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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/14/FT66
Title: Regional Advisor (Hospital Care and Management) position no. 173512
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  For 2 years
Date: 13 February 2014
Application Deadline: 13 March 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO) /
EM/DHS Division of Health Systems & Services Development (EM/DHS)
Hospital Care and Management (HCM)
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity (Overview of the programme):
-To provide technical support to Member States in organizing and managing their health systems at various levels with a focus on hospital and district health management.
-To help in strengthening national and sub-national expertise in managing health facilities and priority programs.
-To develop necessary capabilities in health systems and hospital management using innovative approaches.
-To provide technical guidance to Member States in ensuring effective implementation of global health initiatives.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
Advise and provide technical support to Member States to improve the performance of health systems by strengthening management and support systems at the strategic and operational levels.

Organizational Context :

To provide support in developing strategic management culture; to strengthen decentralization through district health capacity building; to improve performance of hospitals; to promote implementation of innovative approaches for training, including learning by doing, through problem-solving techniques and improve organizational management and to develop systems for support to resource management including human, financial, physical; logistic and information management; as well as strengthening of monitoring and supervision system.

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):
Under the direct supervision of Coordinator of Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) and general guidance of the Director of Health System Development (HSD), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1.Collaborate with Member States in developing and enhancing strategic management culture in health systems:
-development of capabilities in areas of coordination, standardization and managerial processes;
-improvement of knowledge base in strategic management

2.Provide support to Member States in strengthening and in developing decentralization through capacity-building and technical expertise, including:
-restructuring and defining responsibilities of district health authorities;
-training of managers in financial management, program budgeting and cost analysis at hospitals and health centres;
-evaluation of the processes, mechanisms and integration of decentralization, including hospital autonomy.

3.Promote implementation of innovative approaches for training in management including training by doing through problem solving techniques in Member States:
-introduce the District Team Problem Solving approach (DTPS) to the countries of the Region;
-develop a network of DTPS focal points to share experience.

4.Support Member States in improving organizational management through Management Effectiveness Programme (MEP) by:
-extending its use to the countries to strengthen managerial skills particularly at facility level and through a change process;
-developing a network of MEP focal points in the countries of the Region.

5.Organize and facilitate WHO support in leadership development to improve management at various levels of health system by:
-supporting effective decentralization of health services;
-developing a network of leadership programme focal points in the countries of the Region.

6.Provide support to Member States in order to improve the performance of hospitals, with a focus on public sector institutions by:
-developing a framework and strategy for strengthening hospitals in EMR;
-developing and/or adapting assessment tools for hospitals that focus on quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of the care provided;
-supporting hospitals with a particular focus on district level hospitals to develop a plan of action for performance
Essential: University degree in Medicine or Business or Public Administration or Management Sciences and Master's Degree in Public Health or any health related field.

Desirable: Doctorate or equivalent Degree in Health Management
Competencies :
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Ensuring effective use of resources
3) Creating an empowering and motivating
4) Building and promoting partnerships across the
organization and beyond
5) Promoting WHO's position in health leadership

Functional Skills and Knowledge :
Knowledge of management of national health programmes and institutions. Ability to develop regional and national programmes for health management.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proficiency in MS Office
Essential: At least 10 years of combined experience at national and international level in the field of health system management at an advisory or executive level, out of which 5 years' experience in hospital care and management.

Desirable: Experience in hospital management, quality and safety in developing countries.

Excellent knowledge of English.
Working knowledge of Arabic and/or French 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 only
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 80887.00 at single rate
US$ 87069.00 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.

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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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