von Walter Hämmerle
Closing date: Friday, 25 May 2018
Health Information Management (Team Lead) - ( 1802072 )
Grade : P4
Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration : 12 months
Job Posting : May 11, 2018, 2:51:07 PM
Closing Date : May 25, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location : Nigeria-Abuja
Other Locations : Congo, The Democratic Republic of the-Kinshasa
Organization : 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.
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.