Epidemiologist

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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 World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. The goal of the WHO is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries and 6 regional offices, WHO Secretariat staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. The regional divisions of WHO were created between 1949 and 1952, and are based on article 44 of WHO's constitution, which allowed the WHO to "establish a single regional organization to meet the special needs of each defined area". Many decisions are made at regional level, including important discussions over WHO's budget, and in deciding the members of the next assembly, which are designated by the regions. The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean that is located in Cairo, Egypt, aims to work with local governments, specialized agencies, partners and other stakeholders in the field of public health to develop health policies and strengthen national health systems.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Team lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Epidemiologist will:

COVID-19 and Monkeypox data management: • Entering and verifying COVID-19 and Monkeypox data in the different platforms e.g. DHIS2, ActivityInfo • Collecting, collating and verifying data relevant to COVID-19 from the 3 hubs in Syria

COVID-19 and Monkeypox data analysis: • Support the weekly COVID-19 and Monkeypox data analysis, production of IMST presentations and other communication products • Support the WCO in COVID-19 epidemiological analysis. • Develop and maintain analysis tools to facilitate the analysis process • Update and develop the required analyses plan for COVID-19 or other outbreaks. • Represent team in the IMST and other meetings.

Capacity building and training for data management and analysis: • Coordinate and assist the development of training materials • Coordinate the planning and implementation of the training • Facilitate sessions in the training Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor

• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Communication • Flexibility • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement,

public health, epidemiology of communicable diseases or Information Management at the national and/or international level; in addition to • Experience in data management work including data cleaning, management, analysis and communication of the findings in different forms (reports, slides, situation reports); • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel and/or other statistical software; • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in Epidemiology, information management, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Cairo, Egypt 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 center 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.

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