INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING IN ANGOLA

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  • Luanda
  • Posted 3 months ago

WHO - World Health Organization

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1. Area of expertise: HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING

2. Purpose of consultancy:

To provide policy dialogue on strategic actions needed for health systems development needed for the attainment of UHC, HSE, and DOH outcomes.

3. Background

The Health Sector in Angola is undergoing rapid transformation, in line with the reforms the Government is institutionalizing, to improve health service delivery for the population in the country. The country has a wide network of facilities comprising over 3,164 public facilities providing essential services. These include 13 National Hospitals, 32 specialized Hospitals, 18 Provincial Hospitals, 166 municipal Hospitals, 10 non-profit private Hospitals, 105 Maternal and Child Centres, 640 Health Centres, and 2,180 health posts. The country is committed to moving towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), health security (HSE), and health across the determinants (DOH) as its health targets. WHO Country Office is expected to support this process by providing strategic health policy dialogue support to the government and its stakeholders on health systems development. This consultancy is aimed at strengthening WHO Angola’s capacity for this.

4. Tasks and deliverables

A- Tasks

Development and policies and strategies in health systems strengthening – in areas of Health Workforce, Health Products, infrastructure, and other health system building blocks.

Support governance, coordination, and partnership systems and processes. Advocacy for UHC, and its alignment to Health Security and Health across the determinants. Facilitate initiatives to improve health financing.

Lead the process to integrate the revitalized PHC approach into the health sector Provide technical oversight on WHOs engagement with UN agencies, European Union, Global Fund, and other health partners’ health priorities.

Ensure oversight of the UHC activities supported by the WHO Country Office.

Other duties as assigned.

B Deliverables

Deliverable 1: National health policies, strategies, and/or plans in the areas of the health infrastructure workforce, products, and other building blocks as per requests of the Ministry of Health

Deliverable: 2 Integration of UHC into the National Development Plan

Deliverable 3: Report on health sector financing approach for Angola

Deliverable 4: Report on the implementation of the revitalized PHC approach in the health sector

Deliverable 5: Report on coordination of WHOs engagement with health stakeholders

Deliverable 6: Well-coordinated health system strengthening for UHC activities by the WHO country office.

5. Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: An advanced university degree (master’s level or above) in public health, health systems/services administration, health management, or health-related field from an accredited/recognized institute or formal qualifications in International/global health policy or in similar fields.

Desirable: Post-graduate training or specialization in health planning and/or management.

Experience

Essential: At least seven (7) years’ experience in health sector policy and planning at national and international levels, with sound management or technical assistance in a governmental institution or international organization in resource-limited countries in the field of health policies, strategies and governance development and field experience in the health sector.

Desirable: Prior developmental working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners; recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international non-governmental organization with expertise in disaster and health systems development.

Skills/Knowledge: Essential:

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Working knowledge of online data collection applications, and statistical analysis packages (Stata, SPSS, etc.). Desirable: Working knowledge of supply forecasting and inventory control systems for medical supplies.  

Languages and level required

Essential: Expert knowledge of Portuguese and English

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French

6. Location

Luanda-Angola

7. Travel

The consultant is not expected to travel.

8. Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

a. Remuneration: Payband level – B

b. Living expenses DSA for Luanda

c. Expected duration of contract : 6 months

Additional Information:

This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level. • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. • A written test may be used as a form of screening. • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int. • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits workforce regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics. The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its workforce. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply for WHO jobs. Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to [email protected] • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter (https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/our-values) into practice. • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of short-listed candidates. • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. • WHO shall have no responsibility for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO. • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at [email protected]. • In case the recruitment website does not display properly, please retry by: (i) checking that you have the latest version of the browser installed (Chrome, Edge or Firefox); (ii) clearing your browser history and opening the site in a new browser (not a new tab within the same browser); or (iii) retry accessing the website using Mozilla Firefox browser or using another device. Click the link for detailed guidance on completing job applications: Instructions for candidates

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