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Aug 24, 2017

World Health Organization Medical Officer NGO Job in Nairobi, Kenya

World Health Organization (WHO)

Medical Officer (HSS/EPI)

PN 342365 - (1702724) 
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment
Contract duration: 12 months

Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi
Organization: EM_SOM WHO Representative's Office, Somalia
Objectives of the Programme: The main objective of the programme is toensure and establish effective and technical support and WHO collaboration withthe national counterparts in all the domains of Health System Development (HSD)for better health outcomes in general and immunization outcomes in particular.

The programme of health system strengthening supports the reform process in the Health Sector to improve equity in health, access, coverage and quality of health services..
Description of Duties
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Provide technical guidance to Zonal health authorities to for health systems development and progress towards Universal Health Coverage including vaccine preventable diseases eradication and elimination goals. 
  • Coordinate the health system performance assessment, identify gaps and guide the national health services on mechanisms to strengthen and improve service provision, improve quality of care and patient safety initiatives and emergency care services. 
  • Promote partnership with key stakeholders on HSS through engaging dialogue on national, regional and global health strengthening. 
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of health system strengthening projects under Global Health Initiative including GAVI, Global fund and IHP+
  • Develop collaboration and synergies with other departments, clusters and stakeholders outside the Organization on areas of common programmatic interest;
  • Act as WHO1 HSS Country Focal Point for all Global Health Initiatives (GHI) and coordinate WHO HSS programme matters at country level. 
  • Follow up development/updating district health profiles, and relevant information for advocacy purposes. 
  • Build capacity of the national managers in developing and integrated people centered health system that can deliver optimal priority health care services based on community needs specially improving immunization services, EPI data quality and surveillance and use of those data for improved program performance.
Required Qualifications
Essential: University degree in Medicine and Masters' Degree in Public Health orsocial sciences.

  • At least seven years of experience combined at the national and international levels in the field of health systems management including health policy development. 
  • Experience in developing evidence-based health policies and strategies and results based implementation as well as in coordinating complex technical health programs.
  • Experience with the UN system
  • Experience in managing and coordinating projects in complex/emergency environments.
  • Experience in planning, managing and monitoring community level interventions/Programs
  • Experience with Global Health Initiatives at national or international level.
  • Technical expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems. 
  • Ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to stakeholders and partners in countries, technical programs and other organizations in the subject area. 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills. 
  • Advanced and specialized knowledge of health systems and health policy frameworks, and an understanding of current health sector policy development and strategic planning.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, capable of developing and maintaining effective working relations across teams and organizations within an international and multi-cultural working environment.
WHO Competencies
  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  5. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
  6. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
View WHO global Competencies model at
Use of Language Skills
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Other UN language.
Remuneration: 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 70,647 (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 1801 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.

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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO's operations please visit:
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Job Posting: Aug 22, 2017, 3:22:35 PM
Closing Date: Sep 13, 2017, 12:59:00 AM

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