Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The goal of the Department of Health System Development (HSD) is to support advances in Universal Health Coverage in SEAR Member States, through providing data, evidence and advice on how to improve people's access to needed services without suffering financial hardship. This includes improving the completeness and quality of data produced from multiple sources and used to review progress and performance against agreed national priorities.The Health Situation and Trend Assessment (HST) Unit within HSD has four main functions:To reinforce WHO Country Office support to Member States in the review and improvement of their national information and accountability platforms based on latest available tools, approaches and evidence.To support Member States to coordinate and harmonize activities of multiple stakeholders related to strengthening the production, management, analysis and use of data for national, regional and global reporting.To work with colleagues within SEARO, and with other international agencies, to improve, harmonise and align their efforts to strengthen national information platforms.To promote technical cooperation between Member States as well as capacity building in Member States related to strengthening information platforms for the monitoring, evaluation and review of the national health strategies, including health situation & trend assessment.To ensure the quality and consistency of data publishes by WHO.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direct guidance of Regional Adviser (HST) and overall supervision of Director, HSD, the incumbent provides support as follows:
Essential: Completion of secondary school education. Training / certificate in relevant IT/data management.Knowledge of Microsoft Office suits (including MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel).
Desirable: Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite (specially MS Access, MS Excel, and MS-Power Point). Some training/hands on experience in data comparison, on DHIS2, Tableau and other statistical software.
Essential: At least three (3) years' experience in administrative work along with some experience in data management or related work.
Desirable: Experience in WHO, other UN agencies or large multinational or international organizations.
Thorough knowledge of modern office procedures and practices. The incumbent keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations, organizational structure, in the department, and WHO.Ability to draft standard correspondence.Ability to handle work in a timely and accurate manner with tact and discretion, as required.Ability to maintain and update knowledge in the use of office technology through in-house courses, on-the-job training and/or self-training.
Other IT skills: Proficiency in the use of modern office software packages such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and standard office equipment. Good working knowledge of GSM (or other Oracle-based ERP systems) is desirable.
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.