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Data Manager

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Opportunity Deadline

03/01/2024

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Job Description

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Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Country: Brazzaville, Congo
  • No of vacancies: N/A
  • Salary: USD 64,121
  • Organization: WHO
  • Gender: Both 
  • Deadline:  2024-01-03

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The incumbent is assigned of the following: Leadership on disease control coordination, partnerships and resource mobilization through: Contributing to the development, update and maintenance of electronic routine immunization and Surveillance databases and support the automation and generation of customized reports including weekly, monthly and quarterly bulletins and annual reports. Coordinating data collection and analysis to determine timeliness and completeness of countries data and provide suggestions for any new and/or innovative tools that improve data collection and warehousing activities. Facilitating partnerships and networks for immunization data management and analytics in the subregion Development of WHO disease control technical products, services, and tools through: Collaborating closely with other Data Managers in the UCN Cluster on the development, monitoring, and revision of data management policies, SOPs and practices to improve, maintain and ensure data integrity and a cohesive approach, in line with WHO/AFRO policies Providing technical support in the area of data management, monitoring and evaluation tools for VPDs surveillance and outbreaks preparedness and response by providing feedback, reports and capacity building on data management and programme reviews in the region. Generation of analytics-driven strategic information for disease control agenda setting and interventions tailoring through: Facilitating development and deployment of functional e-platforms including operational manuals, for subnational stratification of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and annual disease control agenda setting and investments guidance (publication of respective country annual disease outlook with district disease profiles);Facilitating development of common geo-registers and metadata and harmonization of current multiple data platforms as necessary; Facilitating provision of advanced analysis support to UCN Teams in the data processes and as relevant to other clusters in the Regional and Country offices; Strengthening the capacities of UCN Teams in the data-to-action processes; Assembling global ancillary data (climate biodiversity, genomics, socio economic etc.)Supporting disease and health programme teams to implement analysis for subnational tailoring of public health interventions in countries; Facilitating development of annual disease outlook reports that implement country deep dives aligned with the African Health Observatories and various WHO global reports; Facilitating community surveys, programme reviews. Technical support and institutional capacity building for disease control support through: Facilitating country capacity building for use of analytics to drive diseases control agenda setting and guide investments including use of triangulated data on disease occurrence (incidence and mortality), interventions coverage, health services access, and determinants information for disease stratification and tailoring of national policies and operational responses in member states; Facilitating country capacity strengthening for country surveillance systems; Facilitating data collection, quality control and management for publication of insightful reports and information; Supporting automation and generation of customized reports weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual Facilitating capacity building formational data managers aimed at improving data quality including tools including DHIS2, ODK, Arc-GIS, Power BI ensuring proper collection, analysis, recording and feedback. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: First university degree in informatics, health statistics or computer science, preferably with a specialization in database development and management
Desirable: Additional training in, or a good understanding of, public health data collection and IT practices.

Experience

Essential: At least five (5) years ‘experience in data management, analysis and management of electronic information, statistics and/or information technology, identification of user requirements, system development and maintenance, ideally related to epidemiological data collection and management and/or knowledge of local public health practices with a minimum of 3 years inclusive at the international level in low and/or middle-income countries.
Desirable: Experience or understanding of WHO/AFRO practices in data, IT and procedures, or other intergovernmental agencies or the UN system and knowledge of national and regional networks. Good understanding of heath related databases.

Skills

Excellent organization, technical and analytical skills together with extensive knowledge of data analysis tools; Sound judgement and the ability to resolve issue related to data management problems in the proactive manner; Broad knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical statistical techniques and knowledge of research methods and technical and techniques; Proven communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to explain technical issues with tact and diplomacy; Track record of keeping abreast of available technology; Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Knowing and managing yourself
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 64,121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2736 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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