Deadline: 25 March 2023
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer (Human Resources for Health) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer (Human Resources for Health) will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical assistance and operational guidance on health and long-term care workforce policy, planning and forecasting, to improve UHC from a services delivery perspective;
- Support the Policy Advisor in in the preparation participation of country missions relating to policies, strategies and frameworks to produce, attract, recruit, develop and retain the health workforce in line with the EPW objectives towards achieving UHC;
- Actively contribute towards synthetizing and building the evidence base for disseminating key Regional achievements and progresses on building sustainable health and care workforces and the UHC agenda to the Member States as required, including through evidence roll-out of the National Health Workforce Accounts; Contribute with building sustainable health and care workforces, and the health and well-being of the workforce, with key stakeholders and decision-makers;
- Liaise with WHO Headquarters on the health and care workforce, and service delivery;
- Contribute to the development of collaborative activities with alliances, networks, professional and academic organizations aimed at disseminating and advancing the health systems-related UHC agenda, with particular reference to the health and care workforce;
Applicants must have:
- University degree in a health, social or management science relevant to the position, such as, but not limited to, public health, health systems, health economics, health administration, public management or relevant field.
- Additional University Degree (Master’s level) in any of the above fields.
- At least 5 years of combined national and international experience in the areas of health workforce analysis and planning; Policy development in the area of human resources for health workforce management; Operational experience in the development and implementation of sectoral and multi-sectoral health workforce policies or governance mechanisms and approaches to improve population health and well-being.
- Experience in project/programme management, including resource mobilization and management of financial resources.
- Experience in health systems reforms towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.
- Relevant work experience in the European Union countries and the Newly Independent States. Relevant work experience with WHO, the UN system, other international organizations or major stakeholders, such as the EU or OECD. Proven experience in setting-up, managing and scaling-up networks of European health systems experts.
- Experience in health systems technical support to countries.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French, Russian, Germa.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.