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Project Officer

Brazzaville (Congo Republic)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-06

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The overall objective of the Cluster is to provide leadership and action in supporting Member States to improve their access to, and coverage of, quality, essential health services for malaria, vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and selected Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), including Buruli ulcer (BU), (GWD), leprosy, Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), snake bite envenoming (SBE) and others. The Cluster achieves this through leading a comprehensive, integrated, multi-sectoral response to TVD, engaging with regional, economic communities, donors and implementing partners; providing normative guidance to Member States for the development, implementation and monitoring of policies, strategies and plans for addressing TVDs; improving through technical assistance and capacity building the following: epidemic preparedness and elimination of targeted TVDs; systems for disease surveillance, analytics and knowledge translation including at sub-national levels; data generation and utilization of strategic information for effective programme management and service delivery, including shaping the regional, research agenda for the implementation of national policies, strategies and plans and reporting on trends and progress towards national, regional and global targets for addressing TVDs.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:--> Establish new surveys in the Open Data Kit (ODK)-based system;--> Establish SQL-based data visualization platform, Metabase to review data and identify data entry errors or logical errors;--> Work with field teams to resolve issues identified by the data;--> Establish the Metabase system to produce outputs that will be posted on the ESPEN NTD Portal, such as, format data to the Epidemiological Reporting Form (EPIRF);--> Provide training and support for the ESPEN Collect app (Android based), mobile phone equipment, and access and use of the Metabase project website;--> Support national programs to download data for storage in national databases;--> Design a web-based application/platform which serves as a central repository of all data, information, and reports on PC-NTD; --> Design, develop and maintain data exchange interfaces and mechanisms with external partners and data collection focal points;--> Contribute to resource mobilization and advocacy activities in support of the implementation of WHO and AFRO Resolutions in collaboration with EPG, ORD and WCOs;--> Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others, as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree in health, analytics, computer science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or related field.
Desirable: .Specialized training in cloud data warehouse technologies and business intelligence tools preferred.

Experience

Essential: --> A minimum of two years of relevant international and national professional experience in web-based application development and data management;--> Proven experience working on NTD data at national or international level; --> Experience of establishing a mobile data collection platform.
Desirable: --> Work experiences that are diverse, incorporating private sector, NGOs, other UN, or governmental Health related agencies will be an advantage;--> Experience working in developing countries.

Skills

--> Extensive knowledge and skills in project management and strategic planning;--> Ability to build capacity in various aspects of programme management;--> Good knowledge of project management as applied to disease control programmes;--> Organisational and Analytical skills;

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
Desirable:
The above language requirements are interchangeable.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2648 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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://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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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