World Health Organization
The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing…
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
WHO Nepal Country Office, through its WHO-IPD unit supports GoN in formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans as guided by the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2018-22. WHO Country Office collaborates with GoN and relevant stakeholders to support their efforts for achieving national health goals including control of VPD as envisioned under strategic objective 2 (Effective delivery of priority public health programmes including VPD) of WHO Nepal CCS 2018-22. GoN has achieved significant gains in progress against VPD, like eliminating polio, massive reduction in incidence of measles and Japanese encephalitis, and has introduced several new vaccines in its national immunization programme. GoN has a declared goal of achieving measles and rubella elimination by 2023. Sustaining a sensitive information system for polio, measles and other selected VPD incidence and immunization coverage levels is essential to guide the immunization programme in achieving these goals.This position will provide the data support needed for the programmes related to immunization and VPD surveillance, which will be used for reporting and informing decisions at sub-national, national, regional and global levels. WHO-IPD provides technical assistance to FWD and other divisions in all matters related to vaccine preventable disease goals, including but not limited to polio eradication, measles and neonatal tetanus elimination and control of other vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) like Japanese encephalitis etc. Further, WHO-IPD is also providing support to COVID-19 vaccine roll out in all programmatic aspects including daily data output on coverage, monitoring, etc.. Reliable, rapid and relevant data products form one of the core elements to achieve these programme objectives
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Essential: University degree in statistics, or mathematics, or information technology or in an allied discipline.
Desirable: University degree or certificate courses in broad areas of multiple computer applications, database management, geographic information systems (GIS) or allied disciplines would be considered additional assets.
Essential: At least five years’ experience in database creation, management and analysis of public health data.
Desirable: Demonstrated experience in database creation, management and creating meaningful data visualization output through interactive dashboards, including skills in programming and GIS analysis.
Familiarity with multiple software programs for database and/or epidemiological analyses such as EPI INFO, STATA, SPSS or equivalent programs would be considered assets.
Experience of working in NGO sector/UN organizations in similar capacity would be an additional asset.• Demonstrated project management and supervisory skills.
Self-motivated with ability to lead a team and work with minimum supervision. Attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.
Good interpersonal skills,.
Ability to participate actively and cooperatively in knowledge sharing and policy forums at various levels and also to coordinate the GoN agencies, international / bilateral agencies, NGOs / INGOs etc.
Excellent writing skills in English, including ability to write clear and concise analytical reports and project proposals.
Technical Expertise: Demonstrated ability for designing and executing projects, rigorous data analysis and producing visually compelling data output.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of Nepali.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NPR 3,639,139 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.