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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 position below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Ref No: 2106339
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives of the Programme

  • The SMO Cluster in the WHO country office in Nigeria supports the strengthening of the national health information system to improve the availability, quality and use of health dataand information as a basis for better results and accountability, for the policy development and decision-making at different levels.
  • This support includes the creation of synergies with the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria and partners, including academic institutions,to:
    • Align investments with the national health information and monitoring system and the evaluation
    • Te provision of technical support for the production, collection, analysis and synthesis, and dissemination of health data and information
    • For the development and promotion of harmonized standards, tools and methodologies for the collection, analysis and synthesis of data, and the dissemination of health data and information and the application of knowledge.
  • In addition, through the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme in Nigeria, the WCO will help the country to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to & recover from outbreaks & emergencies.

Description of Duties

  • The incumbent will perform the following duties: Implement the monitoring and evaluation based on strategies agreed with the WR.
  • Support the provision of M & E related to strategies agreed by partners in the Health Sector M&E frameworks and related implementation plans Monitor progress and effects of the humanitarian health response against the strategic priorities as well as promote and support quality assurance of the health projects.
  • Facilitate monitoring of cross-cutting issues by all stakeholders at all levels. Assist the WCO to develop evaluation plans as agreed with the WR Ensure the standards and systems used to deliver quality and accountable services and monitoring reports include information on levels of compliance achieved against standards and indicators. Analyze lessons learned for quality and accountability.
  • Propose and facilitate external reviews/evaluations as agreed by the health sector working group Support the WCO and the health sector working group to seek innovative methods for remote management and monitoring to improve accountability. Provide technical support/guidance to the health sector working group members in monitoring methodologies, good practice, and reporting responsibilities ensuring coherence with existing reporting requirements.
  • Enhancement of the organization’s capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programmes with strong impact.
  • Identify and formulate monitoring and evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into management efforts, disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes;
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisorsImpact of Results: Effective implementations of M & E policies and strategies, as well as efficient organization and coordination of the evaluation processes.

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Required Qualifications

  • Essential: University Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, Statistics / Bio Statistics, Economics, Medicine or related field from a recognized institution.
  • Desirable: Master’s Degree in above domains or relatedfield from a recognized institution.


  • Essential: At least 5 (5) years’experience in gathering, recording, validating, reporting of data from multiples sources as well as providing management with advisory services / M& E experience in related fields. Experience in the designing of and maintenance of M & E systems. A good understanding of database structures and management.
  • Desirable: Working experience with WHO or other UN Agency wouldbe an asset.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, disciplines and techniques to implement Monitoring and Evaluation strategies.
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and conduct financial analysis.
  • Ability to make recommendations related towork-processing approaches and procedures which would lead to more efficient systems.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and disseminate information on best practicein accountability and results-based management systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and ability to apply it in work assignments
  • Good research and documentation skills especially for best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 22,134,904 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

How to Apply
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Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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Application Deadline  16th December, 2021.

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