Apply for National Professional Officer (Malaria and VBD)

Apply for National Professional Officer (Malaria and VBD)

The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the job recruitment at the World Health Organization (WHO).

National Professional Officer (Malaria and VBD)

Job Specifications:

  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. See other Jobs in Abuja

Job Description:

  • Under the directsupervision of the UCN Cluster Lead, The incumbent will performthe following duties:
  • Strengthen national malaria and other vector borne disease surveillance systems, including other health information systems for generation of strategic information for evidence-based targeting of malaria interventions for enhanced malaria burden reduction, through adoption, adaptation and application of relevant
  • WHO norms and standards, guidelines, manuals and tools and appropriatetechnologies and e-platforms
  • Ensure availability of quality data, and use of analytics for planning and decision making at national and sub-national levels
  • Build capacity on the use of surveillance, monitoring and evaluation andother health data for malaria subnational tailoring of intervention using data triangulationfor stratification
  • Guide evidence-based targeting and micro-stratification at community or high-riskareas with appropriate antimalarial interventions.
  • Monitor the impact of interventions, performance of programme at nationaland sub-national levels to guide programmatic strategies for enhanced impact.
  • Contribute to documentation and publication of best practices on the useof available evidence for targeting interventions at national and subnationallevels
  • Undertake any other functions assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:



  • University degree in health sciences, including medicine, pharmacy,microbiology, entomology, epidemiology or public health.


  • Master’sdegree in epidemiology or biostatistics, or other relevant health-relatedfields.



  • At least five (5) years experience in the development and evaluation of national disease surveillance systems.


  • Expert knowledge in modelling and geospatial analysis.
  • Experience in the field of malaria and other tropical and VBDs control.
  • Relevant working experience with the WHO/UN or other INGOexperience would be an asset.


  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of communicable disease epidemiology with specific experience in malaria surveillance and operational research
  • Experience with spatial statistical methods and epidemiological data analysis for infectious diseases
  • Proven skills in the analysis of routine disease surveillance dataProven experience in the development and evaluation of systems, policies, strategies, guidelines and tools for disease control and/or elimination
  • Provens kills and knowledge in the development and evaluation of disease surveillance systems in a public health setting
  • Demonstrated skills in capacity building, especially the training of health workers
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Proven skills in modeling and use of analytics for programme decisions

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable:


  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 28,030,973 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


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