World Health Organization
Health Operations Officer – (2304858)
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
Job Posting: Jun 1, 2023, 7:14:18 AM
Closing Date: Jun 10, 2023, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the supervision and guidance of the Technical Officer-Health Expertise/Operations, the incumbent provides technical support to WHO health programmes in response to outbreaks and health emergencies. The specific duties are to: Support national capacity strengthening to enhance health emergency response and coordination at all levels Promote and monitor the application of standards and best practices in line with WHO guidelines during health emergencies Liase, collaborate and maintain regular working relationships with concerned technical units/departments in the FMOH, donor agencies and other stakeholders (UN and non-UN) with a view to facilitating the implementation of health emergency preparedness and response Support health sector coordination at all levels and forge partnerships to promote health intervention to affected population Provide technical support to national and state authorities in the development of Response Plans and implementation of activities related to health emergencies Support data collection and documentation, including technical and administrative reports of health emergencies at all levels and ensure regular dissemination to all partners and stakeholders Provide technical support to government and communities for assessment, surveillance, monitoring, prevention and control of communicable diseases in humanitarian emergencies. Support mobilization of resources for implementation of humanitarian response plans. Undertake any other duties as assigned by supervisors.Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Essential: University degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Master of Public Health from a recognized University
Essential: At least Atleast 5 years working experience in Health emergency preparedness and response, health operations
Desirable: Relevant work experience in outbreaks and/or health emergency management. Related experience in development and implementation of strategies and action plans within WHO and/or UN agencies.Experience working in relevant non governmental, health cluster partners or humanitarian organizations
Demonstrated innovative, analytical and problem- solving skills; coordination, monitoring and evaluation skills; ability to lead policy level dialogue, advocacy and partnerships on health emergency preparedness and response
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 28,030,973 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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