Recruitment: Technical Officer at WHO

To support FMOH and States MOH in the establishment and further development of best practices in the development of their human resources for health based on evidence-based policies, strategies and plans. To encourage and enable the dissemination of evidence-based research results, tools and best practices on HRH developments and support the development and maintenance of state HRH databases with reliable and accurate HRH data and information.

To provide technical expertise to states for the development, implementation and strengthening of HRH policies and strategic plans including the development of national health information systems, National Health workforce accounts, Health labour market analysis, workload indicators of staffing needs (WISN) and establishing and adapting existing guidelines and tools for use by member states and technical partners.

Ensure full cooperation between organizations working on HRH at national, State levels with emphasis on capacity building and improving M&E and reporting. To support state level implementation of National policies and strategies on key HRH issues, and support resource mobilization and advocacy strategies and their implementation6. To perform other related responsibilities asassigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.

Details for Recruitment: Technical Officer at WHO are as follows:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: First Degree in Medicine, Social Sciences, Public health, Human Resources for Health or basic degree in health related field with a health development subject area such as health education, health communication.
Desirable: Proven expertise in human resources for health strategies as part of health systems strengthening complemented by a sound knowledge/experience of managing health workers. Track record in health and demographic data collection and analysis, and M&E in the field of human resources for health. Excellent communication and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to produce technical reports, documents and guidelines in a clear and concise manner with guidance to multiple.

Experience

Essential: At least 5 experience in the development, management and implementation of human resources for health strategies and policies at the regional, national and/or international levels, including experience working in international cooperation.
Desirable: Post-graduate qualification or training in public health and/or health planning and management. Training or qualifications in health system strengthening. Specialization or proven skills in human resources and/or information systems management.

Skills

Proven expertise inhuman resources for health strategies as part of health systems strengthening complemented by a sound knowledge/experience of managing health workers. Track record in health and demographic data collection and analysis, and M&E in the field of human resources for health. Excellent communication and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to produce technical reports, documents and guidelines in a clear and concise manner with guidance to multiple.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential:
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 22,071,635 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. 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 zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months

Closing Date

The Recruitment: Technical Officer at WHO ends on Jun 12, 2023, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Nigeria-Abuja

Organization

: AF_NGA Nigeria

Schedule

: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 

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