Information Management Officer (Grade NO-B)

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Information Management Officer (Grade NO-B)

  • Post Date:October 23, 2022
  • Views 51
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 3 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Development
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 5
    Vacancy Number WHOAFG-2022-10-91
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About World Health Organization:


The World Health Organization (WHO) is the technical and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership in global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical and implementation support and monitoring and assessing health trends. In Afghanistan, WHO works to improve the










health and well-being of all Afghans by preventing and reducing mortality, morbidity and disability and strengthening health services in close coordination with national and international partners.

Job Summary:

Purpose of the Post:


In the context of WHO Health Emergencies The Information Management Officer will assist in data management and data analysis, visual communication materials and information products for WHE program


Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objective (Overview of the programme):


The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, when needed, in order to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and other public health emergencies

Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment):











Under the overall guidance of the WHE Team Lead and technical supervision of the HIM, the incumbent will work in a medium-sized team. S/he is expected to perform his/her duties and responsibilities with highest degree of efficiency and sound judgment. The incumbent will be working within a team of five other colleagues in the health information management team, reporting to the head of risk assessment and health information

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):


The incumbent will perform the following duties:


·        Support to the Health Information Management to strengthen information generation for prioritization, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.

·        Support in assessing the available health resources and services for primary and secondary healthcare using the adapted tools like Health Resource Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS)

·        Adapt of the standard rapid health assessment tools for implementation within the health cluster. Guide the health cluster agencies to gather the data and monitor the data gathering process

·        Develop reliable data collection and data management tools, processes and systems including standardization of data format, sustainable structure of data collection, validation, analysis and eventually results dissemination.

·        Formulate solutions for sustainable and efficient reporting processes.

·        Generate of updated statistical and analytical reports as required based on the existing databases.

·        Develop and maintain data capturing and data visualization systems including maps using appropriate GIS software.

·        Maintain the data gathered for the indicators proposed by WHO and health cluster and feed them to the central database on a regular basis

·        Gather and maintenance of the data of different WHO projects in databases and conduct analysis and report against findings.

·        Assistance in building national capacity and provide necessary training to the relevant personnel on the implementation of the development humanitarian health information system.

·        Assistance in the design and compilation of various informatics products illustrating health impact and achievements based on collected data.

·        Any other duties as requested by the team lead

Job Requirement:

Qualifications Required:


1) Producing results

2) Fostering Integration and Team work

3) Communicating in a credible and effective way

4) Moving forward in a changing environment.

5) Effective use of resources

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

·        Demonstrated understanding of difference data collection methodologies.

·        Proven skills to conduct statistical analysis.

·        Ability to create, compile and holistically analyze diverse datasets.

·        Demonstrated information management skill.

·        Ability to create maps using data.

·        Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation and facilitation consensus building.

·        Excellent Management and creative skills

·        Ability to work under pressure while producing results



Essential:  Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, public health, or GIS or equivalent degree from a recognized university.

Desirable: Master’s degree in one of the above subjects


Essential:  At least 3 years of professional working experience in database design, information analysis and use of information. Ability to work under pressure and work outside hours if needed. Good and strong knowledge of statistical packages – Microsoft Excel, R, Stata, SPSS etc.

Desirable: Experience or sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in Health Action in Crises or experience in UN organization/agencies, international institutions, or NGOs. Good knowledge of WHO procedures and policies is highly desirable. A good knowledge of Afghanistan’s public health issues. Comfortable in a multicultural, multinational environments


Languages: Fluent in English (spoken and written) and the local languages.











IT Skills:

– Good knowledge of Microsoft applications, statistical packages – Microsoft Excel, R, Stata, SPSS etc

– Knowledge of ERP/Oracle applications is an asset


« Screening of the candidates;

Ø Long List – The candidates shall be longlisted base on the minimum qualifications and relevant experience to the Vacancy Notice (VN).

Ø Short List – Further shortlist shall be done base on years of relevant experience, higher education and required skills.

« Assessment method:

Ø WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.

Ø WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants (Afghan National) meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG-2022-10-91) along with their curriculum vitae, copy of National ID (Tazkira) to below mentioned email:


Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. ONLY CANDIDATES UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW AND TEST.


WHO is a smoke free environment.

Submission Email:

  [email protected]