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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/12/FT423
Title: Health Economist (Health Financing Advisor)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 31 October 2012
Application Deadline: 21 November 2012 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organization unit: WP_KHM Cambodia (WP_KHM) /
WP_KH5 Director, Health Sector Development (WP_KH5)
Health Services Development
1. Health Services Development (HSD)
 To work closely with countries to develop and monitor implementation of health policies, strategies, and plans that are robust, coherent, comprehensive and realistic, with strong links between national and operational levels. The unit supports integrated approaches to service delivery and referral for optimal use of shared system resources by all programmes to accelerate progress towards universal coverage of safe and quality health services.
2. Health Care Financing (HCF)
 To support member states to progress towards universal health coverage through the development of health financing system, including revenue collection, pooling and purchasing, so that everyone has access to needed services (promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative ) without financial hardship.
Description of duties:
 Contract, support and supervise technical studies or research on cost assessment and analysis, healthcare demand and utilization, equity analyses of health service delivery strategies, health expenditure analyses, user charge practices, contracting out of services and financing of health services;
 Monitor innovative health financing programmes and provide technical lead in the design and monitoring of pilot projects;
 Provide and mobilize, technical assistance to the Ministry in developing the
five-year strategic plan, including the sector financing strategy and the medium term expenditure framework;
 In collaboration with the Budget Adviser, build institutional capacity of the Ministry of Health on sector-wide management especially with regards to financial planning and management;
 Facilitate the development of a monitoring and evaluation strategy to monitor sector performance progress and establish a donor coordination framework;
 Collaborate with the Ministry of Health in the organization of health resourcing conferences and workshops, notably provide technical papers, and provide support in the development/implementation of a health financing policy;
 Collaborate and convene developments in harmonization and alignment activities of health financing activities in support of Ministry of Health strategy
 Work with and liaise with Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) as part of the Health Finance technical team

Expected specific outputs/outcomes:
 Provide technical support to ministry of health and other ministries on health fincaing and social health protection
 Facilitate national health financing policy and strategy development.
 Active collaboration with development partners
 Manage health financing projects and serve as focal point on health financing at the country level
Postgraduate degree in Health Economics, Economics or public health.
Specific expertise and knowledge required:
 Good knowledge on overall health system development
 Deep understanding of health financing functions and practice
 qualitative and quantitative skills on expenditure tracking, costing, planning and budgeting
 communication skills with national policy makers and development partners
 Proficient in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills.
 Ability to establish harmonious working relationships as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct
 Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to member States.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Seven to ten years experience combined in economics, health economics, and health financing related work at national and international levels
Written and spoken fluency in English is esssential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD67 483 at single rate
USD72 467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 25.4 % 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

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