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Health Analysis & Information Officer in Republic of Congo

Brazzaville (Congo Republic)

UN VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT COGR000047--Health Analysis & Information Officer The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long- established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

General Information

Country of Assignment Republic of Congo

Host Institute World Health Organization

Volunteer Category International Specialist

Number of Volunteer 1

Duration 17 months

Expected Starting Date Immediate

Duty Station Brazzaville [COG]

Assignment Place Family Duty Station

Assignment Place Remark

Assignement is with Family

Living Conditions

A middle-income country, the Republic of Congo is experiencing a favourable development in the context of ambitious macroeconomic reforms. Economic growth has averaged around 6% for over a decade. However, should the current decline in petroleum prices persists, it could hinder this dynamic. Note that the performance at the macro level contrast with the living conditions of the general population, which remain difficult. Unemployment, particularly among young people remains high and the cost of living is quite high compared to other countries in the sub-African region. Food imports account for most of the coverage needs of the population in major cities.

Peace and security have improved considerably. However, the Republic of Congo has two security levels:

Level 2 in Brazzaville, Pointe - Noire and the Pool department

Level 1 in the rest of the territory.

1 Jun 2018 Page 1 of 5 The UNV will be based in Brazzaville, the capital city. The city is quiet and everyday life in Brazzaville is safe and one can circulate freely. Food and non-food commodities are readily available. Medical facilities are up to standard. It is difficult to find a suitable

apartment with basic security conditions and water supply. Apartments outside the UN compound must be approved by the AFRO

Department of Safety and Security, Brazzaville. Country missions will be organized as needed.

The WHO Regional Office is located in the Southern outskirts of Brazzaville. A shuttle bus is available to take staff members to and

from work at scheduled hours.

Assignment Details

Assignment Title Health Analysis & Information Officer

Organizational Context & Project Description

The third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-3) articulates the need for government to ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all,

at all stages. This goal is to be monitored through targets specific to SDG-3, and other health related targets across the SDGs. The

presence of up to date information from available health data is critical in informing progress being made towards this goal.

A comprehensive framework of actions has been endorsed by Ministers of Health, to guide the country planning and monitoring

towards attainment of the health related SDG targets, and subsequently the SDG 3 goal. This actions framework elaborates, for

each domain of the results chain, dimensions countries need to focus on to attain health and wellbeing for all at all ages (SDG 3).

The dimensions and domains are:

Inputs and processes (domain 1 – system investments): Dimensions relate to the health workforce, infrastructure, medicines,

governance, delivery systems, information and financing

Outputs (domain 2 – system performance): Dimensions relate to access to care, quality of care, effective demand for

services, and resilience of systems

Outcomes (domain 3 – health and related services): Dimensions relate to availability of services, coverage of health services,

financial risk protection, service responsiveness, health security, and coverage of health determinants

Impact (domain 4 – health goals): Dimensions relate to overall state of health, burden of disease and risk factors, & key

conditions incidence/prevalence/mortality levels

Cross cutting dimensions of efficiency, equity and effectiveness

To facilitate this, AFRO requires to produce up to date statistics on indicators for each of these dimensions. However, the analysis of

this data and statistics is still weak. An AFRO Health Observatory (AHO) has been established, to facilitate this process.

WHO/AFRO is seeking to improve its capacity in analysis of the generated data and statistics. The UNV is required to support this

analysis of health statistics across the areas that make up the framework of actions

Sustainable Development Goals 1. No poverty

UNV Focus Area Securing access to basic social services

Task description

The UNV will work through the Health Information and Knowledge Management team in the WHO Regional Office for Africa based in

Brazzaville, Congo, under direct supervision of the team leader. They will work with the team of focal persons relating to each area

of the framework of actions across the region.

The WHO Regional Office for Africa requires a UNV to generate analytical products relating to the different domains and dimensions

of health as outlined in its framework of actions for UHC and SDGs in health. These analytical products shall be generated from the

available statistics. The proposed lines of analysis for each dimension of health are as follows:

i. Generation of data on the AFRO index for each dimension, from available statistics showing overall status in the region.

ii. Analysis of index trends over time across the region

iii. Compare distribution of the index status across countries and country-groups

1 Jun 2018 Page 2 of 5 iv. Corelate index status with context, specifically GDP, economy status, security, and other contextual factors v. Discern effects of the index status on other dimensions

vi. Predict contribution of the dimension to health aspirations by 2030, and required corrective actions

All the above information will be based on available data – no primary data collection will be expected. Additionally, methods for the

analysis shall be provided by WHO/AFRO

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by

reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International

Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Reflect on the

type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities- Contribute

articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with

the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or

encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

Analytical profile for reach dimension and domain of the framework of actions

Recommendations for improving each area and domain of the framework of actions

Support to updating data for indicators for each dimension and domain

The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including

supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);

Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout

the assignment

A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the

number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including

supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity

(AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final

statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the

number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Qualifications/Requirements

Required Degree Level Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments

Public Health or other related fields

Professional experience in an international organisation

Required experience 24 months

Experience Remark

Professional experience in an international organisation

Language Skills

French (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent

And One of these - English (Optional) , Level - Working Knowledge

AND - Portuguese (Optional) , Level - Working Knowledge

1 Jun 2018 Page 3 of 5 Area of Expertise

Public health Mandatory

Other health related experience Mandatory

Area of Expertise Requirement

Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and presentation software (Power-point). Experience in health data analytical packages is

an asset

Need Driving Licence No

Competencies & Values

Accountability

Adaptability and Flexibility

Building Trust

Client Orientation

Commitment and Motivation

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Communication

Empowering Others

Ethics and Values

Integrity

Judgement and Decision-making

Knowledge Sharing

Leadership

Planning and Organizing

Professionalism

Respect for Diversity

Self-Management

Technological Awareness

Vision

Working in Teams

Conditions of Service and other information

Condition of Service Click here to view Conditions of Service

Conditions of Service for International Specialist:

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and

satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family

Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and

1 Jun 2018 Page 4 of 5 other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,602. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis

according to the cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty

stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is

published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

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In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, international UN Volunteers receive a

Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did not reside in the

duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty

station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN security

framework (including residential security reimbursements).

UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for periodic home visit and for the final

repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.

UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of conduct, to the successful

candidate.

Application Code COGR000047-2825

Application procedure

If you have not yet registered in the UNV Global Talent Pool, please apply by registering your profile at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please

complete all sections of your profile. Go to ‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special

call you would like to apply for.

If you are already registered in the UNV database, please update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/ Go to ‘My Page’ section of your

profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply for.

Application deadline: 17 June 2018

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are

committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

1 Jun 2018 Page 5 of 5

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: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2018-06-17

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