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Technical Officer (Health Services Performance Assessment)


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Technical Officer (Health Services Performance Assessment)

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Organization: WHO
  • Deadline: 2023-11-30
  • No of Vacancies: N/A


  • Lead the analysis of projects using quantitative and qualitative techniques to inform Member States and the Organization’s technical entities on the global situation of service delivery as a critical component of primary health care.
  • Assure the generation of high quality analytical reports, charts, tables, figures, presentations and other materials (including manuscripts, publications for printed and/or online dissemination, presentations, factsheets, etc.) tailored towards different audiences based on the interpretations of the conducted analyses;
  • Oversee the collection, processing and organization of necessary input data (structured and unstructured), utilizing data from other IHS and WHO teams, surveys, and country data sources;
  • Manage large data sets from a variety of data sources using programming skills, data analysis tools, and statistical software, including Excel, SQL, Python, R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, and others;
  • Contribute to the development of standards and tools to strengthen country data and capacities to assess and monitor health services performance.
  • In response to technical support requests and inclose collaboration with regional counterparts, provide technical expertise to countries in conducting analytical health reviews of progress and performance.
  • Contribute to other analytical efforts across the Organisation, including SDG monitoring, UHC and PHC monitoring.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in international public health, social science, or related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, demography, health economics, biostatistics, statistics, monitoring and evaluation from a recognized university.


  • Doctoral degree in health statistics, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research.



  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in health measurement, epidemiology, health statistical analysis, monitoring and evaluation at the national and international levels.
  • Proven experience in applying research methodologies and statistical techniques (e.g., regression models, time series analysis, probability distribution models, etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply complex analytical techniques to public health issues using large data sets from various sources.
  • Demonstrated experience in the production of evidence based policy briefs, summaries and health reports at global and or regional levels.


  • Expert knowledge and skills in using analytical software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, and coding languages such as R, and Python.
  • Expertise and skills in health situation analysis.
  • Applied knowledge of data visualisation tools such as Tableau, PowerBI an asset.
  • Experience in managing large and complex data sets.
  • Ability to engage and communicate effectively and diplomatically with external partners; commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in the programme areas.


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