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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HSS/TA41
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 18 April 2013
Application Deadline: 9 May 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
The mission of the department of health systems financing is to work with partners to foster the development of equitable, efficient and sustainable forms of health system financing and organization. This will be achieved through policy support to countries in concert with WHO Regional and Country Offices, the generation of relevant analysis and evidence, as well as guidance on systematic approaches to support national health financing policy development processes, implementation, policy analysis, and appropriate capacity building. The HFP team is charged with promoting conceptual clarity on health financing issues, developing and disseminating evidence on the implications of different health system financing mechanisms in different contexts, with providing policy support on national health financing policy development oriented to Universal Coverage, and promoting national ownership and leadership of health financing policy through appropriate capacity development activities. Within this HSF mission, the HFP team manages a EU-WHO partnership program on Universal Coverage that provides health financing policy and implementation support to selected countries.
Description of duties:
For the EC-WHO partnership program "Universal coverage": Undertake defined project management tasks, including information management and coordination of all health financing activities, and contribute to the organization of visibility actions, monitoring, and financial and narrative reporting; Supports consultant contracting management processes; Assure information sharing with other components of the program and across different WHO levels involved in the program; Undertake the EU-WHO partnership program grant financial management, including budget planning and budget execution monitoring; Within the HFP workplan: Contribute to the conceptual work of the HFP team, particularly as to gathering, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating country evidence relating to good practice of expanding universal health coverage; Contribute to the organization and facilitation of training and capacity building measures as well as inter-country exchange workshops; Provide updates to the HSF UHC webpage on the EU-WHO partnership program. Undertakes defined analytical work on health financing policy, particularly as to universal coverage extension strategies to vulnerable groups; Achievement activities include: compile program reports, acquire and share information with technical teams and regional and country offices on program activities; raise visibility of EU-WHO partnership program, compile technical documents and discussion papers.
First level university degree in medicines, health management, health economics, or political/social sciences.
For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.

Post-graduate degree.
Sound knowledge of health systems and health systems financing issues. Analytical and writing skills to identify critical issues and prepare a variety of documents and briefing materials in the field of health financing. Good communication skills, both oral and written. Organisational and coordination skills. Ability to work within and contribute to a team.

Desirable - Sound knowledge of GSM.

WHO competencies
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Ensuring the effective use of resources
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
5. Fostering integration and teamwork
A minimum of 2years relevant experience in a similar field.

Relevant work experience in WHO or in the UN system; Experience with NGOs and bilateral agencies.
Expert knowledge of English is required and intermediate knowledge of French will be an asset.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice.
This vacancy is published in English only.
Priority will be given to internal candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 46,730 at single rate
USD 49,821 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % 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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