Specialist, Health Economics and Financing at WHO, Washington, D.C., United States

Deadline: 30 November 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Specialist, Health Economics and Financing in Washington, D.C., United States. 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 Jobs Responsibilities

The Specialist, Health Economics and Financing will perform the following-

  • Collaborate in the design, adaptation and promotion of the use of economic and financial tools in the analysis of health and health sector issues, and in the evaluation of the likely impact of public policies to achieve Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage (Universal Health).
  • Support technical cooperation to Member States for improving countries’ institutional capacity in the design, implementation and monitoring of health financing policies, to increase financial risk protection, reduce out-of-pocket expenditures in health, and ensure efficiency gains in the use of resources and in purchasing and service delivery.
  • Provide technical support to Member States for the analysis and formulation of innovative alternatives for health sector financing in its four sub-functions: revenue collection, pooling of funds, purchasing of services, and policy on benefits, in particular, with regard to Universal Health.
  • Support technical missions to Member States for the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of action plans to improve health financing systems in the context of national health reform/transformation processes, including preparation of reports, situation analysis and recommendations.
  • Collaborate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of technical cooperation programs in the areas of health financing geared to the strengthening of national health care systems pursuing Universal Health, in alignment with efficiency and equity goals.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A bachelor’s degree in economics with related training in health economics and financing from a recognized university.
  • A master’s degree in health economics would be an asset.
  • 7 years of combined national and international experience in the design and implementation of health financing systems.
  • Experience should include conducting economic analysis and applied research on social policies, income distribution, poverty and health and development issues.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of health financing systems in the context of health reforms will be an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other language.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.