Career Opportunities at WHO

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: National Consultant to Support PMTCT / Pediatrics HIV Programming (SSA / NOB)

Job ID.: 2206685
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 5 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

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Background and Justification

  • The Nigeria’s National AIDS Incidence and Impact survey in 2018 (NAIIS) revealed a national HIV prevalence of 1.3% (1.8% among females, 1.0% among males), identified State specific burden, and key drivers of the epidemic hence the review of the National Strategy.  Building on the existing strategy which had the “treat all strategy” and ART optimization as a fulcrum, the National Treatment and PMTCT programme (NTPP) was re-established with a 3-prong approach to; strengthen health sector coordination, fast track HIV treatment and build capacity towards universal health coverage and sustainability.
  • To implement the NTPP, various initiatives were commissioned such as; the surge capacity project which aims to actively find new PLHIV and put them on treatment in states which contributes > 50% of the national unmet treatment needs; adoption and implementation of Differentiated Service Delivery encompassing community HIV services which brings the services closer to the people, improves PLHIV service experiences and ultimately improve patient’s retention in care and reduce the burden on the health systems; clinical HIV mentorship programme to facility level health workers to strengthen service delivery capacity, the Global fund and PEPFAR alignment project among others. These efforts are yielding result as currently, 93 % of PLHIV know their status, 96% are on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and 89% are virally suppressed (GAM 2021). However, despite the gains, prevention of mother-to child transmission (PMTCT) and pediatrics HIV coverages remains abysmally low at 44% and 45% respectively.
  • Following the release of the new Global AIDS Strategy 2021 to 2026: which highlights eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV and ending AIDS among children as one of the global priorities, the GON, requested WHO’s support to address the PMTCT and Paediatrics HIV Issues in the country.
  • The FMOH continue to work with the UN, PEPFAR/GF and other stakeholders to address the PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV performance adopting various approaches and innovations. In view of this, National PMTCT, Pediatrics and adolescent HIV scale-up plan were developed to chart a course of action.
  • WHO Nigeria seeks technical support to work on these areas. The consultant will provide support to the implementation and scale up of PMTCT and Pediatrics strategies and activities to address the PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV low service coverage.
  • This will require the development of national guidance, tools and reports based on evidence and WHO recommendations and on providing support to the implementation of such programmes.

Job Description
Under the direct supervision of the HIV, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis Technical Officer, provide technical assistance to the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCP) to effectively carry out the following specific responsibilities:

  • Support the National PMTCT and Pediatrics TWG and to ensure its functionality.
  • Support the development of policy guidance and/or strategic plan for PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV
  • Support the development of PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV guidelines and service delivery tools in line with WHO guidelines and recommendations;
  • Support capacity building of key and relevant stakeholders on PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV;
  • Support the conduct of operational research and feasibility studies on PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV;
  • Support resource mobilization for PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV (GF proposal and other donors);
  • Represent the organization on technical working groups and issues related to PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV;
  • Support the collection and timely complete reporting of data on PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV and manage collation, approval and dissemination of program data for the country;
  • Proactively contribute and provide support including preparing reports, talking points and briefs on PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV;
  • Perform any other assigned duties to support PMTCT and Pediatrics HIV programming and its related activities.
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Recruitment Profile
Educational qualifications:


  • University Degree in Medicine, Epidemiology or Public Health from an accredited institution.


  • Advanced Degree in Medicine and postgraduate qualifications in Epidemiology or Public Health from an accredited institution.


  • 2 or more years’ experience in PMTCT and or Pediatrics HIV programming at the national or state level


  • At least 5 years’ experience in HIV programming at the national or state level
  • At least 2 years’ experience in programme management which includes in coordination, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting to external donors at national and/or international levels.
  • Previous experience working or collaborating with Government, UN agencies or multinationals.

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and facilitate community engagement
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement grants and comply with internal and external requirements


  • Promotes WHO’s position in health leadership
  • Communicates in a credible and effective way
  • Fosters integration and teamwork
  • Produces results
  • Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences.

Use of Language Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of English.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Proficiency in the use of standard office software (MS Office applications).

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2022 (10:59:00 PM)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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Job Title: HR Assistant, Data Analysis

Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: G6
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): two years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Objectives of the Programme

  • The objectives of the Human Resources Unit are to carry out in an efficient and timely manner, all human resources activities for the WHO Nigeria Budget Centre, including position classification, recruitment, contract administration, policy formulation and staff development and to provide advice on personnel matters to senior management in WCO Nigeria

Description of Duties
In close collaboration with the HR Officers in the WHO Country Office Nigeria, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • Provide support for ongoing maintenance of HR data records, management and reporting;
  • Pull data from different sources such as GSM, Stellis, ePMDS, HR trackers. Assist with data presentation, analysis and interpretation.
  • Tracks and obtain missing or incomplete data/reports and provide feedback to the relevant levels;Produce routine statistical reports for regular HR reporting and special statistical reports for data summaries to help management decision including HR monthly report to be submitted to Operations Officer and WR Staffing report;
  • Assist with data collection, design and conduct survey as needed;
  • Act as focal person for human resources KPIs;Monitor the gender balance and geographical distribution of the WCO Nigeria workforce including UNVs, SSAs, etc.
  • Identify problems with data quality and communicate issues with relevant staff and supervisors;
  • Update records on staff list regularly to ensure accuracy of information Digitalize all HR records including recruitments
  • Ensuring that performance evaluation reports for staff are concluded and medical clearances are received timely.
  • Ensure correct mapping to grants (awards) and systematically ensure timely and accurate us of grants (awards) earmarked for salaries.
  • Facilitate the payment of Staff and non-staff members bills for statutory medical examinations
  • Performs any other duties as may be required.
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  • Essential: Completion of Secondary School with Training / Diploma in Information Management, Accounting or Commerce, Computer Science, or Statistics
  • Desirable: Studies or experience-based knowledge information collection, analysis and presentation.


  • Essential: At least 8 years of relevant experience in data analysis and information system management. At least 3 years of relevant experience of human resources information management
  • Desirable: Knowledge/experience of the UN Systems would bean asset.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of HR information and data management complemented by knowledge of basic statistics.
  • Skills in the field of statistical data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting.
  • An understanding of database management, functionality and structure.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment, while implementing best practices.
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to act with tact, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Knowledge of online data collection applications would be an asset.
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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.

WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN 10,942,425 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM: 21st July, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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