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World Health Organization Recruitment (Graduate and Experienced Positions)

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2 Aug, 2016

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World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It 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.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: National Professional Officer, Health Economic
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/FT439
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NO-C
Organization unit: AF_NGA Nigeria (AF_NGA) /AF_NG3 Technical Units (AF_NG3)

Objectives of the Programme

  • The goal of Health Systems Strengthening programme (HSS) is to provide technical guidance and support for the development of evidence based health policies and plans and their implementation using the Primary Health Care (PHC) values and principles.
  • The programme aims to improve health outcomes through enhancing capacities for and addressing key constraints related to governance, leadership and stewardship; people-centered integrated services; health workforce; health financing; health commodities (such as equipment, supplies and medicines); partnerships for health; health information systems and research for health.

Description of Duties
Under the overall Guidance of the WHO Country Representative, and direct supervision of the Health Systems Adviser at the WHO Country Office in Abuja, the incumbent will carry out the following duties.

1.) Support the national authorities in strengthening the health financing system

Assigned duties:

  • Support and facilitate the development of NHPSP and its costing for the medium term budgetary planning, including health financing situation analysis, macroeconomic analysis, identification of potential resources and costing of different scenarios;
  • Support the development of the national health financing strategy which addresses the NHPSP
  • Support the annual budget processes in the Ministry of Health and support capacity building as appropriate
  • Support and build capacity for resource tracking processes including the national health accounts, public expenditure reviews etc
  • Support and facilitate the discussion between Ministries of Finance (or equivalent), Planning and Health regarding health financing reforms and the budgeting of health policies in the macroeconomic and fiscal environment;

2.) Support governance processes in the health sector
Assigned Duties:

  • Support and facilitate the country health policy dialogue process for development of national health policies, strategies and plans with special emphasis on Government’s UHC through PHC policy priority
  • Support and facilitate the translation of the NHPSP into measurable operational plans, (at programme and/or subnational sub-national levels and for specific health systems areas, such as sustainable health financing);
  • Support and facilitate the development (consensus) of PHC guidelines and implementation tools;
  • Support accountability and monitoring mechanisms including the annual joint review processes
  • Support analysis and synthesis of evidence for policy and review processes
  • Support the national authorities in efforts to strengthen coordination mechanisms in the health sector

3.) Support the planning, budgeting, monitoring and resource mobilization processes for the WHO Country office and within the wider United Nations System in Nigeria
Assigned Duties:

  • Facilitate and coordinate the biennial operational planning process in the country office
  • Facilitate the periodic monitoring process for the WHO biennial work-plans including the mid-term review and the end of biennium assessment
  • Facilitate the WCO compliance with reporting requirements to external donors as necessary
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of the social capital development pillar of the UNDAF III
  • Support WHO’s participation and contribution to the Delivery as One process in selected states
  • Facilitate and coordinate WHO’s contribution to the development of the UNDAF IV
  • Any other relevant duty assigned by the Supervisor

Required Qualifications
Education

Essential:

  • University degree in Medicine, Public Health, Political Science or Economics.

Desirable:

  • Advanced university degree in public health, health economics or other related area.

Verification of Educational qualifications:

  • “In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/.
  • Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually”.

Skills:

  • Technical expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems.
  • Sound knowledge of health financing.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners in countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse political contexts and interact and negotiate effectively with multiple interests at the political level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the Ministry of Health and with a wide variety of stakeholders at the country level
  • Proven ability to interact effectively at the political level with multiple high level
  • Stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synthesize and communicate complex concepts and ideas verbally and in writing.
  • IT Proficiency.

Competencies:

  • Ensuring the effective use of resources,
  • Producing results
  • Teamwork
  • Knowing and managing yourself

Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in policy, planning, managing or developing health systems.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian health system and health financing context.
  • Specific experience in Health Financing.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in WHO, UN or other international organizations.

Languages:

  • Essential: Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Additional Information

  • WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.
  • Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Annual salary: (Net of tax) at single rate

Application Deadline: 
10th August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should APPLY HERE

 

Job Title: National Professional Officer (Administrative and Programme Officer)
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/FT438
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Organization unit: AF_NGA Nigeria (AF_NGA) /AF_NG2 Administration (AF_NG2)

Objectives of the Programme
The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to (a) the reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Description of Duties
Under the overall guidance of the WHO Country Representative and direct supervision of the EPI Team Leader, the incumbent of the position will primarily deal with the following tasks:

  • Oversee the WHO EPI Team Leader’s office correspondence information flow – handle and prioritize outgoing and incoming correspondences. Initiate responses when appropriate and ensure requisite and timely follow up on actions and provide regular updates to the WHO EPI Team Leader.
  • Support the documentation of final management actions of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Accountability Framework. Prepare feedback to all WHO polio field staff – State Coordinators, Cluster Coordinators, LGA Facilitators and Field Volunteers in the 36 States plus FCT.
  • Act as a liaison between the EPI Team Leader and EPI Zonal and State offices as well as Governmental agencies, partners, including the UN, e.t.c. by transmitting directives, instructions and assignments and follow up on the status of assignments to facilitate PEI/EPI programme.
  • Support the organization of meetings and prepare, produce and post minutes of meetings and follow-up on actions resulting therefrom.
  • Provide advice on programme matters, managerial problems encountered in programme execution and administrative support involved in day-to-day running of the EPI office. Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the EPI Team Leader, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Render logistic and administrative support for PEI/EPI International missions – All EPI staff members, Government officials, WHO temporary advisors, etc. Develop and update on a regular basis the database for international missions.
  • Devise and maintain office systems including electronic documentation of all EPI correspondence.
  • Coordinate the activities of EPI Secretaries and a Receptionist.
  • Perform any other duty that may reasonably or exceptionally be required/assigned to ensure the smooth operation of EPI Team Leader’s work.

Required Qualifications
Education
Essential:

  • First University Degree or its equivalent in Public, Business or Secretarial Administration, Economics, Social Sciences.

Desirable:

  • Certificate in Management Skills & Leadership Development Course would be an added asset.

Verification of Educational qualifications:

  • “In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/.
  • Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually”.

Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task and complete assignments with efficiency, adhering to deadlines and emergency/shifting priorities;
  • Ability to make decisions without close supervision.
  • Ability to act independently and exercise mature judgment;
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent IT Skills – Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Competencies:

  • Producing results
  • Fostering integration and team work
  • Communication in a credible and effective way

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Computer literate and ability to use relevant software and applications.

Experience
Essential:

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in efficiently and effectively managing the Office of an inter-governmental/ international organization.

Desirable:

  • Relevant experience involving the application of administrative and management principles and Practices within the United Nations System.

Additional Information

  • WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.
  • Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Annual Salary: (Net of tax) at single rate

Application Deadline: 
10th August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should APPLY HERE

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