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Public Health Officer at World Health Organization

  • Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Permanent
  • Nigeria

Website World Health Organization

Public Health Officer

Description Of Duties

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):The incumbent will perform some or all of the following duties 1. Assess threats to human life and health, damage to health infrastructure for primary and secondary care, the state of health referral and support systems, including cold chain, laboratory, essential drugs and health information systems, and the vital needs of the affected populations.2. Collaborate with national authorities and health partners to coordinate and implement public health response activities as part of the health cluster’s strategic response; analyse existing coordination mechanisms, designing and recommending improvements.3. Provide analysis of the public health risks, needs and capacities and advise on priority interventions for WHO and partners; challenges and operational course correctors, as applicable. 4. Monitor progress towards achievement of universal health coverage; analyse social determinants of health and their impact on the incident management system, including identifying inequities, gaps in the delivery of health services or emergency interventions, recommending appropriate actions and innovative approaches to improve the situation. 5. Facilitate the implementation of effective, evidence-based policies, public health programmes and interventions through all life cycles, this might include maternal and new born health, health promotion and education, NCDs, the elderly, social determinant of health, violence and injury prevention including road safety, gender and health equity and other related areas.6. Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysing such and consolidating health data in trends and trends assessment, with particular attention to surveillance, monitoring and early warning. Position Description – Professional 7. Coordinate meetings with all relevant partners and incident management team, producing and circulating minutes, related decisions and tracking the latter, and developing detailed “lessons learnt” reports, recommending improvement to current and future field operations.8. Provide input to communications and information products (Sitreps, health cluster bulletins, outbreak bulletins etc.) as required.9. Ensure compliance with IASC principles and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in delivering WHO’s health response.10. Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor

Required Qualifications


Essential: University degree (Master’s level or above) in public health and/or health-relatedfields from an accredited/recognized institute

Desirable: Doctorate degree in public health. Post graduate studies or specialized training in emergencyresponse or disaster management in the context of public health. Diploma in tropical medicine or diploma in disaster management

ExperienceEssential: At least five years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in publichealth in emergencies response or health sector coordination, with emphasis on managingoutbreaks and health emergencies and/ or health consequences of emergencies and crises.Experience in capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnershipsDesirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognizedhumanitarian organizations or relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in capacity building programme planning/development, project management,monitoring and evaluation.Experience with resource mobilization in emergency settings

Skills In-depth knowledge of public health programmes with focus on health system, and the Millennium Development Goals. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of operational management of health aspects/consequences of humanitarian crises and outbreaks in field settings.  Demonstrated skills in capacity building, proposal and report writing, knowledge of and experience with needs assessments in emergency settings, strategic information analysis and planning and ability to anticipate new trends in the field of public health and take actions accordingly.  Managerial skills for the development, implementation and analysis of technical cooperation programmes and activities, including the development of programmatic indicators

WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondProducing resultsUse of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

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