Data Manager (Pandemic Influenza)
WHO
Luanda
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Job Description

Objectives of the Program and the Strategic Objective

The Pandemic Influenza Plan (PIP) Framework approaches influenza holistically through tailored national Programmes; from surveillance to disease prevention and control with the goal of strengthening seasonal prevention and control and preparedness for future pandemics.

It is the unique approach to improve influenza pandemic preparedness. The PIP Framework Resolution was adopted by all 194 WHO Member States in May 2011 with sole objective to help developing-countries be better Prepared for the next pandemic & increase their access to vaccines & other products during a pandemic.

The objective of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework is to improve pandemic influenza preparedness and response, and strengthen the protection against the pandemic influenza by improving and strengthening the WHO global influenza surveillance and response system ( WHO GISRS ), with the objective of a fair, transparent, equitable, efficient, effective system for, on an equal footing :

i) the sharing of H5N1 and other influenza viruses with human pandemic potential; and

ii) access to vaccines and sharing of other benefits

Organizational Context (Describing the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on work environment within and outside the organization)

The data manager reports directly to the Country Readiness Technical Officer of the WHE Programme with as the second level of supervision the Head the head of the WHE / ERM cluster WHO in Angola.

The incumbent will support directly the Instituto Nacional de Investigação em Saúde (INIS). And will be under administrative supervision of the head of department of the molecular laboratory at INIS.

He or She in full under technical supervision of the WHE Cluster will the implementation of the PIP programme effectively to achieve the programmes outputs and objectives.

The Data manager will ensure that sufficient data and information is generated to make sure that the National Influenza Laboratory and Surveillance systems contribute to GISRS for timely risk assessment and response measures and Influenza Disease estimates are used for public health decisions.

Summary of Assigned Duties objective; include main achievements expected)

Under the direct supervision of the WHE Country Readiness focal person as second supervisor the WHE Cluster head, the incumbent, will be responsible for the management of data and information the PIP programme.

More specifically, the incumbent will :

  • Guarantee that the molecular laboratory staff and all technical staff involved in the implementation of the PIP take the PISA course (online on OpenWHO);
  • Harmonize Influenza like Illness data from the laboratory, sentinel sites and routine surveillance systems;
  • Insert Influenza like Illness data on the Flunet platform regularly;
  • Assist in the elaboration of the activities implementation report;
  • Ensure the use of WHO standardized reporting form at all sentinel sites and for routine surveillance;
  • Link with surveillance department (CPDE) to create a data base for ARI reported from the all health facilities.
  • Recruitment Profile

    Competencies : Generic

  • Teamwork;
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;
  • Communication;
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Education (Qualifications) :

    Essential :

    First university degree in information or data management, computer sciences, statistics, applied math or public health, complemented by training in databases development and / or management from an accredited / recognized institute.

    Desirable :

  • Post graduate degree in public health, qualitative surveillance or statistics.
  • Experience : Essential :

    Essential :

  • At least two years’ relevant experience in data and / or information management, including experience in emergency operations or humanitarian context.
  • Desirable :

    Prior emergency disaster and health outbreak response or humanitarian working experience at field level, with WHO / UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.

    Languages :

  • Essential : Excellent knowledge of the Portuguese;
  • Desirable : Working knowledge of English, Knowledge of French or other UN language.
  • Other Skills (e.g. IT) :

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Working knowledge of online data collection applications, statistical analysis packages (Stata, SPSS, etc);
  • Good knowledge of database and GIS programmes (e.g. ArcView).
  • Additional Information :

    Please note that candidates may be contacted before end of posting due to emergency.

    Validade : 25 / 03 / 2020

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