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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.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (SHIPMENT AND SUPPLIERS MANAGEMENT)
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/FT350
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  12 Months
Organization unit: AF_WSR AF West Sub-Region (AF_WSR) /
AF_NGA Nigeria (AF_NGA)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To ensure that effective WHO Country presence is established to implement WHO Country Cooperation Strategies that are aligned with member States' health agenda and harmonized with the United Nations country team.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The specific functions of the incumbent are:
Advise on shipment transactions of WHO Nigeria and make a follow up of international procurement of goods in support of the programs implementation
Initiate due process with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MFA) and Federal Ministry of Health (FoMOH) and Customs Service prior to the shipment of items procured by WHO or donated by the partners
Provide to HQ/GSC procurement Unit the greenlight clearance for special category goods expected in the country,
Process customs clearing documentation for goods expected to arrive in a timely manner.
Forward the documentation to the MFA and ensure close follow up for completion and for customs offices clearance
Ensure necessary taxation waiver is granted for all applicable goods as required by WHO regulations
Maintain close liaison with the customs clearing agent(s) and provide all necessary documentation to avert clearance delays and associated penalties
Maintain the tracking table of all expected / received shipment documents and statistics and produce monthly report
Notify immediately the requestor units and supervise all physical receipt of goods and transmission to the stores
Brief international staff on arrival on the procedures for importation of goods as per Nigeria customs regulations and WHO staff regulations and assist them on the transport of their personal effects when leaving the duty station
Performs the suppliers performance evaluation for each purchase order in compliance with AFRO Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Prepare historical costing of items regularly purchased and advise the technical unit with cost estimation for budget preparation/estimation
Prepare for Local Procurement Committee consideration the quarterly report of supplier evaluation performance
Act for procurement officer in his (her) absence
Performs any other duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:

Essential: University Degree in Management or Administration.
Desirable: Training in management of shipping or customs services

Verification of Educational Qualifications:
"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 these will be reviewed individually".

SKILLS:
Excellent knowledge of rules, regulations and procedures related to shipment and customs clearance of the country. Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people working in shipment and customs clearance industries at various levels.

COMPETENCIES
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Communication in a credible and effective way
Fostering integration and team work

EXPERIENCE:
Essential: At least one years' experience in Shipment/Customs Services, Supplier management and Data management, working in government agencies/institutions or any other reputable organization.
Desirable: Stores and shipment management experience in the UN system.

Languages:
Fluent in English.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

MEDICAL OFFICER - SUPPLEMENTARY IMMUNIZATION ACTIVITIES

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities reduce morbidity, disability and mortality due to vaccine preventable diseases through improving access and utilization of immunization services through strengthened district EPI programmes; accelerating efforts to achieve polio eradication, measles elimination, maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, yellow fever control; promote innovations including introduction of new and under-utilized vaccines; improve vaccine safety and security and systematize access to immunization services integrated with other child survival interventions.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The specific functions of the incumbent are:
Under the overall guidance of the WHO Country Representative, direct supervision of EPI Team Leader, the incumbent coordinates all supplementary immunization activities with major focus on polio SIAs.
The incumbent will provide technical support to counterparts and collaborate with partners based at national, zonal as well as state levels in Nigeria.
He/She will work within the Field Support Unit and collaborate closely with WHO staff responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation, Immunization, surveillance, programme management and operations, as well as field staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The specific functions to be performed by the incumbent include:
Support national authorities in planning and monitoring of implementation of SIAs including periodic risk analysis to determine the scope and timing of SIAs.
Support national authorities in priority states in preparing, reviewing and/or updating annual state SIA plans.
Provide technical assistance to national authorities in priority states to adopt national immunization plans, strategies and best practices to state specific conditions.
Support capacity building activities in support of SIA operations (service delivery, vaccine supply and quality and logistics), immunization safety and strengthening human and institutional resources
Support capacity building efforts aimed at improving the quality of SIAs.
Support SIA monitoring and evaluation activities
Support efforts to strengthen partnership and advocacy as well as mobilize resources aimed at improving performance of immunization activities.
Perform other activities as required by the WHO Representative

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree in Public Health from a recognized institution
Desirable: Formal training in principles of epidemiology and/or health promotion

Verification of Educational Qualifications:
"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 these will be reviewed individually".

Skills:
Excellent proposal and report writing skills
Skills in organizing and providing training programs for public health workers
Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels
Ability to provide leadership, monitor progress and design studies
Skills in organizing and providing training programs for public health workers.

Other skills:
Computer software program proficiency including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Willing and able to travel extensively in Nigeria.

Generic
Competencies:
Communicates in a credible and effective way;
Produces results;
Fosters integration and teamwork;
Ensures the effective use of resources;
Builds and promotes partnerships across the organization and beyond.

EXPERIENCE:
Essential: Minimum 7 years of international managerial experience in immunization.
Desirable: Experience in immunization activities in the relevant geographical region.

Languages:
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English
Desirable: Knowledge of the other UN languages

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars.
They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates.
Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance

TO APPLY
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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (SHIPMENT AND SUPPLIERS MANAGEMENT)

MEDICAL OFFICER - SUPPLEMENTARY IMMUNIZATION ACTIVITIES

Note: Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

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