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VMAM Code COGR000088-6593

Data Management Officer

International Specialist
Brazzaville (COG)
01 July 2020
24 months
29 March 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Reporting to the Head, WHO Country office or Technical Cluster Director, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Manage databases including content, structure, file location, backup system.
  • Collect collate, manage and analyse data from all partners; aggregate the relevant health related information such as mortality and morbidity, location of hospitals, primary health care units, other health care facilities, etc. and transform it into narrative text, maps and graphics to enable strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Aggregate and maintain information from technical teams, field offices and partners including contact lists, event specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status), health indicator data, health situation data, health response data, etc.
  • Develop tools to harmonize data collection and processes across WCO (WHO Country Office) and field offices to facilitate consolidation of information. Respond to specific information requests from the technical teams and partners, ensure dissemination of information and knowledge sharing with all partners.
  • Provide country-specific and aggregate intercountry information to the relevant WCO websites, manage email boxes and share points, as required.
  • Provide technical expertise during interagency initiatives, related to information and data management, seeking to improve information sharing between institutions, to strengthen access to information from other organizations and clusters, and to contribute to intersectoral dashboards and reports.
  • Verify data quality (completeness, timeliness), identify gaps in health information management, recommend corrective actions and prepare relevant documents to include in project proposals, internal and external situation reports, bulletins, health risk assessments, health needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP), etc.
  • Participate in any other activity that may be required in connection with the data management and perform any related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent


  • First level university degree in information or data management, computer sciences,

statistics, applied math or public health, complemented by training in databases development and/or management from an accredited and recognized academic institution, is required.


  • Post-graduate degree in public health, qualitative surveillance or statistics, is desirable.
24 Months
  • At least 2 -5 years of relevant professional work experience, at the national and international level, in data and/or information management.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Database design, administration and maintenance, Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Working knowledge of online data collection applications, statistical analysis packages (Stata, SPSS, etc);
  • Good knowledge of database and GIS programmes (e.g. ArcView).

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information management and monitoring systems as related to emergency response and relief operations;
  • Proven skills in the field of statistical data collection, assessment, analysis and monitoring in a public health context;
  • Advance ability to design, manage, analyse and coordinate complex information system projects, computer-based applications and databases, web-based tools.

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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This assignment is in the framework of the Africa Women Health Champions to improve health and gender equality initiative. African female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 29 March 2020