World Health Organisation (WHO) Careers – National Professional Officer/ African Health Observatory and Real Time Strategic System (rSiS)

Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Grade: NO-B
Reports to: WHO
Representative
Vacancy Notice No.:
NPO/UGA/2014/08
About WHO:
The World Health Organisation
(WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United
Nations system.  WHO is responsible for
providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research
agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy
options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing
health trends.
Job Summary: The
incumbent will actively coordinate all technical work associated with the
African Health Observatory (AHO) in the country and enhance the country’s
capacity to use relevant data and evidence in health sector management
processes and decision making, through the management of the AHO Platform, the
real-time Strategic information System (rSiS), the development and application
of health management information systems and technology, strengthening national
health information systems, and proper use of information communication
technologies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Under
    the general supervision of the WHO Representative and the guidance of the
    Regional Adviser African Health Observatory and the Technical Officer for
    Statistics and Database Management in the Disease Prevention and Control
    Cluster, the incumbent will serve as the AHO and rSIS country Focal
    Person.
  • He/She
    will also coordinate all inputs to the AHO and National Health Observatory
    (NHO), participate in the network of AHO Focal Points, support the
    National Health Information System and contribute to the development of
    the comprehensive integrated analytical country health profile.
  • He/She
    will contribute to the collection of data in the country, coordinate data
    reviews, analysis and interpretation of collected data for reporting and
    decision-making, coordinate data validation to ensure compliance with data
    quality requirements before uploads in the rSiS, and contribute to the
    training of staff and partners on the use of data for decisionmaking
    through the rSiS and AHO Platforms in the country.
  • Coordinate
    all inputs to the AHO and NHO including data gathering, development of the
    country integrated analytical health profile and networking with AHO Focal
    Points;
  • Offer
    technical support to the National Health Information System through
    adaptation and
  • development
    of data quality norms and standards, training of national staff on data
    quality issues, establishing and sustaining effective working
    relationships with national, sub-national partners and relevant
    stakeholders;
  • Significantly
    contribute to the validation of health related data to ensure compliance
    with data quality requirements before uploads in the real-time Strategic
    Information System (rSiS);
  • Contribute
    to capacity building of country staff and partners through training in the
    use of data for decision making through the rSiS and AHO Platforms;
  • Contribute
    to data quality audits in the country;
  • Offer
    regular feedback to the ministry of health, research institutions,
    national and sub-national partners generating and sharing data for
    decision making;
  • Manage
    the contribution of the country to national, WHO country office, Regional
    and Global information products;
  • Perform
    any other tasks as will be guided by the Regional Adviser (AHO) and the
    Technical Officer (Statistics and Database Management)
  • Perform
    other duties assigned by the WHO Representative.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)
    Career should hold a University degree in Health Information Management or
    Statistics or Biostatistics or Applied Mathematics or Computer Science
  • Hold
    a Postgraduate qualification in epidemiology or public health
  • Additional
    training in data management.
  • A
    minimum of five years of relevant work experience in developing and
    managing health information system
  • Past
    experience in gathering, recording, validating and reporting of health
    related data from multiples sources;
  • Good
    understanding of complex database structure and management
  • Working
    experience with WHO or other UN Agency would be an asset.
  • Good
    IT Skills
  • Sound
    knowledge of Statistical Packages such as SPSS, STATAor SAS etc.;
  • Sound
    knowledge of Geographic Information Systems such as ArcView, ArcGIS,
    Maplnfo or HealthMapper
Languages required: Excellent knowledge of English (written and
spoken) and working knowledge of French or Portuguese.
Personal Competencies:
  • Producing
    results
  • Communicating
    in a credible and effective way.
  • Fostering
    Integration and team work.
  • Ensuring
    the effective use of resources
  • Building
    and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Setting
    an example.
  • Promoting
    WHO’s position in health leadership.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
work in the United Nations’ World Health Organisation should send their
applications accompanied by detailed updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of
certificates, diplomas and testimonials which should be addressed to:
The WHO Representative, 60
Prince Charles Drive, P.O. Box 24578 Kampala, Uganda
N.B: Only shortlisted candidate
will be contacted.
Deadline: 9th January, 2015

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