WHO is recruiting for this position (May 15, 2024)

WHO is recruiting for this position (May 15, 2024)
WHO is recruiting for this position (May 15, 2024)

The World Organization is a agency specialized agency of the Nations Health Organization created in 1948. It depends directly on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and its headquarters is located in Pregny-Chambésy, in the canton of Geneva, in .


The objective of the position is to support WHO data management activities at the zonal level and provide evidence-based information for actions to help the State to (a) ensure the availability of data quality, timely and complete that guides the surveillance and immunization program (b) monitor the achievement of recommended surveillance performance indicators for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), other vaccine-preventable diseases as well as other diseases public health priorities, as highlighted in Nigeria’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) Strategy. c) provide evidence through the timely use of different available data and guide the program.


Under the overall guidance of the WHO Country Representative and under the general supervision of the IVE Focal Point and under the direction of the State Coordinator, the Data Assistant will perform the following specific task:

  1. Capture, maintain, and update databases relating to each state-level EPI/PEI programmatic area, including AIS, RI, and surveillance data.
  2. Maintain and ensure hard copies of disease CIFs are current with laboratory results within state offices.
  3. Assist LGA facilitators in making LGA level inputs into data tools provided at the zonal and national levels.
  4. Assist the State Coordinator with presentation, analysis and interpretation of data. Prepare reports and disseminate them as necessary to relevant levels.
  5. Make sure all disease lists are up to date. Copies shared with zones in a timely manner.
  6. Provide comprehensive technical data management support during IPDs, including pre-, intra- and post-campaign data management.
  7. Provide technical support in administering the ODK checklist and using ODK.
  8. Maintain records of all hard copies of documents transmitted to the WCO.
  9. Create and secure backup copies of state data.
  10. Provide comprehensive support to the State in data management.
  11. Perform other activities as required by the State Coordinator.




  • Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation or a data management related field with additional training in data management.



  • At least 3 years of experience in health-related data management.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, dissemination and use of health information for program planning and management.


  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA, etc.) and mapping programs (QGIS, ArcGIS, Healthmapper, etc.)

Use of language skills

Essential : Mastery of the English language.


Specific skills required:

  • Basic knowledge of ICT, mobile and web data technologies.
  • Ability to acquire a good knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures. Demonstrated abilities for teamwork.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with people at different levels and from different origins.

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