WHO-IM Specialist (Ebola Preparedness)-P3-Juba, South Sudan (with frequent travel)

Location: Juba (with frequent travel), South Sudan, South Sudan
Date Posted: 12-10-2018

Background and Justification

Purpose of the Position

The Information Management Specialist will support the country WHO Health Emergency Team in the development and implementation of Information Management strategy on the ongoing Ebola Preparedness together with Ministry of Health, WHO Health Information Unit, colleagues from other agencies and the National Ebola Task Force.
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Organizational context 

The incumbent, focal point for Ebola preparedness Information Management Specialist, will closely work with the WHO Health Infomration Team and will report directly to the WHO Health Emergency Team lead and the WHO Incident Manager, under the overall guidance of the Head, WHO Country office, and in collaboration with relevant technical officers. S/he has first line responsibility for timely and high-quality collection, analyses, production and dissemination of information. S/he will engage with subject matter experts at country level of the organization to agree on best tactics to produce and disseminate Ebola Preparedness information products for an informed decision making. The incumbent will liaise with a broad range of officials from the partner organizations and institutions, health cluster partners and relevant line ministries to obtain information.


Summary of Assigned Duties :


  1. Support timely and high-quality collection, analyses, production and dissemination of information products for Ebola preparedness. This includes preparedness specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status), internal and external weekly updates.
  2. Contribute information to the drafting of all relevant Ebola preparedness documents including project proposals, appeals, reports, dashboards, etc.
  3. Responsible for the development and improvement of field information management procedures on Ebola preparedness  at the national and state levels to ensure that information management in the field provides the best possible functionality and usability to stakeholders.
  4. Ensure inter-cluster communication and information sharing for Ebola preparedness pillars.
  5. Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
  6. Aggregate and maintain inter-country information from WHO and partners including contact lists, performance monitoring, health indicator data, health situation data, health response data 
  7. Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Education Qualifications

  • Essential: First university degree in information or data management, computer sciences, statistics, applied math, public health, or a related field, complemented by training in information management from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Desirable: Specialization in information management systems. Specific training in humanitarian response or emergency information management.



  • Essential: At least 5 years of related experience in information management, monitoring, needs assessment, project
  • management, data management and information dissemination in the public health sector or health development sector, part of which in emergency management or humanitarian context. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
Essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
  • Demonstrated ability to design, manage and analyze complex information system projects, computer-based
  • applications and databases, web-based tools
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of programme management and functioning of WHO and the UN system is an asset.
WHO Competencies
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Arabic
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