NDSR Data Management Officer (MoPH)
- Post Date:October 30, 2022
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- Career Level ManagerExperience 2 YearsGender Both
- Industry Computer and TechnologyQualification Bachelor DegreeSalary As per Organization Salary Scale
- Number of Opportunities 37Vacancy Number WHOAFG- 2022-10-104Location Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Wardak, Logar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Panjshir, Baghlan, Bamyan, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktya, Khost, Konar, Nooristan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Ghor, Daykundi, Urozgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Jawzjan, Faryab, Helmand, Badghis, Herat, Farah, Nimroz
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.
As there are many opportunities for communicable diseases like COVID-19, measles, CCHF, etc. to strike and cause epidemics of disease spreading across the country, the National Diseases Surveillance and Response (NDSR) System within the Monitoring & Evaluation and Health Information System General Directorate (M&E-HIS GD) needs to rapidly detect the outbreak at the early stage in coordination with disease control department and other stakeholders, apply/advise timely public health interventions to stop disease transmission and reduce morbidity and mortality that could result from the spread of the epidemic. Data Management Officer, under the direct supervision of the provincial Surveillance Officer and technical guidance of the national surveillance team, is expected to regularly manage the surveillance data and perform epidemiological analyses. This is one of the key positions in the system, the incumbent needs to have the following qualification and carry the below-mentioned responsibilities:
Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objective (Overview of the programme):
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, top event, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment):
The incumbent is expected to regularly manage the surveillance data and perform epidemiological analyses on daily, weekly, and monthly basis, monitor the daily/weekly epidemiological data in the DHIS2 system entered by the sentinel sites, and provide feedback to the NDSR sentinel sites on the data quality and reporting. The incumbent will be based in one of the 34 provinces and will be directly reporting to the NDSR provincial surveillance officer
Duties & Responsibilities:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Assist the provincial NDSR officer in the NDSR targeted diseases data collection, data entry, and data quality in DHIS-2.
2. Assist the provincial NDSR officer in the COVID-19 surveillance reporting forms and data quality in DHIS2.
6. Check data for completeness and accuracy, and then clean it, enter it into the DHIS-2 system and clarify any issues regarding data with the provinces.
7. Collect, check for accuracy, completeness, clean update, and provide the outputs for the outbreaks.
8. Assist the provincial NDSR officer in analyzing and timely sharing the data to assure timely response to outbreaks and observe and predict trends of disease.
9. Assist the M&E officer in data entry and analysis of the monitoring data and checklist into the M&E database in the DHIS-2.
10. Data entry of the signal database and update the status of events for the event-based surveillance.
11. Perform any other relevant task assigned by the supervisor.
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:
– Sound organization skills
– Stress and time management skills
– Good knowledge of WHO systems, procedures, and practices
Essential: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technologies or any relevant field.
Desirable: Training in surveillance or public health will be an asset.
Essential: At least two years of work experience in data-related field.
Desirable: Working experience with WHO/ UN with expertise in surveillance is an asset.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and National Language (Pashto and Dari).
– Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.
– Knowledge of monitoring applications as well as surveillance online platforms (DHIS2)
WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.
WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualiﬁed women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualiﬁed female candidate will be given preference.
Afghanistan, Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Wardak, Logar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Panjshir, Baghlan, Bamyan, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktya, Khost, Konar, Nooristan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Ghor, Daykundi, Urozgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Jawzjan, Faryab, Helmand, Badghis, Herat, Farah, Nimroz
Interested applicants (Afghan National) meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG- 2022-10-104) 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.
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