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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT292
Title: Technical Officer -Health Workforce Development, position 314376 (re-adverstise of VN EMRO/12/FT502)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Post of limited duration for 2 years
Date: 14 July 2013
Application Deadline: 11 August 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EM Eastern Mediterranean (EM) /
EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO)
Health Workforce Development / Health System Development (HWD/DSH)
- Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate Health Workforce Development (HWD) related policies, plans,
norms and standards within the country and regional context for Health System Development.
- Support the establishment and/or improvement of HWD departments and sub-national units.
- Assist countries in establishing and maintaining the organizational culture of linking data to decision making
and evidence-based policy development, including the operational use of functioning health workforce-wide
observatories of the health system.
- Promote development of innovative approaches for health professions education, particularly community-driven health education

Purpose of the Post:
To provide technical support to EMR countries to strengthen national capacity building in the area of Health
Workforce Development (HWD) within the domain of health system development, including assistance and
guidance in the development of national HWD governance, evidence generation & strategic planning.

Organizational Context ;
Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator HWD and overall guidance of Director HSD, the incumbent
will act as a member of the HWD team, providing technical support to countries on HWD area of work
through close country-based advice and training. The primary function of the post is the provision of technical
support to HWD departments and units in the EMR countries in line with regional HWD policies and strategies. The incumbent will actively participate in the normative work of HWD including guidelines and tools. The incumbent will be responsible for promoting and developing the national HWD observatories
Description of duties:
As a Technical Officer in a multi-disciplinary HWD team, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Provide on-going technical support in the field of Health Workforce Development, including comprehensive
mapping of health workforce and/or updating existing database and the use of baseline indicators as well as
achievement benchmarks.
2. Provide technical support in the development of national health workforce plans, strategies and plans as
well as make future projections for workforce development.
3. Coordinate activities of stakeholders involved in HWD.
4. Develop guidelines and tools aimed at better managing HWD at country and regional levels.
5. Participate in resource mobilization for HWD
Essential: University degree in Medicine or any health-related field and Master's Degree in Public Health
preferably with concentration in human resource development (HRD).
Desirable: Doctorate Degree in Human Resource Development.
1) Producing results
2) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3) Creating an empowering and motivating environment
4) Moving forward in a changing environment
5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Functional Skills and Knowledge ;
- Broad and in-depth knowledge in Health System programmes, including up-to-date knowledge of human
resources policy, planning, production and management.
- Knowledge of medical and health education systems at international level.
- High level of technical and managerial competence for designing, planning, directing and evaluating
human resources.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proficiency in MS Office, spread sheets and data management software
Essential: At least seven years of combined experience at national and international levels in health systems
strengthening out of which three years in Human Resources Development related functions.
Desirable: Experience in the development of national human resources plan or strategy.
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of other UN language is 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.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Written test may be used as an elimentary tool.
Candidates will be interviewed using a competency-based approach.
This vacancy is published in English only
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$67483.00 at single rate
US$72467.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39.4 % 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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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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