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Vacancy Notice No: EURO/13/TASR34
Title: Health Systems Analyst (GRC)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Project funded to 30 June 2015 * See Additional Information below
Date: 7 August 2013
Application Deadline: 27 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Athens, Greece
Organization unit: EURO Europe Regional Office (EU/RGO) /
EU/DSP Health Systems and Public Health (EU/DSP)
The objective of the Division of Health Systems and Public Health is to assist the Member States of the WHO European Region to design, adopt and implement comprehensive health and health systems policies, strategies and tools in line with the values of solidarity, equity and participation. The DSP provides policy and technical assistance in collaboration with development partners and Civil Society Organizations.

The Division contributes to the development of the WHO European Health Policy Health 2020 and National Health Policies, Plans and Strategies, and the knowledge base in the broad thematic areas of health systems governance, financing, service delivery and resource generation, in collaboration with other relevant international, regional, national and non-governmental partners.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
The purpose of this position is to provide technical inputs to the Health Reform Support Programme (HRSP) in Greece co-funded by Greece and EU with particular focus on Health Systems and policies and to support the HRSP operational management and implementation.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Adviser, Health Policy in Greece and the Director, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities:
  1. Technical responsibilities:
    • Act as the technical expert in the area of Primary Health Care and Public Health Services and lead the implementation of the components to be direclty implemented by WHO in these areas. Ensure that the WHO components and outputs are delivered on time and provide overall technical assistance and guidance from a health systems perspective.
    • Provide technical support, inputs and advice on Health Systems in order to achieve implementation, improve coordination and ensure consistency in the development of the Health Reform Support Programme. In particular, pro-actively ensure that the horizontal actions of the Health Reform Support Programme are timely delivered.
    • In the framework of the Health Reform Support Programme, identify relevant technical assistance, define profiles, develop terms of reference and draft selection adjucation reports for the timely contracting of experts.
    • Proactively engage and maintain effective communication with the Health Reform Support Programme partners and stakeholders, internal communication across WHO management levels and relevant programmes, external communication with programme beneficiaries, sub-recipients and other WHO strategic partners in the country.
    • Liaise and coordinate with relevant stakeholder and partners in Greece and technical programmes of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
    • Facilitate collaborative and participatory approach to implementation of the Health Reform Support Programme, with full involvement of the national health authorities and beneficiaries and their ownership over the project results.

  2. Project management responsibilities:
    • Support the managerial oversight and daily operational implementation of the activities inplemented under the Health Reform Support Programme across the project cycle (assessment and planning, implementation and monitoring, evaluation and adaptation, closure).
    • Monitor project progress and performance against the milestones, identify risks and obstacles to implementation, and initiate and document change and modifications where and when necessary.
    • Maintain and produce relevant project documentation, including summaries of technical and background documents, briefs for the Senior Adviser Health Policy, DSP Director, and WHO Senior Management, minutes, and ensure timely distribution to stakeholders.
    • Produce, compile and review regular periodic reports on technical and financial aspects of Health Reform Support Programme including those received from the different components and subcontracted, to allow for a timely submission to WHO Regional Office for Europe and to Ministry of Health of Greece.
    • Perform other duties in the scope of the assignment as requested.
Essential: Post graduate degree in medicine, public health, health systems, health economics, public administration, services administration, management or other field related to public health from an accredited institution.
Desirable: PhD degree in the above mentioned fields.
Essential: Knowledge and skills in capacity building, development, global health and implementation of technical cooperation interventions, bilateral and multilateral.
Computer literacy. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs.
Desirable: Knowledge of political, social and health systems of countries of the European Region and Greece in particular. Knowledge of the WHO and UN system.

Competencies: see WHO Global Competencies model at
  1. Producing results: Ability to produce high-quality results and workable solutions that meet client needs. Acts appropriately without prompting and makes things happen; handles problems effectively. Capacity to compile, monitor, evaluate, validate and use programme information and data. Proactive inclination and ability to work in a complex environment and under pressure. Ability to adapt to fast-paced change, monitor emerging trends and to adapt to new interventions.
  2. Ensuring the effective use of resources: Identifies priorities and defines realistic objectives and timelines. Develops plans into clearly defined objectives that take account of changing circumstances. Establishes measures to monitor resources and progress of activities as planned. Monitors costs and seeks to use the most cost-effective methods. Identifies, organizes and effectively manages the financial and human resources needed to achieve results.
  3. Building. and promoting partnerships across the Organization: Ability to work collaboratively with team members and counterparts inside and outside the organization to achieve results. Encourages co-operation and builds rapport among fellow team members at all levels. Actively encourages people from different parts of the Organization to work together. Excellent inter-personal skills with ability to cooperate and negotiate with technical and funding agencies, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with international and national staff at all levels. Excellent inter-personal and coordination skills to establish effective working relations within WHO and with international and national partners and stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, consultants and partners.
Essential: Minimum of seven years experience in producing analytical work in health system including at least 2 years at international level; experience in policy-making, work-planning and strategy development processes including direct management of health projects at country level.
Desirable: Experience in WHO or in another international organization. Previous experience with EU supported initiatives.

Essential: A very good command of the English language and knowledge (intermediate) of another WHO and/or EURO official language.
Desirable: Knowledge of Greek or other WHO official languages.

Additional Information:
* Extension of appointment beyond 30 June 2015 is subject to project continuation, performance and the continued need for the function.

Similar positions at the same grade may be filled using this vacancy notice.

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All on-line applications are automatically acknowledged. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application, you should verify your on-line profile. In case of repeated difficulties, contact by e-mail indicating the vacancy title and number in the subject line.

A written test may be used as a screening tool. Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,483 at single rate
USD 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 45.9 % 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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