National Professional Officer EPI – WHO


Job Description

Organization:World Health Organization
Job Title:National Professional Officer, EPI – (2100185)
Contractual Arrangement:Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days):4 months(Subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
Job Posting:17/01/2021 2:45:00 PM
Closing Date:01/02/2021 1:59:00 AM
Primary Location:Sudan-Khartoum
Organization:EM_SUD WHO Representative’s Office, Sudan


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To provide equitable access for children and adults to existing and new vaccines, and other interventions that lead to reduction of mortality of people in Sudan.


The candidate will perform the following:1. Monitoring the following MOH planning and micro planning activities :

  1. –> Building the national capacities on district micro planning
  2. –> Developing and updating the district micro plans
  3. –> Updating , implementing and evaluating implementation of the Country Multi Years Plan (cMYP)2. Strengthening routine immunization:
  4. –> Assess the vaccination coverage by locality/Community and identify the bottlenecks and barriers for improving routine immunization
  5. –> Provide technical advice to the MOH to develop national plan for addressing the barriers for strengthening routine immunization, improving coverage and ensure equity
  6. –> Build the national capacities needed in MOH for strengthening routine immunization3. Surveillance, monitoring and evaluation:
  7. –> Provide technical advice for improving immunization data quality and accuracy of the reporting system of EPI at all levels
  8. –> Collaborate with the MOH to build the national capacity for surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, including data management of the sentinel sites surveillance networks4. Introduction of new vaccines:
  9. –> Contribute to the improvement of evidence-based decision on introduction of new vaccines
  10. –>Participate in preparing for new vaccines introduction, including, development of guidelines and training materials as well as implementation of training and orientation sessions for health providers at all levels.



Essential: University degree in medicine
Desirable: Master’s degree in public health.


Essential: At least 2 years’ experience in EPI program.
Desirable: Experience in UN or NGOs setting is an asset.


1. Broad knowledge of EPI strategies and policies and interventions.

2. Ability to work well under pressure.

3. Proven ability to take initiatives and make recommendations.

4. Demonstrated ability to assess and analyze date and to develop plans to address barriers.

WHO Competencies

Producing results
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,710 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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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  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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