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Consultant - Health Insurance

Asia and the Pacific: India

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Asia and the Pacific: India
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Statistics
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: Closed

Overview of the programme

WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans aiming at promoting access to and utilization of affordable and quality health services and improving financial protection against health-related risks.

WHO Country Office for India is supporting the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the existing health systems to cater to the growing needs of mental health and substance abuse.

Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

WHO’s mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage (ii) health related sustainable development goals (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005) (v) increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

The South – East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.9 billion people, with India’s population of 1.4 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.

Mission of the WHO Country Office for India

The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life of the 1.4 billion people in India by supporting the government in eliminating vaccine preventable and other communicable diseases, reducing maternal and neonatal mortalities, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing determinants of health, preparing and responding to health emergencies and strengthening health systems for universal health coverage.

Description of Duties:

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic technical support to the Rajasthan State Health Assurance Agency (RSHAA) on its health protection scheme, Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yoajana (MMCSBY).

The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, Deputy Head of WHO Country Office for India, direct supervision of Technical Officer – Health Financing. S/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:

  • Lead engagement across government agencies and state and central levels in the design, implementation, and improvement of the State initiated scheme;
  • Support to the State Nodal Agency in the integration and institutionalization of the routine data collection and analysis of ICD 11 and ICHI data;
  • Support on data analytics including the costing of new benefit packages, health technology assessment (HTA), clinical protocols/guidelines and other reforms to improve service delivery and providing continuity so that best practices and skills are shared and institutionalized within government;
  • Support use of evidence to identify gaps in implementation, improving service coverage and adjusting pricing, payment and packages. Build capacity within government for evidence-based management;
  • Advise Secretary & other senior officers of department on strategic and policy decisions on core functions;
  • Provide coordination support between the Central and state governments, setting up systems for feedback and knowledge sharing between states, between states and central and across units of government, as well as with other academic and research units;
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).

Qualification required


Essential: University degree in public health, health economics and financing, health policy, health systems or equivalent in related field from a recognized institution/university.

Desirable: Post graduation in health economics and financing or other allied fields.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from accredited institutions. The list can be accessed through this link:


Essential: At least two (2) years of professional experience of working with central or state government authorities on design and implementation of health protection schemes

Desirable: Working experience with intergovernmental agencies at the national and state level will be an advantage.


  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving Forward in Changing Environment
  • Knowing and Managing yourself

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports.


Monthly remuneration is INR 206,377 taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he will be posted at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Additional information

  • This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
  • 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 a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • 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.
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  • Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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