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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT380
Title: Senior Technical Assistant (position no. 348455)
Grade: G7
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years (post of limited duration)
Date: 12 September 2013
Application Deadline: 21 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EM Eastern Mediterranean (EM) /
EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO)
Health Information and Statistics (HIS)/Department of Information, Evidence and Research (IER)
To work with Member States to improve the availability, quality and use of health information at country and sub-national levels and to strengthen the evidence base at regional and global levels to monitor and reduce inequalities in health.

Purpose of the Position:
Under the supervision of Coordinator/HIS, TA/HIS will perform technical and procedural tasks which involve extract and verification of health related indicators from various sources for summary statistics and analysis. Extract upon request cause-specific mortality, risk factors and burden of disease statistics from reports or global/regional databases, and conduct statistical analysis and graphical presentation using packages such as STATA.
Description of duties:
Organizational context:
The incumbent will be working under the general supervision of Coordinator/HIS while priority and policy initiative are determined by Director/IER, DPM and RD. The incumbent plans steps and completes assignments independently for further verification by COR/HIS. Considerable judgment is involved to determine appropriate methods for conducting statistical analysis and preparing graphical presentation while adapting and applying available statistical tools.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
Under the overall supervision of the Coordinator/HIS, TA/HIS will:

1. Analyze available in-house and online accessible databases to produce summary statistics in tabular and graphic formats with interpretations as requested by Technical Units or Member States using appropriate statistical techniques.

2. Extract necessary information from relevant sources and validate data reported in technical papers submitted for review by department or other technical units for preparation of reports and presentations.

3. Use statistical packages such as STATA to conduct trend analysis, comparison and correlations of aggregated or individual data.

4. Extract cause-specific mortality, risk factors and burden of disease statistics from reports or global data bases for in-depth country or regional analysis as requested by the unit or other departments.

5. Follow up with Member States on reporting of cause-specific mortality using the WHO standard tools and liaise with HQ on the quality assessment of ICD coding for causes of death.

Achievement Activities Include:
- Timely production of required statistics to be used in preparing country profiles, technical reports, presentations and regional trends analysis.
- Participate in the design of data capturing forms for routine and non-routine health information system.
- Compile mortality statistics, life tables from Member States for technical review.
Essential: Graduation from secondary school, supplemented by courses in statistics or mathematics and economics.

Desirable: University degree in Statistics, Epidemiology, or Econometrics is an asset.
1) Producing results.
2) Moving forward in a changing environment.
3) Fostering integration and teamwork.
4) Communication in a credible and effective way.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Thorough knowledge of statistical techniques.
- Knowledge and skills in preparation of statistical data based on information from various sources.
- Excellent analytical and presentation skills.

IT Skills:
Knowledge of computer system, particularly database and statistical applications.
Essential: At least seven years of progressive administrative experience, part of which in the preparation of statistical data or statistical analysis.

Desirable: Experience with health statistics and measurement of various health indicators.
Very good knowledge of English and Arabic.
Additional Information:
This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons residing within the local commuting area.
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interviews and tests, if applicable. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
EGP 134742 (subject to deductions) at single rate

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

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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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