WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION Vacancy Notice: EU/Field/03/03
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE Date of issue: 24 July 2003
Title National Professional Officer, Health Care Policy and Stewardship
Duration: Two years, time limited post
Official Station (Country) Russian Federation
Organizational Location/Unit Regional Office for Europe (EURO)
Division of Country Support - WHO Office for the Russian Federation
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The regional programme on Health Policy and Stewardship comprises two elements: i) health systems policies and (ii) strategic support on country policies, systems and services. In the first strand, the programme aims to support Member States in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health policies at national level supported by a health system in line with WHO principles that fosters positive health and contributes to reducing disparity. The health policy should be based on the principles of equity, solidarity and respect to human rights, while responding to people’s legitimate expectations. Advice is provided on the goals and objectives to be pursued as well as on the strategies to achieve them, including the necessary alliances with the main stakeholders. In its second strand, the programme aims at assisting Member States to design, establish and promote an integrated approach to health development that includes accessible health services. This support to Member States in their health development is based on analysing their needs and aspirations while assessing their capacities and possibilities for involving all stakeholders, national and international. The ultimate development objective is to achieve a health care policy and health care reform, which can have a positive impact on the health of the Russian population.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The successful candidate will:
Applicants must be nationals of the Russian Federation.
University degree and postgraduate training in health care administration, health policy and/or health care.
Training in analytical and educational activities would be an asset.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
ANNUAL SALARY (net of tax): US$36,404 payable in local currency plus dependency allowance if applicable.
PLEASE QUOTE THE VACANCY NOTICE NUMBER IN YOUR APPLICATION
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 29 August 2003
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interview and test.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO staff regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
Staff members should apply to their Personnel Office and complete a WHO824 form. Applicants from the UN or specialized agencies should apply to the Personnel Office of their Organization, and attach a completed personal history form. All other applicants should complete the WHO Personal History Form and send it to Human Resources Services, WHO EURO, Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark (e-mail: Pvacnot@euro.who.int).
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