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Consultant – Data Manager - (2300356)

Published on 10.02.2023


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Position : Consultant – Data Manager - (2300356)

Purpose of consultancy

To contribute to data collection, data analysis and visualization, digital platforms and databases’ management, electronic tools design, virtual learning projects and products design. 


The objective of the RSS team is to support all Member States to strengthen their capacity so that they will have regulatory systems to ensure that all medical products and other health technologies are accessible, affordable and meet internationally recognized standards of quality, safety and efficacy. From this perspective, RSS contributes to facilitate access to medical products of assured quality and to strengthening regulatory systems, as part of the health system, in Member States.

Within the WHO RSS programme, and supported with multiple World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolutions, the RSS team is working on all country-specific regulatory system capacity building activities including evaluating national regulatory systems, developing and applying WHO benchmarking tools, generating and analyzing evidence of regulatory systems performance and facilitating the formulation and execution of institutional development plans (IDPs) as well as providing technical support to national regulatory authorities (NRA) in Member States.

RSS team manages wide range of regulatory data, and provide technical reports and insights related to regulatory systems to members-states and partners which helps in monitoring in-country progress, identifying gaps and prioritize activities for WHO and other partners. 


Deliverable 1 – Contribute to RSS benchmarking activities/missions: 

  • Collect and manage benchmarking data; historical data analyzed and visualized in infographics; provide technical expertise to RSS benchmarking activities, to the team of assessors or during self-benchmarking workshops, capacity building events, RSS workshops and projects.
  • Restructure, maintain and keep the RSS SharePoint sites up to date including creation of new sites with permission levels and controlled access, ensure nationals and/or experts’ requests for access are timely addressed.

Deliverable 2 - Data management and visualization: 

  • Draft RSS data management standard operating procedures (SOPs); establish and document RSS-related quality data collection techniques; collect, analyze and visualize countries’ data profiles data; update RSS databases; report on PIP countries performance.
  • Migrate current global benchmarking tool (GBT) data files into the newest version of the computerized global benchmarking tool (cGBT); streamline and update the GBT database, using the GBT Admin-module, generate new country files; design and maintain the next generation of the cGBT online training, incorporate the translation in various languages.
  • Update the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) / National Control Laboratory (NCL) contact list.

Deliverable 3 - Virtual learning projects and products: 

  • Maintain/update the WHO Academy’s and the open WHO platform’s online course on Marketing Authorization. 
  • Facilitate major RSS training workshops and capacity building events.
  • Improve and maintain the emergency preparedness and readiness computerized simulation exercise.
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Educational Qualifications:


  • First university degree in Social Science; Statistics, Data Management, Data visualization.  


  • Advanced university degree in Health Economics.



  • Up to 5 years of relevant experience working in the area of data management, database planning and navigation and health technology assessment at global level.
  • 3 to 5 years relevant experience in creating reports, relevant data visualization and computer-based trainings design.


  • Good knowledge and understanding of information and communications technology including WHO NRA assessment/benchmarking and GBT tools.
  • Good skills in capturing, analyzing, managing, retrieving and disseminating information effectively using appropriate information systems.
  • Good skills in developing a training curriculum through consultations with team members.
  • Good skills in developing a variety of written materials for audiences with different levels of understanding of the materials or subject matters presented.
  • Knowledge of population-relevant health and economic global indicators.
  • Knowledge of content management systems for creating computerized trainings and advanced data visualization software (articulate story-line).
  • Ability to facilitating country visits, workshops, trainings, and other regulatory capacity building activities.
  • Advanced ability to prepare data visualization for reports, presentations, and other documents.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and work in diverse cultural settings.
  • Excellent computer skills including developing graphics for presentation materials, particularly office environment (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Power-BI).
  • Excellent knowledge of electronic information management applications: SharePoint and databases. 

Languages required:


  • Expert knowledge in English.
  • Intermediate knowledge in French.


  • Off-site: home based.   


  • The consultant is expected to travel.
  • Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


  • Band level A-USD 3,955 – 6,980 per month.
  • Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):



Job criteria for job ad : Consultant – Data Manager - (2300356)
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
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Bulawayo - Harare - Manicaland - Mashonaland Central - Mashonaland East - Mashonaland West - Masvingo - Matabeleland North - Matabeleland South - Midlands - International
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
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