Data Management Officer - Tenders Global

Data Management Officer

World Health Organization




Support national or district efforts towards emergency response for floods through technical assistance at the national or subnational level in the country of assignment. Under the direct supervision of the EPR Team Leader, the incumbent will perform the required duties within the framework of WHO program and policy documents.


  • Reporting to the Team Lead, and based on priorities set by the Incident Manager and the WHO Head of Country Office, and working closely with counterparts at the Ministry of Health (MoH), respective regional office and HQ , the incumbent will work in close collaboration with relevant technical officers at the national level and subnational levels.:
  • Conduct, in collaboration with other team members, real-time analysis of outbreak intelligence data, from a broad range of sources including non-health sectors, for epidemic forecasting and detection.
  • Provide input to communications and information products (situation reports, Health Cluster bulletins, outbreak bulletins etc.) as required
  • Analyse, systematize, and disseminate scientific and evidence-based technical information and knowledge; support the development of the WHO Situation Reports, management of real time dashboards, other related regular and ad-hoc surveillance reports.
  • Coordinate and manage surveillance technical activities and programs, within the context of the health emergencies programme at the country level.
  • Strengthen the capacities of surveillance teams for the effective and sustained surveillance of epidemic prone diseases through training courses on field investigation, detection, data management, and rapid response to epidemics and health outbreaks.
  • Promote the effective coordination for rapid assessment, surveillance and response activities for epidemic-prone diseases in consultation with Country Office, Regional Office and HQ as well as MoH and other international health partners including UN agencies and NGOs.
  • Prompt deployment to suspected disease outbreaks and or acute events of public health concern. Co-develop the guidelines, tools and indicators for effective disease surveillance in the response.
  • Perform any other incident-specific related duties as required by the functional supervisor.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages:
  • Essential: University degree in epidemiology or statistics, or public health from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Desirable: Advanced university degree in public health, post-graduate certification in public health , tropical medicine, database management or health-related training in communicable diseases.
  • Essential: At least two (2) years’ related experience at the national or international level in epidemiology and the implementation of public health surveillance, outbreak investigation or response in humanitarian settings.
  • Desirable: Prior working experience at field level with MoH, WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, NGOs or recognized humanitarian organizations with expertise in disaster and outbreak response.
Use of Language skills:
  • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English
  • Desirable: Knowledge of the local language(s)




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