Deadline: 31 October 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Promote best practices for health workforce interventions in countries taking into consideration the effective integration within the health care delivery system, its health services and existing public health programmes.
- Facilitate the awareness, dissemination, uptake and use tools for improving technical capacity of regions and countries on HRH and relevant institutional structures and collaborators leading to improved management, education and practice performance.
- Develop, disseminate and facilitate the awareness and uptake of technical documents and global policy analyses/ flagship reports, policy briefings and other knowledge products on policy and technical issues related to health workforce development including community health workers policies, HRH governance, policy making, regulation, education, retention and migration.
- Follow-up on dissemination and implementation of recommendations and policy advice of WHO resolutions and technical reports.
- Provide technical input and guidance for capacity building for an effective HRH agenda at global, regional and country levels through the development of appropriate training and management tools, including on nursing and midwifery.
- Conduct technical cooperation activities with countries on health workforce issues by promoting a wide awareness and uptake of health workforce policy and normative guidance developed by the department.
- Lead the conceptualization, organization and follow-up of global meetings and events, in collaboration with other relevant offices and departments within WHO, national government counterparts and other relevant stakeholders.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in the health sciences (e.g. public health), international relations or related field.
- PhD-level studies in a relevant field.
- 5 year’s experience in public health work, including at national and international levels.
- Knowledge of translation and uptake, including experience focusing on human resources for health and community health workers.
- Experience in working on collaborative national and international projects with United Nations agencies and/or international organisations/NGOs.
- Knowledge in facilitating knowledge translation and uptake and use of health policy and normative guidance for application at country level.
- Strong skills in human resources for health, including on community health workers policies.
- Capacity in drafting, producing, disseminating and facilitating the uptake of policy briefings and knowledge synthesis products.
- Expert knowledge of English and French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.