Health Information Management & Risk Assessment (HIM) Lead – (2203329) – WHO
|Organization:||World Health Organization|
|Job Title:||Health Information Management & Risk Assessment (HIM) Lead – (2203329)|
|Contractual Arrangement:||Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4|
|Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days):||One Year|
|Job Posting:||Apr 11, 2022, 8:18:07 AM|
|Closing Date:||Apr 25, 2022, 11:59:00 PM|
|Primary Location:||South Sudan|
|Organization:||AF_SSD South Sudan|
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Purpose of the Position
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, the incumbent will lead WHO’s information team and supervise the respective functional areas, at the country level. Provide authoritative advice to the emergency team on risk analysis, , strategic information policy, procedures and best practices, monitoring, information and data management. The incumbent will be deployed to emergency operations when required.
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective
The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
Summary of Assigned Duties
- Lead the team and be responsible for overseeing the work of the Information Management unit and/or coordinate the work of Information Management assets located throughout disparate units.
- Manage the timely and high-quality collection, analysis, production and dissemination of data/information. This includes response specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status), internal and external situation reports (SitReps), bulletins, rapid needs assessments, health risk assessments, and the Public Health Situation Analysis; and health inputs into humanitarian needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP).
- Lead the development of project documentation based on the overall strategy and plan, for use by the emergency leadership to mobilize resources.
- Continually adapt planning and project documents based on available information and revolving emergency situation, as required; this includes planning and management of human and material resources, expenditure, status of interventions and partner activities, progress towards achieving objectives, etc.
- Develop and improve field information management procedures at the local and regional levels to ensure that information management in the field provides the best possible functionality and usability to stakeholders
- Ensure inter-cluster communication and information sharing.
- Oversee and design field epidemiological surveys if/where needed, such as mortality and vaccination coverage surveys, with support from epidemiologists as needed.
- Build the capacity of team members and partners involved in the planning and data/information management process; provide ongoing technical guidance and training on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management.
- Facilitate strengthening of governance of health information systems, particularly in assessing state of health information systems, and supporting initiatives to address gaps in the capacity to generate, analyse and use health information for decision making; establishment and supporting data collaboratives for better use of existing health information resources’ and mobilizing resources for health information
- Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
- Competencies: Generic
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
- Ensuring the effective use of resources
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Functional Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills, negotiation skills.Advanced ability to design, manage, analyze and coordinate complex information system projects, computer-based applications and databases, web-based tools High level of analytical skills. Knowledge of programme management and functioning of WHO and the UN system is an asset.
Essential: An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in Information Management, Public Health, or Epidemiology; Business or Public Administration, complemented by training in information management from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Specialization in information management systems. Specific training in humanitarian response or information management in emergencies.
Essential: At least 7 years of related experience in information management, monitoring, needs assessment, project management, data management and information dissemination in the public health sector or health development sector, at national and international levels, part of which in emergency management or humanitarian context in leadership positions. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.
Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in developing countries.
Use of Language Skills
Excellent knowledge of English . Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
- Advanced use of MS Office, particularly spreadsheets, data visualization and analysis tools, and databases
- Design and management of information systems
- Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS)
- Skill in use of one or more statistical analysis programmes (e.g., R, STATA, SAS, SPSS)
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- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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