Assistant (Data Management)
World Health Organization (WHO)
WP/DSI Data, Strategy and Innovation Team
Close on 13 Aug 2020
Location: Manila (Philippines)
Grade: G5, General Support
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Job Description


To provide support to Member States in the region on health information system strengthening and to use relevant data and evidence for decision-making, through better tracking of sustainable development goals (SDG) and universal health coverage (UHC) progress..


Under the general supervision of the Coordinator, Health Information and Intelligence (HII) unit, the incumbent performs the following functions:

1. Collect health and health-related data from Western Pacific Region's Ministries of Health and other relevant sectors, WHO Headquarters, Representative Offices, Regional Office technical units, technical agencies including United Nations (UN) agencies, and other secondary sources;

2. Consolidate, validate and visualize data from Western Pacific Region's Ministries of Health and other relevant sectors, WHO Headquarters, Representative Offices, Regional Office technical units, technical agencies including United Nations (UN) agencies, and other secondary sources to the development of country profiles, meeting report and other documents to monitor SDG, UHC, the thirteenth general programme of work 2019-2023 (GPW13) and other related progress in the Region;

3. Compile and develop metadata of the WHO Indicator and Measurement Registry for Health Information and Intelligence Platform (HIIP) indicators;

4. Maintain, update and expand the health information website, particularly the SDG and UHC monitoring and information sources content of the HII unit's website, which includes theregional statistics, country health profiles, demographic tables, and health indicators database;

5. Provide assistance to questionnaire review and clearance process for data collection from the Regional Office and Headquarters;

6. Provide assistance to statistical data check for reports and other related documents;

7. Provide assistance to data collection, data analysing and visualization for integrated data group work in the unit;

8. Respond to data requests from technical agencies, researchers and other data-users; and

9. Perform other related duties as required.



Essential: Equivalent to graduation from secondary school with training in data management, statistical analysis and research.
Desirable: University degree in the field of information technology, data management, statistics or public health.


Essential: At least five years' experience in data processing, database management or application of statistical methods.
Desirable: Experience in statistical analysis and technical writing.


• Thorough knowledge of data processing and management processes with good grasp of data quality issues.

• Ability to conduct descriptive and comparative analyses and to interpret trends and other statistical results.

• Ability to develop appropriate data visualizations, to learn and use business intelligence softwares, and to assist the development of technical documents.

• Ability to establish work priorities and timelines.

• Results-oriented and possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to act with tact, diplomacy, discretion, and respect for confidentiality.

• Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at PHP 603,027 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

About WHO

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Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.

Together we strive to combat diseases – communicable diseases like influenza and HIV, and noncommunicable diseases like cancer and heart disease.

We help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Our main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services.