National Professional Officer (Health Systems)

negotiable / YEAR Expired 2 weeks ago
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The programme aims to support the Ministry of Health to improve service delivery by focusing on patient safety and quality of care initiatives, strengthen its leadership and governance through supporting dialogue towards universal health coverage, building the capacity of staff towards strengthening health financing and health information systems. The programme also aims to support the hospitals in the country to improve its service delivery through improving standards of care and capacity development of different categories of hospital workforce..


1) Ensure that WHO global and regional policies and guidelines on health system strengthening are translated into implementation of national policies and programmes.
2) Provide technical support to the health authorities in implementing pertaining to health system strengthening, including service delivery and quality improvement.
3) Conduct situation analysis, desk review of health trends; undertake gap analysis in relevant health system areas, to guide the development relevant technical reports and policy documents as required.
4) Support the health authorities efforts to ensure information sharing among health stakeholders through supporting the functions of task forces and/or thematic groups.
5) Develop and maintain a database for WHO on core health indicators to be used in regular reporting for WHO various reports.
6) Monitor project implementation on strengthening health systems towards universal health coverage and prepare progress reports and new project proposals as appropriate.
7) Represent WHO in meetings and relevant missions as appropriate.



Essential: University degree in health services administration, business administration, public health management or public health.


Essential: At least 2 years’ experience in areas of health system strengthening, health management or public health.
Desirable: Familiarity with the implementation of World Bank projects in health, nutrition, pandemic preparedness and response and human capital. Work experience with WHO or other United Nations agencies working in health.


1. Excellent communication and drafting skills.
2. Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively.
3. Understand challenging and multidisciplinary settings.
4. Good knowledge of international quality standards

WHO Competencies

• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Producing results
• Knowing and Managing Yourself

Use of Language Skills

Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,349 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


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Sanaa, Yemen
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