Information Management Officer, Erbil, Iraq

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Iraq

City: Erbil, Iraq

Office: WHO Erbil, Iraq

Grade: NO-B

Closing date: Saturday, 24 October 2020

Information Management Officer

( 2003932 )

Grade : NO-B

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 1 Year (Subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)

Job Posting: Sep 30, 2020, 11:49:52 AM

The mission of the WHO’s HealthEmergencies Programme is to build the capacity of member states to managehealth emergency risks and when national capacities are overwhelmed to lead andcoordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provideeffective relief and recovery to affected populations.


1. Develop, analyze and disseminategeo-information related to preparedness, mitigation measures and emergencyresponse;2. Review population vulnerability as well as Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VRAM) activities in country;3. Communicate with partners and incountry hubs/UN/NGO/others to encourage data sharing in order to ensure using common standard baseline data and the availability and promotion of relevant baseline data;4. Contribute to the development of toolsfor data sharing to support all emergency related procedures, activities, andprotocols;5. Collect, analyze and disseminate data fortimely flow of health and non-health information to support decision makingprocesses in event of acute emergency as well as early recovery phase;6. Support the overall information management (collection and distribution) of emergency related resources throughvarious mediums including e-alerts and emergency dashboards.7. Technical support in operationalizingcountry-specific common data standards and promote them with partners using Geographic Information System (GIS), Geo spatial expertise and data managementwith special skills in District Health Information System (DHIS2).8. Compile, aggregate, analyze andmaintain inter-country information from WHO including contact lists, regional3W, Emergency Response Framework (ERF) performance monitoring, health indicator/situation/responsedata and Data Validation Reports (DVR).9. Develop Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) database including data update, collection and monitoring of health resources and services in the country



Essential: University degree in engineering, biostatistics,epidemiology, demography or computer sciences.

Desirable: Post graduate degree in information managementand/or geographic information systems.


Essential: A minimum of 2 years of working experience in spatial data analysis (ex. geographic information system integration, spatial interpolation, geographic/terrain analysis, image processing, mapping, GPS, geo-spatial related information technology, geo-statistics, remote sensing, etc.

Desirable: Experience in managing geospatial information during emergency and vulnerability analysis; Experience in health and urban riskrelated activity


-->Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of health information; -->Ability to conduct data collection and analysis using various methods;-->Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;-->Knowledge of programme management and functioning of WHO and the UN system is an asset;Knowledge of health situation analysis, biostatistics and / or epidemiology (including data collection, quality check, analysis), survey conduct, and management of datasets; Knowledge of International Classification of Diseases (ICD); International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and related classifications;Knowledge of health statistical informatics, indicatordevelopment, monitoring and evaluation and use of statistical and healthinformation products in supporting decision-making process.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 47,102 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Tags biostatistics computer science data analysis data collection data management data sharing demography early recovery geographic information geographic information systems health information image processing information management information systems information technology monitoring and evaluation programme management remote sensing spatial data urban risk

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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.