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Vacancy Notice No: SEARO/ROST/TA2
Title: Temporary International Professional-Health Economics and Health Planning - TIP (HEP)
Grade: P level
Contract type: Rosters
Duration of contract:  One year (see additional information)
Date: 30 July 2014
Application Deadline: 20 August 2014 Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)
Duty Station:  Multiple duty stations, various
Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO) /
SE/HSD Department of Health Systems Development (SE/HSD)
This VN would be used to establish a roster of experts at P4/P5 grades
The Health Economics and Health Planning Unit provides direct technical assistance to advance universal health coverage (UHC) as a priority for WHO's work in the South-East Asia Region - health financing and links with health systems and programmes - and, development of national health policies, strategies and plans. Further, the Unit supports country capacity strengthening especially the use of economic principles and evidence building to inform policy. The Unit also promotes contributions to normative work and dissemination of lessons learnt on UHC from South-East Asia in collaboration with experts from Member States.
Description of duties:
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Director, Health Systems Development and in close collaboration with counterparts in WHO Country Offices of the South-East Asia Region as well as in partnership with Headquarters and other WHO Regions, the incumbent will:

1. Coordinate Organization's technical work in the Region on policy, strategy and planning dialogue, development and monitoring and evaluation for UHC. This includes alignment of disease/intervention specific programme areas with an overarching national UHC strategy; and, shall require both direct technical support as well as coordination/supervision of additional international expertise as needed.
2. Provide technical support for sustainable national capacity development especially on evidence-based analyses to inform the policy/strategy processes including use of tools e.g. National Health Accounts, the OneHealth Costing Tool etc. This shall require interaction beyond ministries of health, notably with academia and international networks.
3. Provide technical guidance to member countries lead evidence-based, multi-sectoral advocacy and action on UHC with other health and development related sectors.
4. Provide technical guidance to member countries for systematic alignment of multiple stakeholder contributions to the national UHC strategy, including that of development partners and NGOs.
5. Provide cross-department support within WHO as needed on the applications of the principles of economics.
6. Within WHO, strengthen UHC as cross-cutting, across all technical areas including through internal trainings for technical staff.
7. Perform any other duties as assigned by Director, Health Systems Development
Essential :
Advanced university degree in economics, health economics, health systems, health policy or a health related area
Training in health sciences or public health.
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Proven ability to advise on national health policy and strategies.
- Proven ability to apply complex conceptual economic approaches to UHC - on health financing and systems as well as programmes.
- Proven ability to design, deliver and institutionalize evidence-based capacity building in countries (e.g. through training courses) in health economics as applied to UHC.
- Knowledge of the economic, social and political context in which health operates in countries of SEAR as well as globally.
- Excellent writing ability, as reflected in international publications and technical documents.
- Ability to work, negotiate and manage/lead in a multi-cultural environment;
- Experience with WHO/UN or other multi/bilateral development agencies would be an asset.

1) Producing results.
2) Communicating in credible and effective way.
3) Promoting WHO's position in health leadership.
4) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
5) Moving forward in a changing environment.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant web-based literature search engines. Familiarity with econometrics/statistical packages that aid economics analyses of health issues.
Work experience with independent responsibilities and progressive technical complexity in national policy analysis and advice, country capacity building and contribution to normative work, including 4 years of application of economic principles in the development of health financing and systems strategies. .
For P4 number of years of experience required: 7 years of which at least 3 years must be at international level.
For P5 number of years of experience required: 10 years of which at least 5 years must be at international level.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
his VN would be used to establish a roster of experts at P4/P5 grades.

The purpose of this vacancy notice is to invite qualified professionals with relevant expertise for temporary assignments at the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia or any of the WHO country offices at P4/P5 grade located in the Member countries of the Region, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives,
Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste .
The Grade of the position will be fixed based on the level of responsibilities and complexity of tasks assigned
and reflected in the Terms of Reference.

The duration of assignment would be for one year. Any extension of contract would be subject to programmtic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.

A written test and interview may be used to screen applicants

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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