Health Specialist (Data) , P-3, TA, 364 days, Kinshasa, DRC


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And we never give up.

For every child, Health

The main objective of the Health Specialist (Data) is to support the identified provinces in the capitalization of the acquired knowledge, the transfer of competence in polio response, systematic immunization, the preparation and implementation of polio and other epidemic responses. All these activities will be carried out with the aim of strengthening EPI vaccine management in an integrated manner.

How can you make a difference?  ToR Health specialist (Data) for Polio TA P3.pdf

Under the technical supervision of the Polio coordinator, the staff will perform the following duties and responsibilities which are not within the scope of the existing polio outbreak response team in DRC:

  • Build capacity of the provinces and high-priority provinces teams on data collection, analysis, and interpretation for polio data, gender, and misinformation management impacting outbreak response. This includes the development/update of tools and guidance, technical assistance, and online/in-country training.
  • Analyze available pre-campaign, campaign, and post-campaign data for consequential geographies and priority outbreak provinces in alignment with the global templates and including vaccine management data; Produce relevant analytical reports as required by the polio outbreak team.
  • Design tools and guidance for gender assessments in the country level and build the capacity of the response team on gender assessment in close coordination with gender focal points.
  • Compile and coordinate key performance indicators for vaccine management, SBC during outbreaks and routine.
  • Conduct more integrated analyses of all components of the health program and provide strategic guidance
  • Provide support for the collection, analysis and documentation of all immunization projects in relation to catch-up for zero-dose children, equity and gender.
  • Design and implement integrated digital data collection tools to optimize and improve on-ground reporting activities on outbreak and parallel epidemic responses, specifically focusing on social data misinformation, rumors, and campaign performance, including vaccine management data. Assess existing mechanisms on the ground to monitor and address misinformation and vaccine perceptions, assess mainstream media monitoring sources and partners in the country, and integrate polio program-relevant reporting into new activities
  • Create and implement a misinformation monitoring platform automatically aggregating reported data on misinformation and rumors along with real-time Web Listening data flows and providing real-time analysis and custom reports based on several criteria (district, source, channels, epidemic response segment)
  • Provide data management support to DRC GPEI data management working group and Rapid Response Team (RRT)/Incident Management Team (IMST) focusing on social data
  • Assist country in the design and analysis of rapid qualitative assessments.
  • Design training sessions and materials to support the training of trainers (TOT) on social data management for polio outbreaks
  • Provide ongoing maintenance and support to program managers on improving and updating the relevant dashboards
  • Document key activities, lessons learned, and best practices from outbreak response activities.
  • Support the organization of relevant outbreak response assessments, tracking recommendations, and following up on implementation.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  1. Education

Advanced University degree in Public Health, Science, Statistics, Economics and/or Social Science [Or have a university degree (Bachelor’s or Bac+3) with a minimum of eight years’ experience in Monitoring & Evaluation in Communication (SBC, C4D, Social Communication or IEC), Public Health or Social Science may be considered for the position].

  1. Work Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the field of Health and/or Immunization.
  • Expertise in the production and analysis of quantitative and social data for public consumption.
  • Experience in similar contexts as DRC.
  • UNICEF/UN knowledge on procedures and rules and regulations.
  • Experience working with non-governmental organizations or have worked in the health system.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or international organizations is considered as an asset.

3.  Language requirements

Fluency in French and good Knowledge in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

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