Friday, February 5, 2016

Junior Professional Officer - WHO Technical officer (Access to essential health commodities)

IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
Objective of the WHO Programme/Department:
The mission of the WHO Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products is to support the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals and better health care delivery in support to Universal Health Coverage. Improving access to and regulation of essential health commodities is a prerequisite for universal health coverage and to the achievement of international goals relating to the unfinished agendas for maternal and child health, communicable diseases targeted by the Millennium Development Goals, and equally crucial in the face of fast-growing burdens of non-communicable diseases and a rapidly ageing world population.
The objective of the Policy, Access and Use Team is to provide leadership and support for the development, dissemination, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based policies, strategies, and guidance to improve access to, and rational use of, safe, affordable and quality assured health commodities, i.e essential medicines and health technologies for communicable and non-communicable diseases, and for the adult and paediatric population. The Policy, Access and Use Team is one of six teams in the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, Health Systems and Information cluster.
Assignment Summary:
The Technical Officer (JPO) will assist the Policy, Access and Use Team in undertaking research, developing normative documentation and assisting in the provision and coordination of technical support to countries in their efforts to improve access to essential medicines and health technologies for communicable and non-communicable diseases. Throughout the assignment, the JPO will collaborate with other teams in the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, across the HIS cluster, as well as with relevant regional and global health initiatives (Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GAVI Alliance, UNITAID etc.) and UN organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Assist in the analysis, monitoring and presentation of data and information related to access to medicines and health technologies (20%);
2.Assist in the design of national and regional programmes for the development/update of comprehensive national plans on medicines and health technologies; including indicators and tools for monitoring (20%);
3.Normative guidance: Assist in the development/updating of WHO assessment tools and normative guidance on key components related to improving access: Evidence-based selection and use of essential medicines and health technologies (WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and WHO Model Formulary); Affordability (pricing policies, regulation for affordable procurement and patient prices); Availability (policies and best practices for procurement, supply management and reducing shortage and waste of essential medical products (20%);
4.Technical assistance to countries: Assist in the provision of technical support to WHO Member States, including capacity-building and development and implementation of national policies based on WHO guidance for improving access to essential medicines and health technologies. This will include liaising with national counterparts in ministries, professional associations and relevant international organizations (30%);
5.Assist in the planning and organization of technical briefing seminars, regional and global technical and coordination meetings (prepare background materials, documents, draft minutes) and participate in collaborative networks (10%).
Key Expected Outputs:
At the end of the assignment, it will be expected that the JPO will have contributed to improved availability of WHO information and normative documentation to guide countries in improving overall access to essential health commodities; and will have contributed to WHO’s capacity to respond to the growing request for WHO technical support from Member States in developing national policies on essential medicines and health technologies and implementation of relevant national guidance towards improving overall access.
WHO competencies required for the assignment:
•Producing results
•Communicating in a credible and effective way
•Fostering integration and team work
•Excellent planning and organizational skills, with attention to detail and with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
•Diplomacy, courtesy and ability to work in a multi-cultural team.
Required Skills and Experience
•Minimum: Advanced university degree in public health, health policy, pharmacy or social sciences.
•Desirable: Post graduate degree in related field.
Work experience:
•Minimum: 2 years relevant professional work experience.
•Desirable: Professional experience in an international organization, or at country level; professional experience in health care or medicines policy issues.
Skills required for the assignment:
•Minimum: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
•Desirable: Knowledge of other UN official languages would be an asset
•Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and presentation software

IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
More details about the JPO Programme and on how to apply for this vacancy can be found at:

Popular Posts


Accountant ACDI/VOCA ACTED Action Against Hunger ActionAid ADB African Development Bank ADB Asian Development Bank Administrative Administrative Assistant Advisor Afdb African Development Bank Afghanistan afr Africa Development Bank Africa Nazarene University Africa Union African Barrick Gold Africare AfricaRice Aga Khan University Agricultural Airtel Jobs Algeria American Embassy American Bar Association American Red Cross Amnesty Amnesty International Amref AngloGold Ashanti Angola Argentina ASIA DEVELOPMENT BANK ASIA JOBS Asian Development Bank AdB AU AFRICAN UNION Auditor Australia Austria Aviation Jobs BA British Airways Bank for International Settlements BANK JOBS BANK OF RWANDA Bank of Tanzania Barclays Bank Barrick Gold BBC WORLD SERVICE Belgian Development Agency Belgium Brussels BiRD Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy Botswana Brazil British Council British Red Cross Burkina Faso Burundi CANADA Cardno Care International Carter Center Catholic Relief Services Chad CHAI Clinton Health Access Initiative Chemonics International Chevron ChildFund International Chile CHINA Christian Aid CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Civil Engineers Climate Change Coca-Cola Company Coffey International COMESA Commonwealth Communications Officer Community Development Congo Conservation International Consultancy COOPI Côte d'Ivoire Crown Agents Group Danish Refugee Council (DRC) DataBase Management Dell Deloitte Denmark DFID DHL Diageo Director DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo DRIVER EAC EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY Economist ECOWAS Education Egerton University EGPAF Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation EGYPT Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineering Embassy Jobs EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory Energy Careers EngenderHealth Engineering England Environmental Ethiopia Etihad Airways EU Delegation European Union Jobs Family Health International Fao Food and Agriculture Organization FHI360 Fiji FINANCE Finance and Administration Finca Finland Ford Foundation France Freedom House Futures Group Geita Gold Mine GEOLOGIST Germany Ghana Goal Ireland Gold Fields Goldfields Google Jobs Governance Greenpeace Guatemala Haiti HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL Health and Medical HEALTH JOBS HelpAge International Honduras HOTEL JOBS Huawei Human Resources Human Rights Human Rights Watch I-TECH IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency IATA Air Transport Association IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Initiative IBM Software Group ICAP ICC International Criminal Court ICT JOBS IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development IFC International Finance Corporation IGAD region IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture ILO International Labour Organization ILRI International Livestock Research Institute IMF International Monetary Fund Indonesia Industrial Insurance Inter-American Development Bank International AIDS Society International Alert International Criminal Court INTERNATIONAL GRAINS COUNCIL International Potato Center (CIP) International Rescue Committee Internews Europe INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Internships INTERPOL IntraHealth IOM International Organization for Migration Iraq IRC International Rescue Committee IRCT International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims Islamic development bank Islamic Relief Israel Italy ITU International Telecommunications Union IUCN The International Union for Conservation IWMI International Water Management Institute J/P HRO Japan Jhpiego JOB IN INDIA Jobs in India JOBS IN RWANDA Jordan KCB Kenya Commercial Bank Kenya Airways Kenyatta University Korea KPMG Kuwait Latin America Lecturer LEGAL JOBS Lesotho Liberia LIBRARIAN Libya Logistics LWR Lutheran World Relief Maersk Makerere University Malaria Consortium Malawi Malaysia Mali Management Systems International (MSI) MANAGERS Marie Stopes International Marketing MCC Millennium Challenge Corporation Mechanical Engineer Médecins Sans Frontières MEDIA JOBS Mekong River Commission Mercy Corps Mexico Microsoft Middle East Jobs MINING Moi University Mombasa Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Mozambique Msh Management Sciences for Health MTN Group Myanmar Namibia National University of Rwanda NATO Nederland NEPAD Netherlands New Zealand NGO JOBS Nigeria Nokia Norway Norwegian Refugee Council OCHA UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Office Attendants Oikocredit Oil and Gas OPEC Open Society Foundations Operations Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Oxfam Pact International PAHO Pan American Health Organization Pakistan Pan American Health Organization Panama Path International Pathfinder International Peace Corps Peru PHILIPPINES Plan International Poland Presbyterian University of East Africa Procurement Progressio Psi Population Services International Public Relation Puma Energy PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers Qatar Quality Assurance RECEPTIONISTS RECORDS MANAGEMENT Red Cross Jobs Republic of Kenya Researcher Restless Development Revenue Watch Institute Rio Tinto Room to Read Russia SABMiller SADC SAFARICOM JOBS SALES Sales and Marketing Saudi Arabia Save The Children Scholarships SECRETARY SECURITY JOBS Senegal Shell Group Shelter For Life Sierra Leone Sightsavers International Singapore SNV International Software Engineering SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE Solidarités International somalia Sony Ericsson South Africa South America South Sudan Jobs Spain SPC Secretariat of the pacific community Sri Lanka sSierra Leone Standard Bank Group STATISTICIAN Stores SUPPLIES OFFICER Survey Swaziland Sweden Switzerland TANESCO Tanzania Tanzania Investment Bank Teaching TECHNICIANS Technoserve TELECOM JOBS Tender Tetra Tech ARD Thailand The Commonwealth The European Chemicals Agency Tigo Timor Leste Togo Tourism Tourism and Hospitality Toyota Transparency International (TI) Trócaire Tunisia Turkey UGANDA JOBS UK United KingDom UNAIDS UNDP UNESCO UNFPA UNICEF Unilever Careers United Arab Emirates United Nations Jobs United States Of America UNIVERSITY University of Cambridge University of Edinburgh University of Ghana University of Nairobi University of Oxford University of Pretoria University of Swaziland Unwomen US Embassy USAID Utumishi Jobs Vodacom Vodafone Group Volunteers VSO War Child International WaterAid International Web Development WEST AFRICA JOBS Western Union Company Wetlands InternationaL WFP World Food Programme Winrock International World Bank Jobs World Food Programme World Health Organization World Society for the Protection of Animals World Vision Jobs WorldFish Center WWF International Yahoo Yemen Zambia Zanzibar Zimbabwe