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Programme Officer, Planning at the West African Health Organization (WAHO)

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.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Officer, Planning

Job Code: 0103
Location: Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Employment Type: Full Time
Grade: P3/P4
Directorate: Planning And Health Information
Division: Planning And Resource Utilization
Line Supervisor: Principal Programme Officer, Planning and Resource Utilization

Role Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Programme Officer Planning and Resource Utilization, the incumbent shall develop strategic, short, medium, and long-term organisational programmes with milestones and results framework.
  • She/he shall also provide technical assistance to other programme staff in the planning of their thematic programmes and projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the development of the Organisation’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develop the Organisation’s Strategic, Thematic Plan framework.
  • Coordinate with programme staff across the institution on the development of their thematic Plans.
  • Coordinate with Programme staff in the implementation of the Organisation’s plan.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the Organisation’s Strategic Plan, Projects and Programmes are executed according to plan.
  • Prepare periodic activity reports on the implementation of departmental plans and their impact on the Strategic Plan.
  • Work with Member State planners to gather information on the needs of their national health programmes.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Degree in Planning or Health Economics, Statistics, Health Informatics, Health Administration or a related field from a recognized University.


  • Five (5) years of progressive experience in the field of public health, epidemiology, or similar position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public health portfolio, major health challenges and health situational trends in West Africa.
  • Ability to manage database and conduct statistical and epidemiological analysis of health data.
  • Proven experience in health information systems management and database development.
  • Leading communication activities and ensure effective and timely dissemination of information.
  • Knowledge the principles and practice of public health management in the ECOWAS region, and proven ability to conduct Research Development or research with the third sector in West Africa.

USD37,431.66 – USD52,379.70 Annually.

Application Closing Date
10th January, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their completed Application Forms to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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Each application must include the following:

  • A completed Job Application Form
  • A Cover Letter of not more than one page on the motivation for the application to the post
  • A signed up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified copy of Birth Certificate.


  • Candidates must be ECOWAS citizens.
  • Candidates must be under 50 years.
  • Submitted documents shall not be returned.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisting and interview processes shall be based on the ECOWAS Staff Regulations.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
  • Offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory background check.