OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans in the area of vaccine preventable diseases.The WCO-India programme of work supports the GOI in: --> Developing strategies for the prevention and control of vaccine preventable diseases--> Formulating evidence based public health policies and interventions--> Strengthening disease surveillance, and monitoring implementation of integrated communicable disease prevention--> Promoting equity of health care--> Capacity building through training of manpower--> Building partnerships and developing stronger networks through liaison between concerned departments/Ministries/institutions responsible for execution of GoI/WHO collaborative programmeUnderlying Values and Core Functions of WHOWHO's mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying
- advancing universal health coverage
- health related sustainable development goals
- addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities
- implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005)
- increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products
- addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. The South - East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.3 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Maldives, Timor Leste, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Thailand), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader (NPSP), and the direct supervision of NPO Deputy Team Lead (NPSP), with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India work plans in accordance with the WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy with India, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
- Provide technical solutions and support, coordination and liaison from systems/applications design, testing to production for all data management activities and associated systems development at both national and sub-national levels
- Formulate, Implement and Administer consistent data collection, analysis and exploitation policies and procedures for:
- Surveillance data of AFP, Measles/Rubella, other VPDs and AEFI
- Immunization monitoring and reporting data of RI, Polio SIAs, Measles/Rubella campaigns and activities, special immunization campaigns of the routine immunization programme, and new vaccine introduction
- Research studies conducted including clinical trials
- Secondary data such as demographic and GIS data of the country
- Any other programme and activity as a part of expansion/ transition plan and polio end game strategy
- Periodic ad-hoc support for data needs of other WCO programmes
- Devise data flow mechanism, design data collection and reporting formats and develop guidelines and standard operating procedures for ensuring smooth flow of data across various administrative levels in the country
- Explore and identify modernization requirements of data systems and ensure an optimal system is in place to meet the requirements as listed above
- Provide technical support to Polio, Measles/Rubella, and VPD lab networks for installation and maintenance of laboratory-related software and reporting of results
- Capacity building of personnel at various levels including WHO field staff, government field staff and laboratory staff across the country for ensuring smooth implementation of data systems, guidelines and SOPs
- Coordinate with government, partners and other stakeholders for data sharing including development of dashboards ensuring quality and completeness of data
- Develop TORs and system requirement specifications for external agencies for outsourcing of specific data management tasks and activities and monitor the performance of external agency
- Ensure timely preparation and release of all periodic data releases including weekly bulletins
- Ensure timely preparation of optimum quality reports, maps, charts, presentation slides for supporting workshops, meetings and special reports for the global programme, donors and other partners
- Coordinate with the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme for integration of programme data on the Integrated Health Information Platform in coordination with Health Security & Emergencies, Communicable Diseases and other teams as relevant within the WHO Country Office for India
- Perform any other duties as and when required
- Essential: University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Public Health, or related field from a recognized university.
- Desirable: Post Graduate degree in Computer Science, Information technology, Public Health, or related field from a recognized university.
- Essential: At least two (2) years of professional experience in data management, analysis and development.
- Desirable: Experience of work in UN and/or other international organizations
The incumbent should identify with the core values of the World Health Organization.Thorough knowledge with regard to programme data needs for WHO NPSP with good understanding of the country's needs and priorities, issues and policies. Very good knowledge of WHO policies, programmes and guidelines in the related areas.Sound technical and policy advisory skills, based on evidence. Leadership, coordination and supervision skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and NPSP colleagues in a team setting at national and international levels, to share information and data and make oral and written presentations on technical issues. Very good ability to build and maintain relations and network with national authorities and other stakeholders across relevant sectors. Understanding of the potential motivating factors within the national context and ability to adjust to new approaches in an increasingly complex environment.Sound management skills (planning and evaluation, etc). Capacity to prepare terms of reference and to prepare, monitor and manage the implementation of contractual agreements. Capacity to convey information and options in a structured and credible way; ability to speak and write clearly. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports. Knowledge of WHO/UN agencies programmes and practices will be an advantage.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
- Producing results
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Hindi.
- Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Other UN &/or local.