Deadline: 7 August 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer, Data Monitoring Analysis and Forecasting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this post is 10 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer, Data Monitoring Analysis and Forecasting will perform the following functions:
- Manage the European HFA family of databases, including management of updates, using appropriate tools (such as R, MS SQL, and data management system) and ensuring the data and indicators are published in the European integrated data warehouse and visualized and available in associated client applications (such as European Health Information Gateway and European Health Statistics mobile app).
- Ensure that data collections for the Health for All family of databases from Member States, WHO technical units and other international organizations are timely and as complete as possible for the opportune dissemination of indicators and information of acceptable quality.
- Improve the Health for All family of databases by integrating the data and metadata, standardizing their metadata and data models, maintaining documentation of workflow and data validation, handling and management processes, contributing to the design and operation of a new data management system to replace the current outdated and fragmented one, enabling easier, faster and less resource intensive updates to the data and indicators in the Health for All family of databases.
- Conceptualize, designing and developing guidance and tools for data validation as well as collaborating with national counterparts and data providers from Member States, WHO technical units and other international organizations on methods and approaches to improve the quality of the data in Health for All family of databases.
- Coordinate and oversee tasks related to validation and dissemination of data from the Joint EUROSTAT/OECD/WHO Europe data collections.
- Undertake health situation analysis and monitoring of trends in health status and health systems together with the application of forecasting methodologies to predict progress being made towards the achievement of goals set out in the SGDs, GPW13 and EPW targets.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree (Bachelor’s level) in statistics, demography, health informatics, computer sciences or similar sciences.
- University Degree (Master’s level) in any of the above fields.
- At least 5 year’s professional experience in the field of statistical data collection and validation in public health, harmonization of data and metadata, indicator production, data analysis and visualization, including experience with and management of data from a variety of data sources and multiple dimensions/disaggregation’s of data.
- Experience with implementing and using web-based data collection systems.
- Working with national and international agencies active in the field of health statistics.
- Relevant experience within WHO, the United Nations or other international organizations.
- Fluency in English required.
- Working/intermediate knowledge of either French, Russian or German an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.