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National Professional Officer - Health Financing (TNP)

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The WHO Country Office collaborates with the Government of Bangladesh and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) to provide technical assistance to the Government in the formulation of national health policies, strategies and plan of actions and developing systems, frameworks and tools for monitoring and evaluation of interventions for improving access, quality, and affordability of integrated and people-centered health services. Description of duties: Under the overall guidance of the Health Systems Team Leader, and direct supervision of the Technical Officer Health Financing, the incumbent will be working with the national authorities and other relevant stakeholders to: - Provide technical support in the implementation of the health financing strategy, and its platforms of implementation. - Provide technical support in the design, implementation and evaluation of essential health services package to be delivered at district level.- Assist regular policy reviews/assessments and evaluations of the health financing strategy and the essential health services package.- Support the MoHFW in establishing and nurturing effective inter-governmental coordination mechanisms for ensuring financial risk protection against the costs of ill health with other ministries and government entities (e.g. Parliament and Ministry of Finance).- Assist the MoHFW to its institutional capacity development efforts in health financing and priority setting.- Support costing exercises that will inform the design and implementation of the essential health services package.- Assist in strengthening mechanisms and tools for adopting strategic purchasing (e.g. capitation financing models, selective contracting and pay for performance). - Support efforts to enhance the generation, analysis/interpretation and use of evidence on health financing and the essential service delivery package. - Support the implementation of communication strategy to increase awareness in UHC and health financing.- Support the MoHFW and relevant partners in efforts to strengthen the district health system.- Contribute to UHC and overall health systems development efforts in Bangladesh.- Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: University degree in economics (or other social sciences), health or management or related field. Desirable: Postgraduate degree (master or equivalent) in public health or health financing or health economics or health policy/ planning, health management / administration.WHO only consiers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited insitution. The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/ Skills: Functional Skills and Knowledge:Essential:- Demonstrated expertise in health systems development and health financing. - Demonstrated experience in inter-sectoral collaboration and ability to work with other agencies and development partners. Competencies:1. Teamwork2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences3. Communication.4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond5. Moving forward in a changing environmentOther Skills (e.g. IT):Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications. Experience: Essential: At least two years of relevant experience in health systems development/ social health protection, with a focus on health financing, planning, and management. Desirable: Working experience on improving quality and services delivery; research experience; worked for an international organization in Bangladesh or experience abroad. Languages: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Bengali. Additional Information: This position is subject to local recruitment and will be filled only by a national of Bangladesh.Please visit http://www.who.int to learn more about WHO's operations 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 Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. 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 announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-23

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