Technical Officer Data Manager

World Health Organization

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The specific objectives of the UCN cluster to which the VPD programme contributes, are to: (i) provide leadership on disease control coordination, partnership and resource mobilization; (ii) contribute to the development of WHO disease control technical products, services and tools including adoption of new technologies and innovations; (iii) support generation and use of strategic information for action and decision making including optimizing investment; and(iv) provide or facilitate provision of technical support in deployment of WHO technical products and services and institutional capacity building, includingsupport to national disease programmes and regulatory authorities.
Description Of Duties:

  • The incumbent is expected to contribute towards:Leadership on disease control coordination, partnerships and resource mobilization through: Servicing as front-line focal point for the analysis of data collected to determine timeliness and completeness of data, and provide suggestions for any new and/or innovative tools that improve data collection and warehousing
  • Facilitating partnerships and networks for immunization data management and analytics in the sub regionDevelopment of WHO disease control technical products, services, and tools through:
  • Participating in the development,monitoring and revision of data management policies, SOPs and practices to improve, maintain and ensure data integrity and a cohesive approach in linewith WHO policies.
  • Participating in the development of tools and systems for improving data management efficiency in the sub-region Generation of analytics-driven strategic information for disease control agenda settingand interventions tailoring through:
  • Facilitating development and deployment of functional e-platforms including operational manuals, for subnational stratification of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and annual disease control agenda setting and investments' guidance (publication of respective country annual disease outlook with district disease profiles);
  • Facilitating development of common geo-registers and metadata and harmonization of current multiple data platformsas necessary;
  • Facilitating provision of advanced analysis support to UCN Teams in the data processes and as relevant to other clusters in the Regional and Country offices;Strengthening the capacities of UCN Teamsin the data-to-action processes;
  • Assembling global ancillary data (climatebiodiversity, genomics, socio economic etc.)Supporting disease and health programmeteams to implement analysis for subnational tailoring of public health interventions in countries;
  • Facilitating development of annual disease outlook reports that implement country deep dives aligned with the African Health Observatories and various WHO global reports
  • Facilitating community surveys, programme reviewsTechnical support and institutional capacity building for disease control support through:
  • Facilitating country capacity building foruse of analytics to drive diseases control agenda setting and guide investments including use of triangulated data on disease occurrence (incidence andmortality), interventions coverage, health services access, and determinants information for disease stratification and tailoring of national policies andoperational responses in member states;
  • Facilitating country capacity strengthening for country surveillance systems;Facilitate data collection, quality control and management for publication of insightful reports and information;
  • Supporting automation and generation of customized reports weekly, monthly, quarterly and annualFacilitating capacity building for national data managers aimed at improving data quality, ensuring proper collection,analysis, recording and feedback.
  • Facilitate validation of administrative data through organizing and supportingImmunization Information System Assessment, data quality reviews and any othersuch platforms Other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Required Qualifications:
  • Essential: First University degreein Health Informatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Data Management, Data Science, Public Health, or related fields.
  • Desirable: Master in health information systems, health statistics, epidemiology, or other relevant field.
  • Essential: At least five years of experience in data management and analytics or infectious disease epidemiology/ surveillance.
  • Desirable: Experience working with National VPD programmesExperience working with WHO or other UN organization is an assert.
  • Strong knowledge of principles and practices of communicable disease epidemiology with specific experience in VPD surveillance and data management; Proven experience in using Business Intelligence tools like PowerBIor Tableau software, SQL server Reporting (SSR) tools.
  • Experience working withDHIS2 or other HMIS. Proven skills in using advanced Excel or R for datamanagement and analytics;
  • Proven skills and knowledge in automating data ETL (extracttransform load) using SQ or any scripting language including, R or Python; Presentation skills and competencies in communication;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to solve and explain technical issues and take part in training activities with tack and diplomacy.
  • Ability towrite in a concise manner and to present factual information on data base applications, Knowledge of WHO/AFRO practices and procedures is an advantage.
Use of Language Skills:
  • Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
  • The above language requirements are interchangeable.