United Nations UN Health Economist Job Opportunities – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Job Title:  Health Economist
Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: WHO
Representative
About US:
The World Health
Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health
within the United Nations system.  WHO is responsible for providing
leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda,
setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing
technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Job Summary: The
Health Economist will be tasked with the day-to-day supervision and guidance of
the Health Systems Cluster Leader, and working in close collaboration with technical
staff at headquarters, Regional and Country Office, the incumbent shall support
the implementation of WHO activities in the area of Health Financing including
providing support to the Ministry of Health and other sectors in activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Accelerating
movement towards UHC to ensure that all people receive essential and good
quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship.
·        
Strengthen
health financing mechanisms to improve equity in the distribution of health
system resources and services.
·        
Develop
institutional mechanisms to analyse and define benefits and entitlements
·        
Reduce
fragmentation through preparing the health care system to implement the
National Health Insurance.
·        
Move
towards more strategic purchasing of services from public and private providers
through the roll out of the Results based financing.
·        
Strengthen
capacities for effective engagement between health and public finance
authorities to enable sustainable progress towards UHC.
·        
In their
effort to advocate for increased investment in the health sector and its
contribution to national development
·        
Institutionalization
of the National Health Accounts
·        
Perform
any other duties assigned by the WHO Representative.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations WHO Health Economist job placement
should possess an MB ChB, Dentistry, Pharmacy or related science degree from a
recognized University.
·        
Must
possess a Master’s Degree or PhD in Health Economics or related relevant Field.
·        
A
minimum of six years relevant experience in health financing activities at
national level, including costings, cost analyses, conducting efficiency
studies, equity analyses, monitoring and evaluation of health programmes.
·        
Must
have a good understanding of the Uganda Health System, macro-aspects of the
national economy, health financing landscape in Uganda and their impact on
health development and the population in general
·        
Previous
experience with international organisation or previous programme work with a UN
agency is an added advantage.
·        
Proficiency
in written and spoken English; Knowledge of French would be an added advantage.
Core Competencies:
·        
Producing
results
·        
Communicating
in a credible and effective way.
·        
Fostering
Integration and team work.
·        
Ensuring
the effective use of resources
·        
Building
and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
·        
Setting
an example.
·        
Promoting
WHO’s position in health leadership.
Functional Competencies
·        
Demonstrated
team work, excellent communication and writing skills
·        
Demonstrated
advanced level skills in various computer packages including Word Processing,
Data Management and costing of health services
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to work in the United Nations’ World Health Organisation should send
their applications accompanied by detailed updated Curriculum Vitae and copies
of certificates, diplomas and testimonials should be addressed to:
The WHO
Representative, 60 Prince Charles Drive, P.O. Box 24578 Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 15th June 2018
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