World Health Organization (WHO)

Technical Officer (Health Expenditure Tracking)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description

  The objective of the Health Financing (HEF)unit is to foster the development of equitable and efficient forms of health financing that enable countries to sustain progress towards Universal Health Coverage. This will be achieved through policy support to countries in concert with WHO Regional and Country Offices, the development and application of tools and approaches, the production of related knowledge products to feed into national policy and implementation processes, collaborating with and guiding partner agencies, and Capacity Building in health financing for Universal Health Coverage.


The incumbent will, under the broad guidance and supervision of the first level supervisor:1. Contribute to data preparation, review, and consultation in collaboration with regional offices and relevant technical partners.2. Contribute to the development of methods and guidelines and country capacity building activities in collaboration with WHO regional and country offices3. Contribute to the development of overall Data Quality control strategy and carry out specific data quality control interventions;4. Liaise with external partners on data import, data exchange and sharing, as well as facilitation to global technical working group on macro indicators, external aid and any other technical topic that may emerge;5. Liaise with the Global Health Observatory (GHO) and regional offices on WHO internal data exchange and contribute to overall Global Health Expenditure Database (GHED) annual update and publication process, maintain the health accounts website, and communication;6. Contribute to in-depth health financing data Analysis, global health expenditure report, and Data Visualization;7. Perform other related duties as assigned.



Essential: A first university degree related to economics, Health Economics, statistics, or public finance with quantitative application.

Desirable: An advanced universitydegree in one of the above-noted areas would be an asset.


Essential: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in health financing, public finance, Data Analysis, health economics (preferably relating to resource tracking), or in monitoring and evaluation. Demonstrated experience at the international level.

Desirable: Experience relating to resource tracking.


--> Knowledge of System Health Accounts 2011 framework.--> Understand the concept of health financing, overall health system operation, and public finance system.--> Knowledge of health expenditure data and quantitative analytical skills using statistical software, such as STATA, R, etc. --> Knowledge of data presentation software, such as Tableau or PowerBI.--> Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, diplomacy and courtesy.--> Team spirit and time management skills.DesirableKnowledge of Health Accounts Production Tool (HAPT).

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Expert knowledge of UN Language.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4260 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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