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Health Specialist/Health Economist (WBG Young Professionals Program)

Washington D.C.

  • Organization: WBG - The World Bank Group
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Grade: GF - Professional and Technical - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Economics
    • Banking and Finance
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-15

Do you want to join a diverse group of professionals who help change the world?

The World Bank Group (WBG) is a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.

Our Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) is an exciting way to start a career with the World Bank Group. For close to 60 years, the program has recruited some of the brightest young minds to contribute to our top priorities, from poverty eradication, social development and climate change to the current response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Health Specialists and Health Economists with YPP qualifications below are encouraged to apply from June 15 - July 15 at www.worldbank.org/ypp

We are looking for individuals who are younger than 32 years of age, who demonstrate a passion for international development, graduate level education, relevant professional experience and the potential to grow into leadership roles across the World Bank Group. 

 

Description

HEALTH NUTRITION AND POPULATION GLOBAL PRACTICE 

The central contribution of the Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) Global Practice to the World Bank’s twin goals is to enable the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), in which all people are effectively covered by essential health services, and nobody suffers undue financial hardship because of illnesses. The HNP Global Practice includes staff members in Washington, DC and many country offices. HNP Global Practice works with and across multiple sectors, in recognition of the fact that HNP outcomes often depend on actions that lie outside the HNP sector. The HNP Global Practice supports country and regional efforts to: (i) improve health outcomes, especially for the poor and most vulnerable; (ii) expand access to high-quality HNP services, interventions and technologies that give the most value for money; (iii) strengthen health systems for results; (iv) establish and improve health financing mechanisms that promote efficiency, equity and sustainability of investments; (v) strengthen heath-relevant institutions within and outside the health sector; (vi) harness multi sectoral policies and investments for better health outcomes; and (vii) develop and learn from rigorous impact evaluations.

 

YPP Selection Criteria

  • Born on or after October 1, 1990
  • Relevant Master’s by September 2022 OR PhD by September 2023
  • 3+ years of relevant experience OR continued study at the doctoral level
  • Fluency in English

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD with strong quantitative training and hands-on experience in the following disciplines:   Health Security/Pandemic Preparedness; Health Financing, Economics, Demography, Health systems, Epidemiology and Public health  
  • Work experience in health financing, service delivery is desirable
  • Peer-reviewed publications in reputable international journals is a plus
  • Strong quantitative skills

 

World Bank Group Core Competencies

  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
  • Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas and how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
  • Project Design for Impact and Sustainability - Contributes to the design of projects and programs based on an understanding of the country and sector context.
  • Sector Dialogue - Able to conduct a dialogue with the client including on complex issues, based on a solid understanding of the sector.
  • Client Orientation - Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions, and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
  • Drive for Results - Identifies the needed resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.
  • Knowledge, Learning, and Communication - Leads in the sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Gathers inputs, assesses risk, considers impact and articulates benefits of decisions for internal and external stakeholders over the long term.

 

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Learn more about working at the World Bank, IFC and MIGA including our values and inspiring stories.

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