17 Feb 2022

Nursing and Midwifery Programme Officer at West African Health Organization (WAHO)

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Job Description

The West African Health Organization (WAHO) is the health institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) charged with leadership and coordination of health improvement programs across the ECOWAS region. WAHO is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the underlisted vacant position: Nursing and Midwifery Programme Officer

Role Overview

• Under the supervision of the Human Resources Development for Health, the incumbent shall organise workshops, seminars and update course modules; engage in the certification processes for nurses at basic and post basic levels; develop curriculum for nursing training; work closely with the West African College of Nursing (WACN) to identify suitable highly trained nurses; produce a monthly journal on nursing activities in the region.

Role and Responsibilities

The incumbent will:

• Organize workshops, seminars, and update courses for nurses in the sub-region.
• Maintain a directory of nursing and midwifery schools and other institutions involved with nursing education.
• Identify appropriate training institutions for specialised nurse training.
• Take lead in the development of curriculum for training of nurses and take appropriate steps to harmonise nurse training curriculum in the sub-region.
• Collaborate closely with the West African College of Nursing to ensure its progressive development and expansion and assist in the implementation and strengthening of their programmes.
• Provide technical guidance in the publication of suitable educational materials e.g. Journals, modules etc.
• Identity and keep record of suitably trained nurses for Technical Assistance Programmes to the in member states.

Qualification Required & Experience

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or Pharmacy or Nursing or Medical Science or any of the Allied Health Sciences from a recognised university.


• At least 5 to 7 years of progressive responsible experience in the implementation of healthcare programs;
• Knowledge of quality assurance standards in the ECOWAS region and Non Communicable

WAHO Job description

• Ability to manage relationship with partner organizations, Ministries of Health and other relevant regulatory bodies to foster solid cooperation.

ECOWAS Key Competencies

• ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
• ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
• ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
• ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
• ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
• ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues and the subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance;
• contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards

Location: Accra

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 9th April. 2022

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