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The present project "Better managing the mobility of health professionals in the Republic of Moldova" will be implemented in joint management through the signature of a Contribution Agreement between the European Commission and WHO, in collaboration with EU Member States. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is responsible for implementing the 3 year project and will have a back up in Copenhagen consisting of a project leader/coordinator and an administrative assistant (both part time). The overall objective of the action is to strengthen the capacity of the Republic of Moldova to manage the migration/mobility of Moldovan health professionals and to build up a better framework for legal migration of health workers between Moldova and the EU in order to reduce/mitigate the negative impacts of migration on the Moldovan health system as well as easing the reintegration of returning health workers. The project is designed to achieve three independent, yet complementary, specific objectives, as follows:
Specific Objective 1: To expand the information and knowledge base on the migration of Moldovan health professionals, in order to provide an improved basis for decision concerning health personnel management by the Moldovan authorities.
Specific Objective 2: To promote/facilitate the circular migration of Moldovan health professionals and thereby decrease the risk of brain waste.
Specific Objective 3: To develop mechanisms and interventions to help prevent, reduce and/or mitigate the negative effects of the brain drain and brain waste on the Moldovan health system and facilitate the reintegration of health workers returning to the Republic of Moldova.
|Description of duties:|
Under the guidance of WHO Representative/Head of Country Office, the Project Coordinator and the Programme Manager, Human Resources for Health, in the WHO Regional office, the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day running of the project over the three year period. The work includes:
coordinating the project implementation in the country, ensuring technical content of the project and supporting activities of expert missions in the project;
promoting the establishment of institutional networks and technical cooperation to Moldovan stakeholders and partners with the purpose of strengthening the governance capacity of the health sector to address challenges of health workforce mobility and migration.
1. Provide technical leadership and administrative support to the local project team in Moldova in the development of technical cooperation, networks with local institutions, and capacity development for the implementation of the project and achievement of its objectives;
2. Promote and support the development of effective mechanisms that bring together relevant stakeholders and interested parties in Moldova to contribute to the knowledge and technical development in human resources for health to support policy and decision-making in the country;
3. Promote technical cooperation to national stakeholders and partners in the production, collection, process, analysis and dissemination of core data on human resources for health and their articulation with broader health information systems to support policy and decision-making;
4. Collect information, analyse, prepare and contribute in a regular and timely manner to various types of materials and project status reports;
5. Provide technical assistance to the national authorities in all aspects related to the planning, regulation, management and training of human resources for health, as well as the production and analysis of core data and other information required for decision making;
6. Organize meetings of working groups including Steering Committee meetings, coordinate visits related to the project in Moldova;
7. Supervise assigned staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;
8. Perform other related duties as assigned.
In addition to the above specific duties some more general tasks are also foreseen and the incumbent should support country office staff as required, ensuring a smooth and efficient implementation of the Biannual Collaborative Agreement (BCA) in the country.
University degree in medicine, social sciences or public health.
Post-graduate university degree in public health or other social/administrative health sciences.
A broad knowledge of public health with a particular focus on health policy, planning and implementation human resources for health and health system development.
Expert knowledge and understanding of health workforce data, analysis and the relationships between human resources policies, the development of health systems and services and the broader social, political and economic environment.
Sound knowledge and understanding of health workforce mobility and migration issues. Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of research related to migration.
Analytical skills in the field of health labour market analysis. Theoretical and practical familiarity of concepts and methods in health research, particularly evaluative research for HRH.
Excellent knowledge of social communication and advocacy techniques, political and stakeholder analysis, management and negotiation methods.
Sound knowledge and understanding of global and regional health policies, organizations and actors and technical and financial cooperation in health as applied to human resources development and health systems.
1) Creating an empowering and motivating environment -Guides and motivates local project staff towards meeting challenges and achieving objectives. Good organizational skills.
2) Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization - Develops and strengthens internal and external partnerships that can provide information, assistance and support to the project. Identifies and uses synergies across the Organization and with external partners. Proven ability to build trust and collaboration among partners. Good networking skills.
3) Knowing and managing yourself - Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.
4) Communicating in a credible and effective way - Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others and listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared. Demonstrated skills in efficient communication (written and spoken). Strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports and oral presentations.
5) Fostering Integration and Teamwork - Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
Minimum of 5 years professional experience in the field of health. At least 2 years management experience with gradual increase of responsibility.
Familiarity with the way WHO and/or other UN systems work. Experience of working with the health sector in other countries.
Excellent knowledge of the national language and English.
Working knowledge of Russian.
This a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, we only accept applications from nationals of Republic of Moldova. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not a national of Republic of Moldova.
A written test may be used as a screening tool. Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.
Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach. Similar posts could be filled using this vacancy notice
WHO has an on-line recruitment system, therefore ONLY applications submitted on-line at www.who.int/employment/en will be accepted. All on-line applications are automatically acknowledged. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application, you should verify your on-line profile. In case of repeated difficulties, contact by e-mail HrsRecruitment@euro.who.int indicating the vacancy title and number in the subject line.
|Annual salary: (Net of tax)|
Leu 373795 at single rate
Not applicable with primary dependants
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