Apply: WHO Data Analytics Specialist

Deadline: 08 June, 2020

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Data Analytics Specialist.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.


  • Support the Head of Assurance and Control in defining and articulating the data analytics vision and strategy
  • Implement and configure data analytics 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 analyse 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 organisation
  • Support and facilitate capacity development activities of staff members on data analytics through training sessions, workshops and presentations


  • First university degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or Accounting
  • ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA)
  • Advanced university degree (master’s) in a relevant field (as identified above)
  • Two years, minimum, of practical experience in data analytics
  • Experience with relevant data analytics tools, eg ACL, IDEA, SQL, SAS, or similar
  • Knowledge of WHO AFRO project management approach and tools
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task, proactively identify and solve problems
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Skills in organising and delivering training programmes on data analytics
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven ability to produce high level quality reports for decision makers
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Working knowledge of French

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