National Professional Officer (Health Policies & Systems) at WHO, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Deadline: 3 October 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The duration of this post is 12 months.

The National Professional Officer (Health Policies & Systems) will provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholders in the development and implementation of health systems strengthening policies, strategies and plans towards attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sierra Leone.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The National Professional Officer (Health Policies & Systems) will perform the following functions-

  • Provide technical support to strengthen capacity and management to develop and implement policies and strategies, along with monitoring and evaluation frameworks to measure progress at national and subnational levels.
  • Support the MOHS in strengthening its leadership role and managerial skills of health managers at all levels through training, mentoring, coaching and other innovative approaches that promote good governance and improved performance of the health sector.
  • Support the MOHS to strengthen its coordination and regulation functions through the development of relevant mechanisms, frameworks and effective partnerships that fosters development effectiveness principles.
  • Support efforts to enhance the generation, analysis/interpretation and use of evidence for decision making through coordination with relevant directorates of MOHS.
  • Support the Ministry of Health and Partners in the implementation of the health policies and systems components of relevant projects funded by external donors.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the HSS Cluster Coordinator or the WHO Representative.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in Medicine, Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.
  • At least 5 years of working experience in health systems development including health policy, planning, implementing and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the health ministries and with stakeholders across different programmes at the country level, as well as regional and global levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synergize and communicate complex and ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Other languages relevant to the local context would be an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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