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Country Preparedness %26 IHR (CPI) Officer

Abuja (Nigeria)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme is to build the capacity of Member States for epidemic preparedness, manage health emergency risks and strengthen the countries IHR core capacities to effectively detect and respond to public health events of national and international concern.DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESSummary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected)\:The incumbent will carry out the following duties\:Support the Ministry of Health/NCDC to develop comprehensive and integrated policies and strategies for International Health Regulations (IHR) and Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR).Facilitate the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) including participation in the process of verification and risk assessment on reported public health events.Support the planning and implementation of IHR internal evaluation and Joint External Evaluation including development of national action plan.Coordinate and manage surveillance technical activities, within the context of the outbreak and health emergencies programme at the national and state levels.Strengthen the capacities of surveillance teams for the effective and sustained surveillance of epidemic prone diseases through detection, data management, and rapid response to epidemics and health outbreaks.Provide technical guidance for the management of a unified information system to ensure availability of core data country files and other information on related technical areas such as\: case incidence; case management surveillance data; laboratory surveillance data; contact tracing, etc.;Support the Ministry of Health and NCDC in the implementation of electronic IDSR and ensure its interoperability with HMIS.Analyse, systematize, and disseminate scientific and evidence-based technical information and knowledge; support the development of the WHO Situation Reports, other related regular and ad hoc surveillance reportsManage the timely collection, analyses, production and dissemination of data/information.Support documentation and publication of health security and emergencies interventions Support resource mobilizationPerform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisorsREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential\: Medical Degree (MBBS) from a recognized UniversityDesirable\: Master of Public Health from a recognized UniversityExperienceEssential\: At least 5 years working experience in Health emergency preparedness and response.Desirable\: Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognizedinternational organizations.SkillsDemonstrate innovative, analytical and problem- solving skills; coordination, supervision, monitoring and evaluation skills; ability to lead policy level dialogue, advocacy and partnerships on health emergency preparedness and responseWHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationMoving forward in a changing environmentPromoting innovation and organizational learningUse of Language SkillsEssential\: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable\: REMUNERATIONRemuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 19,538,402 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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. For information on WHO's operations please visit\: http\://www.who.int. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. 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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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-10

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