Deadline: 21 August 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer (Health Workforce Policy and Health Care Delivery) in Manila, Philippines. The duration of this post 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer (Health Workforce Policy and Health Care Delivery) will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical advice and support to Member States in the development of evidence-informed health workforce policies, strategies and plans in support of universal health coverage (UHC) and the thematic priorities of the Western Pacific Region Vision Paper.
- Provide technical advice to Member States for strategic planning of the health workforce in terms of numbers and the skill mix to support long-term transformation of the health system taking into consideration the future health workforce needs and the health labor market dynamics.
- Provide technical support to Member States to strengthen the availability and use of health workforce data to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze the health workforce situation and generate evidence for policy decisions, including the dissemination of tools and guidelines for the use of Member States and stakeholders.
- Provide technical assistance to Member States in designing and implementing provider payment mechanisms to improve productivity and increase the availability and accessibility to health workers, especially in underserved areas.
- Provide technical support to Member States to strengthen systems and processes for the regulation of health professionals with the primary objective of improving quality and safety of health services in support of UHC.
- Provide technical advice to Member States to strengthen health professional education – through curricula reforms, establishment of quality assurance mechanisms, support to build institutional capacity – to prepare a health workforce with required competencies to address evolving individual and population health needs.
- Provide technical advice to Member States in the planning, management and delivery of health care with a particular focus on sub-national planning and/or hospital planning and management.
- Provide technical support to Member States in the development of care pathways including but not limited to NCD care coordination with hospital specialist services (endocrinology, cardiology, etc.) and service delivery networks or variants thereof.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree or higher in health sciences or related field from a recognized university with a higher qualification in public health policy, planning and management.
- Qualifications in health workforce and service planning.
- 7 year’s of progressively responsible experience in health services planning and management, related to the development of Human Resources for Health (HRH) policies and strategies in the context of public health or social development at national and international levels.
- Working knowledge of WHO systems.
- Ability to undertake health workforce policy analysis, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
- Ability to apply knowledge of health systems and principles of integrated people-centred service delivery.
- Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources into coherent and clear policy advice to decision-makers.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of Oher UN languages.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.