Data Management Officer

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This is a NO-A contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 1 years of experience, depending on education. More about NO-A contracts.


The Division of Country Health Programmes (CHP) assists country efforts to reduce the burden of non-communicable and communicable diseases and address the social, economic and environmental determinants of health, and promotes policies and actions for health through stewardship of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network. It focuses on health promotion measures; prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, and risks related to tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and the harmful use of alcohol; communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, and vector-borne and neglected tropical diseases; elimination and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and advocacyfor increased use of vaccines; containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance; addressing existing and emerging environmental health risks, and supporting violence and injury prevention. A determination to ensure universal access to people-centred quality health services across the continuum of care is matched by enriching the evidence base for policy design and interventions using social, cultural and behavioural approaches, to drive implementation of innovation at national, regional and local levels. Within CHP, the Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization Programme (VIF), a flagship initiative within the European Plan of Work, will set a course for everyone inthe WHO European Region to enjoy the full benefits of vaccines, including Covid-19 vaccine, across their life-course. Through the implementation of 2030 European Immunization Agenda (EIA2030), It will focus on addressing immunization inequities between and within countries, based on local data and evidence, through innovative local level programming and tailored interventions for a demonstrable impact. Within the domain of addressing immunization inequity in the Region, the agenda will support building a resilient immunization system in “Middle-Income Countries”by strengthening critical components of national immunization programmes. The unit will bring existing partners, WHO Collaborating Centres, sub regionalplatforms, community-based and civil-society organizations and non-traditional immunization partners to forge renewed partnerships and harness the available technical expertise of academic institutions in the Region towards making the2030 European regional immunization agenda a reality.

The WHO country office works with the National Authorities toachieve the highest standard of health as a fundamental human right, based onequity and on SDGs principle of leaving no one behind. WHO actions are engrained in the WHO 13th General Programme of Work with its 3 prong objectives of promoting healthier populations, keeping the world safe through addressing health emergencies, and protecting the vulnerable through Universal Health Coverage. WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions: (i) providing Global Health leadership; (ii) shaping the health research agenda; (iii)setting norms and standards; (iv) articulating evidence-based policy options;(v) providing technical support to countries; and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends. The WHO Country Office is an integral part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Its main role is to facilitate and coordinate all WHO activities at country level and to implement the European Programme of Work 2020-2025 -“United Action for Better Health in Europe” which sets out a visionof how the WHO Regional Office for Europe can better support countries inmeeting citizens' expectations about health. WHO at country level delivers this through practical,actionable and country focused solutions to health challenges, keeping in perspective that achieving health and well-being is a whole-of-societyendeavour; This is done through facilitating the implementation of the Biennial Collaborative Agreement with the country and its corresponding workplan. The WHO Country Office maintains good working relations and ensures information exchange between the country and WHO, policy and strategic guidance on Health issues to all national and international partners in the country, provision ofdirect technical expertise when needed and aims at more community engagementand participation, and to promote health equity.


In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS) in Member States, the purpose of the post is to support the national immunization programme and the Ministry of Health in their efforts to respond to COVID-19 pandemic, through provision of technical assistance on management of data on COVID-19 vaccine deployment and vaccination, including strengthening data management of national vaccine-preventable disease control and elimination programmes. The technical assistance is provided within the framework of EU COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Preparedness and Deployment Programme for the Eastern Partnership.

Key duties:

1)Manage databases and data systems for the national COVID-19 vaccination and VPD and routine immunization data that are made available to WHO Country Office, including conducting data quality checks for data improvement

2) Analyse and visualize available data in suitable formats (i.e. graphs,tables, maps), under the guidance of technical focal points at WHO Country Office and Regional Office; provide initial interpretation and prepare preliminary reports, summaries and presentations.

3) Maintain regular contacts with country health administration in consultation with theTechnical Officer, Immunization to ensure complete and timely reporting of required data, and provide feedback on quality of submitted data.

4) Support national immunization programme and MOH to:

  • Implement best practise and WHO guidelines for management of immunization and VPD data information systems and databases

comply with data reporting requirements to WHO for the monitoring of COVID-19 vaccination campaign and implementation of EIA2030.

  • develop and oversee implementation of the procedures to ensure good quality collection of vaccine-preventable disease and immunization data,including development of user-friendly reporting templates, tools and guidelines
  • Analyse available data to ensure regular data quality checks andmonitoring of key performance indicators
  • Develop suitable data visualization and presentation for various reporting requirements, and to support programme monitoring and decision making.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisors.



Essential: University degree (Bachelor's level) in public health, epidemiology, health statistics, mathematics, or a relevant area of studies. Desirable: University degree (Master's level) in any of the above, or post graduate training or qualification in public health, epidemiology, demography or biostatistics.


Essential: At least one year of relevant experience in collection, management and analysis of epidemiological data at subnational or national level. Experience in data quality control process. Desirable: Experience gathering, recording,analyzing and reporting of vaccine preventable diseases and immunization information related data. Relevant work experience with WHO or another international public health organization


Demonstrated broad knowledge in public health datamanagement and presentation, epidemiology and disease control and immunization programmes. Emotional intelligence:Ability to identify and manage one's own emotions, as well as helping others to do the same.Required software skills Knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access Knowledge of at least one or more statistical and data analyses packages (EPIINFO, EPIDATA, SAS,STATA, SPSS, R, Statistica, or Matlab)Desirable software skills Advanced knowledge of GIS software (ArcGIS, Mapinfo or similar software)Advanced knowledge of graphic editing and desktop publishing programmes

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Moving forward in a changing environment Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local Language. Expert knowledge of Russian. Desirable:


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at AMD 11,571,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


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  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.

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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.

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