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Information and Data Management Officer - SSA

India (India)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: India (India)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-27

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The incumbent will be initially stationed at the prospective location. S/he could be posted anywhere in India as per the Project needs.

Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

WHO’s mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage (ii) health related sustainable development goals (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005) (v) increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

The South – East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India’s population of 1.3 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Maldives, Timor Leste, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Thailand), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.

Mission of the WHO Country Office for India

The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life of the 1.3 billion people in India by supporting the government in eliminating vaccine preventable and other communicable diseases, reducing maternal and neonatal mortalities, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing determinants of health, preparing and responding to health emergencies and strengthening health systems for UHC.

Within WHO Country Office (WCO), the Health Security and Emergency Response (HSE) team’s objectives are: to help India and its states build their capacity to manage health emergency risks and, when requested by the national/state authorities, to coordinate and support the health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to minimize the impact on the health of affected populations. HSE team directs all of the WCO work in health emergency risk management, with an all-hazards approach comprising risk reduction, preparedness, readiness, response and early recovery activities, and with a particular emphasis on the identification and mitigation of infectious hazards and risks.

The purpose of this position to strengthen HSE team’s functions in information and data management across the health emergency risk management cycle.

Description of Duties:

The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, Deputy Head of WHO Country Office for India, direct supervision of National Program Officer (High Threat Pathogens) and overall supervision of Team Leader (Health Security and Emergency Response). S/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:

  1. Support information and data management for HSE, seeking to improve information sharing between HSE and WHO internal/external collaborating units, and to strengthen access to information from other organizations through webpage, SharePoint, dashboard, etc.
  2. Verify data quality, identify gaps in health information management related to HSE, recommend corrective actions
  3. Assist in preparing project proposals, internal and external situation reports, bulletins, health risk assessments, health needs overviews, and strategic response plans.
  4. Determine the data information elements that are required internally and externally to support the emergency/event specific coordination and decision-making, design standardized methods of capturing and consolidating evidence-based health interventions and document lessons-learnt and best practices.
  5. Develop tools to harmonize data collection and processes across WCO and field offices to facilitate consolidation of information. Respond to specific information requests from the technical teams and partners, ensure dissemination of information and knowledge sharing with all partners.
  6. Support operational planning and reporting based on available information and evolving emergency situation, as required, this includes planning and monitoring progress of activities under HSE.
  7. Assist dialogues and initiatives regarding the development and management of emergency prevention, preparedness, recovery and response plans and initiatives within WCO and with national counterparts and other partners at the country level.
  8. Provide ongoing technical guidance and support on planning, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information management and dissemination.
  9. Manage the incident related databases including content, structure, file location, backup system, and support other activities related to incident data management.
  10. Undertake any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisors.

Qualification Required:

Education:

Essential: University degree in Medicine

Desirable: Post graduation in health sciences/public health or other allied fields.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from accredited institutions. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

• Communication

• Producing results

• Moving Forward in Changing Environment

• Knowing and Managing yourself

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset. Proficiency in computer applications, IT data management and ability to draft reports.

Experience:

Essential: At least two (2) years of professional experience in the area of health informatics, data management, epidemiology, surveillance and control of communicable diseases in UN and/or other international organizations.

Desirable: Working experience in health crisis and emergency setting at national level.

Additional Information:

Monthly remuneration is INR 189,616 taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he could be posted anywhere in India as per the project needs.

The Information and Data Management Officer is a national of the country (India) in which he/she is to serve, is recruited locally and is not subject to assignment to any official station outside the home country. Only Indian Nationals should apply.

The incumbent should contribute to ensuring high professional, ethical, and institutional standards of the Organization. S/he should also meet professional conduct expectations, and basic universal norms of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and lawful behavior. This includes compliance with the above, including ability to: perform within existing organizational structures and governance; adhere to WHO's processes; demonstrate gender and cultural sensitivity; demonstrate respectful and constructive interpersonal communication; perform as a team player; and demonstrate due diligence.

Those who are interested may wish to go to following link and apply:

http://www.who.int/careers/en/

This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions.

Monthly remuneration is INR 189,616 taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he could be posted anywhere in India as per the project needs.

The Information and Data Management Officer is a national of the country (India) in which he/she is to serve, is recruited locally and is not subject to assignment to any official station outside the home country. Only Indian Nationals should apply.

The incumbent should contribute to ensuring high professional, ethical, and institutional standards of the Organization. S/he should also meet professional conduct expectations, and basic universal norms of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and lawful behavior. This includes compliance with the above, including ability to: perform within existing organizational structures and governance; adhere to WHO's processes; demonstrate gender and cultural sensitivity; demonstrate respectful and constructive interpersonal communication; perform as a team player; and demonstrate due diligence.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco

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