Recent Career Opportunities at World Health Organization

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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: Project Manager (Integrated Community Recovery and Resilience in Borno State)

Job ID: 2207973
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Schedule: Full-time
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 Months
Contractual Arrangement: External consultant


  • The project of Integrated Community Recovery and Resilience in Borno State funded by the European Union (EU) was launched in December 2017. The project is jointly implemented by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and World Health Organization (WHO).
  • The overall objective of the project is to contribute to rebuilding the resilience of conflict-affected people and communities in Borno in a sustainable and environment-friendly way.
  • To this end, UNDP and WHO embarked on implementation of the project activities in the target communities in the following interlinked and mutually reinforcing priority areas in Sustainable restoration of quality basic services involved in repair and reconstruction of health facilities infrastructure.
  • The project faced many challenges that ultimately resulted to unexpected slow progress of executing planned activities coupled with some structural construction defects.
  • Following several No Cost Extension to complete the project, there was no notable progress, and it was concluded to change the initial contractor and ensure the project is properly implemented under effective follow up bodies.

Main Objectives of the Assignment

  • Oversee the Integrated Community Recovery and Resilience in Borno State implementation project and closely supervise the overall work construction in Bui and Monguno and ensure are completed within the agreed time.
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Main Responsibilities / Expected Results

  • Under the overall supervision of the OSL and the health operation team, and the Direct Supervision of the Emergency Manager, the Project Manager will have the responsibility for monitoring and reporting the quality and timely implementation of the project including the construction of the two hospitals of Biu and Monguno.
  • The Project Manager will be based in Maiduguri with frequent travel to the two sites Biu and Monguno.

The Project Manager will be Responsible for the following:

  • Compilation and checking on correctness of Contractors’ final technical documentation and operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Develop a detailed implementation plan for the reconstruction in close collaboration of the contractors, including the formal handover of the facilities to the community and Government
  • Prepare, maintain, and monitor Project Master Schedule
  • Supervise the contractors based on the sites
  • Supervision of demolition and construction works to ensure required quality and progress of the Project.
  • Ensure Quality Control of the integrity of the construction at each step of the building
  • Preparation and follow-up of deficiency lists for Contractors.
  • Convene and conduct site and periodic coordination meetings,
  • Assessment of Contractors’ Claims and related claim management.
  • Organization of and participation in meetings with Contractors and relevant stakeholders.
  • Review of project progress and preparation of quarterly progress reports.
  • Develop a template for reporting that will cover the key components of project oversight and monitoring that will inform subsequent reporting and should include photographs that are properly referenced and depicting progress of the work
  • Provide weekly report to the Emergency Manager (his supervisor), copy to the management team.
  • Provides monthly and quarterly progress and implementation reports of the EU project
  • Defects requiring immediate action will be reported within 24 hours.
  • In line with donor requirements and reporting template, provide a periodical report as instructed by the supervisor.
  • Attend any meetings held by the coordination team to provide regular updates and present progress on the project implementation.
  • Attend and present progress of the work to meetings that may arise during project implementation
  • Conduct formal site meeting with the implementation team members
  • Validating of Contractor’s evaluation on completion and commissioning
  • Preparation of Final Project Completion Report
  • Assistance in issuing of Provisional Taking Over Certificates and handing over to the final Beneficiary.
  • Any other responsibilities as may be given by the supervisor or the organization as well as any other requirements stipulated by the donor
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Deliverables, Reports and Documentation:

  • Produce a detailed workplan for each construction in consultation with the Supervisor
  • Update the workplan regularly
  • Submit milestone progress report on stated times
  • Submit minutes of site meetings and document matters arising
  • Make recommendations to the WHO management team.
  • Submit practical completion report for critical stages and at the end of the project, following an agreed template that will be produced for this purpose and should include, referenced photographs depicting progress of the work (weekly, Monthly, Quartey and annual).

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • On a day-to-day basis, the Project Manager will work in close collaboration and communication with the project beneficiaries/users in Borno state.


  • The excepted duration of this assignment will be 12 consecutive Months beginning from September 2022.
  • This report contains the collective views of an international group of experts and does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the World Health Organization.

Number of reports copies:

  • Detailed workplan for each site (Biu and Monguno) – 2 copies: One hard and one soft copy
  • Milestone Progress Reports – 2 copies: One hard and one soft copy
  • Completion report – 2 copies: One hard and one soft copy.


  • Teamwork
  • Producing result
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond


  • A Degree in Civil Engineering with a professional certification in Project Management from an accredited academic institution.


  • Certification in Project management PMP or PRINCE2 Practitioner will be an asset.


  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in project management, civil engineering and construction works.


  • Previous experience in construction projects or Logistic management will be an asset. Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies or international non-governmental humanitarian organizations during humanitarian response an asset.

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Advanced level spoken and written English language.

Application Closing Date
1st September, 2022; 10:59:00 PM

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


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Job Title: Technical Officer (RMNCAEH) – NOC / SSA

Job ID: 2207954
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Schedule: Full-time
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

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Job Requirement

  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.

Application Closing Date
1st September, 2022; 10:59:00 PM

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

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Job Title: Assistant (Programme)

Job ID: 2207950
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Grade: G5

Objectives of the Programme

  • The country team isresponsible for promoting technical cooperation, stimulating interest and coordinating assistance for health development based on global and regional strategies and WHO guidelines.
  • It is also responsible for contributing to thecollection, analysis and dissemination of health information

Description of Duties

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the State Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Operations officer of the cluster or othersupport structures, the incumbent provides support inthe following areas;
  • Check all obligating documents, entering relevantinformation available from GSM or other on-line systems, ensuring theavailability of funds, updating files, and transferring funds as instructed oras delegated.
  • Review obligating documents for completeness, and following-upon missing information, liquidating obligations, undertaking reconciliation andpreparing periodic reports, as required.
  • Review various contractual documents, issuing PTAEO numbers, earmarking funds, verifying and following up on payment requests.
  • Prepare purchase requisition for IT equipment and other assets for the cluster, working in close collaboration with relevant colleagues to ensure that ordered items are appropriate.
  • Keep track of all contract extensions and renewals,checking and ensuring that funds are available for the proposed contract.
  • Follow-up on program implementation, drawing the attention of the supervisor or other senior staff to problems, inconsistencies and delays.
  • Draft correspondence on own initiative or on the basisof instructions; to finalize correspondence/reports for signature; to analyze incoming correspondence and requests, researching, obtaining and attaching background information when required, or redirecting them as appropriate, drawing the attention of the supervisor or other senior staff concerned.
  • Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Work requires completion ofsecondary school. Knowledge of general administrative and HR Policy theory and procedures.


  • Training in UN/HR systemsis an advantage. Proven skills in drafting and editing required.


  • 5 – 7 years of relevant administrative experience.


  • Relevant experience in the WHO or other UN agency is an asset. Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.


  • The incumbent maintains and updates proficiencyin the use of modern office technology through of in-house courses, on-the-jobtraining or self-training.
  • He/she keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations, organizational structure, in the department,the cluster and WHO, to be able to brief others and explain procedures

WHO Competencies:

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

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 8,824,536 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
8th September, 2022; 10:59:00 PM

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

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit:
  • 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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  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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