AVADAR Project Assistant at World Health Organization (WHO)

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: AVADAR Project Assistant

Ref Id: 1903631
Locations: Kano, Jigawa & Bauchi
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: 6 months
Primary Location: Nigeria
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: G5

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
The incumbent under the guidance of the project assistant, is expected to support the states WHO office and state NPHCDA in the implementation of AVADAR project  with the following specific tasks:

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

  • 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.


  • Essential:
    • At least 4 years’ experience in health related data management
    • Experience in quality data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.
    • Experience in database development.
    • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (HealthMapper, QGIS etc)
  • Desirable:
    • Relevant work experience in WHO/UN
    • Resident in the state of assignment
    • Ability to travel within the state and knowledge or previous work in these state would be an advantage.

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.

Application Closing Date
11:59:00 PM; 5th November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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