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Job Title:    Data Manager

Organization:  United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


Job Summary:  The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (“The Programme”) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level, the incumbent will support the incident data management system, the collection, collation, management and analysis of data relevant to the emergency incident, aggregate the relevant information in the form of narrative text, maps and graphics for use in decision-making, health sector situation reports, donor reports, and other relevant documents.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Information Management Team Lead, and under the overall guidance of the Incident Manager and Head, WHO Country Office (WCO), and working closely with counterparts at the respective WHO Regional Office and WHO HQ, the UN the Data Manager will:

  • Manage the incident databases (cases and contacts) including content, structure, file location, backup system;
  • Collect collate, manage and analyses data from all partners; aggregate the relevant health-related information such as mortality and morbidity, location of hospitals, primary health care units, other health care facilities, etc. and transform it into narrative text, maps and graphics to enable strategic planning and decision-making;
  • Aggregate and maintain information from technical teams, field offices and partners including contact lists, event specific information (what, where, who, how many, how  quickly, current status), health indicator data, health situation data, health response data, etc;
  • Develop tools to harmonize data collection and processes across WCO and field offices to facilitate consolidation of information. Respond to specific information requests from the technical teams and partners, ensure dissemination of information and knowledge sharing with all partners;
  • Provide country-specific and aggregate intercountry information to the relevant WCO websites, manage email boxes and share points, as required;
  • Provide technical expertise during interagency initiatives, related to information and data management, seeking to improve information sharing between institutions, to strengthen access to information from other organizations and clusters, and to contribute to  intersectoral dashboards and reports;
  • Verify data quality (completeness, timeliness), identify gaps in health information management, recommend corrective actions and prepare relevant documents to include  in project proposals, internal and external situation reports (SitReps), bulletins, health risk assessments, health needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP), etc;
  • Participate in any other activity that may be required in connection with the incident data management and perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Data Manager job must hold a First level university degree in information or data management, computer sciences, statistics, applied math or public health, complemented by training in databases development and/or management from an accredited and recognized academic institution. Required;
  • Post-graduate degree in public health, qualitative surveillance or statistics, is desirable;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional work experience, at the national and international level, in data and/or information management, including experience in emergency operations or humanitarian context
  • Prior emergency disaster and health outbreak response or humanitarian work experience at the field level, with WHO/UN system, health cluster partners, relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations is desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information management and monitoring systems as related to emergency response and relief operations;
  • Proven skills in the field of statistical data collection, assessment, analysis and monitoring in a public health context;
  • Advance ability to design, manage, analyses and coordinate complex information system projects, computer-based applications and databases, web-based tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Working knowledge of online data collection applications, statistical analysis packages (Stata, SPSS, etc);
  • Good knowledge of database and GIS programmes (e.g. ArcView).


Competencies and values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development.
  • Sponsors innovative approaches
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work
  • constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.
  • Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
  • Language skills: Fluency in English


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online through the World Health Organization career portal at the link below.


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Deadline: 30th November 2022


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Date Posted 2022-11-23
Valid Through 2022-11-30
Hiring Organization World Health Organisation (WHO)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda