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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT504
Title: Technical Officer (Human Resources for Health)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 19 November 2013
Application Deadline: 17 December 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organization unit: WP_KHM Cambodia (WP_KHM) /
WP_KH5 Director, Health Sector Development (WP_KH5)
Human Resources for Health (HRH)
To work closely in strengthening the capacities of Member States to develop and manage a competent health workforce, and thereby improve the access of the population to quality health care, through HRH strategic planning and implementation, building governance and education capacities, improving HRH information and knowledge and capacity building for priority health interventions.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision and guidance of the WHO Representative and the Technical HRH advisers in the Region and WHO Headquarters, and in collaboration with national counterparts at the Ministry of Health, the incumbent performs the following functions:

1) Provides technical support to the Government in key aspects of HRH, which include among other things: the development of policies, strategy and plans; improving workforce performance, productivity and optimal utilisation; governance and management including retention measures such as better conditions of employment, remuneration, incentives and supportive supervision; scaling up education and training of health workers; and improvement of quality and standards of professional education and practice, including accreditation, certification and licensure;

2) Facilitates dialogue and networking between the Ministry of Health and government sectors, other key sectors, institutions, agencies, partners and donors engaged in HRH and health systems strengthening for a comprehensive approach to addressing major factors and contexts influencing HRH situation;

3) Engages in efforts to integrate health workforce considerations in national health development planning, including all health programmes such as EPI, MCH, TB, malaria and HIV/AIDS so as to ensure efficient and effective use of health workers and to harmonise trainings, salaries and incentives. Facilitates the enhancement of linkages and collaboration between HRH, health systems and various technical programmes;

4) Supports the Ministry of Health's policies and advocacy efforts in health and social sector strengthening and the reforms of public services; and

5) Performs other related and assigned duties as required.

Expected outputs/outcomes:

Technical support provided in the development and strengthening of the health workforce capacity of Cambodia within the context of health system strengthening, and to facilitate a more holistic, coordinated and partnership approach among all stakeholders in addressing key aspects of human resources for health (HRH).
University degree in the field of health with postgraduate degree in public health, health management, human resource development and management, or related field.
- Sound knowledge in key dimensions of health workforce policy/strategy, development, planning and management; the factors affecting health workforce and linkages with other health systems building blocks; education and training; and the current knowledge/evidences and effective policies, strategies and good practices.
- Awareness about and/or use of health workforce tools and guidelines and quality assurance and improvement standards.
- Advocacy, communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
- Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
- Proficient in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills.

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
At least seven years of work experience in the health sector, with knowledge and experiences in aspects of human resources planning and development, education and training, health programme management or related fields. Working experience in developing countries and international levels is preferred.
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67 483 at single rate
USD 72 467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 28.4 % 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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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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