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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/FT101
Title: Assistant (Data Management)
Grade: G5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 26 February 2014
Application Deadline: 12 March 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit:
WP/IER Health Information, Evidence and Research (WP/IER)
To enhance the capacity of Member States to use relevant data and evidence in health sector management processes and decision making, through the development and application of health management and biomedical information systems and technology, strengthening national health research systems, and proper use Information Communication Technologies.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision and technical guidance of the Team Leader, Health Information, Evidence and Research (IER), the incumbent performs the following functions:

1. Within Western Pacific Regional Office's Health Information and Intelligence Platform (HIIP) framework, consolidates health and health-related data from Western Pacific Region's Ministries of Health and other relevant sectors, WHO Representative Offices, Regional Office technical units, technical agencies, and other secondary sources;

2. Performs data validation procedures and liaises with Regional Office technical units and technical agencies to ensure the reliability and quality of data in the HIIP integrated database;

3. Oversees the development of metadata and management of the WHO Indicator and Measurement Registry for HIIP indicators;

4. Assists in the collaboration between IER team and Regional Office technical units for the development and application of standards, information technology tools and solutions for data integration, sharing and exchange;

5. Assists in the assessment of HIIP contents, web features and functionalities, and development of health themes and dashboards under the HIIP framework;

6. Assists in data consolidation, validation, visualization, and analysis for the development of country profiles, meeting reports and other technical documents;

7. Provides assistance to the work of the Standing Committee on Health Information on the clearance process for data collection tools originating from the Regional Office and Headquarters;

8. Responds to data requests from technical agencies, researchers and other data-users; and

9. Performs other related duties as required.
Equivalent to graduation from secondary school with training in data management, statistical analysis and research. University degree in the field of information technology, data management, statistics or public health is an asset.
Thorough knowledge of data processing and management processes with good grasp of data quality issues. Ability to conduct descriptive and comparative analyses and to interpret trends and other statistical results. Ability to develop appropriate data visualizations, to learn and use business intelligence softwares, and to assist the development of technical documents. Ability to establish work priorities and timelines. Results-oriented and possesses good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to act with tact, diplomacy, discretion, and respect for confidentiality. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
Five years experience in data processing, database management and application of statistical methods. Experience in statistical analysis and technical writing an asset.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Additional Information:
Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting areas of the office. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
PhP 503 478 at single rate

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

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