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Data Scientist


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-08


Mission and objectives

The World Health Organization serves as the directing and coordinating authority for public health within the United Nations system. WHO seeks to promote health, ensure everyone can attain the highest level of health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable through partnerships, people and countries.


The UNV is to provide technical guidance to the Immunization, Vaccine preventable diseases and Polio Transition (IVP) unit in DCD/EMRO to manage, analyze and visualization data through online dashboard on VPD surveillance and immunization in order to monitor progress and guide decisions, including corrective actions.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Unit Head, IVP or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the National UNV Specialist will: • Provide technical support to the VPD surveillance information systems in terms of database management including content, structure, relational integrity, file location, backup system, and documentation; • Desk reviews of VPD surveillance and sub-national routine immunization data and VPD outbreak data of all countries in the region, coordinate data collection from the EMR countries for the annual WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form (eJRF) for the year 2023 (data of 2022); • Harmonize regional measles/rubella surveillance database based on the data received from EMR countries; • Automation development/modification of analysis scripts and maintenance of the real time/online measles and rubella surveillance dashboard ; • Support virtual meetings with relevant national program surveillance focal points and WHO country office staff to assess data collection system and tools, reporting, management, and analysis activities; • Build the capacity of the technical staff to create and maintain databases from multiple data sources and support data visualization using Power BI and/or other appropriate tools. • Provide all necessary support in the management, analysis, and presentation of data for the advisory meetings conducted by IVP/EMRO. Results/expected outputs: • As an active WHO team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to WHO/EMRO and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: 1. achieving universal coverage, 2. protecting people from emergencies, 3. making sure that people enjoy better health and well-being. • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment; • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

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