Field Coordinator, CPCP at World Health Organization (WHO)

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: Field Coordinator, CPCP

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Objectives of the Programme

  • The objectives of WHO’s emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health cluster to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. This ensures that WHO’s critical functions, as outlined in the Emergency Response Framework (ERF), are fulfilled..

Description of Duties

  • The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office
  • In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), the incumbent manages the Health Cluster coordination mechanism in the relevant sub-national, emergency context, with all relevant partners and project staff.
  • Coordinates and guides the technical and operational inputs, including resources mobilization, to fulfill WHO’s critical functions, in collaboration with the WHO Health Cluster Coordinator and the Health Emergencies’ Team Lead.
  • Technically leads the health cluster’s systematic identification and monitoring of health risks and needs, as well as the planning and implementation of the most effective prevention, control, and response strategy and measures, in support of national and local health authorities’ identified priorities
  • Guides the building of national capacity through need identification, and development, operationalization, and implementation of required training plans.
  • Guides the WHO’s field support team on continued self-assessment and learning on planning, budgeting, and operational service delivery.
  • Determines staffing needs for WHO response and ensures their timely mobilization in liaison with the WHO country office.
  • Briefs the WHO country office on situation reports and events, bringing concerns and recommended courses-of-action to the attention of the Incident Manager.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by the direct supervisors and the WHO Representative.

Required Qualifications

  • An advanced university degree in public health or public-health discipline, management, emergency, humanitarian, disaster management or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.


  • Specialized training in emergency management; specific training in humanitarian response.


  • A minimum of seven years of work experience relevant to the position (public-health management and operations with public, national, and international, nongovernmental, or humanitarian organizations), with some of it obtained in an international work environment..
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in emergency management/response and leadership at the international level. Substantial experience in capacity building in a developing country. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships especially in emergency contexts


  • Experience in coordinating and implementing public health strategies with WHO and/or United Nations agencies, health cluster partners in emergency settings.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of public-health, and rapid response operations including the international emergency incident management system.
  • Mastery of the theory, principles, methods, and techniques in the international emergency incident management system.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the assessment of emergency or high-risk situations, and the conceptualization and implementation of responsive strategies.
  • Skills to maintain focus in crisis situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact and a collaborative work style.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary and multinational teams in emergency settings
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety rules.
  • Knowledge of the country’s public health context, policies, and priorities.


How to Apply
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Application Deadline  8th April, 2024.