Job Opportunity with WHO in Egypt as a Technical Officer 2020

Date limite : 19 août 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: World Health Organization

Spécialités: Médecine et Santé , sciences

Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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Job Opportunity with WHO in Egypt as a Technical Officer 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) is offering a job opportunity as a Technical Officer in Cairo, Egypt for 2020. 


  1. Provide technical advice to Member States and other technical units to improve the availability, quality and use of health information at country and sub-national levels.
  2. Build regional and national capacity to monitor health situation, trends, inequalities and determinants using global and regional standards.
  3. Synthesize, generate and provide health information and statistics for evidence-informed policy formulation and decision-making at national and sub-national levels.
  4. Collaborate with global and regional mechanisms for developing health information systems.
  5. Facilitate resource mobilization (human resources, technical and financial) for health information systems strengthening in the region.
  6. Provide technical advice to Member States in conducting situation analysis of the core HIS components to identify gaps, set priorities for the improvement of HIS systems and co-develop evidence-based national HIS strategies.
  7. Provide technical guidance to other divisions and Member States in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities and programmes in health information systems, health informatics and big data
  8. Work with other technical units in SID and other divisions to support development of the briefs, reports, and analyses in support of Regional Health Observatory.
  9. Develop guidelines to strengthen national capacity to record, compile, analyse and disseminate reliable statistics on health determinants and risk, health status and health system response.
  10. Lead the design, implementation, and analysis of the health examination surveys, other population-based and facility-based surveys.
  11. Provide technical support to EMR countries and technical units in data analysis and statistical modelling of survey micro data and other observational studies.
  12. Advise countries on improving the health management information systems (including hospital information systems, PHC information systems) and promote the assessment of quality of routine data.

Required qualifications:


Essential: Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, demography, health informatics or medical/public health with post-graduate degree training in health informatics, biostatistics, demography or epidemiology.

Desirable: PhD in one of the above mentioned fields; Post-graduate training in statistical programming languages such as Stata or R.


Essential: At least 7 years' relevant experience, combined at the national and international levels, in health information related areas such as health information systems, statistics, demography, epidemiology, health informatics, big data, mortality and causes of death estimation, survey design/implementation and surveillance. Experience providing technical advice to countries and conducting capacity building workshops in any of the above mentioned areas.

Desirable: Relevant WHO/UN experience. Working experience in developing countries and countries in emergency.


  1. Very good knowledge of the assessment, planning, development and implementation of projects and programmes on health information systems, hospital information systems, health informatics, statistics and big data.
  2. Technical expertise in the development and implementation of strategies to improve HIS and disease and risk factors surveillance systems.
  3. Excellent knowledge of the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics.
  4. Excellent knowledge of the principles of survey design, implementation and analysis. 
  5. Good knowledge of demographic techniques and mortality analysis.
  6. Excellent analytical skills in health situation and trends analysis and statistical modelling.
  7. Proven abilities in the design and delivery of national and international seminars, workshops and training activities.
  8. Knowledge of statistical software, such as STATA and R.
  9. Strong professional oral and writing skills in English including the development of reports, oral presentations and technical documents.


The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 73,516 (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 1801 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.

About World Health Organization:

The organization's goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. They strive to combat diseases; infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease. They also help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age, and ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink, and the medicines and vaccines they need.

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Région: Moyen-Orient

Opportunités: Emploi

Pays hôte: Egypte


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