Technical Officer (Data Analysis, MNCHA)

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 130,785 USD and 171,253 USD.

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The Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing supports a world where by 2030, every woman, newborn, child, adolescent, and aging person in every setting realizes their rights to physical and mental health and well-being. This will be achieved by supporting WHO's General Programme of Work and universal health coverage for all. The department provides support to countries with a focus on high-burden countries to ensure evidence-based policies and strategies are in place to achieve universal access to high-quality health services for maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and ageing (MNCAH&A), and increase coverage and quality of effective MNCAH&A interventions among pregnant women, newborns, children, adolescents, young adults, and older people, and to create mechanisms to measure the impact of those strategies.


Under the supervision of the Unit Head, and in liaison with relevant staff, the incumbent will:

Analyse epidemiological data to monitor and evaluate the progress of maternal and newborn health indicators.

Facilitate the use of such data for programme implementation and decision-making of the programmes in countries through working with Regional Offices/Country Offices.

Update neonatal mortality, country, regional and global estimates in collaboration with other relevant WHO departments and provide technical support in the publication of annual estimates of neonatal mortality rate.

Establish data management system of the surveys carried out by the team and provide technical support in the quality assurance, data analysis and generation of evidence.

Assist in the overall management of the research projects on MNCAH through data monitoring and data-based assurance including:

  • Technical support in establishing the data management system and ensure timely transfer of the data to WHO.
  • Thorough data quality checks, analyse and evaluate accuracy of data on a monthly basis and provide feedback to Principal Investigators.
  • Preparing data for review by Data Safety Monitoring Boards.
  • Training of the data management staff in the studies' field offices.
  • Support the overall management of the projects.
  • Assist/support the capacity-building activities.
  • Any other duties as requested.

Achievement Activities Include:

  • Contribute to improved service delivery and coverage of effective intervention through improving the quantity, quantity and use of epidemiological data through data synthesis, analysis and visualization.
  • Contribute to global policy changes through data training, analysis, management and quality assurance.
  • Develop and maintain database for MNCAH related area
  • Build functional relationships within the department and other WHO teams in HQ, RO and COs and externally.



Essential: University degree (ideally at an MA level) in Public Health, Epidemiology, or Statistics from a recognized university.

Desirable: Training in statistical analysis of health studies using packages such as STATA or SPSS.



At least five years' experience in data monitoring, analysis and evaluation and experience in working in an international environment. Demonstrated experience of data management and statistical analysis of research studies in newborn or child health.


Experience with multi-centre/multi-site clinical trials and interactions with trial data safety monitoring boards.


  • Demonstrated analytical skills, complemented by excellent command of statistical tools.
  • Experience and ability to manage large dataset.
  • Experience and ability to manage large dataset.
  • Good command of Geographical Information System in visualizing the data.
  • Excellent command of MS excel and data presentation skills.
  • Ability to process, analyse and interpret epidemiological data.
  • Experience in the data monitoring of clinical trials.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills


Expert knowledge of English.


Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of WHO Language.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3772 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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