Deadline: 8 September 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Economist in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The duration of this post is 5 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Health Economist will perform the following functions:
- Provide and mobilize technical assistance to the government and especially to the Ministry of Health in developing health financing and social health protection policies, including advice on the right strategic purchasing and provider payment mechanisms.
- Provide technical support in the design, implementation and monitoring of innovative health financing initiatives to ensure sustainable and equitable financing and universal health coverage.
- Support the harmonization and alignment of health financing policies/strategies/plans and support donor coordination mechanisms for health.
- Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in analysing health financing information, such as through national health accounts, and the use of the information for policy dialogue and policy formulation.
- Support the government in cost-effectiveness analysis, equity analysis, public health expenditure reviews, developing medium-term expenditure frameworks, results-based financing, to increase the efficiency of public spending for health.
- Monitor health sector performance including general financing indicators, by specifically tracking Sustainable Development Goals and UHC indicators.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in health economics, economics or public health in a recognized university.
- 7 year’s experience in economics, health economics, and/or health financing related work at national and international levels.
- Qualitative and quantitative skills on cost-effectiveness and equity analysis, expenditure tracking, costing, planning and budgeting.
- Experience in collaborating with government and development partners.
- Knowledge on overall health system development.
- Knowledge of health financing including strategic purchasing and provider payment mechanisms, and the challenges for countries transitioning from high levels of donor funding.
- Knowledge of private sector expenditure and how to steward such expenditure to reduce out-of-pocket payments.
- Excellent communication skills and experience in dealing with national policy makers and development partners.
- Knowledge of written and spoken English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.