Country Preparedness & IHR (CPI) Officer at World Health Organization (WHO)

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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.

Job Title: Country Preparedness & IHR (CPI) Officer

Job ID: 2203939
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: P4
Schedule: Full-time
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Objectives of the Programme

  • To contribute to the alleviation of the burdenof communicable diseases, natural and man-made disasters on the people and communities in Nigeria for improvement of quality of life.

Description of Duties

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the WHE Team Lead, the incumbent provides technical support and facilitates the implementation of country activities in the area of country health emergency preparedness & IHR.
  • The specific duties are to: Oversee the development and implementation of strategies, norms, standards and tools as well as planning, monitoring and evaluation related to disease and vaccine preventable surveillance and response systems; prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases; disaster preparedness and response programme areas in the country; Assists with the development of strategic comprehensive multi-year plans (cMYPs), as well as annual operational workplans, and supports the ongoing monitoring of these plans
  • Coordinate development and implementation of a strategy, plan of action and implementation support to strengthen key programme monitoring and evaluation (integrated for IDSR, NCDs and immunization, RMNCAH programmes as a minimum) within the on-going sector wide M&E Framework.
  • Coordinate the Country Office support to the Ministry of Health in programme areas under the incumbent’s supervision in order to ensure sound technical support for planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Build strong partnerships for the implementation of harmonized collaborative support of all stakeholders’ programme areas.
  • Organize advocacy and promotion of country level activities for disease surveillance and response; prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and disaster preparedness and response in the country
  • Promote and support research activities on disease surveillance and response; prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and disaster preparedness and response in the country
  • Contribute as a member of the country office management team to the strategic thinking, planning, monitoring and evaluation of country objectives.
  • Act as first-line emergency responder in case of a country emergency in line with the ERF II and support the Incident Management team in the country in case of a graded emergency.
  • Support UN emergency teams, where relevant and in close collaboration with the Regional Office, support the provision of data and information required for any WHE-related documents to be presented to WHO Governing bodies, for the work and deliberation of an IHR Emergency Committee or an IHR Review Committee or a technical consultation. Advise the WHO country office issues related to disease surveillance and response; prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and disaster preparedness and response in the country
  • Control of Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases and Disaster Preparedness and Response Undertake other duties as requested by the WHO Representative

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: Advanced University Degree in Medicine, a Health-related field or Public Health-related discipline.
  • Desirable: postgraduate training in Public Health or other relevant areas. Specialized training in emergency/disaster preparedness and response


  • Essential: Minimum seven years of national / international professional experience in planning, developing and implementing public health programmes/projects especially in health security, including emergency preparedness
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations. Relevant experience in the implementation of International Health Regulations (2005) initiatives.


  • Knowledge of International Health Regulations (2005), the epidemiology of infectious diseases and other global health security threats, and of issues and practices for disease prevention and control.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure.
  • Knowledge of the UN and humanitarian systems for emergency response and Preparedness.
  • Technical expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems.Proficiency in key computer applications. Computer abilities such as word processing, spread-sheets and analytical applications

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


  • WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 75,602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3194 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2022 at 10:59:00 PM.

How to Apply
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