Health Information Management (Team Lead)-(1802072)
Grade : P4
Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the-Kinshasa
AF / WHE WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)
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N.B : This vacancy is in English but Francophones are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be posted in both French and English speaking countries depending on their first language.
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 :
and health inputs into humanitarian needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP).
this includes planning and management of human and material resources, expenditure, status of interventions and partner activities, progress towards achieving objectives, etc.
Functional Knowledge and Skills
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.
Specialization in information management systems. Specific training in humanitarian response or information management in emergencies.
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.
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)