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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The UNV is to provide technical guidance to the Immunization, Vaccine preventable diseases and Polio Transition (IVP) unit in DCD/EMRO to manage, analyze and visualization data through online dashboard on VPD surveillance and immunization in order to monitor progress and guide decisions, including corrective actions.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Unit Head, IVP or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the National UNV Specialist will:

• Provide technical support to the VPD surveillance information systems in terms of database management including content, structure, relational integrity, file location, backup system, and documentation; • Desk reviews of VPD surveillance and sub-national routine immunization data and VPD outbreak data of all countries in the region, coordinate data collection from the EMR countries for the annual WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form (eJRF) for the year 2023 (data of 2022); • Harmonize regional measles/rubella surveillance database based on the data received from EMR countries; • Automation development/modification of analysis scripts and maintenance of the real time/online measles and rubella surveillance dashboard ; • Support virtual meetings with relevant national program surveillance focal points and WHO country office staff to assess data collection system and tools, reporting, management, and analysis activities; • Build the capacity of the technical staff to create and maintain databases from multiple data sources and support data visualization using Power BI and/or other appropriate tools. • Provide all necessary support in the management, analysis, and presentation of data for the advisory meetings conducted by IVP/EMRO.

Results/expected outputs: • As an active WHO team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to WHO/EMRO and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: 1. achieving universal coverage, 2. protecting people from emergencies, 3. making sure that people enjoy better health and well-being. • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment; • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

• Teamwork; • Communication; • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural difference; • Producing results; • Ensuring the effective use of resources.

progressive experience in public health data management and analysis at national/regional level; • Experience in developing and maintaining online dashboard and data collection tools; • Relevant experience in the UN system. • Advanced knowledge and skill in different database, statistical software and MS Office applications (e.g., MS Access, SPSS, Epi-info, Excel, Power point etc.); • Advance knowledge data management and analysis; • Ability to use GIS (Geographic Information System) for data visualization; • Ability to develop online dashboard using Power BI and other tools considered an asset; • Knowledge of WHO data and information systems landscape across different levels of the organization is an asset.

The duty station will be Cairo, which is a family duty station with a wide range of services (health, education and leisure) and good living conditions. Cairo (and Egypt) has long been a centre of the region’s political and cultural life, with high levels of tourism. Like other similar cities, Cairo offers good quality of life in terms of access to shopping centres, banks, medical services, educational facilities, cultural events, etc. The Arab Republic of Egypt has a unique geographical position in Northeast Africa, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, on the Mediterranean and Red Sea, and its connection to Sub Saharan Africa through the Nile Valley. The country is defined by desert and the Nile, the longest river on Earth. Egypt is bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. With over 90 million inhabitants, two-thirds of which are below 30 years, Egypt is Africa's third most populous country after Nigeria and Ethiopia and has the highest population in the Arab world's most densely populated areas, especially in greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta. The country has witnessed significant political and economic changes since 2011. Through this transition, which includes periods of political unrest, the main income sources of the economy have been negatively impacted, particularly in the tourism sector, as well as revenues from the Suez Canal, oil and remittances from Egyptians working abroad, affected by the global economy. However, with the current political stability, tourism is getting improved, and touristic activities are going back to normal. UN staffs are not directly targeted in Egypt and for the most are vulnerable to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is recommended to keep dwell time in the immediate vicinity of military, police and other prominent official installations to the minimum.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

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