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Cairo | Cairo

Coordinator (Health Information and Statistics) P# 359114


To work with Member States and other technical units to improve the availability, quality and use of health information at country and sub-national levels and to strengthen the evidence base at regional and global levels to monitor health, reduce inequalities in health and evaluate programme effectiveness.


1. To develop and strengthen regional and national capacity to monitor health situation, trends, inequalities and determinants using global and regional standards

2. To synthesize, generate and provide health information and statistics for evidence-informed policy formulation and decision-making at national and sub-national levels, with emphasis on SDGs and UHC objectives, and national priorities and needs;

3. To collaborate with global and regional mechanisms for developing health information systems;

4. To facilitate resource mobilization (human resources, technical and financial) for health information systems strengthening in the region, including global and regional partnerships.


  • Lead the efforts to assess regional and national health situations and trends taking  into  account  regional  priorities  and  targets,  and  ensure  quality  of  all  WHO  information products, with a focus on health and health related SDGs;
  • Generate and consolidate information through  regional  health information observatories, data platforms and monitoring dashboards  in  order  to  support evidence-informed policy-making on SDG progress;
  • Coordinate the development or adaptation of required standards, methods and tools for health-related information and implementation of the regional strategy for core-indicators reporting;
  • Establish and lead related regional and sub-regional collaborative and peer-learning networks and activities including technical forums and regional expertise networks to strengthen capacity for countries on SDGs/UHCs tracking and improve accountability;
  • Provide technical support to countries to strengthen regional and national institutional capacity for equity-oriented monitoring and evaluation of public health using data from routine health information systems, surveys and other sources, such as civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems;
  • Collaborate with national entities to develop health information national capacity; develop and implement national strategies for strengthening national health information systems (including CRVS systems) as a tool for decision-making at all health system levels;
  • Develop or coordinate the development of the required regular or ad hoc reports and monographs (e.g. country health profiles, regional health profile, programmatic frameworks), analysis outputs (e.g. assessment reports, survey reports), GIS products (including maps), technical papers, presentations and other products related to the assigned responsibilities;
  • Maintain the Regional Health Statistics Database and country profiles as a regional information source and  tool for regional programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  • Coordinate outputs of the Regional Database and other sources of information in a knowledge sharing mechanism, including the regional GIS and web-based tools;
  • Advocate and supervise the implementation of the population-based and facility surveys to supplement the routine health information systems; 
  • Liaise with other UN agencies, regional and national entities in order to improve the capacity and capability to achieve the specified tasks.



Essential\: University degree in medicine, veterinary, biostatistics, statistics, econometrics, demography or public health, and master's degree or equivalent in biostatistics, epidemiology, health systems research or health informatics.
Desirable\: PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology or health systems research.


Essential\: At least ten years of progressive experience at the national and international level in the field of public health, particularly in health information systems, health surveys and research field.
Desirable\: Experience with the UN.


- In depth knowledge in health situation analysis, biostatistics and / or epidemiology (including data collection, quality check, analysis), survey conduct, management of large datasets.

- Excellent management capacity, including networking and alliance building

- Knowledge and experience of International Classification of Diseases (ICD); International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and related classifications

-Knowledge in health statistical informatics, indicator development, monitoring and evaluation and use of statistical and health information products in supporting decision making process

WHO Competencies

1) Producing results
2) Ensuring the effective use of resources
3) Moving forward in a changing environment
4) Teamwork
5) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable\: Intermediate knowledge of Arabic and/or French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 84,721 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1680 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

Please note that the compensation package for Professional and higher category staff in the UN common system is currently undergoing changes in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/244 of 23 December 2015. The remuneration amounts indicated above are, therefore, subject to change. The changes will be implemented, retroactively to 1 January 2017, through the WHO payroll. General information can be obtained from the ICSC web site under http\:// that provides a link to "Your new Compensation Package".


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • 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\:// Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link\: http\:// Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
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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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo | Cairo
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-02

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