World Health Organization (WHO) Job Vacancy Available

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World Health Organization (WHO) Job Vacancy Available

About World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations in charge of international public health.

Founded in 1948, it is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners, and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can get the highest level of health.

ABOUT THE JOB

Service delivery has primarily been coordinated and managed by standalone programs. Each program was defining and supported the establishment of the delivery systems needed to attain its objectives. This approach is however not fit for purpose in the context of the SDG attainment, where comprehensive services are needed across results relating to Universal Health Coverage, Health Security, and Determinants of Health areas.

The PHC approach has been revitalized, with an increased emphasis on a comprehensive PHC approach that will ensure the delivery of essential services across all ages. Compounding this situation is the implications of the disease, environmental, and other shocks on standalone service delivery systems that lack the needed resilience to sustain service provision when threatened. There is therefore an ongoing process to re-pivot the service delivery systems in countries to align them with the current expectations.

This is being implemented in the context of the ongoing functional review process in the WHO Regional Office that is prioritizing district health services support capacity in-country offices.

Finally, the WHO Regional Office is prioritizing as part of the Regional Directors’ transformational agenda the need to open opportunities for early / mid-career technically competent persons to have an opportunity to work with the WHO Regional Office, as part of its talent search and provision of opportunities to persons building careers in public health to enhance their international experiences.

The WHO is therefore seeking technically competent United Nations Volunteers to work as service delivery systems support officers in multiple countries across the region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the guidance and overall supervision of the WHO Representative, and working under the technical guidance of the team responsible for Service Delivery at the Regional Office level, the UN Volunteer shall contribute to the support in re-pivoting service delivery systems in the target countries. The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and agenda:

  • To proactively support the development and implementation support for Essential Health Packages in the country overall, and disaggregated by location, level of care, and public health function
  • Guide and explore the roles and functions of different service delivery models in the delivery of the Essential Health Services. Specifically, this will look at Community delivery modalities (Community units, outreaches, community clinics), primary care facilities, including support of primary hospitals (general clinics, general referral services), primary hospitals, including support of specialist hospitals (specialist clinics, specialist referral services) and specialist hospitals
  • Lead the application of harmonized digital health solutions as a means for expanding service provision capacity in countries
  • To support the work within the country on defining and rolling out tools, and guidance for implementing integrated service delivery interventions. These include tools and guidance for Licensure and accreditation systems, Supervision and mentoring processes, Service standards, and health charters (describing user rights), accreditation and quality assurance systems, therapeutic standards, care audits, and Infection Prevention and Control.
  • To facilitate the design of service delivery approaches in the country, guiding how services will be provided. These include incorporation of the comprehensive PHC approach, person-centered care approach
  • To perform other related responsibilities as assigned by the WHO Representative and/or the Assistant Regional Director’s office.

QUALIFICATION

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public health and/or health systems or other a health-related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in working in essential services provision preferably at the sub-national level
  • Experience with the compilation and analysis of large datasets from multiple sources.
  • Proven ability to document health services plans and/or reports such as through the production of country statistical abstracts, sector review reports, health policy briefs, best practice documentation, and others.
  • Support for health systems development at the national and sub-national (district, counties, provinces) levels
  • Relevant work experience in WHO, and other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
  • Experience in working in countries of the WHO African Region
  • Advanced use of MS Office, particularly spreadsheets, data visualization, and analysis tools, and databases
  • Design and management of information systems
  • Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Skill in the use of one or more statistical analysis programs (e.g., R, STATA, SAS, SPSS)
  • Understanding of the necessary public health programs,
  • Excellent organizational skills.

REQUIRED SKILLS

The incumbent should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Designing and implementing essential health service packages
  • Different service delivery models – at community, primary care, and specialist levels
  • Digital health solutions, particularly in the provision of care
  • Designing and implementing service delivery interventions
  • The revitalized Primary Health Care approach, and Person-Centered Care

HOW TO APPLY

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CLOSING DATE: April 28, 2022

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