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Consultant - Analysis of COVID19 or influenza related data


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-28

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Purpose of consultancy

The Consultant will analyze COVID19 or influenza related data, identify new ways to collect data, follow up with data providers, create dataflows to harmonize and standardize data, assist in analysis and create outputs on the data for users.


The World Health Organization is carrying out surveillance of COVID19 and other respiratory diseases. One of the objectives of this surveillance is to collect, collate and analyze the virological and epidemiological data to be able to give a global overview of the situation. All this data is managed in a data warehouse. While data reporting through the countries is ongoing, there are also publicly available data that we would like to leverage, triangulate and analyze in conjunction with already collected data. Continuous data management and follow up, as well as the regular analysis of the data and adaptation/development of outputs are essential to obtain good information for public health decisions.


Output 1: Acquisition of new data (1.2.22-31.12.22)
Activity 1.1: Identify data sets that are available and would add benefit to the analysis
Activity 1.2: Make this data available to be analysed in conjunction with other datasets

Output 2: Visualizations/analysis of the data (1.2.22-31.12.22)
Activity 2.1: Develop visualization of the data
Activity 2.2: Develop analysis of the data

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


Minimum First University degree in IT development, health science, statistics, data management or a related discipline that includes quantitative methods.



Up to 5 years of relevant experience in data management, data mining, data visualization and analysis. Experience with health data. International experience an asset.



Computer literacy: word processing; data management and analysis software. Knowledge in R, SQL Server and XML, PowerBI and Shiny

Languages required:


Expert knowledge of English


Home based – Off-site.


No travel

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


Band level A – USD 3,955 – 6,980 per month

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):


Expected duration of contract:

11 months.

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Consultants working in Switzerland must register with the applicable Swiss cantonal tax authorities and social security authorities, within the prescribed timeframes (Guidelines issued by the Swiss Mission are available at: fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html
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