National Professional Officer (EPI Information Manager)

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JOB DETAIL

Position Title: National Professional Officer (EPI Information Manager)

Position Number: 419121

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To reduce childhood morbidity and mortality attributable to vaccine preventable diseases by implementing routine and supplemental immunization medical activities for children and women of childbearing age in accordance with established technical guidelines. To support vaccine preventable disease surveillance.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  1. Regularly extract EPI data from DHIS2 and check for completeness and quality2. Participate in conducting data cleaning and coordinate with DHIS-
  2. focal persons to improve EPI data completeness and overall quality.
  3. Review immunization data received from districts, and implement data quality improvement plan for EPI programme
  4. Participate in monitoring EPI performance of districts through use of appropriate indicators and periodic feedback mechanism.
  5. Work with districts in planning expansion of EPI fixed center and making them functional to increase service delivery capacity and decrease reliance on outreach service delivery.
  6. Work with state, regional EPI and districts in equity analysis and provide technical assistance in increasing service delivery in low coverage areas.
  7. Be responsible for producing periodic reports analyzing up-to-date EPI data using verified population figures and administrative structure.
  8. Collect and analyze data in outbreak investigation.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree preferably in data management related fields (computer, communication and electronics).
Desirable: Training certificate from a recognized institute in using a variety of software programmes and datamanagement programmes.

Experience

Essential: At least one year of experience in designing and management of data bases and data warehousing.
Desirable:

– Experience in designing and development of data collection and management tools for communicable disease surveillance and.

– Experience in using GIS tools and statistical software.

– Experience with WHO software applications.

Skills

Demonstrated knowledge in communicable disease surveillance with background on biostatistics.

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, methodology and techniques of designing data management tools.

Excellent knowledge in analysing vector borne diseases data particularly communicable diseases.

Excellent capacity for conducting training.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Competency link to add in the requisition on stellis: http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 29,564 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • 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.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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  • 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.
    •    Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:
    (a) Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated;
    (b) All required details regarding your qualifications, education and training are provided;
    (c) Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
Mogadishu, Somalia
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