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New Job Opportunity United Nations at WHO Tanzania – NPO(Quality of Care) Officer

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies United Nations at World Health Organization (WHO) 2023

NPO (Quality of Care) Officer – (2302169)
Grade
: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): two years
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar-es-Salaam
Organization: AF_TZA Tanzania
Schedule: Full-time
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The
Health Systems Strengthening team in WHO will support the country in
its efforts towards achieving Universal Health Coverage through
implementation of programmes in the National Healthcare Quality
Strategy. Major activities include facilitating the development of
strategies; for effective quality service delivery approaches; ensuring
availability of quality medicines, vaccines and other medical products;
ensuring quality laboratory services and ensuring adequate regulatory
frameworks in the health sector. The health system team will also be
instrumental in supporting coordination mechanisms of the health sector
to assure higher value for money.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Support the Government of in its initiatives to;
1.
Support the health sector (MoH) to create a sustainable leadership and
governance for quality planning, quality control and quality improvement
at all levels of the health care system and strengthen coordination
among all health sector agencies as well as private sector on QoC
issues.
2. Develop and implement a uniform national policy and
guidelines on data reporting and data use by health workers and health
sector agencies for quality of care and to encourage and enable the
generation and dissemination of evidence-based research results, tools
and best practices on quality of care.
3. Improve patient safety,
client satisfaction and participation of patients and the community in
quality governance structures, including implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of QoC mechanisms all levels.
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4.
Improve the capacity of relevant health workers through training in
order for them to better manage identified priority health interventions
for quality of care improvement.
5. Improve supportive supervision
and monitoring across all MOH directories, sector agencies and all
service delivery sites in the public, private sub-sectors and teaching
hospitals e.g. through sector-wide reviews.
6. Provide adequate
support to the country to frame, implement, and monitor the impact of
national medicines policies, including monitoring of and advice on the
impact of relevant trade agreements and globalization on access to
medicines
7. Provide guidance on financing the supply and increasing
the affordability of essential medicines in both the public and private
sectors
8. Promote Instruments for effective medicine regulation
and quality assurance systems in order to strengthen national medicine
regulatory authorities; strengthen and promote laboratory quality
assurance systems
9. Raise awareness and provide guidance on
cost-effective and rational use of medicines with a view to improving
medicines use by health professionals and consumers.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education (Qualifications):

  • Essential:
    University degree (Bachelors level degree) in health sciences or
    health-related field such as public health, Pharmacy, health policy,
    planning and management from a recognized university.
  • Desirable:
    Post-graduate training in public health at MPH level; Post Graduate
    training in quality management in health would be an added advantage
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Experience:

  • Essential:
    At least five years’ relevant work experience in the field of
    equitable, health people-centred health services planning and management
    and/or experience working with the global health initiatives and other
    partner agencies. Experience in the development and implementation of
    service quality standards at the national and international levels.
  • Desirable: Experience in the implementation of integrated health systems and/or global health initiatives.

Skills

Proven expertise in health service delivery systems and in running
quality of care programmes as part of national health systems policies
and strategies.
• Knowledge of equitable, people-centred Integrated
Service Delivery including primary health care, health systems in
resource-limited environments and health systems strengthening
initiatives;
• Knowledge of national health policies, strategies and
plans, International Health Partnership and other health sector
coordination mechanisms and partnerships;
• Programme development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Excellent communication and presentation skills with demonstrated
ability to write technical reports, documents and guidelines in a clear
and concise manner.
• Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.
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WHO Competencies
1) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
2) Communicating in a credible and effective way
3) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
4) Creating an empowering and motivating environment
5) Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership
6) Fostering integration and teamwork

Use of Language Skills
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English
Desirable: Working knowledge of French or other UN language

REMUNERATION
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at
145,847Shillings (subject to mandatory deductions for pension
contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual
leave.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • 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 will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical
    and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA),
    sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e.,
    discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the
    WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful
    workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA,
    sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that
    individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or
    other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO
    will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only
    applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is
    located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this
    country will not be considered.

Job Posting: Mar 5, 2023, 4:04:53 PM
Closing Date: Mar 20, 2023, 1:59:00 AM


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