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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/14/TASR1
Title: Technical Officer, Health System Strengthening
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Temporary appointment for 6 months
Date: 23 January 2014
Application Deadline: 6 February 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Djibouti, Djibouti
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_DJI WHO Representative's Office, Djibouti (EM_DJI)
Department of Health System Development
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity :
Assisting Government of Djibouti in moving towards Universal Health Coverage, through identifying challenges, opportunities and barriers facing in access to quality health care services and developing national strategies and plan for integrated people-centered health services. The program will also assist building capacities of the health workforce for delivery of a defined package of services based on family practice approach, acceptable, accessible and affordable by the people. WHO will also build partnership with local and international stakeholders on health system strengthening addressing 6 building blocks of health system and moving towards UHC
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To support the WR Djibouti in implementing key activities and programs targeting regional and country priorities under Health system , health promotion and primary health care adopting the values and principles of primary health care that include among others universal coverage, equity, social justice, community involvement and patient centeredness through policy dialogue with national stakeholders and partners.

Organizational Context :
Under the direct supervision of WHO Representative in Djibouti and the overall guidance of Director Health System Development, the incumbent will facilitate the implementation of GAVI/(Health System Strengthening) and Global health initiatives/HSS and provide technical advice to the MOH, as well as facilitate collaboration with other government agencies, civil society organizations and international partners.

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives):
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
Develop a tool and mechanism for assessment of primary health care services delivery in Djibouti using WHO tools and standards.

Develop Primary Health Care Strategy for Djibouti based on above mentioned evidences.
Oversee the finalization and operationalization of the GAVI health system strengthening proposal and programme.
Monitor and assess the implementation of planned activities of the COAI and health system work plan and submit a progress report related to mentioned plans.
Develop monitoring and evaluation tools and assist in development of country plan for health system strengthening.
Develop tools and mechanism for the step survey on Non communicable diseases assessment including collecting, analysing and reporting outputs to the policy makers for planning integration of NCDs in PHC services.
Oversee the validation and implementation of the recently developed national common maternal and child health acceleration plans.
Any other tasks related to health system strengthening in Djibouti assigned by WR.
Essential: University degree in Medicine or any health related field.

Desirable: Post-graduate qualification in public health or health systems.
1) Producing results
2) Knowing and managing yourself
3) Moving forward in a changing environment
4) Fostering integration and team work

Functional Skills and Knowledge;
 Excellent skills in assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the national health systems.
 Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
 Demonstrated communication, presentation and writing skills.
 Sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in Health system

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

Proficiency in MS Office.
Essential: At least five years' experience in the Health Systems development, out of which two years' experience in developing countries Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnership.

Desirable: Experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs.
Excellent knowledge of French and English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or another WHO official 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.
- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be
used as an eliminatory tool.
- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).
-Interviews will include competency-based questions
This Vacancy Notice is published in English and French
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56091.00 at single rate
US$ 60091.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 38.6% % 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.

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