Deadline: 14 October 2021
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Coordinator (Strategic Health Policy & Planning) in Harare, Zimbabwe. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Coordinator (Strategic Health Policy & Planning) will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical guidance and support in the development and implementation of robust national health policies, programmes and plans.
- Advise and collaborate on the development, implementation, and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes in the areas of health governance, health policy and systems development, health services organization and management supporting universal health coverage.
- Support high level advocacy for increased investment and multi-sectoral action for health.
- Support the establishment of standards for the design, organization and functional health programming and operation of health systems based on primary health care, supporting universal health coverage, integrated health and pharmaceutical services networks including hospitals, integrated reproductive maternal, newborn and child health, public health infrastructure and services.
- Provide technical assistance to Member States to design an essential health service package,taking into consideration the social and cultural aspects for the effectiveuse and access to services.
Applicants must have:
- An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above)in public health, health systems/services administration, health management or health related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Post-graduate qualification in policy analysis.
- At least 7 year’s of progressive and related experience, at the national and international levels, in areas related to health policy, planning and management, health systems recovery and development,health services delivery in emergencies, extension of health care services to underserved populations/areas, and developing strategies to overcome barriers to accessing health care services, including essential medicines.
- Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agency,health cluster partners; recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization with expertise in disaster and health emergencies response.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.