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World Health Organization (WHO)

Roster of Consultants – Statistical programming

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Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 1

11 months

Job Posting: Jul 4, 2022, 3:12:10 PM

To provide statistical programming advice to the NCD Surveillance Monitoring and Reporting team to migrate existing data analysis and reporting tools to various statistical languages, namely Stata and R, and expand on existing tools to accommodate new developments in the surveillance system.

High importance is placed on the ease of use of the translated tools and the quality of the output produced by the tools, which should be report-ready.

Background

The main objective of the Surveillance, Monitoring and Reporting Unit within the NCD Department is to support the collection, analysis and dissemination of country-level noncommunicable diseases and risk factor information to inform and improve public health policy. The Unit provides a suite of tailored data analysis and reporting tools as part of the technical support and capacity building provided to countries implementing the various NCD-related surveillance systems. These tools need to be continuously updated as the questionnaires of each system are updated as well as to improve their usability.

Deliverables

Produce the desired analysis and reporting tools including translated or new statistical code, example output and step-by-step instructions on how to use (preferably a PowerPoint presentation with screenshots).

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: University degree in relevant fields, e.g. Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, or Statistics.

Desirable: Advanced university degree in any of the above fields.

Experience

Essential: Over 5 years’ experience in producing report-ready output from Stata and R and in population-level survey analysis.

Skills/Knowledge:

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of R, Stata and SAS/SUDAAN
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

Desirable: Knowledge of other data analysis packages.

Languages required:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Location

Off-site: Home based.

Travel

No travel is expected.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration: Band level B

USD 7000 – USD 9,980 per month

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):

N/A

Expected duration of contract (Maximum contract duration is 11 months per calendar year):

Contract duration varies from 1 to 11 months depending on individual tasks.

Additional Information

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Tags: computer science, data analysis, health policy, information systems, monitoring and reporting, noncommunicable diseases, social security contributions