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Technical Officer (UHC - Primary Health Care)


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Mid level - NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: Closed


To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to formulate, evaluate and implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health development agendas that aims to increase access to and effectiveness of high quality health care, sound Health Financing and Human Resources strategies and better Health Governance.


The incumbent will perform the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office:

  1. Oversee the smooth country implementation of global and regional commitments on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Primary Health Care (PHC) according to WHO guidelines and tools.
  2. Provide and mobilize technical advice to the government and national stakeholders for the design, implementation and evaluation of national health policies related to primary health care and universal health coverage, guided by evidence-based policies and WHO guidelines and recommendations.
  3. Provide overall coordination on technical support on policies and strategies relating to primary care services through policy- and situation analysis and the development and/or dissemination of frameworks and guidelines.
  4. Provide technical input in the development, implementation and follow up of PHC projects with emphasis on the People Centered Primary Care (PCPC) integration within the MOPH Network centers.
  5. Build partnerships and collaborate with appropriate technical networks, institutions, universities and WHO Collaborating Centers for developmental and implementation of appropriate training courses for national capacity building.
  6. Contribute to the technical reviews of programme plans, reports, proposals and other documents relevant to the programme and suggest recommendations on best practices.
  7. Conduct comprehensive qualitative and quantitative periodic reports according to WHO developed indicators on activities in primary health care facilities.
  8. Identify needed external technical support and ensure proper and timely handling and monitoring of consultants’ briefings, agenda, and facilitation of the missions, evaluation and follow up on recommendations relevant to health system strengthening.
  9. Identify synergies and networking between the WHO country office, MoPH and other UN organizations, non-state actors, and international donors towards the implementation of PHC transformation at the country-level.
  10. Proactively participate in resource mobilization activities by managing several grants and developing project proposals reflecting UHC/PHC priorities in the country, ensure the needed follow up in terms of fund raising, effort, timely implementation, monitoring, evaluation and donor reporting.
  11. Improve and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for UHC/PHC, agreeable to all stakeholders, with standardized targets, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  12. Prepare progress reports, briefings, proposals, communications and advocacy documents required for strategic decision-making.
  13. Prepare needed speeches, press releases, social media posts, donor visibility materials, and other documents for UHC/PHC related events.
  14. Represent WHO in designated forums and function as a technical focal point for UHC/PHC programme areas.



Essential: University degree in medicine, public health, health policy, health systems management or another relevant field.

Desirable: Master's degree in public health or health management and postgraduate qualification (s) in the areas of UHC and PHC.


Essential: A minimum of five years of work experience, with international exposure, in health-sector policy, strategy development, and planning. Specific experience required in PHC and health financing. Experience in the fields of health systems, primary health care and universal health coverage in general. Experience is required in a governmental institution or international organization serving either (i) resource-limited countries or (ii) middle-income countries

Desirable: Experience in project management, capacity building programmes, planning, monitoring and evaluation, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships. Experience in health sector assessments analyses, evaluation, and reporting. A track record in consensus building and enlisting cooperation by diverse national stakeholders.


·Technical knowledge and skills in

o policy formulation and implementation.

o planning, monitoring, and evaluating health systems.

·Knowledge of

o primary- healthcare-based health systems, health systems transformation and reform.

o health financing policy analysis for universal health coverage

o strong theoretical and practical knowledge of public health, PHC related programmes and policies

·Extensive, area-specific, technical and programmatic knowledge of programmes and approaches for integrated, capacity-building programmes and interventions

·Demonstrate ability to innovate, provide clear advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners

·Excellent oral and written communication, including for reports, presentations and technical documents.

·Ability to integrate, synthesize, and communicate health-policy concepts and ideas

WHO Competencies
Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

1) Teamwork

2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

3) Communication

4) Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond

5)Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills


Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.

IT and other skills

Proficiency in computers and office software packages, handling of web-based management systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Cloud Management Enterprise System such as Workday.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 87819 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:
    1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated.
    2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided under relevant sections.
    3- Your experience records are properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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