Technical Officer (Reproductive Health) - P3 (BB-950AC)
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WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.
Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system and our main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services.
We support countries as they coordinate the efforts of governments and partners – including bi- and multilaterals, funds and foundations, civil society organizations and the private sector.
Working together, we attain health objectives by supporting national health policies and strategies.
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.
Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The Division of Country Health Policies and Systems (CPS) assists countries in the Region with the design and implementation of appropriate health policies and systems to strengthen universal health coverage. It works to strengthen data-driven, evidence-informed, contextually tailored health policy development and implementation at national, regional and local levels, taking an inclusive approach across the life course. The Division advocates strengthening of public health leadership, focusing on implementing policies that are people centred, promote health, prevent illness, and address the social and economic determinants of health, while fostering leadership on equity, human rights and gender mainstreaming in health. It focuses on building capacity for health systems innovation to enable the sustainable delivery of high-quality primary health and community services that are effectively linked to hospitals, and mental health, public health and social care services. To do so, CPS supports country efforts to facilitate access so as to leave nobody behind, to improve financial protection, to strengthen the health workforce, to increase access to affordable medicines and technologies, and to promote the uptake and implementation of digital technology.The HLC HLC team works to embed SRH/MNH/CAH/Healthy Ageing in the political mandate, adapt them to the core priorities and engage with the flagship programmes to strengthen alignment. It also works to strengthen engagement with other policy sectors and engage with partners to build support for implementation across the life course. The HLC team will provide strategic and technical leadership on all aspects of the public health policy development and implementation cycle across the life course, linking promotion of better health with provision of services and preventative measures with strengthening service delivery platforms across the life course especially through Primary Health Care. Also fostering equity and human rights. The BHLC team works to support the delivery of programmes and initiatives within countries by building capacity for the development of policies and practices that are grounded in evidence, are people-centered, promote health, prevent illness, and address the social and economic determinants of health.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
To provide specialist technical input and advice in support of the work of the BHLC Unit on sexual and reproductive health, with emphasis on maternal and newborn health (MNH). To support Member States in implementing and evaluating relevant national strategies within the context of the European Programme of Work, with the goal to improve sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing and decrease inequities within and between countries in the region.Specific responsibilities include:
Essential : University degree (Bachelor's level) in medicine, or midwifery.
Desirable : Postgraduate degree (Master's level) in public health, obstetrics, paediatrics or similar.
Essential : At least 5 years of professional experience in in implementing reproductive, maternal and newborn health programs at national or international levels.
Desirable : Relevant experience within WHO, the United Nations or other international organizations.Demonstrated experience of working in other multi and/or bilateral agencies active in the health sector.
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of French,Russian or German.
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 62,120 (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 3613 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.
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