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  • Posted: May 17, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 7, 2024
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    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (NOA)

    • In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident management system, the incumbent will systematically track the evolution of the incident, as well as the response, within the defined strategy. This involves defining the indiators and source(s) of information, gathering and interpretation of related data to ensure that the response is on track, analyze implementation gaps and recommend solutions, advocate the application of the results chain and promotion of best practices.

    Reporting Line

    • Reporting to the Team Lead EPR, under the overall guidance of the Head, WHO Country Office (WCO), and working closely with counterparts at the respective country office and HQ, the incumbent will act as the focal point for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for the incident. S/he will have the front-line responsibility for promoting effective M&E strategy throughout the full cycle of the incident management.
    • During deployment, the duty station may change, and the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the programme.

    The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will report to the Team Lead EPR and will perform the following duties:

    While strictly adhering to the WHO standards, the incumbent will:

    • Facilitate the monitoring of the incident at the country level, design methodologies, tools, and indicators for monitoring the implementation of projects and operations; evaluating the quality of outputs including the management, coordination, effectiveness and resource mobilization of multisectoral emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery action plans and programmes.
    • Provide technical support to the different health clusters in identifying public health baselines, health specific interventions that are evidence based; synergize the integration and incorporation into related work plans, ensuring compliance with existing reporting requirements.
    • Determine the data information elements that are required internally and externally to support the health sector/cluster coordination and decision-making, design standardized methods of capturing and consolidating evidence-based health interventions and document lessons learned, best practices and trend analyses for promoting accountability, responsiveness and transparency.
    • Build and strengthen national capacities for monitoring and evaluation of national health programmes, through conducting needs assessment, defining training needs, develop strategies to achieve targets and facilitate implementation of training activities.
    • Assess the impact and effectiveness of responding to health emergencies at the national level, evaluate the relationship between emergency programmes and operational structures in WCO; identify gaps, recommend capacities required to improve effectiveness; suggest remedial actions to allow greater predictability, accountability, and partnerships.
    • Prepare background documents, concept papers, situation analysis, develop monthly technical reports assessing the implementation of related programmes.
    • Facilitate the operational planning and reporting of related health emergencies activities, verify results-oriented formulations and brief technical leads on proper submissions that culminate in approved operational work plans, and their subsequent programmatic monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
    • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

    Functional Knowledge And Skills

    • Knowledge of design, implementation and data analysis of operational and other related studies relevant to programme activities.
    • Capacity to interpret analyzed data and advice the programme officers on the relevant interventions required to address the findings.
    • Ability to provide competent expert advice to national and county governments on designing, planning, implementing and monitoring resilient health system components.
    • Organizational skills, with ability to work to and meet deadlines
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Written and verbal communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills with ability to work both collaboratively and independently

    Education Qualifications

    • Essential: First University degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Health Information, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Systems Management, Social Science or any health-related field.
    • Desirable: - Computer knowledge in data analysis packages (STATA, SPSS, R, SAS, Tableau, Power BI, ArcGIS, QGIS) and Ms Office. Knowledge in data management in a programme set up, health systems development and analysis.

    Experience

    • Essential: At least 5 years of experience working as an Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in supporting Monitoring and Evaluation functions in health related programs.
    • Desirable: Working experience in related areas with Ministry of Health, WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized national and international organizations.

    Languages

    • Excellent knowledge of English.

    Other Skills (IT Skills)

    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) with an emphasis on Excel or a similar workbook application.

    Closing Date: May 23, 2024

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    Deputy Head of WHO Country Office (CPCP)

    • The Office of the WHO Representative represents the Director General and the Regional Director in countries,
    • The office of the representative leads WHO's country level planning, resource mobilization, implementation and monitoring and reporting of results in line with the mission, core functions, strategic priorities, and strategic and organizational shifts set out in the General Programme of Work.
    • The Office also coordinates with health development partners and with the UN system in the country, territory and area in order to achieve national health objectives as well as global and regional health goals and commitments.

    Description Of Duties

    The incumbent will be expected to perform thefollowing duties:

    • Support the head of the WHO office in providing expert, strategic, technical and programmatic advice guidance to Member States in their delivery and implementation of national public health policy, strategy and plans.
    • Provide authoritative advice to the head of the WHO office, propose and develop national, technical public health strategies, policies and programmes for implementation through collaboration with national authorities, public health partners and stakeholders at the country level.
    • Recommend health-development initiatives in the areas of health systems' planning,management and strengthening, and partnership building at country level.
    • Lead the country office's technical and capacity-building work, including in the area of public health systems and programmes, ensuring their implementation inline with national strategies and results.
    • Provide technical support to the head of the WHO office and partners in delivering sustainable measures following an emergency, situations of chronic or acutecrisis, or in early recovery and transition.
    • Provide oversight of and ensure the development and submission of monitoring and reportingon technical public health initiatives at country level.Deputize for and represent the head of the WHO office at official meetings with thegovernment, national counterparts, donors, UN agencies and other stakeholders.
    • Manage the overall compliance and performance management standards of the country office, including defining work planning parameters to establish performance standards, accountability, and indicators for progress monitoring and reporting.Ensure internal controls are in place and adhered to, in order to ensure due diligence and mitigate financial risk to the Organization at country level.

    Required Qualifications
    Education

    • Essential: Advanced university degree (master's level) in a relevant field (such as epidemiology, public health, medical, social sciences).
    • Desirable: PhD in public health management, social sciences or another related field. Specialized training in epidemiology, health management or public administration.

    Experience

    • Essential: A minimum of 10 years of work experience relevant for the position (managing and developing technicalpublic health programmes), a significant part of this to have been obtained inan international level.
    • Desirable: Demonstrated experience in managing diverse teams and financial resources at international level.

    Skills

    • Public health programming. Programme and financial management and/orthe administration of complex health programmes and services at theinternational and country level.Conceptualizing and coordinating thedevelopment of strategies and public health policies.WHO or other UN agencies' governing mechanismsand procedures in planning and programme management. Ability to lead and coordinatemultidisciplinary teams, projects and programmes

    WHO Competencies

    • Teamwork
    • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    • Communication
    • Promoting innovation and organizational learning
    • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
    • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

    Use of Language Skills

    • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
    • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

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    Strategic/Health Information Management and Risk Assessment Officer, NOB

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    Under the supervision of the EPR team lead, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

    • Support descriptive epidemiology and guidance on projections of outbreaks, disease burden and mortality and other public health events including severe acute malnutrition
    • Collect and analyze country epidemiological situation reports as part of the early detection of acute public health events, including its verification, risk assessment and information sharing.
    • Contribute to the development of communication products related to public health intelligence including but not limited to (EIS, DON, daily and weekly bulletin, annual reports on acute public health intelligence); rapid risk assessment (RRA); public health situational analysis (PHSA), situation reports and presentations, policy briefs and website updates
    • Provide technical input to the implementation of new approaches and innovative methods to systematically detect and assess events of potential significance to international public health, with emphasis on building partnerships networks.
    • Participate actively to emergency field risk assessment missions as required.
    • Manage the outbreak database and other database for WHO
    • Assists in supporting a Health Information Management Unit or activities in WHO Country Office to support the strengthening of information generation for prioritization, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Participate in the assessment and available health resources and services for primary and secondary healthcare using the adapted mapping tools.
    • Assists in adapting standard multi-sectorial rapid assessment tools.
    • Works closely with assisting other programmers on formulating solutions for sustainable and efficient reporting processes (i.e. designing Health Information System based on needs analysis).
    • Participates in the development of standard structures for the healthcare data and creates integrated standards across WHO programs at national and sub-national level in the Country. Conducts the standardization of reliable data management processes of data formatting, sustainable structure of data collection, validation, analysis and eventually results dissemination.
    • Generates routine statistical and analytical reports as required, based on the existing databases.
    • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    • Essential: First university degree in health (medicine, nursing)
    • Desirable: Advanced university degree (master’s level or higher) related to epidemiology or post-graduate training in epidemiology (Field Epidemiology Training Programme).

    Experience

    • Essential: Two (2) years’ experience working on data management and analysis.
    • Experience working in the development of outbreak situation reports, annual health reports, preferably within an international organization.
    • Desirable: Experience working in the field of public health surveillance and emergency response

    Skills

    • Demonstrated knowledge and professional skills in the development and implementation of public health surveillance systems.
    • Experience in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological and event-based surveillance data.
    • Strong ability to process, analyse and interpret epidemiological and event-based surveillance data.
    • Use of data analysis tools such as STATA, R, SPSS, SAS, and Excel.
    • Proven skills in health data collection, transmission, and storage, including in design of data collection methods, use of digital data collection software such as DHIS 2 and electronic medical records systems.
    • Expertise in providing technical support/guidance for a rapid, public-health response to public-health events. '
    • Experience in data analysis and interpretation related to epidemics/pandemics.
    • Knowledge of the communicable and non-communicable disease profile of the country.
    • Demonstrated training skills (developing and conducting training).
    • Ability to lead and coordinate multidisciplinary teams, projects and programmes.
    • Demonstrated skills to develop public-health guidelines.

    WHO Competencies

    • Teamwork
    • Communicating in a credible and effective way
    • Producing Results
    • Ensuring effective use of resources
    • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    • Use of language Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
    • Other Skills (e.g. IT)
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications.
    • Excellent presentation skills and use of analytical applications
    • Use of Data Analysis tools, STATA, R, SPSS, SAS, and Excel.

    Closing Date: May 23, 2024

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