Technical Officer, Surveillance

World Health Organization(WHO), Moscow, Russia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd July, 2016

Job Description

Description of duties:
Under the guidance of the relevant supervisors, the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities and achieve the following objectives:
- To advise Ministries of Health and other stakeholders on the setting up of national health information systems that effectively provide surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation of their NCDs burdens and responses.
- To contribute to networks of information exchange with Member States and to contribute epidemiological data to the Regional integrated database on NCDs.
- To deliver policy briefs that relate trends in NCDs with their implications for assessing the impact of national policies and on progress towards the achievement of global and regional targets.
- To assure the quality of all data sources at national and regional level in the area of NCDs.
- To directly support the development and execution of specific modes of data collection on NCDs, including but not limited to training, supervision, implementation, and reporting on surveys (such as WHO-STEPS), and registries (especially cancer registries).
- Essential: Advanced university degree (at least Master's level) in epidemiology or medical statistics or related subjects.
- Desirable: Postgraduate degree or training in the surveillance of NCDs.
- WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.
- In-depth knowledge of surveillance of NCDs using all modalities (routine, ad hoc) and experience or knowledge of "big data" approaches. 
- Knowledge of health systems of countries in the European Region would be an asset. 
- Knowledge of WHO and UN system would be an asset.
- Excellent computer skills, familiarity with at least one standard package of statistical analysis, and fluency in at least one statistical programming language.
- Essential: Seven years working experience in surveillance and/or programme monitoring and evaluation of NCD-related aspects, including assessment of health impacts, risk factors or effects of health system policies, programmes and interventions for their prevention at national and international levels. 
- Desirable: Experience working with or in other multi and/or bilateral agencies active in the health sector. Experience in interacting with WHO and/or WHO Collaborating Centres involved in surveillance and health information at regional and/or global level.
- Essential: Fluency (advanced level) in written and spoken English language with working knowledge(intermediate level) of another official WHO language and/or EURO official language (Russian, French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish or German).
- Desirable: Knowledge (basic level) of other WHO/Europe official languages, i.e. Russian, French or German.

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