Technical Officer-Surveillance and Data 779 views

Technical Officer-Surveillance and Data  (2001634)  
Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 2 years
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Job Posting

: Apr 15, 2020, 5:38:25 AM

Closing Date

: May 6, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: India-New Delhi

Organization

: SE/HPN Healthier Populations & Noncommunicable Diseases

Schedule

: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The goal of the regional noncommunicable diseases programme is to reduce preventable morbidity, avoidable disability and premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases in the South East Asia Region. To achieve this goal, a Regional action plan has been developed guided by a set of principles. The plan lists priority actions along four strategic action areas, one of which is surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and research. A global monitoring framework has also been developed and most of the Member States have also developed national monitoring frameworks as part of their national multisectoral action plans. WHO will work with Member States to strengthen their capacity to implement their M&E frameworks to monitor the level of implementation and impact of the key NCD policies and programs as well as use the trends data to advocate for more resources for prevention and control of NCDs.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the guidance of the guidance of the Director, Programme Management (DPM), direct supervision of the Director, Healthier Populations and Noncommunicable Diseases (HPN), the incumbent will:Collaborate with national and international agencies to facilitate implementation of periodic population-based surveys in the Member States including integrated NCD risk factor surveys (WHO STEPs Surveys), Global school health surveys, Global adult tobacco survey, and Global youth tobacco survey. provide operational, IT, training , analysis and logistic support for implementation of various NCD and tobacco surveillance related population surveys (e.g. STEPs, GATS, GYTS, or GSHS surveys) as and when requested by Member States. Most of the surveys in the Region are conducted using electronic android tablets. Incumbent will provide IT support for programming of survey questionnaires for electronic devices using appropriate software, install and setup of these devices as per the survey requirement, troubleshooting when the survey teams are in the field to ensure quality of the collected data. maintain and regularly update microdata repository through regular documentation of the data collected through various population-based surveys and uploading them in the repository. develop/maintain various web-based data dashboards and statistical databases to facilitate easy access to data in a usable form under various surveillance initiatives, including data on NCD, risk factors and other health conditions, as guided by supervisors.facilitate extraction and provision of NCD data to other departments/units in SEARO/HQ and the WHO country offices as and when requested under the overall guidance of the concern Regional Advisor.Conduct capacity building activities with aims to promote national and regional competencies for NCD surveillance system, including coordinating and building up capacity of designated agencies and institutions in the Region to support WHO’s work in NCD surveillance Provide technical support for GTSS activities related to budget, coordination of training workshops, and survey implementation and prepare, review, and monitor collaborative agreements, contracts on surveillance and research.Coordinate with international development partners on operation of surveillance activitiesPerform any other surveillance-related duties as and when required by the Regional Office.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 
Education

 

Essential: University degree in Demography/Epidemiology/Bio-statistics or related area or University degree in Information Technology.

 

Desirable: Advance university degree and/or advance training in specialized cloud-based data collection and data visualization softwares (e.g. ODK, Tableaux) and statistical tools/software (e.g. STATA, SPSS, SAS).

 
Experience

 

Essential: At least five (5) years of experience in coordination and management of data collection, analysis and surveillance activities including field work involving large-scale population-based health surveys and routine administrative databases including some years of international experience

 

Desirable: 1. Experience in managing national-scale surveillance programs/activities, large data sets and multiple indicators for NCDs surveillance in WHO and/or other UN agencies; 2. Knowledge and experience in epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors; 3. Experience for NCD surveillance work in international context

 
Skills

Demonstrated ability in supporting data collection including electronic devices (e.g. tablets, other hand-held devices) in large scale population-based surveys. Excellent and meticulous data management skills including presentation and extraction of data from different databases.

 

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Producing results

 

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of English.

 

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficient in MS Office Software applications, data analysis and technical presentations.

 
REMUNERATION

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 1671 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit www.who.int/careers to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will be tentatively be held in week starting XX XX 2020– XX XX 2020. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • 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: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
 

 

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The goal of the regional noncommunicable diseases programme is to reduce preventable morbidity, avoidable disability and premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases in the South East Asia Region. To achieve this goal, a Regional action plan has been developed guided by a set of principles. The plan lists priority actions along four strategic action areas, one of which is surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and research. A global monitoring framework has also been developed and most of the Member States have also developed national monitoring frameworks as part of their national multisectoral action plans. WHO will work with Member States to strengthen their capacity to implement their M&E frameworks to monitor the level of implementation and impact of the key NCD policies and programs as well as use the trends data to advocate for more resources for prevention and control of NCDs.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the guidance of the guidance of the Director, Programme Management (DPM), direct supervision of the Director, Healthier Populations and Noncommunicable Diseases (HPN), the incumbent will:Collaborate with national and international agencies to facilitate implementation of periodic population-based surveys in the Member States including integrated NCD risk factor surveys (WHO STEPs Surveys), Global school health surveys, Global adult tobacco survey, and Global youth tobacco survey. provide operational, IT, training , analysis and logistic support for implementation of various NCD and tobacco surveillance related population surveys (e.g. STEPs, GATS, GYTS, or GSHS surveys) as and when requested by Member States. Most of the surveys in the Region are conducted using electronic android tablets. Incumbent will provide IT support for programming of survey questionnaires for electronic devices using appropriate software, install and setup of these devices as per the survey requirement, troubleshooting when the survey teams are in the field to ensure quality of the collected data. maintain and regularly update microdata repository through regular documentation of the data collected through various population-based surveys and uploading them in the repository. develop/maintain various web-based data dashboards and statistical databases to facilitate easy access to data in a usable form under various surveillance initiatives, including data on NCD, risk factors and other health conditions, as guided by supervisors.facilitate extraction and provision of NCD data to other departments/units in SEARO/HQ and the WHO country offices as and when requested under the overall guidance of the concern Regional Advisor.Conduct capacity building activities with aims to promote national and regional competencies for NCD surveillance system, including coordinating and building up capacity of designated agencies and institutions in the Region to support WHO’s work in NCD surveillance Provide technical support for GTSS activities related to budget, coordination of training workshops, and survey implementation and prepare, review, and monitor collaborative agreements, contracts on surveillance and research.Coordinate with international development partners on operation of surveillance activitiesPerform any other surveillance-related duties as and when required by the Regional Office.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 
Education

 

Essential: University degree in Demography/Epidemiology/Bio-statistics or related area or University degree in Information Technology.

 

Desirable: Advance university degree and/or advance training in specialized cloud-based data collection and data visualization softwares (e.g. ODK, Tableaux) and statistical tools/software (e.g. STATA, SPSS, SAS).

 
Experience

 

Essential: At least five (5) years of experience in coordination and management of data collection, analysis and surveillance activities including field work involving large-scale population-based health surveys and routine administrative databases including some years of international experience

 

Desirable: 1. Experience in managing national-scale surveillance programs/activities, large data sets and multiple indicators for NCDs surveillance in WHO and/or other UN agencies; 2. Knowledge and experience in epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors; 3. Experience for NCD surveillance work in international context

 
Skills

Demonstrated ability in supporting data collection including electronic devices (e.g. tablets, other hand-held devices) in large scale population-based surveys. Excellent and meticulous data management skills including presentation and extraction of data from different databases.

 

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Producing results

 

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of English.

 

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficient in MS Office Software applications, data analysis and technical presentations.

 
REMUNERATION

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 1671 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit www.who.int/careers to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will be tentatively be held in week starting XX XX 2020– XX XX 2020. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • 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: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
 

 

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