Technical Officer (PRSEAH) 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Officer (PRSEAH)

Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years

Objectives of the Programme

  • The World Health Organization sets norms and standards, develops global guidelines, and provides national and regional technical and policy support on responding to gender-based violence (GBV) and Prevention and Response of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PRSEAH) in the context of humanitarian health emergency,within WCO and in all other in-country operations.

Description of Duties

  • Provide timely and sustainable technical support on GBV in emergencies in country, ensuring close linkages with ongoing GBV and other related WHO work, with focus to the North East.
  • Facilitate program activities related to building capacity on GBV of WHO health officers and partners in emergencies through active dissemination of existing inter agency and WHO guidelines and other online learning tools and through organizing and ensuring delivery/delivering trainings
  • Support to programme planning processes to ensure the reflection of GBV related activities in the plans Provide technical support for implementation and monitoring of health sector response to GBV interventions to ensure quality Support for webinars and workshops for health response to GBV.
  • Support roll outs of WHO GBV health sector response guidelines including RESPECT prevention framework in Nigeria through collaboration with partners e.g. UNWOMEN, UNFPA, UNICEF, etc.
  • Participate in inter-agency initiatives and inter-cluster coordination.
  • Provide input and contribute to the updating of existing guidelines and development of new GBV training materials.Manage and coordinate research and documentation of what works/best practices in health sector response to GBV and prevention, through development of protocols, facilitating ethical approvals,establishing research teams, supporting data collection, analysis and preparation of high-quality research manuscripts for publication.
  • Demonstrate understanding of critical issues around GBV data and knowledge of safe and ethical data collection and analysis, and conducting assessments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engagement with GBV Inter-agency humanitarian architecture
  • Oversee and strengthen implementation of PRSEAH interventions in WCO and WHO in-country operations through: Mainstreaming PRSEAH in WHO Programs and operations including in human resource management and WHO emergency operations to mitigate potential risks through implementation of safe-guarding measures during recruitment, training of personnel including volunteers, dissemination of PRSEAH information package to all personnel and implementing partners, etc.;
  • Mitigate PRSEAH risks within WHO Programming through dissemination of PRSEAH information package to all personnel, partners and contractors; Implement PRSEAH trainings including training of volunteers and Government counterparts;
  • Contribute to the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) collective efforts for scaling up in-country PSEAH Program through: Contribution to and supporting the implementation of PRSEAH Network TORs and Action Plan with a focus on joint risk assessments; inter-agency community-based complaint mechanisms (CBCM), development and implementation of victims’ assistance referral pathways, community awareness and community engagement on PRSEAH matters, joint training, PRSEAH operational reviews and lessons learning, etc.;
  • Support PRSEAH mainstreaming among implementing partners, including national and state Governments, NGOs and INGOs through; Support the WHO leadership to systematically roll out the “UN Protocol on Allegations of SEAH” involving implementing partners and accompanying partner assessment, and support as needed.
  • Produce quarterly reports on activities and other activities as required. Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications


  • Advanced level University Degree in Public Health or related Social Science disciplines (including but not exclusive to Gender Studies, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights, Social Work, Development Studies or Organizational Development).
  • Specialized training on sexual exploitation and abuse and/or gender-based violence.


  • Training in public health, epidemiology or social sciences.


  • At least 5 years’ work experience in GBV and PRSEAH some of which in emergencies


  • Experience working in public health is desirable. Experience in international, intergovernmental organizations, government or national public including the UN System in the areas of humanitarian interventions.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities is an advantage. Familiarity with data protection and confidentiality measures.


  • Strong technical knowledge and skills on GBV and PRSEAH, a good understanding of GBV and PRSEAH equality and survivor-centred perspectives anda good understanding of the humanitarian organizational structure.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in challenging circumstances, administer projects and build partnerships involving technical and political elements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural settings and excellent inter-personal skills.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 22,134,904 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


More Information

  • Job City Abuja
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