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Medical Officer (Health Policy Adviser)

Dili (Timor-Leste) | Timor-Leste

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : To support the Government of Timor-Leste in developing national capacity in health sector in the country through strengthening health planning and management at all levels of the health system. To advise authorities on capacity building for planning, programming, operation, monitoring and evaluation of national plans for the strengthening of public and curative health services, human resource development, resource mobilization for health sector and donor coordination, health education, promotion, research capabilities in relevant areas, promote activities for national policy development for health for all and support in achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Description of duties: 1. Assess national needs and support policy development, planning, implementation and evaluation of the national health programmes as follows:a. To provide technical support to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health (MoH) to develop capacity and process within the MoH to anticipate and identify key health policy issues, undertake an analysis of these policies, make decision and evaluate the effects of these policies on health development;b. To technically support the MoH in the de velopment of the capacity in health information system, health financing, planning & management: institutional capacity building and structured coaching and mentoring of national counterparts;c. To strengthen the planning capacity in the MoH to ensure that policy decisions are reflected in the short, medium and long-term plans and budgets of the Ministry;d. To provide technical assistance to the MoH in developing appropriate health legislations that are closely linked to policy development; and e. To promote the formulation and establishment of standards for the programming, operation, monitoring and evaluation of national plans for the strengthening of public health capacities and national health facilities. 2. Promote innovative management process and mechanism for programme planning and evaluation as follows:a. Support the development of methodologies for the formulation, execution, monitoring, and evaluation of programmers for preventive and curative health services and control of damage and risk;b. Promote and support establishment of norms and standards for the functional programming and operation of hospitals, health services networks and other health facilities and services; and c. Provide technical support for the development of health systems and services, with emphasis on the structure and operation of local health systems that provide a setting for the joint participation of the public sector, social security system, the private sector and governmental agencies.3. Provide assistance to MoH in mobilizing resources for health sector as follows:a. To technically support the Ministry in developing policies and priorities for donor assistance and mechanisms to monitor implementation of donor projects;b. To support MoH to establish an effective process for donor coordination and analysis of the needs and priorities, notes the comparative advantages of various donor agencies to maximize the benefits to health development; andc. Supervise development of project proposals for funding. 4. Perform any other related duties as assigned by WR.Achievement activities include: With the country focus initiative in mind, the incumbent acts as a policy adviser. He/she is expected to provide effective technical support to the national authorities for strengthening the health sector development in Timor-Leste. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: Degree in Medicine. In addition, advanced university degree (Master's degree in Health Management and Administration or other health related areas).Desirable: Training in Planning and Management of Health Systems.WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/ Skills: Functional Skills and Knowledge:Demonstrated knowledge in management of all aspects of health care delivery; demonstrated skills in leadership, management, negotiations and diplomacy. Desirable: Knowledge of WHO programmes and policies.Competencies:1. Teamwork2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.3. Communication4. Technical expertise 5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Other Skills (e.g. IT): Competent in the usage of all aspects of MS Office. Experience: Essential: At least 10 years of experience, including considerable experience in an international context, in managing health systems, including management experience in developing countries.Desirable: Extensive experience in a health services management including at least three years at senior management level in developing country. Languages: Excellent knowledge of English to communicate with national officials and other agencies.Desirable: Knowledge of other UN official languages and/or the language of the duty station (Knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish will be an advantage). Additional Information: WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:http://www.who.int to learn more about WHO's operations http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date Post Adjustment: 39 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. 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: Dili (Timor-Leste) | Timor-Leste
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-04

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