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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT126
Title: Clerk Statistics (Local recruitment)
Grade: G4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year - Extra-budgetary position expressly established for a limited duration of one year. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
Date: 4 April 2013
Application Deadline: 25 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Cancer Information (CIN)
The Cancer Information (CIN) Section at IARC is responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information concerning the global cancer burden. In order to achieve this objective, CIN Section works closely with and provides support to cancer registries around the world and, in particular, seeks to increase capacity for cancer registration in low- and medium-resource countries. Alongside the use of cancer registry data in the production of online global cancer statistics tools, incorporated into the CancerMondial website (, CIN Section is responsible for developing and training in CanReg5, an open source tool to input, store, check and analyse cancer registry data. CanReg is the predominant registration software used by cancer registries in developing countries.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision and guidance of the First-level Supervisor within CIN, the incumbent is expected to perform the following tasks in accordance with the objectives of the Section:

 Preparation of incidence, mortality and population data materials from routine sources (e.g. Cancer Registries, WHO etc.) for descriptive analyses; quality assurance of the data;

 Statistical analyses of incidence and mortality data including time trend analyses and predictions;

 Complete documentation of the data management, quality checks and statistical analyses undertaken

Other related duties as assigned by supervisor include:

 Development of Stata programs to ensure systematic analyses of routine data;

 Development of Stata programs to enable improved visualisation of key indicators via mapping tools;

 Liaison with internal and external collaborators on specific projects;

 Teaching assistance on ad hoc courses including the IARC Summer School (module 1);

 Ad hoc consultancy on data quality aspects and statistical methodology.
Graduation from secondary school with scientific orientation or equivalent followed by subsequent specialized training and possesion of diploma in computer sciences and/or statistics or related discipline (BTS, DUT or equivalent).

Additional qualification in epidemiology or biostatistics (e.g. CESAM or equivalent) would be an asset.
Good knowledge of statistical packages STATA and SAS for data management and analysis, as well as Excel and Access.
Ability to manage large datasets and quality assure their content.
Ability to perform descriptive epidemiologic analyses, preparing graphs, tables and maps based on analysis of routine data.
Ability to fully document all procedures of data acquisition, management, analysis and presentation.
Good communication skills.
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team and to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
At least four years' experience in statistical analysis and data management.
Good knowledge of English or French with working knowledge of the other.
Additional Information:
This recruitment is restricted to candidates residing up to a maximum of 50 kms from Lyons.

Salary: per annum Euro 34,861, net of tax.

This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex.
WHO/IARC is committed to workforce diversity.
WHO/IARC has its own Staff Health Insurance and Pension plans and is not part of the French Health Insurance ("SÚcuritÚ Sociale"), the French Pension system or the French unemployment benefit agency ("Assedic").

Any appointment/extension is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and WHO Manual.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interview and test.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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