Mission of the WHO Country Office for India
In the context of the General Programme of Work and within the framework of the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, the mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in
- developing and sustaining its own health policies, health systems and public health programmes;
- working to prevent and overcome threats to health;
- anticipating future challenges;
- advocating public health.
In pursuit of the above goals, the National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP) of WCO-India was launched in 1997 to work closely with the Union and State governments to support polio eradication activities in India. Following eradication of polio from India in 2011 and certification of WHO SEAR as polio-free in March 2014, NPSP continues to support the government in implementation of the Polio Eradication and End Game Strategic Plan (2019-23).
Further, NPSP has transitioned to the National Public Health Surveillance Project by broadening its scope of work and is providing support for the intensification of routine immunization as a part of the overall health system strengthening, supporting the goal of measles elimination and rubella control, introduction of new vaccines, and addressing other public health priorities in consultation with the Government of India.
Description of Duties:
Under the managerial oversight of National Data and Programme Management Team Leader and day-to-day supervision of Deputy Team Leader - Data, 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:
- Monitor and ensure accurate and timely collection collation and dissemination of surveillance and immunization data through supervision of assistant data analysts
- Oversee and correlate case data with laboratory data to generate consolidated data for analysis
- Oversee compilation and timely dissemination of SIA coverage and monitoring data
- Oversee the development and maintenance of queries and programs for analysis and related reports
- Monitor and ensure timely dissemination of data, indicators, reports and bulletins
- Monitor and ensure timely collection, collation and dissemination of demographic and geographic data
- Oversee and apply quality checks on the data and the analyzed reports to ensure quality of data and reports disseminated
- Provide guidance to the team to ensure that the relevant data is disbursed to support the field staff and laboratories
- Work with the systems team in developing the data management systems
- Design the module for conducting trainings for the field staff and national staff on data management and analysis using various data managem
- Essential: Completion of secondary school education.
- Desirable: Graduate degree from a recognized university. Qualified or Semi-Qualified
- professional in computer language/s with working knowledge in one or more of VB, C#, SQL,
- ACCESS, EXCEL, EPI INFO, ARC VIEW and ANDROID mobile application development.
- WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from accredited institutions.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
- Moving forward in a changing environment
- Knowing and managing yourself
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Good working knowledge of computer applications
- Strong and proven documentation and organizational skills
- Essential: Minimum of ten (10) years’ of relevant work experience in the field of data handling and management.
- Desirable: Experience of work in WHO/UN/ other International organization(s) or Multi National
- Company (MNC)/reputed Indian Company/non-government organization(s) (NGO).