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National Information Management Officer (Multiple positions and locations in Yemen)

Sanaa (Yemen)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-29

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1. BACKGROUND

Purpose of the Position
Within the context of the WHO Country Office and health emergencies the incumbent will support the development and implementation of the information management activities for the collation, tracking and analysis of relevant intelligence and information related to Country Office programmes and health emergencies.


2. JOB DESCRIPTION


To build and lead a dynamic network of data sharing across WHO and outside partners dedicated to the health cluster response.

Organizational context:


Under the direct supervision of Information Management Officer and under the overall guidance and leadership of the Technical Officer and Head of WHO Country Office, the incumbent is accountable for the data and information management activities for Country Office programmes and health emergencies in the country. S/he will interact with the local authorities, and counterparts in other UN partners, NGOs, and non-health actors to support strategic partnerships in respect of multi-dimensional information management processes.
Summary of Assigned Duties
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Support the collection, analyses, production and dissemination of data/information. This includes supporting the response specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current Position Description - Professional 2 status), internal and external situation reports (SitReps), epidemic 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).
2. Aggregate and maintain inter-country information from WHO and partners including contact lists, performance monitoring, health indicator data, health situation data, health response data
3. Participate in the basic geographic analysis for maps and other reports (such as dashboards, SitReps, etc).
4. Upon delegation provide information sharing between institutions, to strengthen access to information from other organizations and clusters, and to contribute to inter-sectoral dashboards and reports
5. Participate in field epidemiological surveys if/where needed, such as mortality and vaccination coverage surveys
6. Provide information management input into the planning and data/information management process; on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management.
7. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

3. RECRUITMENT PROFILE:


Competencies: Generic

• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Producing results
• Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Functional Knowledge and Skills

• Sound skills in the area of information management, data analysis, and statistics
• Demonstrated ability to design, manage and analyze 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.

Education Qualifications:


Essential
First level university degree in information or data management, computer sciences, statistics, applied math, public health, or a related field.

Desirable
Specialization in information management systems. Specific training in humanitarian response or emergency information management.

Experience
Essential At least two years of related experience in information management, monitoring, and data analysis.

Desirable
Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in developing countries.

4. USE OF LANGUAGE SKILLS
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.
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.

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Purpose of the Position
Within the context of the WHO Country Office and health emergencies the incumbent will support the development and implementation of the information management activities for the collation, tracking and analysis of relevant intelligence and information related to Country Office programmes and health emergencies.
2. JOB DESCRIPTION
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective
To build and lead a dynamic network of data sharing across WHO and outside partners dedicated to the health cluster response.
Organizational context
Under the direct supervision of Information Management Officer and under the overall guidance and leadership of the Technical Officer and Head of WHO Country Office, the incumbent is accountable for the data and information management activities for Country Office programmes and health emergencies in the country. S/he will interact with the local authorities, and counterparts in other UN partners, NGOs, and non-health actors to support strategic partnerships in respect of multi-dimensional information management processes.
Summary of Assigned Duties
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Support the collection, analyses, production and dissemination of data/information. This includes supporting the response specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current Position Description - Professional 2 status), internal and external situation reports (SitReps), epidemic 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).
2. Aggregate and maintain inter-country information from WHO and partners including contact lists, performance monitoring, health indicator data, health situation data, health response data
3. Participate in the basic geographic analysis for maps and other reports (such as dashboards, SitReps, etc).
4. Upon delegation provide information sharing between institutions, to strengthen access to information from other organizations and clusters, and to contribute to inter-sectoral dashboards and reports
5. Participate in field epidemiological surveys if/where needed, such as mortality and vaccination coverage surveys
6. Provide information management input into the planning and data/information management process; on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management.
7. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

3. RECRUITMENT PROFILE
Competencies: Generic
Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required (See WHO competency model - list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.)
• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Producing results
• Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Functional Knowledge and Skills
Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
• Sound skills in the area of information management, data analysis, and statistics
• Demonstrated ability to design, manage and analyze 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.

Education Qualifications
Essential
First level university degree in information or data management, computer sciences, statistics, applied math, public health, or a related field.
Desirable
Specialization in information management systems. Specific training in humanitarian response or emergency information management.
Experience
Essential At least two years of related experience in information management, monitoring, and data analysis.
Desirable
Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in developing countries.

4. USE OF LANGUAGE SKILLS
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.
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.

REMUNERATION
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,349 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same or lower level or on different contractual modality.
• 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://www.whed.net/. 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.
• For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
• WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
• WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
• This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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