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  • Application Type : External Vacancy
  • Job ID/Title : 1042 - WHO Limb Reconstruction Database Programmer
  • Category : Other
  • Brand : WHO
  • Post Level : NOA
  • Application Deadline : 30-Apr-20
  • Duty Station : Gaza
  • Post Number : (for 100 Series Contracts)
  • Languages Required : Arabic, English,
  • Starting Date : (date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
  • Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months with the possibility to extend based on fund availability and perfomance


The Limb Reconstruction Database Programmer will be crucial in helping to establish a patient database for the local Limb Reconstruction Unit (LRU), supported by WHO. The Consultant will be expected to support the Trauma Coordinator on how best to develop a patient database that adequately captures the essential patient data, including information from partners working in the Unit. The She/He will be expected to follow clear instructions from key technical WHO staff and Ministry of Health (MoH) focal points. Limb Reconstruction Database Programmer will work in collaboration with the Trauma Coordinator and under the supervision of the Health Cluster Coordinator, WHO.

Since the mass demonstrations of the Great March of Return began in Gaza on 30 March 2018 until the 21 December, 247 people have been killed and a total of 26,039 people injured by the response of Israeli forces, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health (MoH). 12,199 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs) and the remaining 13,840 casualties were transferred to MoH and Non-Government Organizations (NGO) hospitals. 6,174 people have live ammunition gunshot wounds, of which 5,366 (87%) present limb gunshot wounds.

The current surge in humanitarian needs takes place against a backdrop of an overall extremely precarious humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, expressed through a health system on the verge of collapse and increasing, widespread despair as conditions deteriorate and hope for political solutions diminish. Options to refer patients for care outside Gaza remain extremely limited. As such, the potential impact of the current crisis on the people of Gaza – and on the already fragile health system – should not be underestimated.

In the current Gaza context, severe limb injuries from gun shots are very common, accounting for almost 40 % of all the injuries that arrived to the hospitals since the beginning of the demonstrations. Additionally, continued advances in weapon technology have resulted in wounds with more extensive composite tissue losses, often complicated by ongoing osteomyelitis. It’s estimated that a high percentage of these cases will need further care, as this was already the case after the 2014 war. So far, reconstructive resources are scattered across Gaza and there is neither dedicated operating room capacity or ward bed capacity.

Taking into consideration the history of traumatic injuries, and based on lessons learned from past experiences, WHO together with the MoH, is establishing the development of a unified Limb Reconstruction Unit (LRU) to deal with the growing number of patients in need of extra specialized care.

Description of Responsibilities:


Output 1: Transport the online limb reconstruction patient database to the local health information system and sufficiently handover the database to the designated staff
  1. Deliverable 1.1 Conduct a merger of the LRU database with the MoH health information system
  2. Deliverable 1.2. Train all staff on the use of the database (trainer the trainer style training)
  3. Deliverable 1.3. Provide technical support during the initial phase of utilization of the database.


Output 2: Develop an EMT-CC database to allow for ease of EMT registration, follow-up and outcome reporting
  1. Deliverable 2.1 Work with the EMT-CC to propose a solution and develop the delivery plan
  2. Deliverable 2.2   Provide a specification and delivery plan, including Gantt chart and milestones, for the development of an online EMT-CC database
  3. Deliverable 2.3. Test proof the solution making adjustments as necessary


The Database Programmer incumbent will be managed by the Trauma and Emergency Manager and the Hospital’s Technical Officer. He/she will be expected to develop a good and positive collegial relationship with all WHO team members in Gaza and Jerusalem offices as well as those work at Nasser’s Limb Reconstruction Unit. For example the incumbent is expected to have day to day interactions with different WHO team members including the Project Management Officer, The Field Information Officer, the Patient Administrator, the Emergency Technical Officer, different consultants and others as needed and advised by the supervisor(s).

In terms of external interactions the Programmer is expected to establish a good interaction with the IT team from the MoH as well as with the team that manages the EMT-CC together with other contacts that are important for the implementation of the activities specified above.


The functions have a direct impact on the efficient coordination of programme planning, preparation of project implementation and the monitoring of the projects’ implementation progress. Furthermore, the functions contribute to the smooth dissemination of information on programme activities.

The LRU would centralize knowledge while rationalizing human resources, time, equipment and costs. Visiting medical teams would also be able to focus their interventions in a centralized structure, maximizing training opportunities in particular for the younger resident staff.

As part of the new local limb reconstruction unit at Nasser Hospital, there is a critical need to have centralized, comprehensive and integrated limb reconstruction patient database. The online, secure database must be able to interact with existing MoH systems and include an equipment and inventory monitoring system.

In addition there is a need to digitize the function of the EMT-CC unit for better management of the foreign emergency medical missions and proper documentation.


  1. • Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively.
  2. • Producing Results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
  3. • Producing results: Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet business needs.

Qualifications :


A first level university degree in Information Technology (IT) or related field from an accredited institution
  • Desirable:

Formal training in disaster management /conflict management

  • Experience required:

A minimum of 1 years of coding/programming

Proficient in Arabic and English


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