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Director

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-09

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Achieving UHC means that all people and communities have equitable access to the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the individual user to financial hardship. The essence of UHC is universal access to strong and resilient people-centred health services, based on a primary health care (PHC) approach. Effective and efficient health systems require a renewed focus on the organization and management of integrated health services, while ensuring the safety and quality of health services, to improve health outcomes and reach underserved populations, to ensure no one is left behind. In line with implementation of the WHO GPW13 and achievement of UHC for one billion more people, the mission of the Department of Integrated Health Services (IHS) is to: (i) support countries to provide equitable access to integrated health services (including promotion, prevention, curative, rehabilitative and palliative); (ii) ensure these health services are effective, safe and people-centred, and based on a primary health care approach, and (iii) strengthen country capacity to assess and monitor the performance of health services. The Department accomplishes this objective through producing norms and standards through its Global Public Health Good and through providing specialized technical assistance to regions and countries and through developing strategic partnerships to advance WHOs work.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The incumbent's generic duties include 1- Ensures effective direction, management, and accountability of the Department and/or the specific programme managed by the incumbent in delivering its objectives through managing and inspiring a diverse workforce and peer communities to optimize the department's financial resources, deliverables and mandate. 2- Leads the Department in developing evidence-based policies and strategies for dissemination and implementation in Regional and Country Office programmes- 3- Provides highest level technical advice and expertise to Management in the area of integrated health services in order to position the Department and Organization as a leader in the integrated health services, clinical services organization, quality of care and health services performance assessment. 4- Leads the establishment and development of the Department's evidence-based policies and strategies for roll out and delivery for Regional and Country Office implementation. 5- Ensures the management of the monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting of the Department's area of work of key performance indicators and global reporting requirements and mechanisms to optimize performance of Department deliverables. 6- Serves as the scientific/technical reference among UN Agencies and other key players in the respective area. 7- Builds new or strengthens existing partnerships with External Partners, Member States, UN Agencies, Donor, research institutions and other stakeholders to position the technical area of work and implementation into National and/or Global policies. 8- Represent the Department area of work in global fora to position the area of work in the global health community. 9- Performs all other related duties as assigned.In addition to leading the department per the generic duties above in the technical areas described, the incumbent provides leadership on two key output areas for the WHO General Programme of Work 13, namely 10- Output 1.1.1 - Countries enabled to provide high-quality, people-centred health services, based on primary care strategies and comprehensive essential service packages. 11- Output 1.1.2. - Countries enabled to strengthen their health systems to deliver on condition- and disease-specific service coverage results.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: An advanced university degree in public health or health services management as related to the functions of the position.


Desirable: A PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields or MD.

Experience

Essential: A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in the management of the areas of clinical services organization, health services management, universal health coverage service packages, patient safety and quality of care improvement, health services capacity assessments and facility assessments and specific experience in the area of health services as linked to health emergencies. This should include experience providing senior level advice and guidance to Senior Management/Decision makers, managing human and financial resources, as well as experience in the area of developing and establishing policies and strategies. Demonstrated experience at the international level.


Desirable: Demonstrated experience working at both front line and policy levels on issues of health services, significant experience in quality of care and quality improvement efforts, including knowledge of infection prevention and control and patient safety programme management.

Skills

- Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies

- Excellent skills and ability in managing senior staff, diverse teams, and financial resources.

-Strong understanding and skills in mobilizing resources.

- Ability to engage, build consensus and communicate effectively and diplomatically with Member States, partners and media. Commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in the Health Subject area.

- Globally-respected level of technical expertise and knowledge in integrated health services, clinical services organization, quality of care and health services performance assessment.

- Proven leadership skills in the planning and coordination of multidisciplinary public health programmes, which may include the implementation of a public health/disease control programmes.The ideal candidate should have specific experience in the areas of clinical services organization, health services management, universal health coverage service packages, patient safety and quality of care improvement, health services capacity assessments and facility assessments and specific experience in the area of health services as linked to health emergencies.

WHO Competencies

- Teamwork
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Communication
- Promoting innovation and organizational learning
- Driving the Organization to a Successful Future
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 100,800 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 7300 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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 has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
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