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Senior Animal Health Information Analyst – World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department (WAHIAD) – WOAH HQ – Paris, France

Positioning and reporting
This position is under the authority of the Deputy Director ‘International Standards and Science’ and the direct supervision of the Head of the World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department (WAHIAD) and his/her Deputy.
Job purpose
The Senior Animal Health Information Officer contributes to the publication of a transparent and coherent animal health situation in Members through the collection, verification and dissemination of animal health information provided by Members and non-member countries through the WOAH World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS).
In particular, s/he is responsible for following the notification process of Members, as well as participating in capacity-building activities on disease notification (training and e-learning support), active search for non-official animal health information activities, and contributing to the improvement of WAHIS.  
Missions and activities  

Contribute as required to the activities of the team, including:  
1 – Participate in the team for active search for non-official animal health information of WAHIS
– Verify the non-official information related to the animal and public health situation.
– Contact the countries when needed to verify the information found through the active search.  

2 – Participate in the Early Warning System of WAHIS
– Apply a standard verification process on immediate notifications, follow-up reports and final reports.
– Propose relevant tools to facilitate the standard verification process and follow-up processes.
– Review formats of working databases, developing automated tools within these databases to facilitate the verification and follow-up processes.
– Develop and establish monitoring and evaluation indicators of the verification and follow-up processes.  

3 – Follow the notification process of designated countries or territories
– Apply a standard verification process on six-monthly reports, annual reports, and annual reports on wildlife.
– Interact with Members’ nominated representatives on issues related to notification, including providing them with support to facilitate disease notification.
– Participate in training of country representatives on WAHIS, including global and regional training.
– Follow up with countries to encourage them to provide regular and timely animal health reports in line with their obligations.
– Provide regular reports on the state of play of notifications.
– Participate in the coordination of team activities within WAHIAD.  

4 – Participate in training activities
– Support the development of training content for WAHIS users.
– Provide support to WAHIS users.
– Participate in the preparation and design of material for training WAHIS users and WOAH Focal Points
– Review and improve training methods.
– Oversee and contribute to the development of e-learning platforms.  

5 – Participate in activities associated with the development of WAHIS and its evolution
– Contribute to the scoping of needs and development of functional specifications.
– Participate in the functional testing and validation of functionalities, providing feedback to the project management team.
– Contribute to the identification of needs and follow-up on future evolutions.  

6 Respond to user queries regarding WAHIAD and WAHIS activities
– Respond appropriately to user request and queries, including delivery of training.
– Perform necessary data extractions and analyses.
– Prepare interactive maps.
– Develop dashboards in response to user needs.
Qualifications and Experience
Required qualifications and experience

Required qualifications
– A graduate degree in a biology-related field (e.g. veterinary sciences, biology, health, animal sciences)
– Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in the field of data management, of which preferably five (5) years acquired with data collection, processing, and analysis of animal diseases at the international level, either directly or through externalization to specialized animal and/or health institutions, or other international organization.
– Proven experience working with databases.  

Desirable additional qualifications
– Exposure to or work experience with Veterinary Services, animal or human health institutions, research institutions.
– Additional degree in aquatic and/or terrestrial animal health, wildlife health, epidemiology, or public health.
– Qualifications or training in data science.  

Technical skills
– Excellent command of English: ability to communicate effectively on complex technical and scientific issues in English and to draft professional content.
– Knowledge of a second WOAH official language (French or Spanish) would be an asset
– Very good command of the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
– Excellent computer skills in geographical information systems (e.g. QGIS), database management systems (e.g. Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres).Good computer skills in statistical software (e.g. R).
– Good computer skills in developing data visualisations (e.g. PowerBI).  

Additional desirable competencies
– Good knowledge of a third WOAH official language (French or Spanish).Working knowledge of Russian.  

Interpersonal skills
– Capacity to manage changes in priorities/requests/timelines and perform tasks effectively
– Ability to collect, synthesize and analyse information from various sources
– Intellectual curiosity to discover new approaches, tools, and insights
– Ability to process large amounts of quantitative and qualitative information
– Keen sense of observation, attention to detail and accuracy.
– Ability to work under pressure, and to efficiently prioritise work across multiple parallel tasks.
– Courtesy, tact, and the ability to establish and maintain good working relations in a multinational and multicultural environment.
– Good communication skills and team working abilities especially under tight deadlines.  
Working conditions  

– Salary: Monthly base salary 3.200€ net per month (commensurate with qualifications and experience) plus benefits, exempt of French income tax.
– Duration: Two (2) years – Renewable.
The post is a full-time position based at the WOAH Headquarters in Paris.
It requires long hours in a seated position at a computer.
General information 
The WOAH places high value on a multicultural and positive work environment.   The WOAH is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their ethnic origin, gender, opinions, or beliefs.  
If you are interested in the position, please complete your application online by clicking on the link below by 10 February 2023 at the latest.