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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/TASR31
Title: NPO / AHO Platform / Web Assistant( 2 positions)
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Six (06) months
Date: 1 July 2013
Application Deadline: 16 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/HSS Health Systems and Services (AF/HSS)
African Health Observatory
Strengthen the evidence base to inform policies and strategies, and to monitor health, including progress towards the MDGs and other internationally agreed-upon goals, through the African Health Observatory;
Support Member States in building capacity to improve the availability, quality and use of health information and evidence
Support Member States to adopt and implement policies and strategies for knowledge management,
Support Member States to adopt and implement eHealth policies and harmonisation strategies;
Support the strengthening of WHO's capacity in knowledge acquisition, generation, sharing, dissemination and use, including AFRO web-related activities
Description of duties:
1.Assist in incorporating statistics from the AFRO data warehouse within the Wiki platform;
2.Assist in the collection, processing and update of country analytical profiles on the Wiki platform;
3.Carry out AHO AFRO website content updates;
4.Assist collaborative work of the networks and working groups;
5.Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Observatory portal and AFRO Web;
6.Carry out AHO portal content updates;
7.Carry out all other duties required to ensure the Observatory portal/AFRO Web is functioning optimally on the AFRO network ;
8.Handle all the day-to-day linkages between the AHO portal and the Global Health Observatory;
9.Effectively implement any other functions and responsibilities assigned by AHO and HSS.
Essential: University Degree (or equivalent) in Content Management, and/or advanced degree in Information Science and other knowledge related fields.

Desirable: Post graduate diploma or professional certification in informatics.
Extensive knowledge of Web development tools.
Demonstrate excellent skills in Wiki Platform development;
Good knowledge of content management.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
Proven ability to maintain and establish excellent interpersonal working relations and to work with competing priorities under pressure;
Conversant with common IT software including Content Management tools.
Essential: At least 5 years practical experience in informatics through direct work experience in developing countries; Proven ability to work as an effective change agent in diverse organizational settings. Previous experience working with WHO or other multilateral/bilateral agencies is critical.

Desirable: At least five years work experience in Africa and/or in least developed countries. Substantial experience in informatics, application in public sector context.
Excellent knowledge of French with a good working knowledge of English; knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
at single rate

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

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