World Health Organization (Project Consultant)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations' agency for health.WHO has 147 country offices and six regional offices. The headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Job Title: Project Consultant (AVADAR) 

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

  • Liaise with government and all partners to ensure timely execution the project as per the timelines
  • Working with the focal persons from the supporting partners, ensure that there is constant communication on the project and how to move it along
  • Support the set-up of meetings be they physically or virtually
  • Develop a communication plan for the project that would be shared widely
  • Perform other responsibilities that may be required of him


  • Lead the development and distribution of the project documents by liaising with pertinent partners 
  • Lead the preparations and execution of training at all levels
  • Ensure that SOPs are followed in implementation sites
  • Ensure that all sectors of the loop are functioning optimally, by liaising with relevant partners
  • Conduct monitoring and supervisory visits to end users
  • Set up calls and other forms of communications to trouble shoot as necessary
  • Support the process of payment incentive for the notification of an AFP case that yields a polio virus

Monitoring and Evaluation and data analysis

  • Monitor periodically the implementation of AVADAR through utilization of outputs from the system and through triangulation different data set for AFP surveillance
  • Support the development of an analysis plan for AVADAR
  • Document all the processes of the implementation and provide monthly and quarterly report
  • Provide recommendations based on results for possible utilization of the system in other places.


  • Degree in the social or health sciences. 
  • Masters Degree in Public Health
  • Strong statistical and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel in Borno state. 
  • Knowledge or previous work in the state would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of local languages would be an advantage


  • Producing results;
  • Fostering integration and teamwork;
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources;
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
  • Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
  • At least 5 years' experience working in PEI, 3 of these should be with AFP surveillance
  • English
Location:  Borno

Closing Date
12 December 2016 


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