AVADAR Project Assistant at World Health Organization (WHO) Closing Date: 16 August, 2018

Experience: 4 years

Location: Enugu, Kwara and Lagos

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.

Ref Id: 1803609 Location: Lagos Application Link

Enugu, Nigeria Application Link

Kwara Application Link Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor Contract duration: 6 months Grade: G5 Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria Schedule: Full-time

Purpose Of the Position

  • The main objective of the post is to support the implementation of AVADAR in the state through technical guidance of the AVADAR SOPs, supportive supervision and providing on site trainings to HWs and CIs.

Description of Duties Under the overall guidance of the IVE Focal person and over all supervision of Zonal Coordinator and guidance of the state coordinator the& AVADAR project assistant will carry out the following specific task:


  • Working with the project coordinator to ensure that there is constant communication on the project from the field level to the state and eventually to national level.

  • Support the set-up of meetings be they physically or virtually

  • Perform other responsibilities that may be required of him


  • Support the preparations and implementation of for the trainings

  • Ensure that AVADAR SOPs are followed in LGA implementation sites

  • Conduct monitoring and supervisory visits to end user

  • Support the process of payment incentive for the notification of an AFP case that yields a polio virus

  • Support the quarterly review meeting of the project

  • Provide weekly/monthly report on the project including tracking information of the project indicators

Required Qualifications Education:

  • Essential: Degree in Social or Health Sciences or Health related fields.

  • Desirable: Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, GIS or data management related field will be an added advantage.


  • At least 4 years’ experience in health related data management - Essential

  • Experience in quality data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management. -Essential

  • Experience in database development. - Essential

  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (HealthMapper, QGIS etc) - Essential

  • Relevant work experience in WHO/UN - Desirable

  • Resident in the state of assignment - Desirable

  • Ability to travel within the state and knowledge or previous work in these state would be an advantage - Desirable

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

  • Desirable: Knowledge of the local language.


  • Basic knowledge of ICT, programming, mobile and web - based data technology

  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures. Demonstrated abilities for team-work.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background.

Method of Application

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