Job Vacancies Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Position: Advisor nursing and allied personnel development
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 June 2012
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
Develop sound technical cooperation programs that develop and strengthen primary health care based health systems, health policies, health services and programs, technologies and medicines, health investment and financing, health research and development of human resources for health. Support country and territory capacities, facilitate inter-country networks and cooperation, and implement and evaluate inter-sectorial approaches.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, Human Resources for Health (HSS/HR), and the general supervision of the Manager, HSS, the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to:
a) Design and execute technical cooperation strategies at the country and sub-regional levels to strengthen capacities in the development, implementation and evaluation of human resources policies and plans, including the monitoring of the Regional Goals for Human Resources for Health (HRH) 2007-2015, and the adoption of adequate legal and regulatory frameworks;
b) Promote, develop and coordinate the implementation of the PALTEX program both regionally and in Country Offices;
c) Promote and coordinate, at the regional level, technical support for the development of allied health and nursing personnel practices and education, according to the needs of available health systems and services within the context of the health sector reform;
d) Promote and coordinate, at regional level, technical support for the development of projects, programs and plans in the education and utilization of allied health personnel and nursing;
e) Promote and coordinate, at the regional level, innovative approaches and strategies for the delivery of technical cooperation in the areas of allied health personnel and nursing, including active involvement in the development of networks of Collaborating Centers, institutions and persons interested in the area of allied health personnel and nursing;
f) Undertake studies of the allied health and nursing workforce to ensure maintenance of an adequate personnel mix for the delivery of quality health care and strengthen the health care delivery capacity of the health systems and services;
g) Promote inter-professional education towards primary health care based health systems;
h) Collaborate with schools of nursing and allied health sciences and other training institutions for the improvement of their programs and plans; foster the development of innovative methodologies for the training and continuing education using decentralized approaches;
i) Participate in the analysis of the impact of state and health sector reforms on the development of systems and services in general, and specifically on the development of human resources in the countries of the Region;
j) Promote the development of information systems including data related to nursing and allied health personnel to support policy development and decision making regarding health personnel development;
k) Support the health sector reform process by promoting the development of multi-centric research projects to study changes in health care delivery systems and their impact in the practice, regulation and education of nursing personnel and allied health personnel;
l) Promote and support the development of educational materials related to specific areas according to identified needs in the practice and education of allied health personnel and nursing;
m) Promote and support technical cooperation among countries and coordinating technical support to designated countries;
n) Identify human and institutional resources at national and international levels that could contribute to the implementation of technical cooperation by PAHO/WHO;
o) Identifying sources of extra-budgetary funds to be used in technical cooperation;
p) Promote the mobilization of national and international resources in support of training, technical assistance and research activities which support human resources development projects and programs within the countries of the health sector reform;
q) Cooperate in aspects related to personnel policies and regulations in the process of globalization and sub regional initiatives;
r) Collaborate in the preparation of the Biennial Work Plan (BWP) and the execution of international cooperation, including the analysis of political, technical and socioeconomic realities;
s) When called upon to directly supervise staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;
t) Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Essential: A university degree in one of the health or educational sciences with a master’s degree in public health or a related health science from a recognized institution.
Key Behavioral Competencies
Leads team efforts toward full understanding of the policies the organization must operate within as well as the Standard of Conduct for the International Civil Service. Leads employees and co-workers toward operating in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
Plans and takes concrete steps on one’s own initiative to improve job performance and required competencies. Learns from one’s mistakes, adjusts goals and courses of action to meet changing needs. Conducts evaluation meetings with subordinates at the times stipulated, using the Organization’s instruments and others specific to the area. Consistently motivates the staff members to improve their abilities, gives them tasks and activities that represent a challenge to them.
Uses complex strategies to promote team morale and productivity. Obtains needed personnel, resources and information for the team. Makes sure the practical needs of the team are met.
Devising the budget for interventions and cost optimization:
Demonstrates initiative and managerial capacity in obtaining alternative sources of financing and in mobilizing extrabudgetary resources for interventions. Acquires adequate funding, based upon the resources allocated in intervention plans.
Thinking, planning and the strategic management of technical cooperation interventions:
Selects priority ideas for executing the interventions after anticipating their potential problems and solutions. Participates in the preparation of strategic plans, providing input about their impact, quality, critical points, and risks.
Shares knowledge and information appropriately and participates in activities to facilitate sharing. Develops tools and protocols for creation, integration and dissemination of knowledge. Researches opportunities, methods and approaches for delivering value through improved knowledge.
Works in an objective manner to obtain and apportion resources (financial and non-financial) according to need. Supports and advises technical areas to enable best use of resources are aligned with the mission and vision of the Organization. Is able to work in a multicultural environment. Is flexible and has the ability to work well under pressure. Is able to give feedback to partners within and outside the organization about the use of the resources and the results acquired.
Technical expertise in the areas of human resources development, policies, planning and regulation, management of health human resources, analysis of labor markets and work conditions.
Expertise in health education, life-long learning, continuing education and professional development; quality improvement and accreditation of education programs and institutions.
Expertise in strategic thinking, planning of human resources for health, information and information systems, political and stakeholder analysis, communication, negotiation methods, leadership development, health system performance.
Leadership development; utilization of information and communication technologies and networking.
Knowledge and skills in the formulation of technical cooperation interventions and in the development of criteria and instruments for evaluating program interventions.
Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio and Project will be an asset.
Essential: Nine years of combined national and international experience in the development of health, nursing and allied health personnel with responsibility for developing educational programs, policies, guidelines and plans to be implemented by health authorities, local governments and educational institutions.
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
PAHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave. Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, assignment grant, rental subsidy, and home leave.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE PERSONAL HISTORY FORM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POST.
CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW WILL BE HELD FOR THIS POST. THE POST DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES.
THIS VACANCY MAY BE USED TO FILL OTHER POSITIONS IN THE ORGANIZATION THAT MAY BECOME VACANT AT A LATER DATE, AND WHICH HAVE SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES AS THE ONES STATED IN THIS NOTICE.
(Net of tax)
US 67,483.00 at single rate
US 72,467.00 with primary dependants
48.4 % of the above figure (s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO’s e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
PAHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
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