Current Job Vacancies at The World Health Organization,14th May,2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

 

Job Title: Health Information Management (Team Lead)
Ref No: 1802072
Location: Abuja
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 12 months

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

  • 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.

Organizational Context

  • Reporting to the WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead and under the leadership of the Head of WHO Country Office, the incumbent acts as an advisor to the WHO emergency team on data and information management activities, enabling the development, implementation, and monitoring strategies that maximize the individual and collective impact of WHO throughout the full cycle of the emergency, in the country of deployment.
  • S/he will engage with the local authorities, UN partners and non-health actors to establish strategic partnerships in respect of multi-dimensional information management processes.
  • The present position under WHE (which is a single programme across the Organization) may be relocated to another duty station, including at Regional or Country level, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

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.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Education Qualifications
Essential:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in Information management or 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.

Experience
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 or French (depending on the country of assignment).
  • 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)

Competencies:

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;
  • Communication;
  • Team work

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 25th May, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: Clerk/Typist
Ref Id: 1801973
Location: Lagos
Grade: G3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months

Job Description
Under the supervision of the Administrative Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Manning of the main telephone lines, Screens, places/receives and transfers calls to their intended destination.
  • Receives and screens visitors coming into the office, responding to routine  enquiries.
  • Types correspondence, documents and reports from plain copy,forms,handwritten or rough draft materials for programme offices, reviews  and corrects capitalization, spelling and punctuations with word processing (MS Word).
  • Maintains correspondence logs, updates the staff telephone directory, carries out task for production and distribution of reports, scanning of documents for email transmission.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Qualifications
Education

  • Essential: Secondary school certificate combined
  • Desirable: formal secretarial training

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 5 years’ experience on basic office secretarial work
  • Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral International Organizations in the country is an Advantage.

Skills:

  • Must be familiar with MS Windows applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities

WHO Competencies:

  • Producing results
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Good knowledge of English and a local language.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 22nd May, 2018.

 

Additional Information

  • The deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.
  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

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