Country Preparedness & IHR (CPI) 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.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Country Preparedness & IHR (CPI) Officer Ref No: 1804055Location: AbujaGrade: NO-CContractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4Contract duration: 12 monthsSchedule: Full-time  Objectives of The ProgrammeThe mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme is to build the capacity of Member States for epidemic preparedness, manage health emergency risks and strengthen the countries IHR core capacities to effectively detect and respond to public health events of national and international concern.Description of DutiesSummary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):The incumbent will carry out the following duties:Support the Ministry of Health/NCDC to develop comprehensive and integrated policies and strategies for International Health Regulations (IHR) and Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR).Facilitate the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) including participation in the process of verification and risk assessment on reported public health events.Support the planning and implementation of IHR internal evaluation and Joint External Evaluation including development of national action plan.Coordinate and manage surveillance technical activities, within the context of the outbreak and health emergencies programme at the national and state levels.Strengthen the capacities of surveillance teams for the effective and sustained surveillance of epidemic prone diseases through detection, data management, and rapid response to epidemics and health outbreaks.Provide technical guidance for the management of a unified information system to ensure availability of core data country files and other information on related technical areas such as: case incidence; case management surveillance data; laboratory surveillance data; contact tracing, etc.;Support the Ministry of Health and NCDC in the implementation of electronic IDSR and ensure its interoperability with HMIS.Analyse, systematize, and disseminate scientific and evidence-based technical information and knowledge; support the development of the WHO Situation Reports, other related regular and ad hoc surveillance reportsManage the timely collection, analyses, production and dissemination of data/information.Support documentation and publication of health security and emergencies interventions Support resource mobilizationPerform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisors 

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