Grade: P3Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointmentContract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year: Job Posting: Nov 3, 2020, 7:47:23 AMClosing Date: Nov 17, 2020, 5:59:00 PMPrimary Location: Jordan-AmmanOrganization: EM_JOR WHO Representative’s Office, JordanSchedule: Full-time  IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health priorities, sustainable development agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country teams and partners to improve health outcomes and progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.


1. Provide ongoing technical guidance and training, to the Ministry of Health and team members involved in the planning and data/information management process on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management.

2. Support the timely and high-quality collection, analyses, production and dissemination of data/information. This includes response specific information, internal and external situation reports (Sit-Reps), epidemic bulletins, rapid needs assessments and aggregate intercountry information to the relevant WCO website, manage email boxes and share points, as required.

3. Aggregate and maintain inter-country information from WHO and partners including contact lists, performance monitoring, health indicator data, health situation data, and health response data.

4. Develop tools to harmonize data collection across WCO to facilitate consolidation of information and respond to specific information requests from the technical teams and partners, and identify gaps in health information management, and ensure dissemination of information and knowledge sharing with all partners.

5. Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline.

6. Collaborate effectively with the Ministry of Health, all local stakeholders and implementing partners to ensure technical oversight and strategic direction to strengthen routine health information systems and give guidance on implementation strategies for improving integration and interoperability across sub information systems.

7. 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 to contribute to inter-sectoral dashboards and reports.

8. Design and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools, related to the programme by ensuring accuracy, consistency and comparability of quality of high-value data, and consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis as well as the operationalization of HIS data repository.



Essential: University degree in information science, data management, computer sciences, statistics, or public health, complemented by training in databases development and/or managementDesirable: Degree in Information Communication Technology.



Essential: At least 5 years of relevant experience combined at the national and international levels in health data, surveillance, and/or information management or database administration.Experience in providing analysis and reports for decision support.Desirable: Experience in the Eastern Mediterranean region and/or with UN and/or international organization.




Knowledge• Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of health information;• Ability to conduct data collection and analysis using various methods;• Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;• Knowledge of programme management and functioning of WHO and the UN system is an asset.Skills• Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases;• Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;• Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.



WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning
  • Producing results



Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.




WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2291 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.






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