National Professional Officer (International UN Jobs) – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Title:         National Professional Officer  (International
UN Jobs) 
Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: NO-C
About US:
The World Health
Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health
within the United Nations (UN) system. It 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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide WHO support to MoH for effective engagement with other
    sectors, development partners and agencies in policy dialogue, strategic
    planning and health systems reform
  • Support capacity building in MoH and other relevant ministries in a.
    policy dialogue, design, implementation and M&E in the context of
    Universal Health Coverage (UHC) health economics analyses, national and
    sub-national health accounts; economic viability analysis of health
    financing schemes, efficiency and equity measurements, etc.
  • Assist the MOH in the area of generation and utilization of evidence
    and implementation of the Algiers Declaration on Research for Health in
    the African Region
  • Offer technical support to MOH in the development of the health
    component of National Development Plans and Health Sector Strategic and
    Investment Plans
  • Costing of National Health Strategic Plan and program using relevant
    tools such as One Health Tool.
  • Development of a comprehensive health financing strategy
  • Tasked with the design and implementation of pro-poor financing
    mechanisms, design and application of effective and efficient resource
    allocation and resource utilization mechanisms.
  • In charge of the preparation of health sector and programme
    investment plans for scaling up pro-poor interventions
  • Institutionalization of National Health Accounts
  • Comprehensive health sector budgeting and planning
  • Tasked with the preparation of proposals for funding from global
    financing/health initiatives
  • Provide support to MOH and other ministries in their effort to
    advocate for health and its contribution to national development and in
    advancing the Investment Case for the health sector
  • Offer technical expertise at the national level through the
    Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) and support the implementation of
    the HHA Action Plan 2013-2015
  • Perform any other duties assigned by WR

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health
    Organization (WHO) National Professional Officer job should hold an MBChB,
    Dentistry, Pharmacy or related science degree from a recognised
  • A Master’s Degree or PhD in Health Economics or related relevant
    field is desired.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in Health Economics at
    national level, health financing, costing, cost analysis, conducting
    efficiency studies, equity analysis, monitoring and evaluation of health
  • Good understanding of the Uganda Health System, macro-aspects of the
    national economy, health financing issues 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.
  • Skills:
    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.
WHO Competencies:
  • Producing results
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and
  • Use of Language Skills
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending
their online applications to enable WHO to store their personal profiles in a
permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website below and follow the
instructions for online application procedures.
NB: All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after
the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy
Deadline: 26th June 2018
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