Health Information Officer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    $100,478 - $134,638 / YEAR
  • Job type:
    TEMPORARY
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Documentation and Information Management, Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    25/02/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to help countries coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

1. Improve and maintain easily accessible platform providing real-time, quality data on ongoing COVID-19 vaccination in South Sudan, allowing continuous monitoring and informed decision-making for corrective actions.2. Coordinate and facilitate any relevant training for MOH and NGO partners on data management3. Collect and share relevant information on COVID-19 vaccination data management through relevant Technical Working Groups (Data Management, Vaccination) dealing with vaccine-related issues as well as other partners and fora like the COVID-19 National Steering Committee4. Support the Ministry of Health with the strengthening of its Health Management Information System (HMIS) using DHIS2 through ensuring all WHO emergency database platforms (ODK, EWARS) have interoperability with and progressively integrated into DHIS2.5. Provide sustainable and tangible solutions to integrate COVID-19 vaccination databases with national HMIS as well as regional initiatives such as the EACPass.6. To support the generation of evidence to guide decision makers, through development of health policy briefs, documentation of good / best practices, writing bulletins on key events, and other methods for evidence sharing.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, Engineering, or other relevant area of expertise
Desirable: Diploma in Public Health

Experience

Essential: At least 5 years in data management
Desirable: Experience in working with relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.

Skills

1. Proven skills in capacity building2. Demonstrated knowledge of health sector activities in the context of emergency response3. Broad knowledge of Emergency programmers, policies and interventions4. Ability to work under pressure5. Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals6. Excellent presentation skills

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 64,121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3030 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an 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.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
    • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (

https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

    ) are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to

reasonableaccommodation@who.int

  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. 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.
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  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at shws@who.int.
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