Technical Officer, Geneva, Switzerland 211 views

Technical Officer

( 1905478 )

Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract duration : one year

Job Posting: Dec 6, 2019, 5:14:12 PM

The Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact supports and strengthens the generation and collection, analysis, use and dissemination of data and evidence to promote better evidence-informed decision-making in Member States. Its goal is to build capacity in member states to monitor the health of their populations and the impact of health interventions and to promote evidence informed policy decisions. The monitoring of WHO’s Global Programme of Work 13 2019-2023 (GPW 13) Impact Framework is also a key function. The Department of Data and Analytics is responsible for monitoring progress on the GPW 13, strengthening country health information, data generation and evidence creation in collaboration with partners and addresses critical data gaps for priority health topics. It also serves as Division focal point for collaboration with other departments with regard to primary data generation efforts and analysis. It undertakes analysis of health trends and determinants.


Under the overall guidance of the Group Lead, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • Independently manage the clearance of statistical information printed and published online, involving careful review, providing edits and comments as needed, adherence to WHO standards.
  • Streamline the clearance process, including improving on the paper-based system and other processes as those for the governing body documents.
  • Support the team with standards-related projects to publications and the Global Health Observatory.
  • Manage and track of officially-released estimates and statistical reports.
  • Perform other duties as required by the supervisor.



  • Essential: A first university degree in public health, statistics, epidemiology or other related area.
  • Desirable: An advanced degree with relevant public health, health information or statistics content.


  • Essential: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in analysing and/or management and dissemination of health data, of which at least one year at the international level.
  • Desirable: Experience in working with international organizations, preferably within WHO and/or other UN agencies. Experience in quantitative analyses of health-related data.


Skills in high attention to detail. Able to produce quality results under tight deadlines. Strong proficiency in STATA, SAS, R or another statistical software packages. Good knowledge and skills in health data and statistics, including strong skills in assessing data quality and the reporting of statistics and its requirements.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Setting an example

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.


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 60,233 (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 3850 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.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit:
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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