Roster of consultants â Data Analyst
Purpose of consultancy
To establish a roster of consultants to contribute to the development and implementation of the tools/initiatives of the evidence and analytics for health security (EHS) unit, Health Security Preparedness department of the World Health Organization (WHO), in close collaboration with other units/teams and offices of WHO.
With a focus on health analytics and evidence application for health security preparedness, the consultant will work in the following area:
- Evidence generation on outcomes and impacts of health security preparedness through data analytics.
The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme is to build Member States' capacity to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.
The objectives of the Health Security Preparedness (HSP) department include the monitoring and evaluation of country preparedness capacities, the planning of country capacity building and the implementation of IHR and non-IHR data to generate evidence for preparedness strengthening.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a tragic loss of lives and livelihoods, worsening inequalities. It is threatening to reverse progress made towards achieving health-related SDGs and the Triple Billion targets. The pandemic has also revealed that countries must be contribute toed to implement priority actions for preparedness, including through the application of the WHO Benchmarks for IHR (2005) Capacities.
Analyzing the wealth of IHR and health security data drawing from both IHR data and non-IHR data provides powerful insight into the critical gaps and priorities of a country, and it guides the crucial policy and strategic decisions that ensure effective prevention and preparedness for health emergencies and meeting the GPW target of 1 billion more people better protected. The Evidence and Analytics for Health Security (EHS) unit of the department of Health Security Preparedness (HSP) is responsible for implementing health systems for health security framework, WHO Benchmarks for IHR capacities, health security preparedness research and development, dynamic preparedness metric, health security analysis, documentation, and preparedness economics to strengthen health security preparedness of Member States.
The Consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:
- Deliverables: Data analyses related to health security preparedness:
- Provide technical expertise/guidance to EHS unit by identifying, collecting and consolidating data related to health security preparedness.
- Develop strategies, tools and methodologies for quantitative and qualitative analysis, using health and non-health data sets and big data for health security and emergency preparedness to generate and publish analytical reports.
- Contribute to the implementation of dynamic preparedness metric by providng feedback, data support and technical advice.
- Conduct outcome and impact analysis of preparedness capacity.
- Develop and disseminate training package on analytics, modelling and/or forecasting to help contribute to countries, WHO offices and partner organizations.
- Develop reports and presentations - Country Profiles, Regional Profiles, EB and WHA, GPMB and other relevant dashboards and reports.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology, health system and health policy, statistics, computer science, health economics, and health-related sciences or a related field.
Training in emergency/disaster preparedness and response, or epidemiology.
- At least five years of relevant experience with applied data analysis and evidence generation with an international development organization, academic institution, or private sector.
- Demonstrable work experience of increasing involvement and responsibility with data analytics.
Experience working with UN systems or international organizations or in multi-cultural/national teams.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and sensitivity to a political and cultural issue.
- Proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to write clearly and concisely in English.
- Expertise in writing code for Stata, SAS, XLSTAT, Matlab, or R.
- Solid understanding of relational databases, in particular modern databases.
Demonstrated knowledge of health security and IHR (2005) in particular, complemented by skills in epidemiology, health emergency preparedness and response and health system assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, scientific writing in a public health emergency and/or disaster context.
Expert knowledge of English.
Intermediate knowledge of other UN official languages.
Home based – Off-site.
The Consultant may be requested to travel during the assignment.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Band level B: USD 7,000 - 9,980 per month.
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
- 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
- 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: https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mission-onu-geneve/en/home/manual-regime-privileges-and-immunities/introduction/Manuel-personnes-sans-privileges-et-immunites-carte-H/Non fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html.
- The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the selection process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for consultancy assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a consultant contract. There is no commitment on either side.