Jobs at WHO | National Data Manager Needed at World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations' agency for health. WHO has 147 country offices and six regional offices. The headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

The world health organization (WHO) is seeking for suitably qualified candidate for the position of:

Job Title
National Data Manager

Programme Objectives
The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to (a) the reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Job DescriptionUnder the overall guidance of the EPI Cluster Lead, technical oversight of the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator direct supervision from State Coordinator, the incumbent will be working closely with the government counterparts and partners at State and zonal levels in support of the following specific EPI activities:
  • Establish, maintain and up-date databases pertaining to each programmatic area in EPI/PEI
  • Perform data validation and cleaning on all data received before forwarding to the zone and national level (surveillance, IPDs, RI, Special Intervention, HTR, accessibility, IDP Camps and other data sets).
  • Provide regular feedback on data quality, timeliness and completeness to CCs and LGAFs for action.
  • Track and obtain missing or incomplete data/reports and provide feedback to relevant levels.
  • Provide all round GIS support including accessibility, Vaccination Tracking System (VTS)
  • Produce weekly, monthly and quarterly analysis feedback from data to enhance decision making at state and LGA level
  • Represent WHO in the Borno State EOC Data Team and support the state EOC with data presentation, analysis and interpretation.
  • Create and secure back-up copies of data in the state.
  • Provide technical data management support to the state government.
  • Conduct data management training to build the capacity of officers.
  • Perform other activities as required by the supervisor



  • University Degree in Statistics, Information Systems and Communication Technology, or other relevant fields from recognized institution


  • Training in public health data management

Verification Of Educational Qualifications

  • "In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. 
  • WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 
  • The list can be accessed through the link: 
  • Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually".


  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels;
  • Ability to provide leadership, monitor progress and design technical communication materials;
  • Fully conversant in word-processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, epidemiological (Epiifo) and mapping software.

CompetenciesProducing results;

  • Fostering integration and teamwork;
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources;
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
  • Promoting WHO's position in health leadership

  • At least five years relevant experience including field experience in data management/GIS.


  • Experience in public health especially in immunization activities


  • Excellent knowledge of English


  • Knowledge of the other UN languages

BenefitsWHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

Annual Salary
(Net of tax)
at single rate

Job Location

Application Closing Date
15 November 2016

How to apply
Interested candidates should
Click here to apply online