Immunization Data Improvement Officer




OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEPromoting good health at key stages of life, taking into account the need to address health equity, social determinants of health and human rights, with a focus on preventing morbidity, mortality and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of currently available and new vaccines.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES-Support articulation of the strategic and annual immunization data strengthening plan with national relevant documentations such as HMIS strengthening plan and cMYP & annual operations plan.-Ensure identified data strengthening activities are included within cMYP and overall immunization annual plan of action.-Support development and progress review of strategic and annual joint investments for data strengthening.-Support the country to identify resources throughout the planning, development, implementation and review phases for data strengthening activities.-Ensure identified data strengthening activities align with recommendations from the strategic data improvement plan.
EducationEssential: First University Degree in computer science/informatics/database management, bio-statistics or health science with professional training or work experience in health data analysis.Desirable: Training or good knowledge of public health data analysis, information system and data quality assessment, improvement planning, monitoring and Evaluation as well as data analysis software.
ExperienceEssential: A minimum of two year's experience in health or immunization data analysis.Desirable: Experience in analyzing epidemiological or other health related databases and assessing data quality. Good understanding of health related data and health information system.
SkillsExcellent organizational, technical, monitoring and planning skills with the ability to multitask and coordinate partners efforts for data agenda aligned with national HMIS, Proven IT Skills, with an in-depth knowledge of data analysis and quality assessment, preferably complemented by knowledge/experience in necessary software/hardware; Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to solve and explain technical issues, and take part in training activities with tact and diplomacy; Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information.
WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunication
Use of Language SkillsEssential: Intermediate knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Portuguese.Desirable:
REMUNERATIONRemuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,005 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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