National Professional Officer (Data Management) – Mogadisho

  • Full time
  • 1 year ago
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Job Information

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    Posted On Jul 16 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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Job Description

National Professional Officer (Data Management) - (2002822)  

Grade: NO-A

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)

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PN# 419121


To reduce childhood morbidity and mortality attributable to vaccine preventable diseases by implementing routine and supplemental immunization medical activities for children and women of childbearing age in accordance with established technical guidelines. To support vaccine preventable disease surveillance.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:1. Regularly extract EPI data from DHIS2 and check for completeness and quality2. Participate in conducting data cleaning and coordinate with DHIS-2 focal persons to improve EPI data completeness and overall quality 3. Review immunization data received from districts, and implement data quality improvement plan for EPI programme4. Participate in monitoring EPI performance of districts through use of appropriate indicators and periodic feedback mechanism 5. Work with districts in planning expansion of EPI fixed center and making them functional to increase service delivery capacity and decrease reliance on outreach service delivery6. Work with state, regional EPI and districts in equity analysis and provide technical assistance in increasing service delivery in low coverage areas7. Be responsible for producing periodic reports analyzing up-to-date EPI data using verified population figures and administrative structure 8. Collect and analyze data in outbreak investigation.



Essential: University degree preferably in data management related fields (computer, communication and electronics). Desirable: Training certificate from a recognized institute in using a variety of software programmes and data management programmes.


Essential: At least one year of experience in designing and management of data bases and data warehousing. Desirable: - Experience in designing and development of data collection and management tools for communicable disease surveillance and. - Experience in using GIS tools and statistical software.- Experience with WHO software applications.


Demonstrated knowledge in communicable disease surveillance with background on biostatistics. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, methodology and techniques of designing data management tools.Excellent knowledge in analysing vector borne diseases data particularly communicable diseases.Excellent capacity for conducting training.

WHO Competencies

WHO global Competencies model at

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language. Desirable:


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 29,564 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


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  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.