OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To develop and implement health systems based on primary health care, supporting universal coverage.
Description of duties:
The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and agenda:- To support the Ministry of Health in the establishment and further development of best practices in the development of their human resources for health based on evidence-based policies, strategies and plans. Main Deliverable: Functional HRH Structure submitted to MOH and MOPs. and Human Resource for Health Strategic Plan- To provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Health for the development, implementation and strengthening of HRH policies and strategic plans including the development of national health information systems, workload indicators of staffing needs (WISN) and establishing, and adapting existing guidelines and tools for use by the Health Sector. Ensure full cooperation between organizations working on HRH at national and regional levels with emphasis on capacity building and improving M&E and reporting.Main Deliverables: Staff development intervention Programme for supervisory staff designed Induction program institutionalized and implemented Collaborate with training and development service providers to design targeted courses for improved HRH staff performance. Provide technical supervision and guidance in the implementation of the work plan of national HRH focal point – To play a part in the implementation of regional policies and strategies on key HRH issues, and support resource mobilization and advocacy strategies and their implementation.Main Deliverables: Job descriptions reviewed and submitted to MOPs Monitoring of the HRH implementation supported Plan for evaluation and process for development of new plan developed Support the finalization and implementation of the staffing norms Internal Workflows established- To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Education:* EssentialAn advanced degree or qualification as a health professionalPost-graduate qualifications or training in in human resources planning or management Desirable:Post-graduate qualification or training in public health and/or health planning and managementTraining or qualifications in industrial psychology Specialization or proven skills in human resources and/or information systems management.Verification of Educational qualifications:”In the event that your candidature is retained for an 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 these will be reviewed individually”.
Proven expertise in human resources for health strategies as part of health systems strengthening complemented by a sound knowledge/experience of managing health workers. Track record in health and demographic data collection and analysis, and M&E in the field of human resources for health. Excellent communication and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to produce technical reports, documents and guidelines in a clear and concise manner with guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners taking into account political and resource contexts. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to promote consensus, lead resource mobilization activities, communicate progress and results, and/or take remedial action in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics. Diplomacy, tact and courtesy.Working Conditions: Willingness and ability to work independently with all stakeholders. Willingness to accept additional responsibilities. Willingness to work overtime as required. Willingness to travel throughout Swaziland to work with partners and key stakeholders, as required.Other Skills:Proven ability to use standard office software packages, Conversant with common IT software includingeHealth tools.WHO Competencies:- Knowing and managing yourself- Producing results- Moving forward in a changing environment- Fostering integration and teamwork- Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond.
* EssentialAt least seven years’ experience in the development, management and implementation of human resources for health strategies and policies at the regional, national and/or international levels, including experience working in international cooperation.DesirableExperience managing a health workforce at national levelExperience working in similar area in WHO or other UN Agencies preferably in the African Region.
Excellent knowledge of English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other.Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.