Technical Officer (Health Development & Cooperation)

Geneva | Geneva

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing supports Member States in strengthening their national health policies, plans, and governance arrangements and developing and implementing health financing strategies and systems. The mission of HGF is to be a trusted partner with countries seeking to strengthen the governance and financing of health systems to attain and maintain universal health coverage. HGF co-hosts the Core Team of the International Health Partnership (IHP+) together with the World Bank. The IHP+ Core Team services IHP+, whose aim is to support universal health coverage by putting the principles of effective development cooperation into practice in health. This includes greater alignment of partners behind one national health plan; increased harmonization among partners, and greater use of country financial, procurement and monitoring systems. As of April 2015, IHP+ has 65 signatories (36 developing countries and 29 bilateral and multilateral development agencies) and also involves civil society organisations at global and country levels. Description of duties: This assignment is based in WHO Headquarters. The incumbent will contribute to IHP+ goals as follows:1) As a member of the IHP+ Core Team, support the daily operations of the partnership;2) contribute to specific country or global activities in the IHP+ programme of work, such as development of case studies, and supporting monitoring and mutual accountability for results at country level;3) contribute to communications and advocacy and dissemination of knowledge and findings from IHP+ activities, meetings and publications, including through the website and social media; 4) support planning, arranging and smooth running of IHP events and meetings; 5) follow up with countries on their progress and assist with documenting country experience and development of reports. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential:A first university degree in public health, social sciences, or related fields.Desirable:Post graduate degree in related field.*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually. Skills: Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure as part of a team. Excellent writing skills. Diplomacy, tact, courtesy, cultural sensitivity and demonstrable attention to detail. Understanding of international development cooperation from agency and/or country level experience.Competencies:1. Fostering integration and teamwork2. Communicating in a credible and effective way3. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences4. Producing results5. Knowing and managing yourself Experience: Essential:At least 2 years relevant professional work experience in health development cooperation.Desirable:Experience in health development cooperation, preferably in a low income country. Professional experience in international organizations. Experience in communications or advocacy roles. Involvement in aid coordination arrangements at country level. Work within or alongside governments in developing countries in Africa or Asia. Languages: Essential: Expert knowledge of English or French. Additional Information: Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: (to learn more about WHO's operations) Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by dateWHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. This vacancy is published in English only.Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support the [name of Partnership], selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside the [name of Partnership] either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position). Post Adjustment: 87 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva | Geneva
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-21

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