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Health Information Management Consultant

Juba (South Sudan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-17

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OBJECTIVES OF THE FUNCTION


The mission of WHO health emergency programme is to coordinate action to prevent, prepare for detect rapidly respond to, and recover from Outbreak and emergencies.

The Health Information Management consultant will be responsible of projects planning and performance Management for WHE and other program project activities and ensure the timely implementation of agreed activity work plan. He will work with the project steering team, WHO national and state coordinators to conduct to project implementation sites to monitor project inputs and outputs.

The Health Information Management Consultant will work under HIM Team Lead as he provides support to projects implemented under WHO Health Emergencies (WHE). S/he works closely with the other members of the WHE team and the technical leads, at the three levels of the organization, to facilitate strategic and operational planning for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities. The Officer ensures that planning is based on accurate data and that the expected results with the associated inputs (competencies and financial resources) are clearly defined and tracked. S/he will have the front line responsibility for promoting effective performance management strategy throughout the full cycle of the emergency.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES


The consultant will perform the following tasks\:

1.Provide support in generation of high quality health information products for tracking and monitoring progress in implementation of WHE, Nutrition and other program activities.

2.Facilitate a systematic collection of information pertaining to the joint operations plans (4Ws), from relevant WHO offices and key operational partners, to generate a consolidated overview of needs and requirements.

3.Collaborate with relevant internal WHO teams and key operational partners in the development of a strategic response framework and joint operations plan (4Ws) to outline the response strategies to the emergency incident.

4.Conduct data collection, reporting, cleaning, processing and analysis of data sourced from EWARS,DHIS and other sources as well as creation and dissemination of health information products .

5.Coordinate planning and monitor progress of WHE program activities against plans according to established key performance indicators. Prepare background documents, concept papers, situation analysis and develop monthly and annual technical reports assessing the implementation of related programmes.

6.Conduct planning monitoring and evaluation ofWHE programs activities atState levels in close collaboration with WHO National Field coordinator and the State field coordinators

7.Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Deliverables

1.Provide support in generation of high quality health information products for tracking and monitoring progress in implementation ofHIM, WHE, Nutrition and other programs

2.Conducting data collection, collation and analysisusing analytical tools to avail high quality information used for decision making in HIM,WHE and other programs

3.Harmonization of data generated through the District Health Information System(DHIS), Epidemic Early Warning System(EWARS) and Integrated Disease Surveillance(IDSR) and response

4.Performance monitoring of implementation of the projects using standard monitoring tools against the set targets.

5.Generate progress performance report for WHE programs based on the activities outlined in theWHE planning monitoring and evaluation plan

6.Facilitate the collection of information pertaining to the joint operations plans (4Ws), from relevant WHO offices and key operational partners, and generate a report on the consolidated overview of needs and requirements.

7.Conduct monitoring andevaluation of WHE program activities in liaison withinformation management teams and project steering teamto determine the activities to be implemented and the outputs and outcome of the WHE projects

8.Report on planning monitoring and evaluation of WHE programs at State levels

9.Consolidated report for the projects supported by ECHO /SSHF/CERF/JAPANESE Fund.

10.Act as WHO technical guide and liaison for all activities related to HMIS and DHIS2 and represent WHO in all discussions, meetings, workshops, etc. on these topics

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential\:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applied epidemiology, public health, health information management, global health, biostatistics, or related discipline.

Desirable\:

  • Masters degree in public health, health information management, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a similar field.

Experience

Essential\:

·A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in strategic and operational planning, monitoring of technical and financial implementation and performance management of health programmes and relating operations in a public health or humanitarian international context.

Desirable\:

·Experience working in WHO, the UN and/or international organization, health cluster partners and recognized humanitarian organizations including at the regional/country level. Experience in change management and organizational development.

Work experience on M&E of WHO program activities in South Sudan will be added advantage

Competencies

1. Teamwork;

2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;

3. Communication;

4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Extensive practical knowledge of modern management principles and techniques, especially with respect to large operations at national, regional and/or global levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in reporting on large budgets and financial resources.
  • Ability to clearly and articulately present concepts and strategies on a broad range of issues.
  • Concrete skills in conceptualizing strategies and public health interventions.
  • Ability to perform and adapt to complex and changing political, social, and economic contexts.
  • Knowledge of WHO and the UN agencies’ governing mechanisms, procedures, planning and programme management.

Use of Language Skills


Excellent knowledge of English and Intermediate knowledge of Arabic. Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.


Other Skills (e.g. IT)


·Demonstrated knowledge of information management during humanitarian crises, health clusters functioning, public health information services standards (PHSA, 4W, HeRAMS, HESPER, and Health Cluster Bulletin) as well as surveillance issues and emerging diseases in international context.

·Excellent presentation and communication skills, with emphasis on writing skills. Proven ability to work and produce results under pressure in critical situation

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Remuneration – this is a P3 Level consultancy with a monthly remuneration of $7,000 and Daily Subsistence Allowance of $128, reduced by half after the first 30 days.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for 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 will require individual review.
  • For information on WHO's operations please visit\: http\://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice - https\://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/our-values
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
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