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Data Manager

Congo DRC

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Congo DRC
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations Public Health Organization established in 1948. The objective of the World Health Organization shall be the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. World Health Organization achieves its goals by performing its essential functions: 1. Take a leadership role in key health issues and create partnerships when joint action is needed; 2. Set research priorities and encourage the acquisition, application and dissemination of useful knowledge; 3. Setting standards and criteria and encouraging and monitoring them; 4. Develop ethical and evidence-based policies 5. Provide technical support, be an agent of change and build institutional capacity in a sustainable way; 6. Monitor health status and assess health trends.


The Country Focus and Coordination unit (CFC), under the WHO Regional Director’s Office for Africa, coordinates political and strategic support to improve the performance of WHO country offices (WCOs). To this end, CFC collects strategic information from countries, specifically for monitoring and evaluating interventions carried out by WCOs for feedback to WHO country and AFRO leadership. As such, the incumbent will support the unit with data management needs in order to conduct periodic monitoring/reporting to the Regional Director on the performance of WCOs and their progress towards achieving the objectives of WHO's General Programme of Work.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer for Country Monitoring, the UN Volunteer will perform the following tasks: • Develop tools for the collection and communication of strategic information from country offices to improve the quality of decision-making by the senior management of the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO); • Provide routine and timely cleaning / preparation of data from tools and platforms for the Technical Officer of Country Monitoring to review/analyze; • Manage digital platforms that facilitate performance monitoring of WHO country offices in the African region; • Support CFC and IT team to operationalize the WCO Priority Setting Tool; • Contribute to the capacity building of select WCO staff in the use of digital platforms to contribute, access and review strategic information; and • Communicate with AFRO and WCO staff in a timely manner to meet data support and contribute to knowledge management requests (e.g., quarterly updates, best practices, challenges, etc.)

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