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  • National Professional Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Posted on: 6 September, 2017 Deadline: 18 September, 2017
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  • World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

    National Professional Officer

     

    Ref ID: 1702894
    Location: Abuja
    Grade: NO-C
    Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment
    Contract duration: 12
    Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
    Schedule: Full-time

    Objective

    • Serve as WHO focal point for Maternal Health and Newborn Health, sexual and reproductive health, Elimination of maternal to child transmission of HIV/Syphilis , Family planning Programmed along the life course and continuum of care in the country to liaise with and provide support to all relevant government departments and institutions in collaboration with all agencies actively involved.
    • Assist the Ministry of health to plan an effective MNH programmes advocating the integrated approach with PHC development process.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the direct supervision of the FRH Cluster Lead and overall supervision of WHO representative, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

    • Review and analyze national maternal and newborn health policies, strategies, plans and guidelines, programmes and related legislation
    • Coordinate maternal and newborn health care activities
    • Assist and advise the national maternal and newborn health task force in the development of strategies for maternal and newborn health including Family planning.
    • Provide technical assistance in the development of operation plans and tools for MNH and facilitate the dissemination of maternal and newborn health including family planning strategies, plans and relevant tools.
    • Provide technical assistance for the implementation of maternal and newborn health including family planning interventions
    • Establish and coordinate effective partnership with key stakeholders and donor agencies involved in maternal and newborn health including family planning
    • Assist in promotion and implementation of operations research for maternal and newborn health including family planning
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of maternal and newborn health including family planning programmer
    • Perform any other duties as required for the success of the programme.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Medical Degree obtained from a recognized University; and post graduate degree in Community Medicine or Public Health, or obstetrics and Gynaecology or Pediatrics and Modern Training Skills would be an advantage.
    • Considerable experience in programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and supervision at national, state or local government area.
    • At least 5 years of practical experience in program management.
    • Proven competence in documentation of events and evaluation of programmes
    • Excellent knowledge of English and a local language-reading, speaking, writing
    • Prior experience in maternal, newborn health and sexual and reproductive health is an added advantage
    • Good knowledge and ability to use computer software: - Spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, publisher and EPI Info or SSSP for statistical analysis.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Health Organization (WHO) career website on tl-ex.vcdp.who.int to apply

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