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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/14/FT79
Title: National Professional Officer (Health System Strengthening) position 359430
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 18 February 2014
Application Deadline: 11 March 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_EGY WHO Representative's Office, Egypt (EM_EGY)
Division of Health Systems Development
To provide support to Egypt in the area of health system strengthening through:

 Supporting the government of Egypt's strategic universal health coverage (UHC) agenda of ensuring equitable delivery of quality health services without the risk of financial hardship especially for the poor and marginalised;
 Promoting evidence-based policy-making, through supporting comprehensive health system review and through contributing to drafting high level documents that would be used as evidence for high level policy actions on health system development; and
 Supporting the MoHP in its efforts to further strengthen its health workforce, health financing, health technology management and health information system.
Description of duties:
1. Draft and give input to technical documents which serve as methodological background to the health system reviews and assessments, including, but not limited to, National Health Accounts, review of financial risk protection, review of the health service delivery arrangements, review of the health information system, review of the health workforce situation and review of the medicine situation.

2. Liaising with all the stakeholders (including but not limited to the Ministry of Health and Population staff) involved in the health system review processes.

3. Ensure constant monitoring of the health system assessment processes, notably by verifying that these assessments are conducted according to agreed methodologies and that they progress in a timely manner.

4. Analyze the data and information from the health system assessments, draft documents, organize workshops and other events and uphold proactive and effective communication with all the relevant stakeholders to ensure the translation of the assessment results into policy as seen relevant to the universal health coverage (UHC) policy dialogue.

5. Draft technical documents and training materials, implement capacity development activities aiming to enhance national capacity for health information development and management, including civil registration & vital statistics (CRVS) system, Geographic Information System (GIS), e-health and other applications and software.

6. Draft guidance material and organize events/ activities to support the objectives of (i) development of good governance in medicine, (ii) enhancing the pharmaco-vigilance (PV) system, (iii) promoting rational use of medicine and (iv) developing and updating the Essential Medicine List.

Essential: University Degree in Medicine.

Desirable: Master's Degree in health related field.
- Excellent ability to communicate competently towards all relevant individuals and organizations in a culturally diverse environment.
- Ability to provide good quality technical advice to all relevant stakeholders
- Ability to work and collaborate as a team member and to produce results in a challenging and changing environment.
- Ability to maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

- Very good knowledge of health system strategies and policies relevant to the objective of extending health coverage with quality affordable health services.
- Knowledge in producing policy relevant information products, reports, briefs, discussions papers, etc.;;
- Good knowledge of WHO procedures and policies.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficiency in standard MS Office software applications.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Knowing and managing yourself
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
At least two years of relevant experience in health system strengthening and/or Health Reform.

Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.
Additional Information:
Only nationals of Egypt will be considered for this position.
- 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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
EGP 231,504 at single rate

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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