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Human Resource for Health Officer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: Closed

Purpose of the position

WHO Nepal Country Office supports the Government of Nepal in implementation of Huan Resource for Health Strategy 2021-2030. WHO Country Office collaborates with GoN and relevant stakeholders to implement action plan of HRH strategy including strengthening Human Resource for Health Information System.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

Under overall guidance of WHO Representative to Nepal, Public Health Administrator-Health System, and direct supervision of NPO-HSD, the incumbent will perform below duties:

  • Facilitate the implementation of National HRH strategy 2021-2030 in close coordination with WCO HSS team
  • Work with MoHP, Professional Councils and other stakeholders to ensure Human Resource Information System platform is in use and regularly updated
  • Ensure updated HRH workforce data available and access in common platform for its use by MoHP and other stakeholders in planning and decision making
  • Assist MoHP in regular recording, update and reporting of National Health Workforce Account
  • Support in initiating and updating HRH workforce information system across provinces using tangible interoperable system
  • Facilitate for regular technical working group meetings with ministry, professional councils, academic institutes, key stakeholders, and other health development partners for regular progress review on HRH
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisors. This includes duty travel or duty-station reassignment on short notice as per the program requirements.


Education Qualification:

Essential: Advance university degree in Public Health or, Health Information System

Desirable: Additional training related to Human Resources for Health and Health system management


Essential: At least three years of work experience in health system strengthening especially in health information system and management

Desirable: Proven experience in health information system management

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively work with government, development partners and collaborating agencies
  • Understanding of HRH situation, data needs, priorities in the federal context
  • Better understanding on organizational structure in public sector, health system issues and barriers
  • Capacity to work in diverse team on achieving common results, adoptive to circumstances, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel exclusively within the country to support provinces and municipalities in HRH.
  • Ability to prepare policy briefs on HRH for knowledge sharing and policy forums in close coordination with GoN.
  • Good knowledge of HRH deployment and management in low resource settings.
  • Good report writing, analytical and documentation skills on technical areas of HRH in English and Nepali Able to work in team spirit and independently to achieve objectives

Other Skills:

Proficiency in use of MS Office and regular office operations

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respective and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Producing Results

Use of Language Skills: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken language skills in English and Nepali


Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR 196,102.00 at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA))

Grade: SSA level 8

Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal

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
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  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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  • Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
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