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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/FT388
Title: National Professional Officer (Health Systems Development)
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Post of limited duration for two years
Date: 2 October 2012
Application Deadline: 4 January 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Teheran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_IRA WHO Representative's Office, Iran (EM_IRA)
Division of Health System Development (DHS)
Purpose of the Post:
To support the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoH & ME) in improving health systems performance through structural and functional capacity development.

Objectives of the Programme:
Improve the overall performance of the health system in the country by:
- Strengthening the capacity of MoH & ME in policy analysis and formulation of evidence based national health policies;
- Contributing to health system development through developing capacity of national policy makers and managers.
Description of duties:
Organizational Context:
- The incumbent will collaborate with programme related national counterparts to solve issues and ensure smooth implementation of the projects and plans.
- Assist the WHO Representative (WR) in all issues related to assessment, planning, management and monitoring of the programmes.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
Under the direct supervision of the WR and the overall guidance of the Director, Health System Development (DHS), the incumbent will be providing:

- Assistance in developing health strategies for health systems development to ensure access and effective coverage;

- Assistance in providing guidance on developing national strategic directions for heath system development to ensure access and effective coverage especially of marginalized and poor segments of the population;

- Assistance in developing models for organizing health systems and services to be based on Primary Health Care (PHC) approach ensuring comprehensive essential care;

- Assistance in facilitating strengthening of Health Services Management at different levels of care; promoting integration, autonomy, effective decentralization and user/patient centred care;

- Assistance in supporting the country in developing quality assurance of its health services and their evidence-based performance improvement;

- Assistance in reviewing the information system needs and suggest improvement;

- Assistance in developing the two year collaborative programme in close consultation with all stakeholders in monitoring, reviewing and documenting the implementation status of different programmes and evaluating the outcomes and the expected results;

- Liaison with different stakeholders and partners particularly the institutions and individuals involved in the area of Health System.
Essential: University degree in medicine, public health or related field.
Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health.

- Producing results.
- Communicating in a credible and effective way.
- Fostering integration and teamwork.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Skills in project planning, design, monitoring and evaluation.
- Knowledge in management of health systems development projects.

Other Skills: Computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Essential: At least one year experience in the fields of health systems development and monitoring and evaluation of health programmes.
Excellent knowledge of English and local language.
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.

Candidates will be interviewed using a competency-based approach.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 27,497 (to be paid in local currency) at single rate

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.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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