National Surveillance Officer in Abuja, Nigeria

Security and Investigations
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Objectives Of The Programme

The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to (a) the reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Description Of Duties

Under the overall guidance of the WHO Country Representative and direct supervision from the EPI Team Leader, the incumbent will be working closely with the government counterparts at different levels in the Ministry of Health in support of the following specific EPI activities:


·  Provide technical expertise in planning and monitoring of integrated disease surveillance and response activities.

·  Provide technical expertise in effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities (e.g. polio, measles, etc.) to improve quality.

·  Provide technical expertise in planning, implementation and monitoring of routine immunization activities to increase coverage.

·  Provide guidance and training on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, using SIAs, routine immunization and surveillance data to drive programme decisions

·  Establish a reporting network to strengthen AFP surveillance

·  Monitoring the completeness and timeliness of surveillance reports

·  Participate with other partners in identifying and advocating to influential community leaders to ensure programme ownership and community participation

·  Support in timely compilation and submission of periodic and incidental program progress reports.

·  Support efforts to strengthen partnership and advocacy as well as mobilize resources aimed at improving performance of immunization activities

·  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.



Essential: University Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB, MD) from recognized institution

Desirable: Post graduate degree in Public Health preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields

Verification Of Educational Qualifications

"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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually".


Ÿ Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels;
Ÿ Ability to provide leadership, monitor progress and design studies;
Ÿ Fully conversant in word-processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, epidemiological (Epiifo) and mapping software.


Producing results;
Fostering integration and teamwork;
Ensuring the effective use of resources;
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
Promoting WHO's position in health leadership


Essential: At least seven years public health experience including two years field experience in planning, training and implementation of EPI activities

Desirable: Technical expertise in public health, epidemiology, disease control and immunization


Essential: Excellent knowledge of English

Desirable: Knowledge of the other UN languages

Additional Information

WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

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Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
at single rate

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