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Data Analytics Specialist New Job Opportunity United Nationas at WHO - South Africa, June 2020

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Jobs in South Africa (SA) 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at World Health Organization (WHO), 2020
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Data Analytics Specialist - (2002293)
Grade: P2
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: Two (2) years
Closing Date: Jun 9, 2020, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location: South Africa-Pretoria
Organization: AF/GMC General Management and Coordination
Schedule: Full-time
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The general objectives of the Accounts and Finance Management (AFM) unit are to provide effective budget and finance support services to WHO programmes and administration as well as support the management of financial assets of the organization in the Africa Region in compliance with organization-wide policies and procedures.

To support the planning, design, implementation, management and continuous enhancement of data analytics solutions in order to improve the effectiveness of operational support to Global Polio Eradication Initiative and other programs while strengthening compliance with WHO rules and regulations. Key objectives of the position include: 1) To simplify and improve the effectiveness of operational processes through Robotic Process Automation and other relevant technologies; 2) To accelerate decision making by providing near real time financial information through advanced analytics techniques. 

• Support the Head of Assurance and Control in defining and articulating the data analytics vision and strategy.
• Implement and configure data analytic solutions.
• Proactively and systematically identify time intensive and repetitive but critical tasks/processes that would most benefit from automation. Leverage robotic process automation and other relevant technologies to increase efficiency by automating these tasks/processes and free up time and resources to perform work of a more strategic nature.
• Work with various internal clients to understand business objectives; determine analytics approach and data requirements; extract, aggregate and analyze large volumes of disparate data from multiple sources using advanced analytics techniques to generate clear, timely and reliable dashboards/reports tailored to end users’ needs to enable faster facts-based decision making.
• Support the continuous improvement of data analytics through the development and enhancement of policies, procedures, guidelines, tools and systems while ensuring that adequate levels of innovation and automation are applied.
• Keep abreast of new developments in the data analytics industry, assess the feasibility of further improvements, propose innovative approaches adapted to the context of the Region to simplify and fast track operational processes while strengthening compliance with WHO rules and regulations and enhancing value for money for the organization.
• Support and facilitate capacity development activities of staff members on data analytics through training sessions, workshops and presentations.
• Prepare reports for Country Offices, Regional Office and HQ as may be required.
• Perform special reviews and other tasks assigned by the Head of Assurance and Control.

Essential: University first degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or Accounting.
Desirable: ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA). Advanced University degree (Master's) in a relevant field (as identified above).


Essential: A minimum of two years of practical experience in data analytics. Experience with relevant data analytics tools eg ACL, IDEA, SQL, SAS, or similar
Desirable: Knowledge of WHO AFRO project management approach and tools.


• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, proactively identify and solve problems.
• Excellent analytical skills.
• Skills in organizing and delivering training programs on data analytics.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven ability to produce high level quality reports for decision makers;
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Package.
• Knowledge of Oracle e-Business Suite.
• Specific Work Requirement: Up to 50% travel is required

WHO Competencies

1. Producing Results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Ensuring effective use of resources
4. Respecting and Promoting individual and cultural differences
5. Fostering integration and teamwork

Use of Language Skills
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English
Desirable: Working knowledge of French

WHO offers staff in the Professional Category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at 47,895 US Dollars (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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• This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
· 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
· Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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· WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
· WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
· WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
· Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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