Purpose of Position Setting

To maintain database for polio eradication and other activities inSomalia.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

*Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objective

To eradicate Polio fromSomalia by the year 2018 through routine and supplementary immunization and high quality Accute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance system. To reduce morbidity and mortality from other ExpandedProgramme of Immunization (EPI) target diseases.

*Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment)

Under the direct supervision of technical supervision of the Medical Officer /Polio Team Leader, the overall guidance of the WHO Representative and the over all supervision of the WHO International Focal Point (IFP), the incumbent will maintain accurate data for the Somalia Polio program.

*Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected)

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  1. Collect and collate all reports on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization (VPI)/AFP related to zones of the country, including surveys and monthly activity reports in close collaboration with zonal data assistants. This also covers review, verification, organization, entering and managing data received at district, regional and provincial, zonal level as well as rendering information as requested.

  2. Archive any incoming reports directly to the retrieval system data base and undertake regular maintenance.

  3. Respond to incoming requests and correspondences and organizing Expert Review Group (ERG) and other country office Polio Eradication Initiative(PEI/EPI) meetings/conferences

  4. Assist with the training of polio and EPI staff on issues of data analysis and act as a liaison for assisting field staff in their data supply to WHO Somalia.

  5. Maintain and update a centralized documentation cell at the main PEI/EPI office through accurate record keeping system (soft and hard copies) for all program related reports, proposals and data for the purpose of Somalia polio certification process; ensuring that data entry is complete and that information is entered accurately and on time.

  6. Collect and compile data and reports; prepare graphs, tables, maps, for presenting information/data on SIAs / National Immunization Days (NIDs) and Child Health Days (CHDs).

  7. Distribute progress/activity reports/bulletin to authorities, partners, donors and other stakeholders.

  8. Regularly update the PEI/EPI for WHO Somalia website .

  9. Perform other duties related to area of work.


Educational background


Completion of secondary school education supplemented by training in Data analysis.


University degree or diploma on data management andor IT from an accredited institute.

Professional experience and knowledge


At least 6 years of relevant practical experiences in database processing


Work experience with UN organizations /agencies or international institutions

Language Skills

Essential: English – Somlai

Desirable: NA


Describe the core, management competencies required - See WHO competency model - list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.

  1. Teamwork*

    • Setting an example*

    • Communication*

    • Producing Results*

    • Knowing and managing yourself

Functional Knowledge and Skill

*Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position

- Good knowledge of WHO rules, manuals, practices/procedures and routines.

- Good filing and organizational skills.

- Good analytical skills, multitasking and adaptability to challenging situations

- Ability to translate routine correspondence.

- Producing and delivering quality results in pressing situations and conflicting priorities.

- Skills in organizing training programs in data collection and preliminary data processing

- Keen attention to details, especially regarding data accuracy

How to apply

Your application should be sent to the below email address, please indicate the title of the position you have applied in the email subject by close of business Monday 05 June 2023. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.