Earn over 60,000 US Dollars as Technical Officer, Health Systems Strengthening at United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)

 

Job Title:    Technical Officer, Health
Systems Strengthening

Organization:  World
Health Organization (WHO)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Salary: USD
60,962

 

About US:

The World Health
Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health
within the United Nations system.  WHO is responsible for providing
leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda,
setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing
technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

 

Job Summary: A
key purpose of the WHO Health System Strengthening Framework for Action is to
promote a common understanding of what a health system is and what constitutes
health systems strengthening. It also provides a basis to support countries in
scaling up health systems and services: addressing bottlenecks in a
collaborative, coordinated way, driven by desired health outcomes, to achieve
sustainable system-wide effects. To be most effective, this process must be
country-led, based on priorities set out in comprehensive national health plans

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Provide
technical guidance and support in the development and implementation of robust
district health system, programmes and plans.

·        
Advise
and collaborate on the development, implementation, and evaluation of technical
cooperation programmes in the areas of health systems development, health
services organization and management supporting universal health coverage.

·        
Support
the establishment of standards for the design, organization and functional
health system programming and operation of district health systems based on
primary health care, supporting universal health coverage, integrated health
and pharmaceutical services networks including hospitals, integrated
reproductive maternal, newborn and child health, public health infrastructure
and services.

·        
Provide
support in implementation of essential health service package, taking into
consideration the social and cultural aspects for the effective use and access
to services.

·        
Ensure
continuity of care at emergencies particularly for people with chronic
disorders, pregnant mothers, children under five years’ morbidities and
disabilities, etc. and provide measures to strengthen referral channels.

·        
Support
identification and targeting of health inequities and the inclusion of
vulnerable groups to ensure equitable access to quality health services.

·        
Support
the development, planning, and training of human resources in health at
districts aimed at increasing the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the
workforce; organize, conduct, or facilitate capacity-building activities.

·        
Coordinate
the planning and implementation of the technical activities pertaining to
quality of care and the health services infrastructure (nursing, pharmacy,
laboratory, medicines, vaccines, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic
devices, health information system including vital statistics and medical
record keeping) and priority programmes based on the needs of affected
populations.

·        
Disseminate
up-to-date knowledge and findings in the various areas of specialization;
advise on the introduction and transfer of experiences and technologies through
capacity-building processes.

·        
Support
the development and consolidation of the district health information system to
assist in the decision-making processes; provide information on the health
situation, status and trends pertaining to the effective and efficient
management of health services.

·        
Cooperate
with district team members, national authorities, international cooperation
agencies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other
relevant stakeholders, in order to develop alliances and networks at district
level that promote access to quality primary care services for the affected
population.

·        
Perform
any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional
supervisor.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the World Health Organization Technical Officer, Health
Systems Strengthening job should hold a university degree in public health,
health systems/services administration, health management or health related
field from an accredited/recognized institute.

·        
A
minimum of five years of progressive and related experience, at the national
and international levels, in areas related to health policy, planning and
management, health systems recovery and development, health services delivery
in emergencies, extension of health care services to underserved populations/areas,
and developing strategies to overcome barriers to accessing health care
services, including essential medicines.

·        
Sound
knowledge in public administration reform.

·        
Proven
skills in policy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating health
systems.

·        
Demonstrated
ability to provide sound methodological, technical advice and guidance to
multiple stakeholders and partners in health sector reform and public
administration reform.

·        
Demonstrated
ability to innovate, integrate, synthesize and communicate complex concepts and
ideas verbally and in writing.

·        
Ability
to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results

 

WHO Competencies

·        
Teamwork

·        
Respecting
and promoting individual and cultural differences

·        
Communication

·        
Ensuring
the effective use of resources

·        
Creating
an empowering and motivating environment

·        
Creating
an empowering and motivating environment

·        
Use of
Language Skills

·        
Essential:
Expert knowledge of English.

 

Desirable:

·        
An
advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in public health, health
systems/services administration, health management or health related field from
an accredited/recognized institute, or post-graduate qualification in policy
analysis.

·        
Prior
humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agency,
health cluster partners; recognized humanitarian organizations or with an
international nongovernmental organization with expertise in disaster and
health emergencies response.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply online through the World Health Organization career portal
at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 24th November 2020

 

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