The WHO Country Office for India collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders to actively support the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions aimed at reducing the burden of Communicable Diseases and comorbidities through strengthening public private partnership policies and health systems. Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO WHO's mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage; (ii) health related sustainable development goals; (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities; (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005); (v) increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products; (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. The South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.3 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor Leste), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation. The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life of the 1.3 billion people in India by supporting the government in eliminating vaccine preventable and other communicable diseases, reducing maternal and neonatal mortalities, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing determinants of health, preparing and responding to health emergencies and strengthening health systems for universal health coverage.Apply Now
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESUnder the overall guidance of the Deputy Head of WHO Country Office and the direct supervision of Team Leader (Communicable Disease), the incumbent will have the following responsibilities with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India biennial workplan: 1. Provide technical leadership in the development of the national public-private partnership strategies, policies, systems and tools which are in line with WHA approved format and National Strategic Plan of the National TB Elimination Program (NTEP), Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (MoH&FW); 2. Provide Technical Support to the Central TB Division, MoH&FW, for the monitoring and evaluation of public-private collaborative activities under the NTEP and develop a monitoring framework to review the performance of the technical support agency and the implementing agency; 3. Assist the NTEP in developing suitable contracting mechanisms to manage, implement and monitor the contracts executed under the PPM framework; 4. Support the development of multi-sectoral accountability framework demonstrating country commitments, actions, monitoring and evaluation arrangements and reviews in line with global and regional consolidated guidance for TB; 5. Maximize collaboration with all concerned public and private sector partners, donors, civil society, affected populations, health and non-health sectors and local governments; 6. Provide technical assistance in the implementation of the institutional framework for PPM across all ministries and partners; 7. Support capability development initiatives from the MoH&FW and other stakeholders for the generation, compilation, Analysis, use and interpretation of PPM data for evidence-based policy and decision-making; 8. Capacity-building of TB programme managers at National and State level and the WHO Technical support network in preparing, implementing and monitoring the PPM framework; 9. Provide technical support in the monitoring of financial management of resources available from corporate sector or other stakeholders and coordinate with partnering agencies involved in corporate sector engagement and inter-Ministerial collaboration; 10. Promote dialogues with national and state level medical associations in order to improve access and delivery of TB preventive, diagnostic, treatment and other services across all health sectors; 11. Advise on priorities for and design of operational research projects to enhance delivery, acceptance of services and programme performance in PPM perspective; 12. Provide technical advice for development of proposals for donor assistance, facilitate partnership agreements and coordinate assistance received from donors and development partners; 13. Work closely with all partners and represent WHO at meetings, conferences with national or state level stakeholders; to draft reports and other dissemination outputs in order to address the cross-cutting issues; 14. Contribute to the design and the management of database for digital health information system in collaboration with NTP, SEARO and HQ; 15. Promote and ensure coordination among NTP and partners and WHO Regional and HQ offices by working in collaboration with National Professional Officer (TB) WCO India; 16. Ensure timely implementation and reporting of PPM related activities within country workplans and prepare reports to donors on PPM project implementation; and 17. Undertake any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisor(s).
EducationEssential: Degree in medicine (MBBS) or equivalent Desirable: Masters degree in medicine, public health, social & preventive medicine, Health Management, Health Economics, Healthcare Financing, public health Administration or related field
ExperienceEssential: At least two (2) years of experience in managing National Health Programme/s Desirable: Any one or more than one of the following: 1. Three (3) years of experience in working with multilateral or bilateral organizations in field of public private engagements at country level 2. Three (3) years of experience in engaging with private medical establishments (hospitals, labs and or pharmacies) in commercial or NGO sector 3. Three (3) years of experience of working in Economics or Finance/ Public Private Partnership / Procurement of Services and Contracting 4. Experience in Contract Management, Health Economics, Healthcare Financing or Public Health Administration
Functional SkillsIdentify with the core values of the World Health Organization. Thorough knowledge of the situation in India with regard to the health system, national policies and strategies. Good understanding of global and national commitments towards Sustainable Development Goals. Very good knowledge of WHO policies, programmes and guidelines in the related areas. Good knowledge of the administrative functioning of government institutions and related departments/agencies and of the other partners in India. Sound technical and policy advisory skills, based on evidence. Public health leadership skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and private sector in a team setting at national and international levels. Share information and data and make oral and written presentations on technical issues. Very good ability to build and maintain relations and network with national authorities and other stakeholders across relevant sectors. Understanding of the potential motivating factors within national context and the ability to move forward and adjust to new approaches in an increasingly complex and changing environment. Modern management skills (planning and evaluation, etc.). Capacity to prepare terms of reference and to prepare and monitor and manage the implementation of contractual agreements. Capacity to convey information and options in a structured and credible way, ability to speak and write clearly. Proficiency in Computer Applications and ability to draft reports. Knowledge of WHO /UN agencies programmes and practices will be an advantage.
WHO Competencies1. Teamwork 2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences 3. Communication 4. Producing results 5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English Desirable:
REMUNERATIONRemuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 2,275,397 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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