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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/FT234
Title: Technical Officer (Health Information)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 12 May 2014
Application Deadline: 2 June 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Honiara, Solomon Islands
Organization unit: WP_SLB Solomon Islands (WP_SLB) /
WP_SB5 Director, Health Sector Development (WP_SB5)
Health Information Evidence and Research (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 guidance and supervision of the WHO Representative and the Technical Officer (Health Systems Development and Health Care Financing), with support from the Division of Pacific Technical Support and other colleagues in the Regional Office, the staff member will perform the following:

1. Facilitate the technical preparations for initiating a programme to strengthen health information system (HIS) including preparations and conducting of country workshops in HIS.

2. Support Solomon Islands in conducting civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) situation analysis to identify gaps and set priorities for CRVS strengthening and guide the development of evidence-based strategies.

3. Assist in designing surveys questionnaires (household and facility), guidelines and training manuals.

4. Support technical programmes in reviewing and analyzing mortality and risk factor data using the WHO Global Burden of Disease tools.

5. Establish and sustain effective working relationships with regional and global partners and relevant stakeholders to improve the national health information systems by organizing country workshops in the area of death notification, certifications and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding.

6. Undertake other tasks and assigned duties as required.
University degree in Health Sciences or related fields. Master's degree in Public Health and /or information management an asset.
 Knowledge of the specific or technical area of public health;
 Ability to develop plans and proposals;
 Ability to establish harmonious working relationships as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct;
 Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to Member States.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Knowing and managing yourself
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork
At least 5 years of relevant work experience including at the international level in developing countries. Experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs an advantage.
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56 198 at single rate
USD 60 205 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 64.8 % 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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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Filled

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