Health Policy Advisor (Universal Health Coverage) – (1903900)
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Job Posting: Aug 20, 2019, 12:27:07 PM
Closing Date: Sep 10, 2019, 9:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar-es-Salaam
Organization: AF_TZA Tanzania
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
Integrated service delivery and Human resources to provide technical advice and expertise for the development of integrated people-centred services for communities and referral for optimal use of resources by all programmes; to accelerate progress towards universal coverage of safe and quality health services; to assist the country to develop and manage a competent and motivated health workforce that can deliver integrated people-centred services. 2. Coordination of health partners and better alignment of funding mechanisms from Global Health Initiatives: ensure that all stakeholders are aligned with the national priorities and plans; they use common M&E and review mechanisms aiming at strengthening one national health system.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Provide technical support, catalyse change, and build sustainable institutional capacity of the MoH in the formulation of plans, development and implementation of innovative approaches to health sector reforms with focus on service delivery, patient safety and health workforce;2. Provide leadership and engage in partnerships for the achievement of universal health coverage;3. Stimulate the generation, dissemination and application of valuable knowledge in the area of service delivery/HR and UHC4. Undertake in-depth health systems development analysis and policy dialogue based on specific national and regional policy issues, in close collaboration with the HSP Technical Unit and other relevant units within Health Systems and Innovations Cluster at both Regional and HQ level;5. Enhance coordination and communication of partners using different funding mechanisms (e.g. the Global Fund, DPG health sector) around one common plan and M&&E platform.6. Coordinate the health system cluster team development and implementation of work plans in support of integrated service delivery and the health sector reforms (not more than 20% of time);7. Support the WR function in Advocacy, Partnership and Representation, implementation and review of CCS; Resource Mobilization, Policy Development and Technical Cooperation vis a vis the government, partners and AFRO programmes and Administration and Management of the country office.
Essential: University Degree in a health related field with a postgraduate degree (master’s equivalent) in public health, health systems management, health policy/planning, health economics or related health/social sciences
Desirable: Training in health service delivery, policy analysis and development, health planning, human resources for health development and management
Essential: At least 07 years’ experience in the management of public health programmes including at least 3 years at international level
Desirable: Experience and knowledge of the work of WHO and other related UN agencies will be advantageous
Technical expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems and health financing reforms in the context of decentralization.2. Ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners3. Ability to analyze political contexts, interact and negotiate effectively with multiple interests at the political level.4. Ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results in reference to the UHC partnership.5. Ability to transfer skills to relevant MOHSW staff working with expert
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Promoting innovation and organizational learning
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Beginners knowledge of French.
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 72,637 (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 2179 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.
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