OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
In line with the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health : Workforce 2030, the Health Workforce (HWF) Department's mission is to guide Member States and all relevant stakeholders in health workforce leadership, management and development to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals for health and well-being (SDG 3), quality education (SDG 4), gender equality (SDG 5), decent work and inclusive growth (8) and reduced inequality (10).
The objective of the Working for Health programme and 5-Year Action Plan is to engage at the highest level to stimulate the creation of new employment opportunities across all countries.
In line with the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health : Workforce 2030, and the Commission's recommendations, the Health Workforce (HWF) Department's main objectives are to ensure that all people have equitable access to an adequately trained, skilled and supportive health workforce, to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being.
A related priority goal is to improve the development, education, training and retention of the health workforce in least developed countries.
Working for Health provides catalytic support and guidance to develop, finance and implement multi-sectoral national health workforce strategies for improving the supply, skills and employment of trained health workers, creating decent jobs and maximizing the performance of health workers.
The programme complements WHO's Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health : Workforce 2030 and broader initiatives developed by other international agencies and global health partners.
The position will strengthen and support multisectoral collaboration and action between member states and international partners to expand investments in education, skills and employment across the health and social sectors.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Within the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following Responsibilities to assist with the objectives of the HWF department : 1.
5. Follow up on the mid-term reviews and the end of year of biennium closure of accounts exercise for the Department; 6.
14. Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work as assigned.
Essential : Completion of secondary school education or equivalent.
Desirable : Experience
Essential : At least 5 years of relevant experience.
Desirable : Work requires proficiency in the use of word processing or other software packages and other standard office equipment.
Formal or self-training in the use of standard office software. Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.
The incumbent is expected to stay current to developments in his / her area through attending in-house and on-line training courses.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of WHO language.
WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at CHF 75,234 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.