Deadline: 23 June 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Policy Advisor (Universal Health Coverage) in Baghdad, Iraq. The duration of this post is 1 year.
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The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
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The Health Policy Advisor (Universal Health Coverage) will perform the following functions:
- Organize the initiatives for partnering with stakeholders (both international and national) to ensure alliance and result-oriented National Health Policies, Strategies and Plans (NHPSP).
- Consolidate regular bottom-up participatory mechanisms to assess strengths and weaknesses of the health system and promote the priority setting process.
- Support HWCO for the development of National UHC Roadmap, health systems analytical report, and political economy analysis of UHC in the country.
- Contribute substantively on the strategic recommendations for health system components, including but not limited to governance, access to medicines and health products, distribution and skills of health workforce, health financing, health management information systems and service delivery.
- Offer fundamental and substantive inputs on designing the country health policy dialogue process, its schedule and its agreed mechanisms including the provision of public information on health policy matters and organize annual reviews, at the critical stages of the national planning cycle.
- In coordination with the HWCO, support the partnering initiatives with governments (at federal and state levels) and national stakeholders on the production of strategic intelligence on the policy environment (stakeholders’ positions and interests, their capacities for meaningful sector policy dialogue) and on a regular policy assessment for the annual reviews.
- Support the alignment between all stakeholders at country level for health systems strengthening while liaising with the HWCO and Director UHC/Health Systems and harnessing the tools, approaches, and knowledge exchange done by the UHC2030 multi-stakeholder platform.
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Applicants must have:
- University Degree in medicine or public health or health management or health-related field.
- Master’s Degree in medicine or public health or health management or health-related field and postgraduate qualification (s) in the areas of health policy, health service delivery, health financing, good governance in medicine.
- At least 5 year’s of experience in development or coordination of health systems policy and planning at the national level.
- Relevant work experience with UN or other international organizations.
- Excellent skills in planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems.
- Excellent skills in health policy analysis for universal health coverage.
- Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners in countries.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Expert knowledge of Arabic.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.
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