World Health Organization
Data Manager – POLIO SSA – (2307796)
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
Job Posting: Aug 25, 2023, 6:27:25 AM
Closing Date: Sep 8, 2023, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Mozambique-Maputo
Organization: AF_MOZ Mozambique
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NPO/ SSA consultant data manager WHO Health Emergency WHO Mozambique
The purpose of the post is to provide technical support to the WHO Country Office, WHO polio Emergency and to Ministry of Health and provincial level on data management that will assist for regular decision making and action.
- To provide technical support to enhance early warning/disease Surveillance for timely detection and response to on-going emergencies (IDSR diseases, natural disasters (flooding, cyclone, malnutrition and other disasters) on regular data collection, analysis, interpretation, sharing and mapping of health partners.
Descriptions of duties
Under the supervision of the WHO Representative (WR) and the direct supervision of the WHE cluster in Mozambique, the consultant will have overall responsibility of supporting the data analysis and mapping on planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of IDSR diseases/conditions and emergencies in the country. He/She will be the focal point of WHO’s Health Emergency support to the country.
- Facilitate and support the collection, compilation and analysis of data sets for polio and IDSR in the country,
- Monitor the data quality including cleaning, validation, verification, standardization and keep records on the timeliness and completeness of data collection
- Make sure the system generate data and information and shared to I and WHO Country office,
- Prepare a consolidated daily and weekly report to the GPE, WHO Country office;
- Prepare a presentation on findings of report, analysis, maps and graphs for regular briefing od surveillance and emergency data to Health Cluster and other coordination meetings;
- Support capacity building on training and upgrading the skills of nationals including provincial and district surveillance focal persons,
- Participate in the weekly epidemiological bulletin production, conference call and share updates on polio and IDSR activities in the country,
- Support the GPEI and WHO country office to do analysis and mapping of spatial health data relevant to health security and emergencies preparedness and response,
- Support efforts aimed at building the capacity of WHO country office staff in areas of data analysis and interpretation, application of geospatial and mobile technologies, and mapping,
- Participate and assist in the design and analysis of surveys and best practices at country level,
- Conduct any other tasks/assignment authorized by polio group and WR.
- Essential:- A degree in Medicine, Nursing, social sciences and other health sciences/public health public health, medical laboratory, environmental sanitation or in a discipline related to emergency and disaster management from a recognized institution.
- Desirable:- Training in surveillance and immunization databases is essential. Training on surveillance, mass vaccination and communicable disease outbreak response would be an asset.
- Essential:- 10 years of relevant experience in data management for surveillance and immunization system is essential. Experience in the response of an outbreak of polio or other vaccine preventable diseases such measles, yellow fever and other health emergencies would be an asset. Field experience in public health case-based surveillance and immunisation response activities at sub-national level would be an asset
- Desirable:- Experience with in WHO or another UN agency or an international partner supporting data management for polio or other vaccine preventable diseases would be an asset.
- Computer skills
- Obligatory: MS word, Excel, Power point,
- Added advantage: Analytics such as ODK based tools.
- Language (Speak and write)
- Portuguese is essential
- French is an added advantage
The POLIO Database programme is essential.
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