National Professional Officer (Data Cluster Lead) – WHO


National Professional Officer (Data Cluster Lead) – (1803802)  

  • Grade: NO-B
  • Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
  • Contract duration: 24 months
  • Job Posting : Sep 6, 2018, 5:15:58 PM
  • Closing Date: Sep 21, 2018, 4:59:00 AM
  • Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
  • Organization : SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
  • Schedule : Full-time  

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This position will provide the data support needed for the programmes related to immunization and surveillance, which will be used for reporting and informing decisions at sub-national, national, regional and global levels. WHO-IPD provides technical assistance to CHD and other divisions in all matters related to vaccine preventable disease goals, including but not limited to polio eradication, measles and neonatal tetanus elimination and control of other vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) like Japanese encephalitis etc. Reliable, rapid and relevant data products form one of the core elements to achieve these programme objectives.


The incumbent of this position (NOB – IPD data cluster lead) will be expected to perform the following functions.

  1. Manage and deliver data products with quality assurance for WHO-IPD data systems: Coordinate activities of the data cluster of WHO IPD to, produce appropriate data products with analyses and data visualization for both immunization and surveillance related programme information.
  2. The immunization related data system will pertain to mainly immunization related primary data (routine and supplementary immunization) that is collected directly by WHO-IPD related personnel.
  3. Existing surveillance related data systems for polio eradication, measles and neonatal tetanus elimination and control of other VPDs will be maintained and further refined and other VPD or other surveillance data systems added as per emerging need of the program.
  4. Geospatial analysis and time space cluster analysis:In collaboration with Team Lead IPD and other IPD clusters and field offices, provide advanced geospatial analysis of surveillance and immunization data to guide problem analysis and eradication/elimination/control responses.
  5. Technical reports: Establish communication protocols and systems to share WHO-IPD data products with WHO SEAR and HQ, as well as external stakeholders and donors. Help prepare regular and ad-hoc technical reports from WHO-IPD for GoN, and WHO country, regional and HQ levels, and for expert committees, as per need.
  6. Support applied research: Support applied research initiatives of WHO-IPD in implementing electronic immunization or surveillance information systems or new technologies or practices to track programme performance and develop simple and effective methods to monitor immunization/surveillance related information on a dashboard.
  7. Training, capacity building and data dissemination: Support training of WHO IPD personnel, GoN staff and advice regarding building required capacity of data systems in WHO and/or GoN. This would also include producing visually informative data products for dissemination to wider audience.
  8. Resource utilization: Ensure utilization of resources allocated from WHO-IPD biennial programme budget according to agreed deliverables and timelines.
  9. Donor reports: Provide data inputs to donor reports as needed.
  10. Coordination: Coordinate and collaborate with Govt. and non-government counterparts, especially with stakeholders in the GoN HMIS system, as needed.
  11. Others: Perform any other professional duties as assigned.



Essential: University degree in statistics, or mathematics, or information technology or in an allied discipline.
Desirable: University degree or certificate courses in broad areas of multiple computer applications, database management, geographic information systems (GIS) or allied disciplines would be considered additional assets.


Essential: At least two years’ experience in database creation, management and analysis of public health data.

  • Demonstrated experience in database creation, management and creating meaningful data visualization output through interactive dashboards, including skills in programming and GIS analysis.
  • Familiarity with multiple software programs for database and/or epidemiological analyses such as EPI INFO, STATA, SPSS or equivalent programs would be considered assets.
  • Experience of working in NGO sector/UN organizations would be an additional asset.


  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimum supervision. Attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to participate actively and cooperatively in knowledge sharing and policy forums at various levels and also to coordinate the GoN agencies, international / bilateral agencies, NGOs / INGOs etc.
  • Excellent writing skills in English, including ability to write clear and concise analytical reports.
  • Technical Expertise: Demonstrated ability for rigorous data analysis and producing visually compelling data output.
  • Overall attitude at work is also required mandatory competencies.

WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Ensuring the effective use of resource
  5. Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Nepali.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NPR 2,650,911 (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.
  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
  • 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.
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  • 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 is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.


Nepal–WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2018–2022

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