Earn 176m as Health Financing Officer at United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO)

  Health Financing Officer
Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: UGX
176,233,000 /=
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
About Programme:
The primary
objective of the Health Systems and Services Cluster is to strengthen health
systems based on Primary Health Care, supporting Universal Health Coverage. Its
work encompasses the following areas: strengthening of health systems
governance for social protection in health; strengthening of regulatory
frameworks and financial protection for progressive realization of the right to
health; organizing people-centered, integrated health service delivery;
promoting access to and rational use of quality, safe, and effective health
technologies; strengthening national health research systems, and promoting the
integration of scientific knowledge into health care, health policies, and
technical cooperation; and developing human resources for health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent will be assigned the following
technical support to the Ministry of Health to finalize and implement the
Health Financing Strategy within the context of the UHC Roadmap development and
technical support to the Ministry of Health in the review and analysis of
public expenditure, fiscal space for health activities and the development of
national health accounts;
the Ministry of Health in consolidating the legal instruments required for the
implementation of the Health Financing Strategy;
analyze and report health financing data as it relates to the roll-out of UHC,
in collaboration with the Ministry of Health;
and collaborate on the technical cooperation programs in the areas of health
care financing as one of the pillars for the attainment of Universal Health
means to raise revenue for health at national and county governments, in an
equitable manner, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Finance;
the review, and reform of health financing institutions ensuring they are
effective in the management of health revenues;
the appropriate health care service purchasing arrangements in line with the
defined benefit packages for health in Uganda;
emerging best practices in revenue raising, management and purchasing seen at
national and county governments;
social protection systems and other institutional and nongovernmental sectors,
in support of the Ministry of Health;
the national and county governments in developing tools and capacity building
for costing of sector strategic plans;
other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Health
Financing Officer job should hold a first university degree in health, social
or management sciences, Health Economics, Health Policy and Management, or
Public Health with a health financing focus.
in the above areas.
minimum of five years of experience in health sector or areas related to health
care financing, systems development, health services delivery and developing
strategies to overcome barriers to accessing health care services
Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other
recognized national organizations
of health financing policy, health financing strategies development, planning,
capacity-building, initiatives implementation.
in contracting and provider mechanism, development and management of
public-private partnerships, business partnerships and partnerships between
donors a plus.
ability to promote and enhance relationships between private sector actors and
government stakeholders
in development of health care financing strategies, national health accounts,
household expenditure surveys.
written and oral communication skills.
management skills and ability to work independently and on teams.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
WHO Competencies
and promoting individual and cultural differences
and managing yourself
Use of
Language Skills
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: 2nd April 2020
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