HEALTH ECONOMIST - POSITION 173810 (EMRO/12/FT360)

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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/FT360
 
Title: Health Economist - Position 173810
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  1 year
 
Date: 16 September 2012
 
Application Deadline: 26 October 2012 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
 
Organization unit:
Divison of Health Systems and Services Development (DHS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
- To formulate evidence-based financing strategies aimed at universal coverage and based on equity, efficiency and social protection; to develop capacity to improve the knowledge base in health care financing; to use analytical tools for policy analysis and formulation.

- To strengthen Member States' capabilities in designing, managing and evaluating health care financing policies and programs.

- To promote the use of economic principles to improve health system performance.


Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of RA/HEC and the overall guidance of DHS the incumbent will:

1. Advise Member States on designing, monitoring and evaluating studies on health care financing to support evidence-based policies and strategies for health care financing.

2. Promote and develop health economics tools such as costing, cost analysis, national health account, simulation methods etc. including direct participation as an instructor in workshops and training courses.

3. Advise Member States on how to use health economic principles and tools to sustain health for all policies and
strategies and to achieve millennium development goals.

4. Develop national and regional capabilities in health economics through training, research, and provision of technical expertise.

5. Provide technical support to regional and country activities related to health economics.

Organizational Context:

As a member of the Health Policy, Economics & Financing Unit, the incumbent provides technical expertise in the area of development of health financing. The incumbent should show good degree of independence while being a member of DHS teams. The incumbent will work effectively with other colleagues in WHO and with nationals in Ministries of Health (MOH) and Ministries of Finance (MOF) and other national and international organizations.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

Under the direct supervision of RA/HEC and the overall guidance of DHS the incumbent will:
1. Advise Member States on designing, monitoring and evaluating studies on health care financing to support evidence-based policies and strategies for health care financing.

2. Promote and develop health economics tools such as costing, cost analysis, national health account, simulation methods etc. including direct participation as an instructor in workshops and training courses.

3. Advise Member States on how to use health economic principles and tools to sustain health for all policies and
strategies and to achieve millennium development goals.

4. Develop national and regional capabilities in health economics through training, research, and provision of technical expertise.

5. Provide technical support to regional and country activities related to health economics.








REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: University degree in Economics or health related field and Masters Degree in Economics of Health Systems.

Desirable: Doctoral degree in Health Economics.


Skills:
Competencies:

1) Communicating in a credible and effective way.
2) Producing results.
3) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
4) Moving forward in a changing environment.
5) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.


Experience:
Essential: At least seven years combined experience at national and international levels. Experience in working on health financing and social protection methods, costing and National Account. Experience in teaching health economics.

Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral organization.


Other Skills (e.g. IT): Microsoft office and statistical software (STATA, SPSS).
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic and French an asset.
Additional Information:
- Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.

- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.

- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.

- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).

- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$67,483 at single rate
US$72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39.6 % 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.

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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