Deadline: 9 July 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Unit Head, Monitoring, Forecasting & Inequalities 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 Unit Head, Monitoring, Forecasting & Inequalities will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical leadership and managerial support within the Department in the area of monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health outcomes and determinants at global, national and sub-national levels ensuring that activities in this area are carried out efficiently and effectively.
- Develop and propose technical health policies and strategies for implementation through collaboration with Regional and Country Offices and provides advice in developing further the monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health outcomes and determinants at global, national and subnational levels for strengthening and improving technical capacity of target clienteles.
- Oversee a unit of technical teams specialized in various domains within their area of expertise, and facilitates the efficient flow of team synergies.
- Manage the programme area in delivering its objectives through efficient managing a small team of technical staff, financial resources and effective work planning to optimize the programme’s deliverables in line with the mandate of the Organization.
- Lead and conduct research on best practices in implementing programmes and activities and dissemination of information for capacity building in the respective area of work.
- Manage the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the subject area of work of key performance indicators and reporting requirements and mechanisms to optimize performance of Programme deliverables.
- Serve as the technical reference among the peer community, UN Agencies and other stakeholders at the technical levels in the respective area of expertise.
- Represent the programme area of work at various meetings to advocate for best practice in monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health outcomes and determinants at global, national and sub-national levels.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s level or above) in statistics, epidemiology, demography, health sciences or other disciplines with relevant statistical and data analysis content.
- PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields.
- Minimum 10 year’s professional experience in the management of monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health trends and determinants at global, national and sub-national levels, including experience in the area of health policies and strategies.
- At least 5 year’s practical experience in management and leadership of teams working on public health or related field.
- Familiar with and productive contacts with academic and national institutions.
- Concrete skills in the planning and coordination of multidisciplinary public health programmes.
- Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and financial resources.
- Good skills in mobilizing resources.
- Ability to engage and communicate effectively and diplomatically with external partners including Ministries of Health, Donor institutions, Civil Society, and other stakeholders.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French and Other UN Language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.