Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) Officer at World Health Organization (WHO)

Posted on: Fri 02-06-2023

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: Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) Officer

Job ID: 2304860

Location: Abuja

Grade: NO-C

Schedule: Full-time  

Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months

Objectives of the Programme

  • The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme is to help countries, and to coordinate international action to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Description of Duties

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Technical Officer-IHM, the incumbent supports the prevention and control of diseases with a high threat of pandemic and epidemic potential through coordination of prediction, outbreak investigation, characterization of infectious diseases and/or risks, and implementation of evidence-based strategies to manage outbreaks and risks.

Required Qualifications

Educational Qualification:

Essential: First University Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Environmental Health or other health related fields

Desirable: Specialized training in infectious diseases or masters in Field Epidemiology or MPH.



  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the planning, development and implementation of the infectious disease control and prevention program, including epidemic prevention and control, infectious risk management and/or dangerous pathogens.
  • Relevant experience with interagency mechanisms used to coordinate preparedness and response to health emergencies

Use of Language Skills:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 28,030,973 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date

8th June, 2023; 10:59:00 PM

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


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