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Consultant Health Systems  (2000493)  
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: 12 months

Job Posting

: Feb 12, 2020, 6:26:13 AM

Closing Date

: Feb 26, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: India


: SE_IND WR Office, India


: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 

Overview of the programme

WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of
India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative
Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and
implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans aiming at
promoting access to and utilization of affordable and quality health services
and improving financial protection against health-related risks.


The Health Systems Team of the Country Office contributes
to  providing technical support in developing
policies, strategies and activities in the area of health systems strengthening
including, (i) advocating for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and building up
national capacity in UHC-related matters (ii) facilitating the adoption of
evidence -based public health interventions as well as appropriate
reforms/changes with a view to promote equity and accelerate the movement
towards UHC.


Underlying Values and Core Functions
of WHO

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,
India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia, Maldives, Timor Leste,
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Thailand), 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.


of Duties:


In the context of the 13th General Programme of Work and
within the framework of the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (2019-23), the
mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in:

1.    Accelerating progress on universal health coverage
  1. Promoting health and wellness
    by addressing determinants of health
  2. Better protect the population
    against health emergencies
  3. Enhancing India’s global
    leadership in health

Under the overall guidance of the
WHO Representative to India, Deputy Head of WHO Country Office for India and
Team Leader (Health systems) and direct supervision of National Professional
Officer (PHC/HRH), with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the
relevant WCO-India work plans in accordance with the WHO’s Country Cooperation
Strategy with India, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities in
her/his assigned area of work:


Contribute to the development, integration and
operationalization of state health policies and plans for timely implementation
and scale up of the ABP, with attention to comprehensive Primary Health Care
(PHC) and measures for financial protection per state demands with a focus on
vulnerable population

Provide technical assistance for preparedness assessment,
planning and monitoring of the roll-out of HWCs guided by national operational

Identify and develop context-specific service delivery
models and workflow dynamics in a geographically defined area;

Build capacity for analysis, development and planning of the
health workforce, mid-level healthcare providers and comprehensive PHC teams;

Provide regular feedback and guidance to the State
Government based on evidence from monitoring of activities at the state and
sub-state levels;

Liaison with WHO Health Systems Team on providing support to
the state on health financing and health insurance related issues;

Mobilize WHO support on access to medicines, diagnostics and
blood products;

Advocate for and facilitate information sharing on progress
towards SDGs and UHC, in coordination with the WHO Field Office;

Collaborate with and foster partnerships with a wide range
of stakeholders for health system

strengthening at state level;

·         Undertake any other activities / tasks as assigned by the


Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Social Science or Health related discipline.


Desirable: MD
in Community Medicine

WHO only
considers higher educational qualifications obtained from accredited
institutions. The list can be accessed through this link:



Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Building and promoting partnerships across the organization
and beyond


Skills and Knowledge:


Good understanding of the Indian health system;

Excellent communication, teamwork and coordination skills as
well as strong analytical skills and experience with technical reporting



Essential: At
least 4 years’ experience in the area of health systems and/or public health at
the state or national level. Relevant experience in policy, planning,
monitoring of service delivery and health programs. Experience in providing
technical assistance to guide policies and implementation.


Desirable: 7
years or more experience in health systems and/or public health at the state or
national level; Experience in working with government health officials, other
health actors and working with UN agencies shall be at an advantage




remuneration is INR 180,759 taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will
be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory
performance and continuing need for the function. S/he could be posted anywhere
in India as per the project needs.


Health Systems is a national of the country (India) in which he/she is to
serve, is recruited locally and is not subject to assignment to any official
station outside the home country. Only Indian nationals should apply.


The incumbent
should contribute to ensuring high professional, ethical, and institutional
standards of the Organization. S/he should also meet professional conduct
expectations, and basic universal norms of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and
lawful behavior. This includes compliance with the above, including ability to:
perform within existing organizational structures and governance; adhere to
WHO’s processes; demonstrate gender and cultural sensitivity; demonstrate
respectful and constructive interpersonal communication; perform as a team
player; and demonstrate due diligence.


Those who are interested may wish to
send their applications in the attached Personal History Form (PHF) (signed and
duly completed in all respects) to Kindly note the PHF should
be saved in the format “Name – Title”.


which are not completed in all respects will not be considered.


A written test and interviews will
be used as a form of screening


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