Epidemiologist/Health Information Management at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It 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.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Epidemiologist/Health Information ManagementVacancy Notice No: 1703888Location: Maiduguri, BornoGrade: P4Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4Contract Duration: 12 MonthsOrganization: AF_NGA NigeriaObjectives of the ProgrammeThe mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.Description of DutiesDuring deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.Oversee data entry, data validation, analysis and reporting of assessments and surveys. Synergize data received from multiple sources including Health Information Systems, death registries, vertical reporting programmes, community Based Surveillance and IDSR.Coordinate the establishment and functionality of Rapid Response Teams (RRTs), Early Warning Systems (including event based and indicator based surveillance) for epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases for early detection and response to public health events, as well as, Public Health Management Committee (PHEMC) for potential hazards like Infectious diseases, Zoonotic events, Food safety events and chemical events as per the national guidance and standards. Contribute to the preparation of other WHO and Health Cluster communication products (situation reports, health cluster bulletins, donors alerts, and other ad-hoc reports)).Lead the development, consolidation and maintenance of a country-specific repository of information (at the highest geographic resolution possible) on core public health indicators (e.g. crude and under-five mortality rates, prevalence of malnutrition, vaccination coverage); updated population estimates (resident, displaced, refugees), standards indicators and values used by partners for monitoring needs and response; vulnerability mapping; nutrition, mortality and vaccination coverage survey reports; health needs assessment reports.Design, in cooperation with technical partners, surveillance guidelines, protocols, surveys and monitoring/surveillance systems for detection, verification and response to public health incidents at the national level; ensuring efficiency of data collection, correlation, analysis, interpretation, timely reporting and coordinate the work of a network of sub-regional monitors, as well as provide technical guidance to the Epidemiologists assigned, as required.Conduct real-time analysis of outbreak intelligence data, with other team members, for epidemic forecasting and detection, guide team members on data quality improvement, use of data for monitoring of trends, ALERT and ACTION thresholds (triggers), as well as methodologies for performing Data Quality Audit (DQA).Represent WHO in coordination meeting with partners involved in epidemiology & monitoring.Develop appropriate training plans for building the core surveillance, alert and response national capacities in accordance with the requirement for IHR 2005. Oversee the capacity building of Health Management Teams and Health facility staff.Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Apply at https://ngcareers.com/job/2017-11/epidemiologist-health-information-management-at-world-health-organization-who-647/