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Senior Data Analyst - World Health Organization (Apply by: October 04, 2015)

Title: Senior Data 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


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 the WHO Representative to India, Project Manager of National Polio Surveillance Project of WHO- India and the direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader - Data and National Data Team Leader with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India work plans in accordance with the WHO’s country cooperation strategy with India, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
  1. Monitor and ensure accurate and timely collection collation and dissemination of disease surveillance, immunization, health systems, research studies and survey data through supervision of assistant data analyst and data entry assistant.
  2. Oversee and correlate case data with laboratory data to generate consolidated data for analysis.
  3. Ensure timeliness, completeness and accuracy of data collected and disseminated.
  4. Oversee the development and maintenance of queries and programs for data cleaning, data analysis, related reports and bulletins.
  5. Monitor and ensure timely dissemination of data, indicators, reports and bulletins.
  6. Monitor and ensure timely collection, collation and dissemination of demographic and geographic data.
  7. 7Oversee and apply quality checks on the data and the analyzed reports so as to ensure quality of data and reports disseminated.
  8. Provide leadership and guidance to the team to ensure that the relevant data is disbursed to support the field staff and laboratories.
  9. Provide support to the field and laboratory staff in data management activities and provide guidance on use and maintainance of various data management systems and tools.
  10. Work with the systems team in developing the data management systems.
  11. Design the module for conducting trainings for the field staff and national staff on data management and analysis using various data management systems.
  12. Prepare presentation slides, maps and documents to provide support for the meetings and trainings.
  13. Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.


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, SQL, ACCESS, EXCEL, EPI INFO, EPI and ARC VIEW.


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.

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

Essential: Minimum five (5) 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 56,800 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

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


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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