Information Management Officer
Mission and objectives
The mission of WHO in Myanmar is the attainment of the highest possible level of health by the people of Myanmar. In order to provide effective support, the WHO country office leverages the three levels of the Organization: to focus support where it can make a difference; to place the right people in the right places; to engage partners effectively; to enhance communications, and to improve operational intelligence. Priorities of WHO WHO’s general programme of work (GPW) sets medium-term priorities and strategies of the Organization. The World Health Assembly in May 2018 is expected to approve the 13th general programme of work, covering the period 2019–2023. It encompasses a set of three interconnected strategic priorities, strategic shifts and organizational shifts, as well as 10 outcomes to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. The three strategic priorities are: Universal health coverage: 1 billion more people benefitting from universal health coverage Health emergencies: 1 billion more people better protected from health emergencies Healthier populations: 1 billion more people enjoying better health and well-being Additional Information WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
The UNV assignment will be part of the WHO Country Office for Myanmar, Health Cluster and Humanitarian Structure. The mission of the Health Cluster is to collectively prepare for and responds to humanitarian and public health emergencies to improve health outcomes of affected populations in Myanmar, through timely, predictable, appropriate and effective coordinated health action. The Cluster operates in 6 core functions which are: support to service delivery, assessment and public health information, planning and health response strategy, M&E of health response, building capacity and advocacy. Myanmar has activated its Health Cluster in Rakhine and Kachin in January 2013 and countrywide in August 2021. The Public Health Information Service (PHIS) Standard https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/standards-for-public-health-information-services is activated and expected to deliver with health cluster activation. Conceptually, the PHIS are grouped into the following three domains of information: - Health Status and Threats for affected populations - Health Resources and Services Availability, namely information on preventive and curative health services, infrastructure, personnel and supplies provided by health authorities or other actors, as well as the degree of access that affected populations actually have to those services. - Health System Performance, namely information on the sheer output, coverage, utilization and quality (or effectiveness) of health services available to the crisis-affected population. The PHIS Toolkit assembles guidance, templates and best-practice examples for each core, additional and context-specific public health information service, as outlined in the PHIS standards. The Toolkit also includes additional general tools and resources to support information management functions in activated Health Clusters – https://healthcluster.who.int/our-work/task-teams/information-management-task-team/public-health-information-services-toolkit.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Health Cluster Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Information Management Officer will: • Support the timely and high-quality collection, analyses, production, and dissemination of PHIS data/information. This includes response specific information (who, what, where how many, how quickly, current status), Health Cluster situation update and bulletins, rapid needs assessments, health risk assessments, and the Public Health Situation Analysis; and health inputs into humanitarian needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP). • Support 3W/4W/5W and list of partners, establishing communication with partners, and UN partners and existing workspace owners and contributors: identifying data system needs, information and contact gaps, improving the display and dissemination and supporting workspace owners. • Contribute information to the drafting of all relevant planning documents including project proposals, appeals, reports, dashboards, etc. • Aggregate and maintain inter-country information from WHO and partners including contact lists, performance monitoring, health cluster indicator data, health cluster situation data, health cluster response data. • Perform basic geographic analysis for maps and other reports (such as dashboards, Bulletins, etc). • Undertake inter-agency initiatives, particularly with OCHA, related to information management, seeking to improve information sharing between institutions, to strengthen access to information from other organizations and clusters, and to contribute to inter-sectoral dashboards and reports • Design field assessment and epidemiological surveys if/where needed, such as rapid assessments, and capacity surveys. • Provide ongoing technical guidance and training, to the team members and partners involved in the planning and data/information management process; on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management. • Provide health cluster partners with information management technical skills (data management, visualization, mapping etc.) depending on the need’s challenges, including capacity building on the Public Health Information Management Toolkit. • Prepare and report monthly updates to be shared with the Health Cluster Partners, and with the Health Cluster Coordinator. • Undertake field mission activities in targeted areas to support Health Cluster and Public Health Information Systems (PHIS) in the assessment of provincial-level priorities/needs. • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
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