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Health Information Management Team Lead

Juba (South Sudan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-17

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In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, the consultant will oversee theWHO’s Health Emergency Information Management team and supervise the respective functional areas, at the country level. Provide authoritative advice to the emergency team on risk analysis, strategic information policy, procedures and best practices, monitoring, information and data management.The incumbent will be deployed to emergency operations when required.

Reporting to the WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead and under the leadership of the Head of WHO Country Office, the incumbent acts as an advisor to the WHO emergency team on data and information management activities, enabling the development, implementation, and monitoring strategies that maximize the individual and collective impact of WHO throughout the full cycle of the emergency, in the country of deployment. S/he will engage with the local authorities, UN partners and non-health actors to establish strategic partnerships in respect of multi-dimensional information management processes. Building upon the work already initiated in the establishment of the Health Information Unit at the Country office, the consultant will conduct an assessment and provide guidance for the eventual establishment of a National Health Observatory for strengthening Health Information Systems in the Country.


The consultant will perform the following tasks\:

  • Coordinate and oversee the work of the Health Information Management Unit
  • Conduct an assessment on essential requirement for the establishment of National Health Observatory for the Country
  • Manage the timely and high-quality collection, analysis, production and dissemination of data/information. This includes response specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status), internal and external situation reports (SitReps), bulletins, rapid needs assessments, health risk assessments, and the Public Health Situation Analysis; and health inputs into humanitarian needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP).
  • Lead the development of project documentation based on the overall strategy and plan, for use by the emergency leadership to mobilize resources.
  • Continually adapt planning and project documents based on available information and revolving emergency situation, as required;this includes planning and management of human and material resources, expenditure, status of interventions and partner activities, progress towards achieving objectives, etc.
  • Develop and improve field information management procedures at the countrylevels to ensure that information management in the field provides the best possible functionality and usability to stakeholders
  • Ensure inter-cluster communication and information sharing.
  • Oversee and design field epidemiological surveys if/where needed, such as mortality and vaccination coverage surveys, with support from epidemiologists as needed.
  • Build the capacity of team members and partners involved in the planning and data/information management process; provide ongoing technical guidance and training on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management.
  • Develop report on best practices in the management of information during the emergency and developmental phase of the country programs
  • Contribute to related global work groups on humanitarian crises information management on behalf of the WHE Programme.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals and resource mobilization efforts to ensure that adequate resources are available to support the implementation of PHIS in the region.


1.Final Report fromHealth Information unit with progress on core activities and timelines outlining achievements and priorities for action

2.Management of Health Emergency information and Risk assessmentfor public health response

3.An assessment report on the Essential requirements and prerequisite for the Establishment ofaNational Health Observatory (NHO)

4.Consolidate a report on the collection, analysis, production and dissemination of data/information from Health Information Unit. This includes response specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status), internal and external situation reports (SitReps), bulletins, rapid needs assessments, health risk assessments, and the Public Health Situation Analysis; and health inputs into humanitarian needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP).

5.Final report on outcomes and next steps on Strengthening of Health Information Unit and Establishment of National Health Observatory.




A Basic degree in Health Information Sciences andadvanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in the areas of Health information Management systems/Health informatics and Biostatistics Monitoring and Evaluation ofhealth programs, Public Health, or Epidemiology, Health Records Management ; Business or Public Administration, complemented by training in information management from an accredited/recognized institute.


Specialization in information management systems. Specific training in humanitarian response or information management in emergencies, monitoring of health programs

Asset\: Work experience with in training of staff on surveillance and epidemiology and use of ICD-10



At least 7 years of related experience in information management, monitoring, needs assessment, project management, data management and information dissemination in the public health sector or health development sector, at national and international levels, part of which in emergency management or humanitarian contextin leadership positions.Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.


Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in developing countries.


1. Teamwork;

2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;

3. Communication;

4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Functional Knowledge and Skills

·Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, negotiation skills.

·Advanced ability to design, manage, analyze and coordinate
complex information system projects, computer-based
applications and databases, web-based tools

·High level of analytical skills.

·Knowledge of programme management and functioning of WHO and the UN system is an asset.

·Demonstrated ability to interact in complex situations involving technical, cultural and political elements.

·Sound analytical and organizational skills.

·Demonstrated knowledge of information management during humanitarian crises, health clusters functioning, public health information services standards (PHSA, 4W, HeRAMS, HESPER, 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

Use of Language Skills

·Excellent knowledge of English.Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.

Other Skills (e.g. IT)

·Advanced use of MS Office, particularly spreadsheets, data
visualization and analysis tools, and databases

·Design and management of information systems,

·Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS)

·Skill in use of one or more statistical analysis programmes (e.g., EPI info, R, STATA, SAS, SPSS)


  • Remuneration – this is a P4 Level consultancy with a monthly remuneration of $8,490 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\:// Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
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  • 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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