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Data Assistant

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • 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: 2020-10-24

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Data Assistant PN:419524


To work with WHO Iraq Emergency team to improve the availability, quality and use of health information at the national and sub-national levels and to strengthen the evidence base at regional and global levels to monitor and reduce health inequalities.


Under the overall supervision and guidance of the HWCO Iraq and direct supervision of Technical Officer-Information Management The incumbent will perform the following duties:-->Registers and maintains updated data information on different projects database programmes through WHO database systems-->Enter various health and technical data into available databases; compilation, sorting and verification to ensure accuracy of data.-->Identification of data entry discrepancies by through comparing data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors in data files and inform the supervisor to enable timely corrections.-->Timely storage of data from the focal points, head of programs, respective parties or agencies. -->Establish and maintain of filing system appropriate for each technical project or programme. -->Track the workflow and monitor the progress of work and deadlines for programme documents and follow up with the partners to ensure timely and accuracy of reporting. -->Keep a repository of all the documents, technical papers and reports relevant to the programme/project.-->Responsible for all incoming correspondence and requests; compilation of background information and submission to the staff concerned; draw their attention to specific issues/problems as necessary, follow up with respective staff on timely reply to correspondence and queries.-->Analyse the data and share the results with relevant technical officer-->Update and maintain information databases, such as mailing lists, document tracking systems and reporting systems on the status and completion of technical projects and programmes.-->Train the health cluster partners on various mobile data collection process implemented in Iraq



Essential: Completion of secondary school education supplemented by training in Data analysis
Desirable: University degree or diploma on data management and or IT from an accredited institute.


Essential: At least 5 years of relevant practical experiences in database processing
Desirable: Work experience with UN organizations / agencies or international institutions


- Good knowledge of WHO rules, manuals, practices/procedures and routines.- Good filing and organizational skills. - Good analytical skills, multitasking and adaptability to challenging situations- Ability to translate routine correspondence. - Producing and delivering quality results in pressing situations and conflicting priorities.- Skills in organizing training programs in data collection and preliminary data processing-Keen attention to details, especially regarding data accuracy

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Setting an example

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of local language.
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 USD 23,992 (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: 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.

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