Zonal Data Assistant – (South East Zone) at the World Health Organization (WHO)Nigeria

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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Zonal Data Assistant – SEZ

Ref Id: 1806296
Location: Enugu
Grade: G6
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration: 12 months

Objectives Of The Programme

  • The objective of the post is to coordinateWHO data management and M&E activities at zonal level and provide evidencedriven information for actions aimed at supporting the zone/states to (a)ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guidesthe surveillance and immunization program(b) monitor achievement of recommended surveillance performanceindicators for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), other Vaccine PreventableDiseases as well as other diseases of public health priority as highlighted inNigeria’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy. c)provide evidences through the timely utilization of different data availableand guide the program

Description Of Duties

  • Thespecific functions of the incumbent are:Establish, maintain and up-date databases pertaining to each programmatic area in EPI/PEI Perform data harmonization, validation and cleaning on all data received before forwarding to national level.
  • Provideregular feedback on data quality, timeliness and completeness to states foraction.
  • Trackand obtain missing or incomplete data/reports and provide feedback to relevantlevels.
  • Workclosely with Zonal M&E officer in the provision of monthly feedback onM&E/Accountability Framework to states
  • Produce monthly and quarterly analysis feedback from data to enhance decision making atrelevant levels
  • Supportthe zone with data presentation, analysis and interpretation.
  • Create and secure back-up copies of data in the zone.
  • Provide technical data management support to the zone and states.
  • Conduct data management training to build the capacity of officers. 10. Perform other activities as required by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: Completion of university degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Management and related field; preferably supplemented by a certificate in GIS.
  • Desirable: training in monitoring and evaluation.


  • Essential: At least5 years experience in data management and ICT in an international organization, NGO, government agencies or any other reputable organization.


  • Thorough knowledge of data management/ICT skill; strong analytical skill.

WHO Competencies:

  • Producing results
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

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 8,200,887 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
16th January, 2019.

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: http://www.whed.net/ 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/ Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.