Description du poste

  • Fonction : Technical Officer, Health Information Systems
  • Statut : P4
  • Temps plein
  • Type de contrat : CDD, 5 mois et demi
  • Lieu d’exercice : Copenhague

Description de la structure

Background :

The Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation (DIR) at WHO Regional Office for Europe houses numerous initiatives aimed at helping decision-makers to improve the basis for their policy choices. This includes the collation, maintenance and analysis of key health and health system data on both national and regional bases, contributing to the strengthening of member state health information, research and eHealth systems, the publication of different types of reports on high priority policy questions and policy areas for decision-makers, developing new evidence for measuring health and well-being, the maintenance and development of key databases to support analysis, knowledge management, translation and dissemination functions.
The main objective of the Health Monitoring, Analysis and Dissemination (HMA) Unit within the Division is to ensure (i) the collection of health statistics for policy-making; (ii) coordination of health information activities across major stakeholders; and (iii) adequate analysis, dissemination and use of statistics and health information by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, WHO headquarters, Member States, and WHO partners and related organizations. The Unit also supports capacity building activities, as well as the creation and implementation of multi-country and multi-stakeholders health-information-related networks in the Region.


Under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Manager, the incumbent will contribute to the implementation activities of the HMA unit.
Areas of work will be:

Health information analysis and dissemination

  • Contributing to analytical processes of health information and leading the publication and dissemination of corporate products such as the Country Profiles, the Highlights on Health and Well-being, and the Core Health Indicators reports;
  • Support the editorial board of the European Health Report 2018 and manage the analysis, production and dissemination of the report.
  • Support the development of a Joint Monitoring Framework for the WHO European Region that aligns targets and indicators of the Agenda 2030, European Health 2020 policy framework and the Global action plan on NCDs.

Health information harmonisation and standardisation

  • Working with other DIR units to implement joint activities including the development of an online data collection platform, and dissemination of HMA products via the European Health information Gateway
  • Providing technical support to DIR, other divisions and Member States in planning and implementing activities related to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities and programmes in health information systems in the Region;

Capacity building

  • Supporting the organization, implementation and delivery of capacity building activities in the Region. In particular, the incumbent will co-organize and facilitate the Autumn School and the Advanced Course on Health Information and Evidence-Informed Policy;

Support to Member States in health information systems assessment and strengthening

  • Providing advice to Member States and other WHO/Europe technical units on health information and statistics, including monitoring health systems performance assessments, monitoring of indicators of relevant action plans in the Region, and the action area 1 of the Action plan to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region;
  • Providing technical support to Member States in the understanding and application of health information systems (HIS) assessment frameworks, tools, guidelines and procedures; working with other DIR units to systematically include e-Health aspects in all national HIS assessments;

Profil recherché

Formation :

Essential: Advanced university degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, demography or medical/public health degree with postgraduate training in biostatistics, demography and epidemiology.

Desirable: Additional post-graduate training courses in advanced epidemiology and biostatistics. Post-graduate training in statistical programming languages.



  • At least 8 years of experience in Health Information related area (HIS, Statistics, Demography, Epidemiology), including at least 5 years of international experience.
  • Experience in providing technical advice to countries and in conducting capacity building workshops.

Desirable: WHO and/or UN experience as well as experience in managing HI-related projects and teams


Essential: Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English and working knowledge of another WHO or EURO official languages (Russian, French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish or German).

Desirable: Knowledge of Russian is an advantage.

Compétence Spécifiques :

  • Very good knowledge of the assessment, planning, development and implementation of projects and programmes on national statistics and health information systems.
  • Proven ability to process, analyse and interpret epidemiological surveillance data; to apply statistical/epidemiological methods to planning, analysis and evaluation of public health activities at local, national and international level.
  • Proven abilities in the design and delivery of national and international seminars, workshops and training activities.
  • Proven abilities to provide sound technical advice to institutions and governments, and to engage senior health policy makers in constructive dialogue.
  • Knowledge of political, social and health systems of countries in Central and Eastern Europe,

Qualités Professionnelles :

  • Communicating in a credible and effective way:
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Producing results
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting Individual and Cultural Differences

Apply by forwarding a CV and brief letter of motivation to Tina Dannemann Purnat,
CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis until suitable candidate is identified

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