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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Administrative support
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-22

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Temporary Regional Assistant Data Managers (Two)

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : SNNP and Amhara regions are two of the areas in the country that are frequently affected by natural disasters such as flooding, droughts and associated public health emergencies and outbreak of diseases such as meningitis, yellow fever, anthrax, botulism (diphtheria) etc. The Regions also share boundaries with Sudan, Kenya and South Sudan which puts them in unique epidemiological situation and identify them as priority areas for cross border disease surveillance, prevention and control activities in the country in general and in the regions in particular. To support the existing PHEM Data Management system at the Regional level and train Health personnel at Zonal and/or zonal level, the need to hire a Temporary Regional Assistant Data Managers is found important. Description of duties: Under the close supervision of the Regional Coordinator and technical supervision of the Data Manager at the central EPI unit, the Temporary Regional Assistant Data Managers will specifically execute the following tasks: Assess the region current PHEM data management system and develop detailed work plan including prioritization of levels of program implementation, Provide technical support and establish data management system at regional, zonal, district and health facilities levels, Support the RHB PHEM core process to generate program report and submit timely to FMoH and WCO, Support the RHB PHEM core process to generate weekly PHEM bulletin and its dissemination within the region and to central offices (FMoH and WCO), Analyze data and provide feedback to low levels on weekly reportable, Organize and provide training for RHB program data managers and HMIS, Facilitate JSS and supervise priority program management units (ZHD and Woreda Health Offices) and Health facilities, Facilitate and attend regular program review meetings at regional and priority program management units, Support the Regional Technical Support Team on other Data Management related tasks, Conduct other activities as needed.Expected Outputs With the RHB program officers and data managers ensure that all reporting units reported complete and submitted timely. Analyze completeness and timeliness and provide feedback to the RHB and next lower levels With the PHEM officers and data managers generate reports and submit to FMoH and WCO Ensure the completeness of line list of outbreak of diseases Prepare monthly activities report and submit to RHB, RTST and WCO Establish and update program data base for training, emergencies, outbreak, SS, RM, distribution of program guidelines, formats and registers and other supplies, and other program activities Support the RHB to document best practices, program activities (training, SS, RM, emergency/outbreak response) Assessment tool to assess the program current data management system and use for developing detailed work plan Standardized supportive supervision check list for program monitoring activities REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: Completion of secondary, technical or commercial school.Desirable: First Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Social Science or other related fields,Verification of Education 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually. Skills: Required Computer skill: Advanced knowledge in Excel, Access and other Database packages is (EPI-INFO, SPSS, GIS) desirable.Competencies Producing results Fostering Integration and Teamwork Creating an empowering and motivating environment Communicating in a credible and effective way Experience: Essential: a minimum of 5 to 7 years of relevant experience. Desirable: Health related data management experience especially in EPI Prior experience within UN system. Work experience with multiple health teams and partners. Languages: Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN languages would be an advantage. Additional Information: No of Vacant Posts: Two Duty Station - Hawassa and Bahir Dar Annual remuneration: USD 11,410 Payable in ETB. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please provide your cellphone number and valid e-mail address. Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced. Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview. Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach. Note that this is a national position, and only applications from nationals of ETHIOPIA will be accepted. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. 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. Currently accepting applications
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