TECHNICAL OFFICER, HEALTH DATA AND INFORMATICS (HDI) (AFRO/14/FT197)

28 July 2016
 
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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT197
 
Title: Technical Officer, Health Data and Informatics (HDI)
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two (02) years
 
Date: 17 April 2014
 
Application Deadline: 15 May 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
 
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/HSS Health Systems and Services (AF/HSS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
Strengthen the evidence base to inform policies and strategies and to monitor health including progress towards the MDGs and other internationally agreed upon goals Through the African Health Observatory.
Support Member States in building capacity to improve the availability, quality and use of health information and evidence
Support Member States to adopt and implement policies and strategies for knowledge management including eHealth
Support the strengthening of WHO's capacity in knowledge acquisition, generation, sharing, dissemination and use, including AFRO web-related activities
Assist Member States in establishing and using National Health Observatories in support to the management of health systems

Description of duties:
1. Provide technical expertise in
- the development and maintenance of the AHO Portal;
- the incorporation of statistical data, and analytical profiles on the AHO Wiki platform and AHO Portal;
- the development of the AFRO Integrated Data Warehouse;
2. Facilitate networking and collaborative work within the AHO Portal;
3. Support the establishment & development of National Heath Observatories (NHOs) in AFRO Member States;
4. Assist in strengthening country capacities to develop information products for sharing in AHO Wiki and Portal;
5. Support the identification and sharing of country best practices on health information, evidence and knowledge management;
6. Manage AFRO's support to countries to adopt and implement eHealth policies and strategies, including strengthening country capacities;
7. Contribute to the Regional coordination of eHealth activities with WHO partners;
8. Effectively implement any other functions and responsibilities assigned by AHO and HSS.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Post-graduate degree in Information Management, Geographic Information Technologies; and/or in Information Science and other knowledge related fields (demography, statistics,.).

Desirable: Training in Health Information Systems and/or Health Observatory development. Training in leadership and management, informatics and project management. Knowledge in leadership, management and pedagogy.
Skills:
Proven experience to function within multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams. Extensive knowledge of the theory and practice in Health Information Systems, Health Observatories, health statistics and data analysis of strategic health interventions and services, health facility surveys; demography; planning, project management; monitoring and evaluation; Web development tools and Data base management systems. The incumbent should also demonstrate excellent skills in content/data management, Wiki platform development; good knowledge of information management. Ability to work with people of various cultural backgrounds. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship. .
Experience:
Essential: 7 years of practical experience at national and international levels in data/information management systems with progressively responsible experience in development of health information & knowledge management systems. Extensive direct work experience in developing countries. At least 5 years of experience at international level with multilateral/bilateral agencies.

Desirable:. Substantial experience in developing health observatories, Information systems, eHealth strategies and applications, knowledge management planning and application in public health sector context.; Experience in applied statistics, geographical systems and demography. Working experience with WHO would be an asset
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English or French and working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67 611 at single rate
USD 72 605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.3 % 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.

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