April 19, 2024

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for well being inside the United Nations system. It is accountable for offering management on world well being issues, shaping the well being analysis agenda, setting norms and requirements, articulating evidence-based coverage choices, offering technical assist to nations and monitoring and assessing well being tendencies.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: NPO-Malaria / CD / Epidemiologist

Job ID: 2306461
Location: Nigeria
Grade: NO-C
Schedule: Full-time
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 Year
Organization: World Health Organization and Other Entities

Purpose of the Position

  • The function of the place is to speed up the scale-up of malaria, and different vector borne & tropical illnesses via – Implementing efficient insurance policies and techniques tailored to native wants;
  • Increasing the involvement of communities, well being professionals, non-governmental Organizations and the personal sector by constructing on the district well being system and powerful partnerships; the implementation, monitoring and analysis of the National Malaria Elimination Plan to contribute to the achievement of the aims of the Global Malaria technical technique and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via common well being protection (UHC).  (Strengthening surveillance, monitoring and analysis).
  • The incumbent will work in collaboration with the TVD technical group and UCN cluster lead in implementation of the Global/Regional/Country particular technical methods, via the nation malaria and communicable illnesses/uncared for tropical illnesses implementation plans and in alignment with the WHO GPW 13 and Country Cooperation Strategy/Country Support Plan.
  • The place will coordinate the actions of the Organization with these of the implementing companions inside the assigned zones, in alignment with the general framework of the nation’s National Malaria Strategic Plans and different vector borne illnesses/NTDs strategic plans.

Objectives of the Programme and the speedy Strategic Objectives

  • Malaria and different tropical and VBD Diseases/NTDs Programme is a part of and contributes to the work of the Universal well being protection/Communicable and non-communicable illnesses (UHC/UCN) cluster within the WHO Nigeria nation workplace.
  • The strategic agenda of the cluster is to cut back illness burden in Nigeria, by guiding illness management agenda, and utilizing analytics to tell strategic investments and tailor-made interventions for illness management.
  • The complete complete of society, people-centered, built-in approaches to illness management underpins the work of this cluster and includes:
    • Coherent implementation of triple response – technical response: implementing illnesses particular normative steerage, selling intervention mixes and deploying medical commodities; well being programs response: constructing capacities of district service supply programs in illness mapping and stratification, interventions tailoring, and sector/subsector planning; and multi-sectoral response: addressing socio-economic and environmental. determinants of illnesses via mobilizing non-health sectors, communities and stakeholders;
    • Disease management partnership of private and non-private sectors, well being and non[1]well being sectors; and
    • Community involvement in focused excessive danger communities, centered on managing determinants of illnesses, well being providers demand creation and accountability by native well being stewards.

The individuals centered, built-in approaches to illness management includes:

  • Integrated steerage on illness management for every well being service supply platform, a transfer away from stand-alone illness particular steerage; and
  • Integrated and environment friendly illness management investments in strengthening the capability of acceptable well being providers supply platforms via deployment of acceptable applied sciences and analytics to information stratification of illness dangers throughout inhabitants teams to be able to develop and deploy complete packages of interventions acceptable to every focused inhabitants group and well being service supply platform, in addition to monitor inhabitants entry, protection and influence to depart nobody behind.
  • The particular aims of the UCN cluster to which the TVD programme contributes, are to:
    • Provide management on illness management coordination, partnership and useful resource mobilization;
    • Contribute to the event of WHO illness management technical merchandise, providers and instruments together with adoption of latest applied sciences and improvements;
    • Support technology and use of strategic data for motion and determination making together with optimizing funding; and
    • Provide or facilitate provision of technical assist in deployment of WHO technical services and institutional capability constructing, together with assist to nationwide illness programmes and regulatory authorities.

Organizational Context
Describe the person position of the incumbent inside the group, the steerage and supervision acquired and coaching or briefing offered to others:

  • Reporting to the Zonal Coordinator, with managerial oversight from the Field Coordinator and technical steerage from the UCN cluster lead via the TVD Technical officer in collaboration with different specialists at WCO, the officer will present technical assist to the Ministry of Health and implementing companions to facilitate discount of Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases burden in all of the states inside the zone.

Summary of Assigned Duties
Describe what the incumbent has to do to attain most important aims:

  • Provide technical help for the scale-up and administration of the malaria & different communicable illnesses/NTDs management/elimination programme by working with colleagues within the Office and with counterparts within the Government and companions within the preparation of labor plans, motion plans, budgets, procurement specs and studies as required by the Government and donors.
  • Support capacities constructing efforts on proof technology, information triangulation and use of analytics for illness management agenda setting and to information investments; advocate and assist use information on illness prevalence (incidence and mortality), interventions protection, well being providers entry, to develop tailor-made nationwide insurance policies and operational responses in member states
  • Technical assist and institutional capability constructing for illness management assist – coordinate implementation of people-centered and built-in approaches to illness management via improvement of instruments and steerage; advocacy with companions, collaboration with programmes and groups; and capability constructing, monitoring and analysis.
  • Oversee the event and implementation of regional and nation capacity-building insurance policies, methods, and approaches in the direction of the implementation of finest practices on all features of malaria and different tropical and VBD prevention and therapy scale-up, together with enhancing entry to medicines.
  • Facilitate acceptable technical assist within the implementation of WHO technical services, together with steerage on complete, complete of society approaches, in addition to people-centered and built-in approaches to malaria and different VBDs and illness management investing.
  • Facilitate the event of Public-Private partnerships for the supply of malaria management providers; present technical steerage to companions for entomological surveillance and conduct nationwide surveys and different operational analysis research and evaluations.
  • Collaborate with different programmes to strengthen provide chain administration of antimalarial medication and different commodities, together with high quality monitoring and the combat in opposition to substandard and counterfeit medication.
  • Serve because the WHO Focal Point for offering technical help and assist in the direction of all actions in opposition to malaria and different Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases/NTDs within the zone and supply constant assist to all related authorities establishments and civil society actors
  • Oversee the collaborative and proactive assist to nations within the improvement and implementation of monitoring and analysis insurance policies and techniques to facilitate reporting on tendencies in well being programs efficiency and on progress in the direction of regional and nationwide malaria and different tropical and VBD/NTDs targets, together with selling the dissemination of classes discovered and good practices.
  • Contribute to the coordinated funding of malaria and different tropical and VBD management sources in strengthening well being providers supply platforms to ship optimally for illness management within the area.
  • Lead the strengthening of WHO collaboration with the nationwide public well being institutes (NPHI) in Nigeria  and specialised networks, with the purpose of facilitating coherence and collaboration; – Perform different associated tasks as assigned, together with changing and backstopping for others as required.
  • Perform some other duties as requested by the WHO Representative and the direct supervisor;
  • Perform different associated duties as required or directed, together with assist to the Administration and the Representative’s Office

Recruitment Profile
Educational Qualifications:

  • Essential: University Degree in Health Sciences, together with Medicine, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Entomology, Epidemiology, or Public Health.
  • Desirable: Master’s diploma in Public Health or Epidemiology. Degree in Tropical Diseases, Malariology, Neglected Tropical Diseases or epidemiology is an added benefit


  • Essential: At least 5 (5) years’ expertise in planning, implementing and monitoring-evaluation of illness prevention and management actions
  • Desirable: Experience within the subject of malaria and different tropical and VBDs management. Relevant working expertise with the WHO/UN or different INGO expertise can be an asset.


  • Building and selling partnerships throughout the Organization and past
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the efficient use of sources
  • Teamwork.
  • Producing outcomes

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive expertise in thought management, downside fixing approaches, and use of the logical frameworks in well being programme improvement.
  • Extensive information of insurance policies, methods and programme interventions associated to Malaria/TVDs.
  • Mastery and broad information of a minimum of one associated self-discipline and approaches (malaria or VBDs vector management, chemoprevention, case administration, efficiency administration);
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and multisectoral planning; analysis; efficiency monitoring, as utilized to programmes and reporting; intensive information and expertise in use of information and data for decision-making and strategic planning; monitor report of recognizing and addressing altering situations.
  • Working information of WHO guidelines and procedures, mandates, methods and motion plans (world, regional and nation[particular);
  • Budgeting and monetary administration; partnership and useful resource mobilization; communication and other people administration.
  • Other Skills (e.g., IT) Good stage of pc literacy; the power to investigate and handle digital data; and familiarity with eHealth instruments together with epidemiological and statistical software program; wonderful writing expertise


  • Essential: Excellent information of English.
  • Desirable: Working information of Local language, Knowledge of French or different UN language.

Application Closing Date
twenty ninth July, 2023; 10:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply online

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