Earn 176m as Health Financing Officer at United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO)

Earn 176m as Health Financing Officer at United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO)

Job Title:          Health Financing Officer

Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 176,233,000 /=

About US:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

About Programme:

The primary objective of the Health Systems and Services Cluster is to strengthen health systems based on Primary Health Care, supporting Universal Health Coverage. Its work encompasses the following areas: strengthening of health systems governance for social protection in health; strengthening of regulatory frameworks and financial protection for progressive realization of the right to health; organizing people-centered, integrated health service delivery; promoting access to and rational use of quality, safe, and effective health technologies; strengthening national health research systems, and promoting the integration of scientific knowledge into health care, health policies, and technical cooperation; and developing human resources for health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent will be assigned the following duties:

  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health to finalize and implement the Health Financing Strategy within the context of the UHC Roadmap development and roll-out;
  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health in the review and analysis of public expenditure, fiscal space for health activities and the development of national health accounts;
  • Support the Ministry of Health in consolidating the legal instruments required for the implementation of the Health Financing Strategy;
  • Validate, analyze and report health financing data as it relates to the roll-out of UHC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health;
  • Advise and collaborate on the technical cooperation programs in the areas of health care financing as one of the pillars for the attainment of Universal Health Coverage
  • Identify means to raise revenue for health at national and county governments, in an equitable manner, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Finance;
  • Facilitate the review, and reform of health financing institutions ensuring they are effective in the management of health revenues;
  • Guide the appropriate health care service purchasing arrangements in line with the defined benefit packages for health in Uganda;
  • Document emerging best practices in revenue raising, management and purchasing seen at national and county governments;
  • Develop social protection systems and other institutional and nongovernmental sectors, in support of the Ministry of Health;
  • Support the national and county governments in developing tools and capacity building for costing of sector strategic plans;
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Health Financing Officer job should hold a first university degree in health, social or management sciences, Health Economics, Health Policy and Management, or Public Health with a health financing focus.
  • Masters in the above areas.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in health sector or areas related to health care financing, systems development, health services delivery and developing strategies to overcome barriers to accessing health care services
  • Desirable: Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized national organizations
  • Understanding of health financing policy, health financing strategies development, planning, capacity-building, initiatives implementation.
  • Knowledge in contracting and provider mechanism, development and management of public-private partnerships, business partnerships and partnerships between donors a plus.
  • Proven ability to promote and enhance relationships between private sector actors and government stakeholders
  • Knowledge in development of health care financing strategies, national health accounts, household expenditure surveys.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong management skills and ability to work independently and on teams.
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Producing results
  • Use of Language Skills

How to Apply:

All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store their personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.

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NB: All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

Deadline: 2nd April 2020

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