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Health Operations Officer at World Health Organization

  • Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Permanent
  • Abuja

Website World Health Organization

Health Operations Officer

Description Of Duties

Under the supervision and guidance of the Technical Officer-Health Expertise/Operations, the incumbent provides technical support to WHO health programmes in response to outbreaks and health emergencies. The specific duties are to: Support national capacity strengthening to enhance health emergency response and coordination at all levels Promote and monitor the application of standards and best practices in line with WHO guidelines during health emergencies Liase, collaborate and maintain regular working relationships with concerned technical units/departments in the FMOH, donor agencies and other stakeholders (UN and non-UN) with a view to facilitating the implementation of health emergency preparedness and response Support health sector coordination at all levels and forge partnerships to promote health intervention to affected population Provide technical support to national and state authorities in the development of Response Plans and implementation of activities related to health emergencies Support data collection and documentation, including technical and administrative reports of health emergencies at all levels and ensure regular dissemination to all partners and stakeholders Provide technical support to government and communities for assessment, surveillance, monitoring, prevention and control of communicable diseases in humanitarian emergencies. Support mobilization of resources for implementation of humanitarian response plans. Undertake any other duties as assigned by supervisors. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications


Essential: University degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable: Master of Public Health from a recognized University

ExperienceEssential: At least Atleast 5 years working experience in Health emergency preparedness and response, health operations

Desirable: Relevant work experience in outbreaks and/or health emergency management. Related experience in development and implementation of strategies and action plans within WHO and/or UN agencies. Experience working in relevant non governmental, health cluster partners or humanitarian organizations


Demonstrated innovative, analytical and problem- solving skills; coordination, monitoring and evaluation skills; ability to lead policy level dialogue, advocacy and partnerships on health emergency preparedness and response

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

CommunicationProducing results

Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

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