World Health Organization Zambia Jobs - 4/7/2016

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/TASR43

Title: Assistant Data Manager

Grade: G6

Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Duration of contract:  1 Year Renewable
Date: 4 April 2016

Application Deadline: 18 April 2016
(12 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station:  Lusaka, Zambia
Organization unit: AF/HPR - Health Promotion (AF/HPR) /
AF/FRH - Family and Reproductive Health (AF/FRH)
Provide data management services to programmes under the Family and Reproductive Health cluster in particular EPI, CAH, MPS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender, Nutrition and other units in the office.

To support countries in acquiring the necessary skills, competence and infrastructure to implement policies and strategies and achieve disease control/elimination and eradication of objectives
Description of duties:
Assist with the day-to-day management of unit databases
Assist the country office in developing and conducting standardized methodologies to manage, collect, process, and ensure a high quality of data for the strategic information database.
Perform routine and exploratory analyses and contribute to the dissemination of information;
Produce summary tables, graphs and maps based on the analysis of the data for sharing with other WHO offices and partners
Provide technical inputs and respond to ad hoc requests for data, analysis, presentations and information from other WHO units and partners.
Maintain data accuracy through review of incoming data for completeness and consistency
Perform standard and ad hoc data analyses as required by respective EPI and other WHO units needs, including the preparation of presentation of materials, including appropriate tables, graphics and maps based on the analysis of data
Review, analyze, and validate country office database/repository of health information to ensure consistency, integrity and accuracy
Assist in standardizing data management procedures such as documentation for departmental operating procedures.
Provide technical support to strengthen data management, improve data quality, and harmonization of information products.
Perform other duties as assigned.

The incumbent will be the focal person for data management systems and services at the WCO. He/she will have an additional advisory role seeking for guidance from the WR for any issue that requires major decision making or the organization's commitment
Essential: Bachelors Degree in relevant area for data management (e.g. biostatistics, computing, statistical analysis, mathematics, economics or epidemiology).
Desirable: University degree with strong quantitative and analytical content. Specific training in database management
Competencies: Generic
- Communicating in a credible and effective way
- Moving forward in a changing environment
- Fostering integration and teamwork
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
- Producing results.

Competencies: Functional
- Excellent and meticulous data management skills, including analysis and synthesis of data. Ability to work with large sets of data and multiple indicators. Understanding of public health programs is required, particularly disease surveillance programs desirable.

Verification of Educational qualifications:

"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 these will be reviewed individually".
Essential: At least 5 years' experience in data management or related fields. Experience with collation and analysis of large datasets from multiple sources. Experience with health information and data management systems and services

Desirable: Experience with WHO and/or other UN agencies and/or NGOs in a related area. Experience in data analysis.
Additional Information:
WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

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Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
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