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Assistant System Analyst - World Health Organization (Apply by: October 04, 2015)


Title: Assistant System Analyst    
       
Date: 23 September 2015

Deadline for applications: 4 October 2015

Contract type: Special Services Agreement

Duration: Up to 12 months, on renewal basis as per the project need and also on the performance of the individual

Duty Stations: New Delhi, WHO Country Office

INTRODUCTION:

Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

All the Member States of WHO in the South East Asia Region (SEAR) share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.

The seven point global health agenda contained in WHO’s Eleventh General Programme of Work (2006-2015) includes: (i) investing in health to reduce poverty; (ii) building individual and global health security; (iii) promoting universal coverage, gender equality and health related human rights; (iv) tackling determinants of health; (v) strengthening health systems and equitable access; (vi) harnessing knowledge, science and technology; and (vii) strengthening governance, leadership and accountability.

WHO’s mandate revolves around six core functions: (i) providing leadership on global health matters; (ii) shaping the health research agenda; (iii) setting norms and standards; (iv) articulating evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support to countries; and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.

WHO – SEAR is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, including India’s population of 1.2 billion. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both the aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate.

Mission of the WHO Country Office for India

Within the framework of WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy, the mission of WCO-India is to support India in: developing and sustaining its own health policies, health systems and public health programmes; (ii) working to prevent and overcome threats to health; (iii) anticipating future challenges; and (iv) advocating public health.

Description of Duties:

Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to India and Project Manager of the National Polio Surveillance Project, the incumbent will work under the managerial oversight of National Data Team Leader and day-to-day supervision of Deputy Team Leader – Data, with a view to help achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India work plans in accordance with the WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy with India (2012-2017). He/she will perform the following duties:
  1. Support software system development for surveillance, supplementary immunization activities (SIA) and routine immunization activities (RI) of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), Measles/ Rubella, other Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) and Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) including various research studies.
  2. Develop the data entry forms and apply data entry checks in various data management systems developed and maintained.
  3. Support the systems team to develop databases, queries and programs to support all the data management activities of AFP, Measles, other VPDs, AEFI, RI and research studies.
  4. Support the maintenance and troubleshooting of various systems developed / procured for management of data at the national level.
  5. Provide technical support to field and laboratories data management staff for management of data and the management systems.
  6. Coordinate with and support the national data management team in data management activities.
  7. Support trainings for the field staff and national staff on use of various systems developed /procured.
  8. Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education:

Essential: Completion of secondary school education or equivalent.

Desirable: Graduate degree from a recognized university. Qualified or Semi-Qualified professional in computer language/s with working knowledge of VB, HTML, ASP, SQL, ACCESS, EXCEL, EPI INFO, EPI, ARC VIEW and Mobile Application Development..

Skills

The incumbent should identify with the core values of the World Health Organization. Good knowledge of modern office procedures and practices. Ability to analyse data; capacity to convey information and options in a structured and credible way; ability to speak and write clearly. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports.

Competencies:
  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Technical expertise
  5. Overall attitude at work
Experience:

Essential: Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in the field of data handling and management.

Desirable: Experience of work in WHO/UN/ International organization or Multi National Company (MNC)/reputed Indian Company/non-government organization (NGO).

Languages: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and knowledge of local language will be an asset.

Additional Information:

Monthly remuneration will be INR 44,000 per month, taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function.
This position will be filled only by a national of India.

The incumbent should contribute to ensuring high professional, ethical, and institutional standards of the Organization. Meet professional conduct expectations, and basic universal norms of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and lawful behavior. This includes compliance with the above, including ability to: perform within existing organizational structures and governance; adhere to WHO's processes; demonstrate gender and cultural sensitivity; demonstrate respectful and constructive interpersonal communication; perform as a team player; and demonstrate due diligence.

Those who are interested may wish to send their applications in the attached Personal History Form (PHF) (signed and duly completed in all respects) to seindhr@who.int

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening 

‘‘WHO IS COMMITTED TO WORKFORCE DIVERSITY’’ 

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.


WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or other tobacco users.

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