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Apply Polio Eradication Program Team Lead at World Health Organization (WHO)

Apply Polio Eradication Program Team Lead at World Health Organization (WHO)

Apply Polio Eradication Program Team Lead at World Health Organization (WHO)

Polio Eradication Program Team Lead - (2203824)

  Grade: P5

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): one year

Job Posting: Apr 21, 2022, 10:35:45 AM

Closing Date: May 4, 2022, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location: Nigeria-Abuja

Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Schedule: Full-time

 

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Polio Eradication Program (PEP) seeks to ensure that all children are free from the threat of paralyticpolio virus infections. Achieving this goal depends on ensuring rapid andeffective responses to poliovirus outbreaks occurring in Nigeria. Notably, this goal is best achieved by aligning with the revised Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) for responding to a polio virus events or outbreaks developed by GPEI. And to achieve this, the polio eradication program seeks to coordinate support to the country by all GPEI partners coming in as technical staffing, vaccines,finances and other logistics needed for timely and effective outbreak response interventions. In addition, mentoring/capacity building related to planning, risk mitigation interventions implementation, oversight for quality assurance, Monitoring and evaluation of implementation plans in collaboration with, IST, Regional Rapid Response Team at the regional office and the Outbreaks Response and preparedness Group at Headquarters

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Representthe GPEI in-country and liaise between the GPEI and partners at county and regional level; providing direct feedback to the GPEI about outbreak response plans,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.Fosterclose coordination with MOH, in-country health and other partners, and regionaloffices and HQs and assist in the organization of regular coordination meetings,teleconferences, and updates.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in a health-related field (medicine or health)

Desirable: Advanced degree in medicine / public health / communicable diseases.Higher Diploma inEpidemiology. Doctorate inMedicine, public health or epidemiology will be an added advantage


Experience

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

Desirable: Experience working with bilateral or multilateral organizations would be an added advantage


Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable:


How To Apply

Interested applicants can apply via the below link address

https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2203824


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