Technical Officer, Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) - NO-B at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization

Job Description / Responsibility

The position aims to strengthen overall vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) program at the State level by:

Strengthening routine Immunization (RI)

Improving coverage and reducing equity gaps

Reducing the zero-dose burden

Integrating RI to the broader PHC through a health system strengthening approach and

Supporting the introduction of new and under-utilized vaccines.


To support the State Government in achieving the goals of the Nigeria Strategy for Immunization and PHC system Strengthening (NSIPSS), which aligns with global strategies presented by the IA 2030 and the GAVI 5.0 strategy of “leaving no one behind on immunization” and applying people centred context-specific data-driven interventions.

Partnership’s coordination, improving human resource capacity and optimization of integration platforms to provide sustainability for immunization service delivery.

Organizational Context:-

Working under the overall leadership of the WR/Nigeria and Deputy Representative and the Cluster Leads, the officer will report to the VPD Team Leader in WHO Nigeria and will work closely with representatives of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and other partners in:

Technical support in work plan development for Integration of EPI and PHC services toward strengthening Health Systems and reaching for zero doses, under-immunized and missed communities at the State level

Coordinate health worker capacity building to address knowledge gaps to strengthen the immunization program

Technical support to map human resources providing routine immunization in high-priority LGAs in the State so as to support the government to develop mitigation plans.

Provide technical support to development of costed RI workplan that includes integrated intervention and strategies to improve RI and reach zero dose children (PIRI, Urban vaccination, Missed opportunity for vaccination).

Provide technical support to improve the quality of REW micro plans and its implementation in addressing the burden of zero doses.

Technical Support for the introduction of new vaccines (HPV, Malaria).

Support implementation of strategies to improve uptake of new vaccines (MCV2, HPV)

Develop regular feedback on updates to improve RI Coverage, equity and zero dose reduction

Plan and coordinate technical engagements with professionals for RI Coverage improvements and zero dose reduction.

Assess the quality of REW micro plans and its implementation in addressing the burden of zero doses.

Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisors

Educational Requirements

    University Degree in one of the following: Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing other related Public Health fields from a recognized University.

Experience Requirements

    At least 2 years of experience in EPI activities in similar roles in an organization concerned with public health management.

Additional Job Requirements

    Desirable: Master of Public Health from a recognized University.

    Desirable: Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized public health organizations.

    Languages: Proficiency in written and spoken English.

    Other Skills (e.g. IT):

    Computer abilities such as word processing, and spreadsheets; data analysis tools such as Epi-Info, SPSS, GIS and excellent report writing skills.


    Producing results (core)


    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


    Ensuring the effective use of resources

    Functional Skills and Knowledge:

    Within the context of IA 2030 and the AFRO Regional Immunization Strategic Plans, the candidate is expected to have demonstrated knowledge of VPDs and global health programmes.

    Proven ability to think independently and strategically plan, coordinate, and implement NPSIAs activities, including norms and standards for vaccines management and related capacity building; coordination of the demand generation for immunization services, monitoring and reporting on results, progress, lessons learnt and obstacles.

Company Information
World Health Organization Address : Abuja , FCT , Nigeria Web : Website

Job Summary

World Health Organization
  • Category : Healthcare
  • Posted on : 22 Sep 2022
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • No. of Vacancies : 1
  • Employer : World Health Organization
  • Experience : 0
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Location : Abuja
  • Application Deadline : 06 Oct 2022

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