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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/IVB/FT512
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 19 November 2013
Application Deadline: 10 December 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
The mission of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) is to work towards a world in which all people at risk are protected against vaccine preventable diseases, through work in two major areas: accelerating innovation, maximizing access and linking with other programmes. The objective of the Expanded Programme on Immunization Team (EPI) is to maximize access to high quality immunization services, strengthen surveillance systems, and establish links to other interventions. This is done through: developing policies, strategies and tools and providing standardized resource materials and expertize in relation to immunization activities, surveillance and control of vaccine preventable diseases and links to other interventions; gathering, analyzing and disseminating evidence and information to guide policies and strategies to monitoring progress and impact, and to communicate the value of immunization, providing global oversight of demand of vaccines, supplies and equipment; and establishing and participating in global partnerships to support national programmes.
Description of duties:
1. Update and maintain information systems for the Strategic Information Group (SIG): Oversee data collection on immunization data. Coordinate with regional offices and UNICEF the data collection process. Review incoming data and perform data cleaning and data validation. Identify queries and discrepancies with the data and follow-up with regional offices for clarification. Maintain a system for receipt, review, update, analysis, and archiving. Prepare standard summary analysis and produce summary tables, maps and charts.
2. Update indicators for the Global Vaccine Action Plan: Consolidate data from different data sources for GVAP indicators. In collaboration with the Decade of Vaccines Project Monitoring Officer, perform standard analysis for the required annual reports. Perform ad hoc data analysis for meetings, reports and scientific publications.
3. Update and maintain the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) country-level database: Review reports, technical documents, and national plans of action relevant to MNT elimination; interpret and extract national and district-level information from these documents into the information system. Produce summary tables, graphs, maps based on analysis of the data in the MNT database. Provide information for publications of MNT-related documents (newsletters, WER etc.).Respond to ad hoc requests by analyzing and summarizing data and produce power point presentations for WHO and UNICEF external meetings.
4. Analysis of epidemiological and programmatic information: In close collaboration with other staff in the department perform epidemiological analyses. Monitor programmatic progress at global regional and national levels. Monitor surveillance system performance at global, regional and national levels.
5. Maintain the immunization/monitoring internet and intranet website: Update text, graphics and maps on the immunization and monitoring website in consultation with responsible officer(s). Liaise with other teams/departments to ensure the website conforms to WHO standard. Develop a system for tracking information flow from Strategic Information Group web focal persons, and ensure web pages are updated on a regular basis.
6. Provide technical assistance to regional and country offices: Provide technical support to member states and regional offices to improve immunization data quality. Participate in regional and national review of immunization data.
University degree in social sciences or equivalent.
For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.

Post graduate education in public health, health statistics or related sciences, or equivalent.
Formal or on-the-job training in advanced computer applications in particular MS Excel, Access and Geographic Information System Software is required. Data input skills, demonstrated ability to use Excel or other software to enter, manipulate and analyze data, ability to use ArcView to produce statistical thematic maps, experience in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc), WHO applications (Intranet and Webit), ability to work in multicultural environment. Excellent communication skills, with ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present detailed factual information clearly.Good understanding of immunization programmes and at least three years of experience in immunization data management and analysis.

WHO competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Knowing and managing yourself
At least two years of experience in WHO with sound knowledge of the Organization and its rules, regulations, procedures, practices, as related to the work and experience working in data management and graphic presentation of data. Experience in managing/updating web pages.

Experience working with partner agencies such as UNICEF and the GAVI Alliance, and ability to work effectively with counterparts at national and international levels. Good understanding of WHO standard operational procedures of data presentation in printed and electronic publications and maps.
Expert knowledge of English and French.
Intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
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)
USD 46,730 at single rate
USD 49,821 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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