National Professional Officer - Laboratory (NO-C)-(1902833)Grade : No gradeContractual Arrangement : Special Services Agreement (SSA)Contract duration : 6 Months :
Jun 12, 2019, 4 : 14 : 21 AM
Jun 26, 2019, 5 : 59 : 00 PM
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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (WHE / Nigeria) is to help Nigeria, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Supervised by the WHE Laboratory technical officer, under the supervision of the WHO Country Representative and working closely with WHO country office clusters, WHO counterparts at the Africa Regional Office and HQ, the incumbent will act as the subject matter expert for laboratory within the health operations and expertise team.
S / he will support the laboratory component of the incident management system, and provide technical support to the Federal Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners within the health sector.
Essential : Advanced University degree (Master's level or above) in life science, medicine or medical virology from an accredited / recognized institute.
Certified training or qualification in molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, infectious diseases, and / or epidemiology and laboratory techniques.
Desirable : Master's level degree in public health or health related field.
At least five years of practical and operational application and management of laboratory services, laboratory diagnosis of communicable diseases at the national and international levels.
Some related experience in outbreaks and / or health emergency response of international impact.
Experience in establishing or improving laboratory infrastructure for microbiology and / or detection of infectious diseases.
Experience in planning and implementing laboratory trainings at national and regional levels.
Previous experience in UN organizations / agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations, international institutions or nongovernmental organizations, particularly in developing countries.
Use of language skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English
Specific skills required : Demonstrated proficiency using software applications, including PowerPoint, MS word, spreadsheet and databases,EPI Info, SPSS etc
Competencies : Producing result
Fostering integration and teamwork
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Communicating in a credible and efficient way
Moving forward in a changing environment