National Professional Officer at World Health Organization (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.World Health Organization (WHO) is recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: National Professional OfficerRef ID: 1702894Location: AbujaGrade: NO-CContractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term AppointmentContract duration: 12Organization: AF_NGA NigeriaObjectiveServe as WHO focal point for Maternal Health and Newborn Health, sexual and reproductive health, Elimination of maternal to child transmission of HIV/Syphilis , Family planning Programmed along the life course and continuum of care in the country to liaise with and provide support to all relevant government departments and institutions in collaboration with all agencies actively involved.Assist the Ministry of health to plan an effective MNH programmes advocating the integrated approach with PHC development process.Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision of the FRH Cluster Lead and overall supervision of WHO representative, the incumbent will perform the following duties:Review and analyze national maternal and newborn health policies, strategies, plans and guidelines, programmes and related legislationEstablish and coordinate effective partnership with key stakeholders and donor agencies involved in maternal and newborn health including family planningAssist in promotion and implementation of operations research for maternal and newborn health including family planningCoordinate maternal and newborn health care activitiesAssist and advise the national maternal and newborn health task force in the development of strategies for maternal and newborn health including Family planning.Provide technical assistance in the development of operation plans and tools for MNH and facilitate the dissemination of maternal and newborn health including family planning strategies, plans and relevant tools.Provide technical assistance for the implementation of maternal and newborn health including family planning interventionsParticipate in monitoring and evaluation of maternal and newborn health including family planning programmerPerform any other duties as required for the success of the programme. 

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