Statistician – World Health Organization (WHO) Vacancy Announcement

Statistician – World Health Organization (WHO) Vacancy Announcement, February 24 2023
Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)
Position: Statistician
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): One (1) year (with possibility of extension)
Date of Announcement: February 23, 2023
Deadline: March 15, 2023





Job description


The mandate of the WHO Liaison Office to the AU and ECA is to build constructive partnerships with the AU organs and the UNECA to advance the continental public health agenda. This includes influencing the AU and ECA debates and actions on health, technical collaboration across health and health-related issues and monitoring developments at the continental level relevant to WHO.


Under the overall guidance of the Regional Emergency Director of WHO AFRO, and the direct supervision of the Head of the WHO Liaison Office to the AU and ECA, the incumbent will perform the following functions in collaboration with Africa CDC: Collect, collate, manage and analyse data from all joint EPR activities with Africa CDC Gatekeeper of information flow between WHO and Africa CDC across EPR flagship projects, such as outbreaks Support data management initiatives including electronic health databases that aggregate as many data sources as possible, promptly share data as required by IHR, and analyze data for decision-making, in line with joint workplans Aggregate and maintain information from technical working groups, partners including contact lists, event specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status), health indicator data, health situation data, health response data, etc. Develop tools to harmonize data collection and processes across WHO and Africa CDC to facilitate consolidation of information. Respond to specific information requests from the technical teams and partners, ensure dissemination of information and knowledge sharing with all partners. Provide country-specific and aggregate intercountry information to the relevant stakeholders. Provide technical expertise during interagency initiatives, related to information and data management, seeking to improve information sharing between institutions, to strengthen access to information from other organizations and clusters, and to contribute to inter-agency dashboards and reports. Identify gaps in health information management, recommend corrective actions Participate in any other activity that may be required in connection with data and/or information sharing around EPR.



Essential: A Master university degree in information or data management, computer sciences, statistics, applied math or public health, complemented by training in databases development and/or management from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health, surveillance, or statistics.



Essential: At least seven years relevant experience combined at the national and international levels in data and/or information management, including experience in emergency operations or humanitarian context.
Desirable: Prior experience in managing information between different organizations, in particular for emergency preparedness and response, or humanitarian context.  Experience in an international organization.



Demonstrated knowledge of information management and monitoring systems as related to emergency preparedness and response operations. Proven skills in the field of statistical data collection, assessment, analysis and monitoring in a public health context. Advance ability to design, manage, analyze and coordinate complex information system projects, computer-based applications and databases, web-based tools.



WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond



Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.




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 77,326 (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 3357 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • 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.



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