The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) is the health institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with a mandate to ensure the attainment of the highest possible standard and protection of health of the people in the ECOWAS region. Communicable and non-communicable diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the region. Therefore, disease control and the prevention of epidemics are among the priorities of the 15 countries in the ECOWAS region and a major focus of WAHO’s work.
The World Bank has provided grants to ECOWAS for WAHO to implement 3 projects:
- Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Regional Project (SWEDD);
- Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project (SM/NTD);
- The Regional Diseases Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE)
WAHO seeks to recruit a dynamic, qualified and experienced Accountant.
The Accountant will be responsible for the management and custody of all accounting documents relating to the project finances as well as maintaining and reconciliation of bank balances. He / She will be expected to respect the guidelines and procedures under ECOWAS regulations and the World Bank funded projects.