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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/MHI/FT424
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 7 October 2013
Application Deadline: 28 October 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
MBD - Mortality and Burden of Disease
The overall objective of HSI is to enhance the availability and use of sound health information at
country, regional and global levels. The emphasis is on improving country level availability and use
of health information, with a focus on countries with limited health information and high mortality.
Description of duties:
1) Create and manage frameworks for analyzing, collating and updating programme data for the Global Health Observatory and the World Health Statistics annual publication, including monitoring of
health-related Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).
2) Independently manage the production of the World Health Statistics and MDG report in multiple working languages for dissemination during the World Health Assembly.
3) Undertake developmental work for data quality standards, protocols and country systems. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with counterparts in WHO regional offices to ensure coherence and consistency in data analysis and dissemination.
4) Compile, analyse, and synthesize information on mortality and causes of death,including writing and running statistical code.
5) Contribute to WHO review and clearance request process for estimates; all estimates for disease, risk factors and program coverage are cleared by HSI, involving careful review and providing comments as necessary.
* Essential
First level university degree in a quantitative discipline.
For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220
An advanced degree with relevant public health, health information or statistics content
1) Experience in quantitative analyses of health indicators. 2) Expert knowledge of Tableau and
advanced skills in programming in Stata and R statistical software application.3) High level of
proficiency in use of other data management and visualization tools such as Access and Excel. 4) Experience in the preparation and publication of major reports in print and web formats. 5) Good capacity for team work.
*1. Producing results
*2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
*3. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
* Essential
A minimum of 5 years' experience in analyzing and/or management and dissemination of
population statistical data, of which at least one year at the international level. Significant
experience in data warehouse development with emphasis on collection and validation. Skills in
data analysis and presentation, including relevant software. Experience in the preparation and
publication of major reports in electronic and print formats.
Experience in working with international organizations, preferably within WHO and/or other UN
Expert knowledge of English with beginner's knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$56091 at single rate
US$60091 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

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