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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Administrative support
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-17

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Data Assistant

Mogadishu (Somalia)

VACANCY NOTICE NO.WHOSOM2016/03

INTERNAL / EXTERNAL

TITLE : Data Assistant

GRADE : G5

OFFICIAL STATION (COUNTRY) : Mogadishu, Somalia

ORGANIZATIONAL : Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)
LOCATION/UNIT Office of the WHO Representative, Somalia.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :Toeradicate Polio from Somalia by the year 2018 through routine and supplementary immunization and high quality AFP surveillance system. To reduce morbidity and mortality from other expanded program on Immunization target diseases (EPI).

The purpose of the post :To maintain database for Polio eradication and other activities in Somalia.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

  1. Collect and collate all reports on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization (VPI)/AFP surveillance activities related to all zones of the country, including surveys and monthly activity reports. This also covers review, verification, organization, entering and managing data received at district, regional and provincial, zonal level as well as rendering information as requested.
  2. Archive any incoming reports directly to the retrieval system database and undertake regular maintenance.
  3. Respond to incoming requests and correspondences and organizing Expert Review Group (ERG) and other country office PEI/EPI meetings/conferences
  4. Assist with the training of polio and EPI staff on issues of data analysis and act as a liaison for assisting field staff in their data supply to WHO Somalia.
  5. Maintain and update a centralized documentation cell at the main PEI/EPI office through accurate record keeping system (soft and hard copies) for all program related reports, proposals and data for the purpose of Somalia polio certification process; ensuring that data entry is complete and that information is entered accurately and on time.
  6. Collect and compile data and reports; prepare graphs, tables, maps, for presenting information/data on SIAs (NIDs and CHDs) as well as measles surveillance in South Central Somalia..
  7. Distribute progress/activity reports/bulletin to authorities, partners, donors and other stakeholders.
  8. Regularly update the PEI/EPI section of the WHO Somalia website on issues of VPI/ AFP Surveillance.
  9. Perform other duties related to area of work.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

EDUCATION
AND SKILLS: Essential: Completion of secondary school education supplemented by training in Data analysis.

Desirable: University degree or diploma on data management and or IT from an accredited institute.

• Good knowledge of WHO rules, manuals, practices/procedures and routines.
• - Good filing and organizational skills.
• - Good analytical skills, multitasking and adaptability to challenging situations
• - Ability to translate routine correspondence.
• - Producing and delivering quality results in pressing situations and conflicting priorities.
• - Skills in organizing training programs in data collection and preliminary data processing

  • Keen attention to details, especially regarding data accuracy
    Other Considerations:

  • Ability to operate PC and good knowledge of Microsoft applications.

  • Knowledge of GSM/Oracle applications is an asset.

EXPERIENCE Essential: At least 6 years of relevant practical experiences in database processing

Desirable: Work experience with UN organisations / agencies or international institutions

LANGUAGES

COMPETENCIES Very good knowledge of English and the local language.

1) Producing results
2) Setting an example
3) Communication in an effective and credible way

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17 March 2016

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING (on Form WHO 1.2 in this link:http://www.emro.who.int/images/stories/jordan/documents/PHF.doc?ua=1) AND SENT TO:

WHO REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

TEL: +254 20 5121596
E-MAIL: recruitment@nbo.emro.who.int

ONLY CANDIDATES UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW AND TEST.

ANY APPOINTMENT/EXTENSION OF APPOINTMENT IS SUBJECT TO WHO STAFF REGULATIONS, STAFF RULES AND MANUAL.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING (on Form WHO 1.2 in this link:http://www.emro.who.int/images/stories/jordan/documents/PHF.doc?ua=1) AND SENT TO:

WHO REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

TEL: +254 20 5121596
E-MAIL: recruitment@nbo.emro.who.int

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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