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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT379
Title: NPO/Measles and Polio Laboratory Data Manager
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Longer Term
Date: 11 September 2013
Application Deadline: 30 September 2013 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Harare, Zimbabwe
Organization unit:
Inter-Country Support Team/ East and Southern Africa
To provide expertise and high-quality immunization services to all communities of the Member States of the African Region, in order to prevent morbidity, mortality and disability from diseases which are preventable through the optimum use of currently available vaccines and vaccines that become available periodically.
Description of duties:
1.Support the development and strengthening of sub-regional and National Monitoring and Evaluations Systems for Immunization and Vaccine Preventable diseases:
-Assist in developing Monitoring and Evaluation strategy, tools and promote standard reporting for Immunization and Vaccine Preventable diseases control Interventions;
-Assist to strengthen monitoring of National Immunization and Vaccine Research and Development Programmes;
-Assist in the design and analysis of Surveys (Household community and Health facility Surveys) in the sub-Region.
-Represent IST/ESA IVD Monitoring and Evaluation Team at sub-regional, national, sub-national meetings as required.

2.Develop and maintain easily accessible/user friendly databases to record and analyse data for monitoring surveillance indicators in the sub-region and contribute to the development of an integrated sub-regional Database System:
-Collect, clean and transfer data from National Health Information Systems, into the Composite database;
-Ensure quality and coherence of the information received through surveillance exercises and update databases accordingly;
-Provide regular feedback to countries and inter-country programmes on routine data quality issues;
-Update and consolidate data and files necessary to feed a Regional Integrated Database System;

3.Contribute to capacity building at inter-country and country level in data management including creation and maintenance of databases:
-Assist to strengthen the capacity of Ministries of Health Staff and other relevant institutions to create and maintain databases;
-Provide assistance to countries and inter-country teams in analyzing and interpreting collected data for reporting and decision making;
-Assist in the promotion of standard reporting of Immunization and Vaccine Research and Development information;
4.Contribute to the preparation of routine or ad hoc reports and Monthly feedback bulletins:
-Assist to develop the data analysis plans for Monthly feedback bulletins;
-Analyze data in consultation with supervisor and other team members for inclusion in the reports and for scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals;

5.Perform any other relevant duties as and when necessary within his/her technical competence.
Essential: University degree or Advanced Diploma in Informatics and Communication Technologies

Desirable: Training in public health data collection and management would be an asset
Ability to design and manage computer based applications and databases. Experience with Geographic Information System essential. Knowledge in at least one mapping software application
Essential: At least two years experience in health information systems and data management services

Desirable: Working experience with WHO would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language

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

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Selection in Progress

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