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Category Host entity Country
Strategic Health Information Officer- Data and Statistics 21 April 2021 Int. Specialist WHO Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
24 months with possibility of extension
21 April 2021

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 Team Lead, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support data validation as well as production, adaptation and harmonization of regional tools, methods and processes for collection of data and statistics on UHC and other health related SDGs
  • Coordinate review of tools and procedures for CRVS, Population surveys, Facility surveys and Surveillance
  • Support Harmonizing data management such as Health Data Collaborative (HDC) initiative
  • Organise the collaboration and the joint work with ULC cluster on producing Atlas of Africa Health Statistics
  • Liaise countries and WCO focal persons for the development of statistical abstracts and other data products
  • Support countries to conduct HMIS performance reviews and development of health profiles
Bachelor degree or equivalent


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

statistics, monitoring and evaluation, applied math or public health, complemented by training in data analysis and/or management


  • Post-graduate degree in public health, or statistics, is desirable.
24 Months
  • At least 2 -5 years of relevant professional work experience, at the national and international level, in health information systems and or/data analytics.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Statistics, Other health related experience

Computer skills:

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

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.

Competencies and Values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development. Sponsors innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-04-2021