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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/TASR147
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract: 12 Months
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Organization unit: AF/IVE Immunization, Vaccines and Emergencies (AF/IVE) /
AF/PEI Polio Eradication (AF/PEI)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to (a) the reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Description of duties:
Under the overall guidance of the EPI Cluster Lead, technical oversight of the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator direct supervision from State Coordinator, the incumbent will be working closely with the government counterparts and partners at State and zonal levels in support of the following specific EPI activities:
Essential: University Degree in Statistics, Information Systems and Communication Technology, or other relevant fields from recognized institution
Desirable: Training in public health data management
Verification of Educational qualifications:
"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 these will be reviewed individually".
Essential: At least five years relevant experience including field experience in data management/GIS.
Desirable: Experience in public health especially in immunization activities
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English
Desirable: Knowledge of the other UN languages
WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.
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Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
at single rate
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Currently accepting applications
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