World Health Organization (WHO) Job Recruitment

World Health Organization (WHO) Job Recruitment

World Health Organization (WHO) Job Recruitment

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 following positions below:

1.) ICT Personnel

Job Title: ICT Personnel

Ref No: 2302221
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 Months

Objectives of the Programme

  • Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organizational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Description Of Duties
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Senior Operations Officer of WHO/Nigeria and the direct supervision of the ICT Team lead, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • Installation, Administration and Maintenance of the Following: ICT Hardware and Software according to WHO AFRO ICT standard ICT services to the office.
  • LAN/WAN and data communications systems Maintain, troubleshoot and repair ICT equipment.
  • Perform daily server backup of data files Disaster recovery procedures ICT infrastructure against Cybersecurity threat Administer software and updates.
  • ReportingMake a quarterly report on informatics equipment inventory Provide technical documentation concerning all ICT-related activities and update it at defined periodic intervalsMake a monthly activity report
  • User and Administrative SupportProvide in-house training/assistance to staff on usage of IT equipment’s and softwareAssisting in the design and implementation of database applications and other computer programs4. Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: University degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • Desirable: Master’s degree in electronic or communications engineering or computer technology and ICT Certifications (Microsoft, CISCO, etc.).


  • Essential: At least 2 years of experience in the implementation, administration, and maintenance of IT network infrastructures, servers and end-user support.
  • Desirable: Experience in integrating voice and data communication. Experience with IT Network architecture, Experience in routers and switches configuration, IP addressing and subnetting, Experience in virtualization.


  • The job requires a very good knowledge of LAN/WAN network infrastructure (Cisco routers and Switches, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, VPN, VLAN, Firewall, Proxy server, VSAT, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, Virtualization, Cloud computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), Voice over IP, etc.);
  • Good knowledge of Windows end user and server operating system, Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Office Applications; Good knowledge of computer security including firewall and virus protection;
  • Good knowledge to Implement and ensure appropriate processes for data protection, backup, disaster recovery, and failover procedures;
  • Good knowledge of Database Programming;
  • Good knowledge of Administration of Telecommunication systems;
  • Good knowledge on Installation and support for the new collaborative tolls (Teams, Zoom, SharePoint, etc.) and other online video conferencing platforms;
  • Good knowledge on users support; Ability to analyse and troubleshoot problems; Ability to write technical documents.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Use of Language Skills


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at N19,956,269 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2023 (11:59:00 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Notice: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.


2.) Information System Analyst and Web Database Developer (NOC)

Job Title: Information System Analyst and Web Database Developer (NOC)

Ref No: 2302027
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months


  • As per the transformation agenda, WHO Nigeria is moving to an integarated approach to effectively deliver its manadate and to ensure value for money. The integrated approach is focusing on the ongoing efforts to revitalize and strengthen Primary Health Care within the recently developed framework for National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP), 2018-2022. Integration of data management and digitization of data using the latest technologies are indispensable for timely information generation and better guiding the program towards the attainment of GPW13 indicators and contributing to the global triple billion target.
  • Currently, WHO is supporting the effort of the government to digitize and integrate campaign data. In collaboration with CHAI, WHO is aiming to undertake an innovative project that seeks to digitize health campaigns across various disease areas in Nigeria. The project is aimed at fostering development and adoption of needs driven innovations and digital technology platforms to improve efficiency and effectiveness of health campaigns in countries. WHO is searching for an experienced and skilled data architect to support the campaign data digitization effort.

Main Objective of Assignment

  • The objective of the post is to support the government of Nigeria in the campaign digitization process and provide technical assistance in the design, testing, implementation and maintenance of the platform.

Specific Tasks
The incumbent is expected to support the digitization of health campaigns data initiative across various disease areas.
Under the overall guidance of the WHO country office representative and over all supervision of SHI Cluster Lead, the  Web-based Data Developer will carry out the following specific tasks:

  • Support and oversee the process of integrated digitization of campaign data, from design stage to its deployment.
  • Provide technical assistance on developing, optimizing, and overseeing the campaign digitization conceptual and logical data systems.
  • Support integration and digitization of data to reduce fragmentation, inefficiencies and foster strong accountability measures during implementation of health campaigns.
  • Contribute to strengthening health systems in countries through mainstreaming proven innovative digital technologies for routine services.
  • Review and propose collaboration across different programme areas and clusters to scan the horizon to adopt emerging technologies and innovations to improve service delivery.
  • Attend the Campaign digitization working group meeting and prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly report on the progress, challenge, and proposed solutions of the project.
  • Facilitate and support the migration of data from existing systems to the web-based database solutions.
  • Recommend solutions to improve new and existing database systems in the immunization program.
  • Conduct capacity building activities in web-based database development, programming and latest data management technologies, through training and individual support.
  • Prepare training manual and guideline on the integrated data management system.
  • Perform other activities as required by WHO Representative.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
The following Key performance indicators will be monitored to assess the contribution of the incumbent towards the overall assignment objective:

  • Periodic progress report (weekly, monthly, and quarterly) on the integrated digitization of campaign data.
  • Regular attendance in the Integrated Digitization of Campaign Data Working Group meetings.
  • Progress made on the key milestones of the project (design, test, implement, and deployment)
  • Migration of the fragments data management approach to integrated web-based data management system within WHO.
  • Number of WHO and government staff that benefitted from capacity building training in programming, database, and web-based development.
  • Technical assistance and information management support to government.
  • Information management guidelines and training manual developed.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Database Administration or relevant database related field with additional data management training.


  • Training in Web-based database development, programming, and project management.

Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role with previous web-based database development.
  • Advanced proficiency in SQL and other databases.
  • In-depth knowledge of database technologies, architecture, and data security.
  • Knowledge of best practices in database management.
  • Advanced analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.

Additional Desirable Skills & Competencies:

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

Language Skills:

  • Proficient in written and spoken English.


  • Teamwork
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Communication
  • Producing Result
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond.

Application Closing Date
14th March, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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