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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT438
Title: Technical Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One (1) year
Date: 12 August 2014
Application Deadline: 2 September 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/HSS Health Systems and Services (AF/HSS)
 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:
 Strengthen country information and knowledge systems In the framework of the African Health Observatory:
 Strengthen how the evidence base is organized to inform policies and strategies, and to monitor health progress, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed-upon goals;
 Support Member States to develop and strengthen evidence support for the management of health systems;
 Provide integrated support to Member States for health systems data generation, analysis, dissemination and use it to plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of national health systems;
 Support the strengthening of national capacities in knowledge acquisition, generation, sharing, dissemination and use, including web-related activities.

Description of duties:
The incumbent will provide technical expertise and coordination for:

1. Developing, maintaining and applying contemporary methodologies, particularly the scorecard methodology focusing in integrating priority diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and mother and child health problems (as developed by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance in the ALMA Scorecard for accountability and action), to present periodic status reports;
2. Support Member States in the development of country led scorecards;
3. Identifying, in collaboration with countries and technical experts, key indicators on priority diseases that could be presented in Scorecards;
4. Compiling accurate data that are thoroughly validated scientifically, in consultation with national health authorities;
5. Supporting the management of regional and national health observatories data repository including scorecards;
6. Ensuring that the data warehouse contains validated data and that appropriate data quality assurance techniques are applied;
7. Communicating with the national health information system network and country focal points in respect of gathering and providing data and evidence in support of the national planning process;
8. Contribute to the preparation/publication of periodic or ad hoc bulletins and reports;
9. Carry out any other relevant duties as required from WHO and ALMA.

Essential: Post-graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, demography, statistics, data management, or computer technology

Desirable: Training in Health Information System, health Observatory development.
Demonstrate excellent skills in data collection, processing and analysis, in health statistics; in strategic health interventions and services; in research design and implementation; demography; epidemiology; planning, monitoring and evaluation. Capability to interact with senior level government officials. An ability to work with people of various cultural backgrounds and to provide technical leadership, organization, programme management and performance evaluation.

Proven ability to use standard office software packages, database and Geographic Information System software. Conversant with common IT software including collaborative platforms.

WHO Competencies:
1) Promoting innovation and organizational learning.
2) Setting an example.
3) Creating an empowering and motivational environment.
4) Driving WHO to a successful future.

At least 7 years at national and/or international level in the field of applied statistics and publishing of statistical data for national and international organizations.

Demonstrable analytical skills experience in previous work; Experience in applied statistics, epidemiology, demography and health Observatory. Experience in Integrated database development and knowledge of statistical packages such as SPSS and STATA. Working experience with WHO or other UN agencies. Experience in developing countries.

Excellent knowledge of English or French with a good working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67611 at single rate
USD 72605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 74.1 % 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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