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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-24

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Data Assistant

Geneva (Switzerland)


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.The Management & Administration Department of the Health Emergencies Programme is responsible for effective management and administrative support for the emergencies programme and for ensuring that WHO emergency operations are rapidly and sustainably financed and staffed. This consists of the provision of high-quality, predictable administrative services (i.e. HR, Finance, work planning, grant management) to the Emergency Programme, including during emergency response, as well as effective monitoring of (and compliance with) SOPs, leading to continuous improvement and business process excellence.


Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities\:

1. Support the Data Manager in consolidating data from different sources and processing data, using initiative to check entries to ensure that they meet high accuracy and data quality standards.

2. Process and update records, including data entry, scanning and filing of documents to maintain client records and archive systems in accordance with departmental procedure, policy and statutory requirements.

3. Assist in the development and application of standards, information technology tools and solutions for data integration and information sharing.

4. Check, analyze and validate data and assist the Data Manager by preparing statistical tables and charts for reports and technical documents.

5. Respond to data requests from the managers and counterparts in other work units and from technical units across the three levels of the organization.

6. Maintain up-dated and efficient data management system, tracking system, records and statistics and prepare periodic reports.

7. Perform other related duties including replacing and backstopping as required.



Essential\: Completion of secondary school education or equivalent.
Desirable\: Higher education in the field of computer science.


Essential\: At least 5 years of relevant experience in information management, IT systems support, data collection and data management support .
Desirable\: Two years' experience in related area(s) of work dealing with database utilizing the various IT systems.


- Knowledge of the related WHO rules and regulations, procedures and practices.

- Knowledge of modern office technology and IT applications Office ERP systems

- Ability to work and produce results under pressure and meet deadlines.

- Good analytical skills.

- High level of judgment and initiative.

- Good database management skills are essential.

- Attention to details.

WHO Competencies

1. Producing results
2. Knowing and managing yourself
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Setting an example

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable\: Intermediate knowledge of French.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at CHF 75,084 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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