United Nations WHO Jobs – National Professional Officer – Public Health Informatics at World Health Organisation

Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/15/TASR31
Grade: NO-C
About WHO:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating
authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It 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.
About WHO Programme:
World Health Organization supports strenghening and harmonising
national and regional eHealth efforts, contribute to strenghening
implementation of international Health Regulations using eHealth approaches,
enhance strategic information (SI) generation and use, and contribute to
building national capacity for eHealth and SI use.
Job Summary:  The WHO
National Professional Officer- Public Health Informatics will support Ministry
of Health and partners as a Technical Advisor responsible for strengthening the
public health information management in Uganda
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support the health sector,
    working with the eHealth technical working group, to strengthening
    national efforts in eHealth/HIS as well as planning, development and deployment
    of appropriate information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enable
    eHealth platform to monitor outcomes of Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
    and promote integration with HIV/AIDS activities.
  • Strengthening ICT infrastructure through
    supporting implementation of the health technology framework for the
    health sector.
  • Works closely with the Inter country
    support team of WHO and ECSA, strengthening regional efforts in health/HIS
    as well as planning development and deployment of appropriate information
    and communication technologies (ICTs).
  • Strengthening exchange of health
    information systems efforts within East African to strengthen regional and
    cross-border surveillance informatics agenda.
  • Strengthen IHR implementation using health
  • Technically support further development of
    DHIS 2 and mTRAC.
  • Support data analysis to inform health
    sector performance.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Health
    Organization (WHO) career placement should have attained basic training in
    computer science, IT, or related discipline, that demonstrates the ability
    to perform the duties and responsibilities as described i.e. a Master’s
    Degree in Public Health Informatics or related fields. Possession of a
    Masters in Public Health or health services management will be an added
  • A minimum of five or more years’
    experience in Health Information Management with a reputable organization
    with acceptable evidence of knowledge, competence and contribution to the
    organization’s goals.
  • Competent in use of computer applications
    including spreadsheets, Ms Word, Powerpoint, EPIINFO and statistical
    analysis and mapping software.
  • Working knowledge of various data
    management packages such as EPI Info, SPSS, STATA, MS Excel, or SAS.
  • Languages:
    Proficiency in written and spoken English, Knowledge of French would be an
    added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health
Organisation (WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store
their personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-Recruitment
website below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.
NB: All applicants are encouraged to apply
online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before
the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
Deadline: 22nd April 2015
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