WHO Job Recruitment (3 Positions)


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.

WHO Job Recruitment (3 Positions):

Demand Creation Assistant

Location: Abuja

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations, including low-income communities, elderly individuals, and those with underlying health conditions.
  • To address this disparity, a demand creation assistant is needed to support the Demand Creation / Communication Officer in developing and implementing strategies to increase vaccination rates among vulnerable populations.


  • The demand creation assistant will be responsible for supporting the Demand Creation / Communication Officer in developing and implementing a comprehensive demand creation strategy to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among vulnerable populations.


  • Support the development of a demand creation plan: The demand creation assistant will work with the Demand Creation / Communication Officer to develop a demand creation plan that includes strategies to increase awareness and promote the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination among vulnerable populations.
  • Assist with community outreach: The demand creation assistant will assist with community outreach and engagement efforts with vulnerable populations.
  • Support the development and implementation of communication strategies: The demand creation assistant will support the development and implementation of communication strategies that promote COVID-19 vaccination, including social media campaigns, targeted messaging, and public relations efforts.
  • Assist with education and awareness campaigns: The demand creation assistant will assist with developing and implementing education and awareness campaigns that address the concerns and questions of vulnerable populations related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Support the development and implementation of partnerships: The demand creation assistant will assist with establishing partnerships with healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other organizations to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable populations.
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation: The demand creation assistant will assist with monitoring and evaluating the impact of demand creation efforts and help adjust strategies as needed to achieve desired outcomes.


  • Essential: Completion of secondary school, 
  • Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Communications, or related field will be an asset
  • 5 years of experience in community outreach, demand creation, or related field
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with vulnerable population
  • Knowledge of public health and vaccine-related issues
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Application Closing Date
31st August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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Gender Data Assistant

Location: Abuja

  • The Gender Data Assistant will be responsible for supporting the collection, organizing, management, and analysis of gender data to ensure that the WHO programmes and policies are gender-responsive and inclusive.
  • The Gender Data Assistant will work closely with the gender team to provide data and analysis that informs WHO gender strategy and programming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the collection and management of gender data across the WHO including conducting data cleaning and analysis.
  • Conduct operational research on gender-sensitive indicators and data collection methods to ensure that the WHO gender data collection efforts are up-to-date and inclusive.
  • Develop and maintain databases and data systems that support gender data collection and analysis.
  • Provide technical support to programme staff on the collection and analysis of gender data.
  • Support the development of gender-sensitive indicators for monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
  • Contribute to the production of gender analysis reports and other documentation.
  • Ensure that gender data is stored securely and is in compliance with the WHO’s data protection policies.
  • Participate in relevant training and capacity building activities to develop skills and knowledge in gender data analysis and management.


  • Essential: Completion of secondary school,
  • Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, Statistics, Data Management etc.


  • Essential: A minimum of 5 years of experience in gender data analysis and management.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of gender-sensitive indicators and data collection methods.
  • Experience in data analysis using data management and statistical software such as Power BI, SPSS, STATA, etc.


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.


  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.

Application Closing Date
31st August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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Polio Eradication Program (PEP) Team Lead

Location: Abuja

Purpose of the Position

  • The Polio Eradication Program (PEP) Team Lead is responsible for the overall management of the operational response to the poliovirus outbreak/event in collaboration with health authorities and other health partners.
  • The PEP Team Lead represents the GPEI at the national level working together with partners nationally and internationally.

Job Description
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective:

  • The Polio Eradication Program (PEP) seeks to ensure that future generations of children will be free from the threat of polio paralysis.
  • Achieving this goal depends on interrupting poliovirus transmission and on ensuring rapid and effective responses to poliovirus outbreaks occurring in Nigeria This will be done in line with the recently revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for responding to a poliovirus event or outbreak developed by GPEI.
  • It also seeks to coordinate technical support to the country in the control of PEP/GPEI, provide support for human resource capacity building related to planning, prevention, monitoring and monitoring and evaluation of implementation plans programs in collaboration with, IST, Regional Office and Headquarters.

Organizational Context

  • Under the direct supervision of the WR and overall guidance of the PEP Coordinator/AFRO, as well as the technical and programmatic guidance of GPEI / IST & AFRO and in collaboration with the other country office program officers, the incumbent will plan, develop and implement programs and activities for PEP, including disease consultation, investigation, training and counselling.
  • It coordinates and supervises independently, within the framework of defined objectives, the programs of the PEP cluster of the country office.
  • S/He fulfils all other related tasks assigned. Within the scope of work defined by regional strategies, policy guidelines, and Programme objectives, and under the guidance of the WR, AFRO PEP Coordinator and the Regional Director, the incumbent functions as the unit’s leader and primary representative, with the leeway to modify and adapt existing guidelines and recommend new initiatives with a high degree of judgment, discretion and operational freedom.
  • The aforementioned guidelines include the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, General Programme of Work, World Health Assembly, Executive Board and Regional Committee for the Western Pacific resolutions, WHO Policy and Procedures Handbook, and information circulars and administrative instructions.
  • The incumbent focuses on policy guidance and integration with other programme areas, cultivates networks with contacts both inside and outside the team and division, throughout WHO at large.

Summary of Assigned Duties

  • Represent the GPEI in-country and liaise between the GPEI and partners at county and regional level; provide direct feedback to the GPEI about outbreak response progress, challenges and potential solutions.
  • Support heads of WHO country office with strategic and operational oversight of polio outbreak response operations, ensuring that they address the needs of the population and are aligned with the government/Ministry of Health (MOH) plans and strategies and the polio outbreak response SOPs.
  • Lead and guide Team A and Team B on outbreak response strategies and technical oversight of the response activities.
  • Foster close coordination with MOH, in-country health and other partners, and regional offices and HQs and assist in the organization of regular coordination meetings, teleconferences, and updates.
  • Work with MOH/WHO/UNICEF teams to develop a national outbreak response plan, including a budget, chronogram of activities, and human resources (HR) surge plan, periodically adjusting and adapting the plan, as needed.
  • Collaborate with MOH/WHO/UNICEF teams to establish outbreak response structures that include the four components of outbreak response: outbreak investigation, outbreak response immunization, strengthening AFP surveillance, and strengthening routine immunization.
  • Collaborate with MOH/WHO/UNICEF teams to produce updates of outbreak response activities (e.g., SITREPS, bulletins, and newsletters) for distribution to relevant partners.
  • Collaborate with MOH/WHO/UNICEF teams to organize periodic external outbreak response assessments.
  • Collaborate with MOH/WHO/UNICEF teams to document the closure of the outbreak.
  • Collaborate with MOH/WHO/UNICEF teams to assess the security situation in the geographic areas included in the response; as necessary, engage appropriate partners to discuss special strategies and resources for insecure areas.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to ensure the preparation of an overall outbreak response communication plan and the appropriate content of advocacy and messaging strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Outbreak Operations Manager to ensure that the logistical aspects of the outbreak response, especially financing and HR, are managed with optimal efficiency.
  • Review and clear donor products and provide strategic guidance on resource mobilization and proposal development.
  • Undertake other assignments and responsibilities as requested by heads of country office, regional director, and other partners to support the successful response to the outbreak.
  • Perform any other duty assigned

Recruitment Profile

Education Qualifications

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or Higher) in a health-related field (Medicine or Health).


  • Advanced Degree in Medicine / Public Health / communicable diseases. Higher Diploma in Epidemiology.
  • Doctorate in Medicine will be desirable.


  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in disease management focusing on the areas of investigation, surveillance and control, as well as strategy formulation and action plans for the implementation of disease prevention programs.
  • Good international and / or regional professional experience in providing technical advice and services to national counterparts and other partners in addressing communicable and non-communicable diseases.


  • Experience working with bilateral or multilateral organizations would be an asset

Competencies – Generic:
Select up to two additional core, management and leadership competencies. See the Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model Guidelines:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Competencies – Management:
For  all  Positions  that  possess  Managerial/Supervisory  responsibilities,  an  additional mandatory Management Competency is required:

  • Is this a Supervisory Position?  Yes
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the country’s situation regarding PRP/GPEI; good understanding of the needs, priorities and policies of Nigeria, as well as WHO policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in related areas and ability to apply them in the country office.
  • Ability to identify problems, formulate arguments and opinions, formulate conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of the program and assigned activities.
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety regulations and technical aspects of the specialty area.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Commitment to implement the goal of gender equality by ensuring equal participation and full participation of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Ability to lead and effectively manage a team;
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions;
  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by working well as a member of a team, adapting to educational, socio-political and cultural diversities
  • Ability to maintain a high level of personal conduct.


  • English: Expert knowledge                          

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2023; 9:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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