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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/IER/TA95
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 18 September 2013
Application Deadline: 9 October 2013 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
Within the Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, the GIS team aims to improve
access, quality and use of health data and statistics at global and country levels. The GIS team
coordinates and facilitates efforts in providing better access to and use of Organization wide
databases of core health statistics covering all priority health issues through WHO's Global Health
Observatory. In collaboration with global, regional and country partners, GIS provides support to Member States in strengthening monitoring and evaluation of health systems strengthening,
including the development /promotion of standards, tools, methodologies and capacity building
Description of duties:
1. Contribute to the further refinement of the service availability and readiness assessment tool,
including updating of questionnaires, indicators, analytical outputs and related training materials
and provide technical support and direction to countries for planning and implementation of the
survey methodology.
2. Contribute to the development of standard data quality assessment tools for health facility data working in close collaboration with programme and global partners on the harmonization of indicators and data quality assessment tools.
3. Provide technical support to regional and national institutions in strengthening capacity in data collection, analysis and data communication. This includes facilitating and providing technical support to multi-country and national level analytical workshops and facilitating training on data quality and service readiness
4. Provide technical backstopping support to Member States in building analytical capacity for analytical reviews of health system progress and performance and contribute to the development of best practices and guidance on production of annual health statistics reports.
5. Provide guidance on analytical reviews of health system progress and performance.
* Essential
University degree in mathematics or statistics.
Ideally a degree at an advanced (MA)-level.

*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220
- Advanced analytical skills and the ability to multi-task, identify and solve problems. - Demonstrated experience in using statistical software (such as SAS, Stata, R) and excellent knowledge of electronic data collection tools, including CSPro. - Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with senior officials and adapt to multi-cultural environments. - Excellent communication skills, with ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information. - Demonstrated experience in effective communication skills with proven ability to work with senior officials in the ministries of health and to adapt to multi-cultural environments.


*1. Producing results
*2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
*3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Knowing and managing yourself
5. Moving forward in a changing environment
* Essential
Minimum 5 years practical work experience in applied statistical analysis and communication of
results, with demonstrated practical experience working with countries in the application of tools and methods for assessing the reliability of facility data. Proven record in facility survey design and
implementation at country level, including experience in facility survey sampling methodology, use of electronic survey data collection and validation tools, and production of analytical outputs. Demonstrated experience in the development of technical training materials for data collectors and supervisors and in the facilitation of data collection and analytical workshops. Experience with the UN and/or international and or national public health statistics institutes.
Expert knowledge of English with an intermediate knowledge of French desirable.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Priority will be given to internal candidates.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56 091 at single rate
US$ 60 091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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.

Selection in Progress

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