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National Professional Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - WHO

World Health Organization. 

Organisation Mondiale De La Sante

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

External Vacancy Notice:
 WHO NPO/06/002/2011

 National Professional Officer

 Health Economist


Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type:

 1 Year (renewable)

Date of issue of application:
 23 June 2011

Deadline for applications:
 08 July 2011

Applications are hereby invited from suitable Kenyan candidates to fill the above post.

Terms of Reference:

Under the general supervision of the WHO Representative in Kenya, and the direct supervision of the Health Economics, and Health Systems Advisor, the incumbent will provide technical assistance to the two Ministries of Health in Kenya, in the following areas:-

  • Facilitate the technical roll out of defined Health Economics, and Health Systems strategies and implementation approaches
  • Provide technical support to the country in implementation and monitoring of Health Economics, and Health Systems Interventions
  • Support the strengthening of procurement, and financial management systems in the country
  • Contribute to generation of information on programme planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Design, and maintain a Health Economics, and Health Systems database for WHO
  • Facilitate operational research on various aspects of Health Economics, and Health Systems support
  • Perform any other duties as requested by WHO Representative.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Familiarity with the UN system, in general, and the WHO system, in particular.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver high quality work on time.
  • Ability to coordinate, plan and implement projects, conduct training activities, effectively monitor and analyse data and present results
  • University degree in medicine, professions allied to medicine, social sciences, or a related field, and post graduate qualifications in Public Health, and / or Health Economics.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spread sheet applications, database systems, and statistical packages
Language: Fluency in English, knowledge of French an advantage.

 At least 5 years working experience at provincial or national level in planning, programming and monitoring Health Economics, and / or Health Systems related programmes

Applications to be sent to:

WHO Representative
P.O. Box 45335,

Quoting this Vacancy Notice Announcement Number.

Latest CV should be attached to the application.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interview.

All applications must be received before by end of business of 08 July 2011.

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