Senior Health Information Associate UN Data Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:           Senior Health Information Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS-LICA/HIA
Vacancy Notice No.: UNHCR UGANDA/003/2017
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Position Grade: LICA, Level 7

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Senior Health Information Associate  will work closely with the United Nations UNHCR Public Health team to ensure that efficient and effective data management practices are implemented in the refugee settlements to meet minimum UNHCR and international standards

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide support in the implementation and coordination of Public Health program in the Uganda Refugees Operation.
  • Oversee, implement and monitor all activities of HIS Project in the in Uganda, Perform all activities related to data collection, cleaning, verification and entry into the existing data bases.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to all fields implementing Health related Information Systems. This includes installing and testing new programs and software packages trouble shooting of expected system failures and technical problems and technical support on data entry as necessary.
  • Facilitate the provision of required formats, log books, software and similar materials as needed by the field offices.
  • Oversee the data collection and other HIS activities with the Implementing partners, Ministry of Health, sister UN agencies and NGOs.
  • Make information available to PH, HIV, Nutrition, WASH and other relevant UNHCR staff as required.
  • Prepare and submit regular progress and activity reports to administrative and technical supervisors. Target field staff for basic and refresher training in the utilization and maintenance of the HIS system as appropriate and as necessary.
  • Provide field staff with regular feedback on submitted reports.
  • Provide UNHCR with advice on subjects related to HIS.
  • Advocate for covering field operations with UNHCR HIS system as necessary.
  • Adapt the HIS system so that it responds to information needs as they may arise due to potential outbreaks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Health Information Associate career opportunity should have at least four years’ experience in the health programme of which at least three years with refugee programs or Community based health services
  • Strong analytical and report writing experience in a health programme
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Good planning and organization competencies
  • Ability for analytical and creative thinking for rapid solution
  • Ability to produce high quality output with desirable results
  • Excellent inter personal and negotiation skills to deal with persons of various cultural
  • Strive to live up to high ethical and professional standards and educational backgrounds
  • Strive to live up to high ethical and professional standards
  • Possess an outgoing personality and a team player with service oriented attitudes

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 21st July 2017

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