poliomyelitis eradication, measles control, maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, yellow fever control; promote innovations, including the introduction of new and underutilized vaccines
  • Improve vaccine safety and security and systematize access to immunization services integrated with other child survival interventions.

Description of homework

  • Provide technical assistance to national authorities in a priority state to adopt national EPI strategies and program best practices to set out specific conditions
  • Support national authorities of a priority state in the preparation, review and/or update of annual state immunization plans
  • Support capacity building activities in support of immunization operations (service delivery, vaccine supply and quality, logistics, surveillance, advocacy and communication), immunization safety, and human and institutional resource strengthening
  • Support capacity building activities aimed at the introduction of new and underutilized vaccines as well as delivery of immunization activities with other priority disease control/child survival interventions
  • Support immunization monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Support activities to strengthen partnership and advocacy for improved performance of immunization activities
  • Perform other activities as requested by the WHO Representative.

Qualifications required

  • Essential: Graduate or postgraduate degree in public health from a recognized university
  • Desirable: Formal training in the principles of epidemiology and/or health promotion.


  • Essential: Seven years of international management experience in the field of immunization. Skills in organizing and delivering training programs for public health workers
  • Desirable: Experience in immunization activities in the relevant geographic region.


  • Willing and able to travel extensively within Nigeria; The candidate must have good communication skills

WHO Competencies:

  • Team work
  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Build and promote partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Ensure the efficient use of resources

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Thorough knowledge of English.


  • WHO salaries for staff in the professional category are calculated in United States dollars.
  • Compensation for the above position includes an annual base salary commencing at USD 75,602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension and health insurance contributions, if applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3194 per month for the duty station listed above.
  • Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave and an education grant for dependent children.

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