World Health Organization (WHO)


Technical Officer

( 2208348 )

Grade : P2

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 1 year (Subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position.)

Job Posting: Sep 12, 2022, 7:18:36 AM

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Unit is responsible for identifying new public health events, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners.


  • Maintain the DHIS2 server as per WHO cyber security requirements and standards through regular upgrades of DHIS2 applications to the latest stable version or revisions.
  • Setup and install new servers at the regional or country level. Develop new databases and migrate exiting database into the DHIS2 platform. Migrate the legacy data of WHE and the selected countries in the region.
  • Develop new dashboards, upgrade and improve the existing dashboards. configure data visualization and establish automated analysis.

4.Provide technical support to the development and implementation of capacity building activities for server administration, DHIS2 customization, and implementation of DHIS2 for focal points in WHO offices and the Member States.

5.Work closely with the country offices to promote the use of DHIS2 for emergency health data management in the region.

  • Collaborate effectively with country offices and external partners to develop a strategy to use the DHIS2 for Emergency Health Data Management.



Essential: First university degree in computer sciences, statistics, engineering, or epidemiology with professional training in Health Information Systems.

Desirable: Advanced university degree in one of the above.


Essential: 2 years experience in the design, the implementation, and the management of DHIS2 applications.

Previous experience in the implementation and the management of National Health Information Systems (NHIS).

Desirable: Experience in UN organizations/agencies, national and international institutions or NGOs.


Essential: Demonstrated knowledge of health information systems with ability to identify and manage complex systems.

Ability to design and implement DHIS2 applications.

Demonstrated ability to synthesize and work with feedback from a range of reviewers.

Excellent presentation and communication skills, with emphasis on writing skills.

Sound analytical and organizational skills.

Desirable: Demonstrated ability to interact in complex situations involving technical, cultural and political elements.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Exellent knowledge of English.

Desirable: Working knowledge of French. Working knowledge of Arabic.

Other Skills (e.g. IT)

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Design and management of information systems.


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 49,254 (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 1478 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.

  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:

    1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated.

    2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided under relevant sections.

    3- Your experience records are properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.

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  • 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: (link) Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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