Deadline: 9 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Economist in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Health Economist will lead the development and adaptation of health and economic tools to conduct health impact assessments, as well as cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness and costs of inaction analyses.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Health Economist will perform the following functions-
- To provide support to regions and countries, helping them obtain high quality information on programme expenditures for air pollution related diseases.
- To liaise with international organizations to analyze international expenditures on programmes on air pollution related diseases.
- To provide the first-level estimates for the cost and cost-effectiveness of control interventions for air pollution related diseases.
- To establish a database of information on health programme expenditures for air pollution related diseases.
- To provide technical inputs to WHO reports and other documents produced by IHE on the health and economic effects of ambient air pollution.
- To develop, adapt and refine WHO tools to conduct economic analyses, such as cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses (CBA, CBE) as well as related guidance and training materials to be utilized in capacity building workshops.
- To implement training workshops for capacity building and the use of above mentioned tools in project sites.
- To coordinate data collection, management and analysis at various project sites, and coordinate with national research teams both directly and by liaising with country focal points.
- To coordinate with WHO Regional and Country Office staff, liaise and collaborate with international and national partners regarding the implementation of urban air pollution and health projects.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in economics, environmental economics, health economics or a related field.
- Ph.D. degree in above fields.
- Training in both macro-and micro-economics.
- 7 years of international work experience in health economics, including in conceptualizing and implementing capacity building programs.
- Experience with economic methods and analysis, including the implementation of cost benefit and cost effectiveness studies.
- Experience with managing and analyzing databases on health and health systems costs.
- Experience in working on public health related projects with WHO or other UN agencies.
- Experience in tracking domestic and international air pollution related diseases.
- Experience working with international NGOs, global partnerships.
- Knowledge of English is essential.
- Knowledge of French is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.