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AVADAR Project Assistant at the World Health Organization (WHO) – Damaturu, Maiduguri, Sokoto

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: AVADAR Project Assistant

Ref ID: 1703424
Primary Location: Nigeria-Damaturu 

Other Locations: Nigeria-Maiduguri, Nigeria-Sokoto
Grade: G5
Contractual Arrangement: Individual Service Contractor
Contract Duration: 12 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Purpose of the Position

  • The main objective of the post is to support the  implementation of AVADAR in the state through technical guidance of the AVADAR SOPs, supportive supervision and providing on site trainings to HWs and CIs.

Description of Duties
Under the overall guidance of the IVE Focal person and over all supervision of Zonal Coordinator and guidance of the state coordinator the AVADAR project assistant will carry out the following specific task:

Coordination:

  • Working with the project coordinator to ensure that there is constant communication on the project from the field level to the state and eventually to national level.
  • Support the set-up of meetings be they physically or virtually
  • Perform other responsibilities that may be required of him

Operations:

  • Support the preparations and implementation of for the trainings
  • Ensure that AVADAR SOPs are followed in LGA implementation sites
  • Conduct monitoring and supervisory visits to end users
  • Support the process of payment incentive for the notification of an AFP case that yields a polio virus
  • Support the quarterly review meeting of the project
  • Provide weekly/monthly report on the project including tracking information of the project indicators

Required Qualifications
Essential:

  • Degree in Social or Health Sciences or Health related fields

Desirable:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, GIS or data management related field

Experience
Essential:

  • At least 4 years’ working experience in EPI
  • Experience in quality data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.
  • Experience in database development

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (HealthMapper, ArcGIS, QGIS etc)
  • Basic knowledge of ICT programming, mobile and web – based data technology

Skills:

  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures. Demonstrated abilities for team-work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background.

Application Closing Date
25th October, 2017.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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