National Surveillance Coordinator

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WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva. Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.

Job Details
Employer: WHO
Job Title: National Surveillance Coordinator
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
  1. Support State Health Authorities in ensuring that there is a system in place for comprehensive AFP Case detection and response.

  2. Ensure timely investigation of AFP cases, collection of stool specimen and ensure transportation to the regional lab as per guidelines.

  3. Undertake regular active surveillance visits to ensure that no AFP case is missed or not reported.

  4. Facilitate that all data from AFP cases are properly collected, line-listed, analyzed and interpreted timely.

  5. Regularly monitor the quality of surveillance data in their state of responsibility.

  6. Participate actively in the detailed epidemiological investigations of AFP cases which are of concern like urgent cases and cases with zero dose status.

  7. Ensure the achievement and/or maintenance of certification standards for AFP surveillance system; supervise implementation of active surveillance and routine reporting.

  8. Undertake regular performance reviews including weekly analysis of AFP surveillance data.

  9. Assist in the training and other capacity building activities for national staff and other health care workers regarding AFP Surveillance.

  10. Assist in ensuring inclusion of all high risk / migrant population in the surveillance network and AFP cases are reported from them.

  11. Sustain the maintenance of environmental surveillance system.

  12. Undertake frequent travels for AFP Surveillance Strengthening to different regions and districts of the state, particularly hard to reach areas and other areas of interest to the polio team.

  13. Submit monthly reports on the activities undertaken to polio team leader or whom he delegates.

  14. Support the establishment/strengthening of an integrated communicable disease surveillance system at the state level.

  15. Produce weekly situation updates on polio surveillance in their designated area.

  16. Work closely and coordinate with IFP, zonal, regional and district polio officers as per admin and geographical location.

  17. Assist with any other tasks as defined by the supervisor within this area of work.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  1. Medical degree. Public health degree or equivalent training will be an advantage.

  2. At least 2 years experience in public health and especially surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and disease prevention and control activities.

  3. Experience in complex emergency situations and disease outbreaks.

  4. Knowledge and experience with management and community-based health care programs.

  5. Ability to travel to locations within their geographical area.

  6. Fluency in local language and a good knowledge of English.

  7. Good understanding of data analysis and epidemiological software.

  8. Good computer ability, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and other programmes.

  9. Must be a Somalian national.


    Application Guideline: Interested applicants meeting the ‘Essential qualifications’ may apply.


    Application can be sent to below email:;

Publish date: 2018-05-24 02:33:53
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