Information Management Officer 14 views

Information Management Officer  (2003234)  
Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
Job Posting
Aug 11, 2020, 11:41:04 AM
Closing Date
Sep 8, 2020, 10:59:00 PM
Primary Location
EM/POL Polio Eradication
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 


The overall objective of the polio eradication initiative is to lead the global eradication partnership to interrupt the transmission of poliovirus worldwide, certify eradication, and eventually, stop the use of oral poliovirus vaccine and mainstream the polio eradication infrastructure and functions within the public health systems of the member states.


–>Provide technical support for surveillance data management, including the definition, development and deployment of the necessary data collection and validation processes, systems and tools.–>Maintain the AFP surveillance data management system and provide trainings and facilitation to build/strengthen capacity of country staff with regard to usage of the system.–>Support assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support mobile data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK)–>Synthesize data response to various requests for information about PEI programme operations; help define data governance protocols – Orient subject matter expertise to system development efforts.–>Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; promotional materials.–> Implement data governance and quality related activities–> Performs other related duties, as required.



Essential: University degree in science, mathematics, statistics, IT or relevant subject.
Desirable: Specialized training in supporting public health activities.


Essential: At least 5 years of relevant experience in health data management and database administration in industry and/or large public sector or university/academic research projects; with specific experience in providing analysis and reports for decision support.
Desirable: Experience in the Eastern Mediterranean region and/or with UN and/or international organization as well as with polio eradication programme data analysis and management.


Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in complex emergencies and outbreak response. Ability to identify issues, analyse health data and trends and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.Ability to conduct data collection and analysis using various methods.Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.

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.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic .


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2266 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • 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: 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

More Information

  • This job has expired!
Share this job
Organisation Information
Connect with us
Contact Us

All the world’s best Global Health opportunities. Register now.