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Medical Data Validation Assistant

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    International Organization for Migration

    Closing date:
    05 Jan 2020

    Position Title : Medical Data Validation Assistant
    Duty Station : Manila (Global) Administrative Centre (MAC)
    Classification : General Service Staff/G-5
    Type of Appointment : Special Short Term, Six months with possibility of extension
    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Closing Date : January 5, 2020


    Under the overall guidance of the Director of the Migration Health Division, the various units of the Health Assessment Programme Global Support Unit provide services to all missions and medical field operations worldwide. The Migration Health Informatics (MHI) unit is responsible for operational medical software applications, data repositories and statistical reporting.

    Under the direct supervision of the Migration Health Informatics Manager and in close coordination with the Migration Health Informatics Officer and Health Data Analyst, the Medical Data Validation Assistant is responsible for closely monitoring data validation processes of field missions. The position will play a major role in first level data validation system user support to field operations and communications with missions related to MHI data validation and reporting obligations. The incumbent will also assist in developing and maintaining the data validation documentation system, training of the field staff, and participate in the continuous development of validation systems for health assessment data from Mimosa, UKTB, LIMS, IMS, ICD, HAP and any new migration health informatics initiatives.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Closely coordinate and follow-up data validation activities and requirements to field operations and missions.
    2. Be the first line of communication with data focal points in field operations and missions.
    3. Assist in monitoring, documentation and implementation of activities related to provision of health informatics data validation systems and support as needed by field missions.
    4. Provide technical assistance remotely to field missions worldwide in verifying and addressing medical data validation concerns.
    5. Support MHI in generation and submission of periodic operational and statistical reports.
    6. Work closely with the MHI Health Data Analyst in monitoring compliance of field operations and missions to data validation processes and data quality standards.
    7. Identify recurrent validation systems user support issues and learning gaps with the objective of improving users’ knowledge and skills.
    8. Assist in other health informatics support-related activities (e.g., trainings and workshops).
    9. Any other duties as assigned by supervisors.

    Required Qualifications and Experience


    • University degree in Health and Social Sciences, Statistics, Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with three years of relevant professional experience in database management, project monitoring and tracking or project management; or
    • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with five years of relevant professional experience.
    • Training on medical informatics, public health or health data analytics, or at least one (1) year experience in medical data management will be an advantage.


    • Actual experience in data handling.
    • Demonstrated understanding of data quality management.
    • Analytical skills required.
    • Experience with data interpretation is an advantage.
    • Specialized understanding of medical, public health and statistical terminology as well as IT disciplines and ability to correctly bridge health and information technology to address the changing information management needs of medical units is an advantage.
    • Exceptional time management and attention to details.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, medical and IT professionals and subject matter experts.
    • Can work in rotating shift, if required.


    Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish an advantage.

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