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28 Mar 2017

UNICEF Information Management Consultant Job in Kenya

UNICEF Consultancy: Cholera Information Management Consultant - ESARO, Nairobi
A major public health issue in ESA region, cholera is now endemic in at least half of the region’s countries. Along with acute watery diarrhoea, it is threatening the lives of refugees, urban dwellers,
migrant communities, adults and children alike.

Left unchecked and untreated it is killing stricken children within hours. This is especially so for young children already vulnerable and weakened by malnutrition. As of August 2016, more than 36,000 cholera cases were reported from 9 countries in ESAR with an overall case fatality ration (CFR) of 1.6 %, accounting for 66 % of all cases reported in the African WHO Region. Four countries represented about 75 % of all cases in Africa, of which three are located in ESAR: Ethiopia (28 %), Tanzania (15%) and Kenya (11 %).

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to strengthening of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) systems at national level and regularly collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate Cholera epidemiological data and information for policy and decision making at national and regional levels;
  • Regular production and dissemination of Cholera information, situation reports and bulletins (similar to the Joint Initiative on Cholera in Southern Africa (JICSA) and the Cholera WCA bulletins to partners within the region);
  • Initiate, and support analytical epidemiological studies on risk factors, transmissions pathways, hot spots and trends of recent Cholera outbreaks in the Region;

Requirements

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent experience in library or geographic sciences, including information technology and statistics. 
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in humanitarian aid/development including several years in developing countries.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the management of spatial and non-spatial databases, preferably with either the UN and/or NGOs
  • Ability to develop systems and tools to present information in multiple formats, including mapping tools such as GIS
  • Preferred knowledge on the multi-sectorial strategies on cholera in terms of preparedness, response, prevention and risk reduction
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).

How to Apply
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