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International Consultant for Implementation of International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-11 and Certification of Causes of Death (MCCoD) in Angola


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Luanda
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-17

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, commonly referred to as the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-11, is the global standard classification for mortality and morbidity statistics. Such data, broken down by age, sex and cause of death, constitute the foundation of public health.

ICD-11 is designed to meet the needs of diverse users and the demands of information technology. One 1important innovation is the use of digital tools and platforms for support of coding, translation and testing and the presentation of ICD-11 for use in digital environments.

ICD-11 uses in 35 countries where it has already been implemented include causes of death, primary care, cancer registration, patient safety, dermatology, pain documentation, allergology, reimbursement, clinical documentation, data dictionaries for WHO guidelines, digital documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status and test results.

It is crucial to recognize the importance of developing unconventional methods at the community level to fill information gaps and strengthen national information systems in individual Member States to draw on Their experience in developing and applying community-based health information methods covering health problems, related risk factors, needs and resources.

To facilitate ICD-11 implementation in countries, AFRO has developed a package of ICD-11- based electronic tool for medical certification of cause of death embedded into DHIS2 that countries can adapt. This new tool will accelerate the implementation of ICD-11 in the countries. This tool provides an integrated framework for a standardized analysis and data visualization on deaths and causes of death.

The DHIS2 is implemented national wide in Angola. The country is also using Clinical Platform (SIGHOSP) for hospital management. With the support of partners, the country is working to ensure the interoperability between the two systems.

WHO Regional Office for Africa has received a request from the MoH of Angola to support the implementation of the ICD‐11‐based electronic tool for medical certification of cause of death within their electronic medical records and data reporting systems (Clinical Platform) to improve the quality and reporting of death and causes of death from hospital.

Objectives and tasks

The objective of the assignment is to support the implementation of ICD-11 and medical certification of cause of death (MCCoD) in Angola and provide technical support to the country for its implementation in all hospitals.

The Consultant(s) will perform the following tasks:

  1. Customize the ICD-11-based tools to be integrated to Angola’s hospitals platforms.

2. Support the piloting of the tool in selected health facilities.

3. Conduct the ToT workshop at National level for the implementation of ICD-11 in Angola.

4. Provide a final report summarizing the process and experience. The information should document the knowledge and develop step-by-step guidance for customizing the ICD-11-based electronic tools for MCCoD and the corresponding data forms and workflows integration used in Angola hospitals platforms.

The following are the key deliverables:

1. ICD-11-based tools for MCCoD customized and integrated into hospitals electronic reporting system.

2. The tool is fully functional in all piloted health facilities private and public.

4. Portuguese implementers and user guides are developed.

5. A final report summarizing the process and experience developed.

The consultancy is expected to be carried out in two months in Angola.

Educational Qualifications

Essential: A first level university degree in Medicine, Public Health, statistics, information systems, or related field.


Essential: At least two years of experience in ICD-10/11 and Medical Certification of Cause of Death and related health information systems implementation at national and international level.

Desirable: Previous satisfactory work with UN agencies in ICD10/11 implementation


Languages and level required

Essential: Portuguese

Desirable: Working knowledge of French or English.

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