Deadline: 19 August 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economist in Geneva, Switzerland. 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 Job Responsibilities
The Economist will perform the following functions:
- Undertake economic analysis for policy developments related to the gender and women’s right recommendations from the High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.
- Develop innovative research and normative work on gender equality.
- Participate in meetings providing expertise in areas related to socioeconomic development in a broader sense taking into consideration employment, gender equality, disability, social inclusion and social inequality.
- Design and delivery, jointly with HWF relevant colleagues, support and capacity building activities to Member States to enhance capacity to mainstream gender in health workforce policies.
- Collaborate with the other units of the WHO Health Workforce Department to ensure gender mainstreaming within WHO the Health Workforce Department WHO.
- Liaise with other WHO Departments, other UN agencies and partners to align on gender issues.
- Maintain professional expertise and recognition through publishing and speaking in relevant gender, and economic empowerment forums.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree in one of the following economics, health economics, or in gender studies with an emphasis or specialization in economics and PhD in economics.
- At least 7 year’s progressive experience working in the field of labor economics in a national and/or international context.
- Experience in multi-disciplinary labour market and employment analyses and gender mainstreaming.
- Demonstrate experience in gender economics and analysing complex labour market micro-data using quantitative models at an advanced level and in analysing labour policies.
- Depth knowledge of health workforce development and health systems strengthening combined with essential knowledge of Gender and intersectionality based analysis.
- Ability to produce high-quality technical documents on various issues of Gender and health systems and health workforce development
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.