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Job at the World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide. Read More

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the vacant job at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The consultant is expected to facilitate the process of the policy development that will reflect true position and attempt to address remote causes of HRH Migration. The specific tasks of the consultant are as follows:

  • Carry out a complete stakeholders’ mapping to determine key players in the production, recruitment, distribution, retention, management and migration
  • Conduct a situation analysis using rapid assessment approach on migration of health workers
  • Review the draft national migration policy
  • Use information to a desk review of health workers migration while identifying key policy thrust to be considered in addressing the issue
  • Develop a national policy on health workers migration that aligns with international standards
  • Facilitate, support, and participate in all the stakeholder engagements for the process of establishing the policy thrust in HRH migration
  • Record and evaluate the contributions and recommendations of the stakeholders during the process of policy development
  • Collate the views of key stakeholders during the engagements to produce draft documents for review and validation as the case may be
  • Produce a final report of the policy development activities
  • Produce an accepted final draft of the national policy on health workers migration

Deliverables

  • A comprehensive mapping report of key stakeholders and protocol for situation analysis
  • Situation analysis of health workers migration with key recommendations
  • Datasets of all assessment conducted and data collection instrument
  • Final National Policy on Health Workers Migration for Nigeria
  • Final report detailing the entire process of the development of the national health workers migration policy.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Social Sciences, or related qualifications from an accredited institution

Desirable:

  • PhD or Medical fellowship or Professional certification and training in human resources for health, health management, health policy development and research.

Experience
Essential:

  • At least 7 years previous professional experience in developing national health policies, strategic plans and tools.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in facilitating policy dialogue, dissemination and facilitating training/workshops.

Desirable:

  • At least 5 years’ experience engaging with UN agencies, implementing partners or donor agencies.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian health system and proven experience building capacity of government at national and sub-national level, service providers and civil society organisations.
  • Published research on Health management, health workers migration and retention

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Promoting WHO’s position in health/leadership (partnership).

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Nigerian health system and proven experience building national and sub-national capacity of government, service providers and civil society organisations.
  • Knowledge and application skills on HRH information system and evidence generation for advocacy and policy making
  • Strong use of English, ICT, and Microsoft office utilization

Length of Engagement

  • The Consultant will be fully engaged for 45 days.

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Method of Application

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Deadline: December 26, 2022

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