Zonal Coordinator – NPO Surveillance at the World Health Organization (WHO) – Bauchi, Kano, Minna

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NPO Surveillance (Zonal Coordinator)

Job Ref No: 2000119
Locations: Bauchi, Kano, Minna-Niger
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives of the Programme

  • The¬†objective¬†of the EPI programme is to support national authorities reduce morbidity, disability and mortality¬†due to¬†vaccine preventable¬†diseases through improving access and utilization of immunization services through strengthened LGA EPI programmes;¬†accelerating¬†efforts to achieve polio eradication, measles control, maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, yellow fever control; promote innovations including introduction of new and under-utilized¬†vaccines; improve vaccine safety and security and systematize access to immunization services integrated with other child survival interventions
  • The purpose of this post is to provide¬†technical support¬†with regards to¬†immunization activities, both routine and supplemental, within the WHO-Nigeria EPI Team. The post holder will support the Nigeria national authorities in the North West Geo-political zone to strengthen immunization activities¬†in order¬†to achieve global and regional routine immunization targets and achieve regional targets for¬†accelerated¬†control¬†vaccine preventable¬†diseases.

Description of Duties
The Zonal Coordinator will manage the activities of the WHO EPI Zonal office including providing technical, administrative and managerial oversight of all activities of the Zonal Team. He/she will provide technical and managerial support to the staff based in the states within the zone through the respective State Coordinators. This position reports directly to the Team Leader, EPI, and liaises with other EPI units and other Clusters as appropriate. The Zonal Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • To provide technical¬†assistance¬†to national authorities in the states of the assigned geo-political zone to adopt National EPI Strategies and programme best practices to state specific situations.
  • To support national authorities in the states in specific Geo-political zones in preparing, reviewing and/or updating annual¬†State¬†immunization plans.
  • To support capacity building activities¬†in support of¬†immunization operations (service delivery, vaccine supply and quality, logistics, surveillance, advocacy and communication), immunization safety and strengthening human and institutional resources
  • To support capacity building activities aimed at¬†the introduction of¬†new and under-utilized¬†vaccines¬†as well as¬†the delivery of immunization activities together with other priority disease control/child survival interventions.
  • To support immunization and surveillance monitoring and evaluation activities
  • To support activities aimed at strengthening partnership and advocacy¬†in support of¬†improving performance of immunization and surveillance activities.
  • Perform other activities as required by the EPI Team Leader and WHO Representative

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: Degree in Medicine (MBBS,¬†MBChB, MD)
  • Desirable: Post graduate degree in¬†Public Health¬†preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields


  • Essential: At least¬†Five¬†years of experience in EPI activities after post graduate qualification in government or non-governmental organizations.
  • Desirable: Experience in an international organization


  • Computer literate in Microsoft¬†windows¬†applications, analytical soft-wares such as EPIINFO

WHO Competencies:

  • Communication;
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organisation and beyond
  • Promoting WHO‚Äôs position in health leadership

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Excellent command of English
  • Desirable: Knowledge of other UN language would be an¬†asset

Application Deadline
14th February, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information

  • Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications¬†indicated¬†above reflects your personal device’s system settings.
  • 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit:¬†http://www.who.int.
  • WHO¬†is committed¬†to workforce¬†diversity.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and¬†is committed¬†to¬†put¬†the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of¬†tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station¬†is located¬†will¬†be accepted.¬†Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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