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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/FT13
Title: Regional Adviser (Educational Development & Training)
Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO) /
EM/DHS Division of Health Systems & Services Development (EM/DHS)
EDT (Educational Development and Training)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To develop and support the implementation of plans, programs and activities which strengthen the capacities of Member States in education development to produce and maintain the skills of HRH including pre-service, on the job and post-graduate training functions. . The Unit advises RD and the Member States on issues relating to educational development and HRH training institution's strengthening.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
Support Member States of Eastern Mediterranean Region to improve access to quality health professions education (HPE) by strengthening educational institutions and programmes that are able to produce the human resources for health (HRH) which meet the health needs of populations and health services.
Under the general guidance of the HRD Coordinator and supervision of DHS, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Fellowship Programme:
a. Identifies and advises the RD on the direction that the fellowship programme should take for each country & for the Region as a whole to ensure the development of appropriate health personnel.
b. Advises the divisions and programmes on policy matters, technical and managerial aspects of the Regional Fellowship and related programmes in support of development of relevant HR for health in the Region.
c. Reviews, coordinates and makes relevant recommendations to Member States on national policies, procedures and proposals for fellowships and relevant training programmes, in the context to the human resource needs, national health priorities and plans of action of each country.
d. Reviews, selects, makes placement, and evaluates fellows in appropriate study programmes within and outside the Region and supervises the functioning of the Fellowship Unit.
e. Reviews, contributes and coordinates , as the focal point the development work of global fellowship information system, and represents the Regional Office at fellowship related meetings organized by UN agencies, NGOs and training institutions.
f. Coordinates, promotes and involves the WHO Collaborating Centres and the National Centres of excellence on HRH to further strengthening of the appropriateness of WHO's Regional Fellowship Programme.
g. Reviews and prepares periodic analytical reports on the implementation and appropriate utilization of Regional Fellowship programmes in contributing to national HRH priorities, for use at country, regional and at HQ levels.
2. Educational Development Centres:
Advises and supports the Member States on establishment, promotion and networking of educational development centres in the countries of the region in support of health professions education.
a. Promotes the role of educational development centres in curriculum development, teacher training, continuing education, and research that address health personnel priority needs.
b. Supports education development centres to become qualified as WHO Collaborating Centres.
c. Strengthens the exchange of experiences between educational development centres and different countries on educational development matters and promote networking of collaborating and non-collaborating centres in the region.
d. Develops and produces project proposals for submission to external donors for extra-budgetary funds for promoting educational development centres, fellowship programmes , and production of teaching /learning materials.
3. Human Personnel Education:
a. Advises and supports the Member States on educational aspects of human resources for health and health system and services development.
b. In collaboration with HRD Coordinator and RA/NUR, promotes the idea of community-oriented education in medical, nursing and allied health personnel training.
c. Advises and supports Member States in establishing and developing health professions education programmes to prepare teachers for the medical, nursing and allied health personnel training.
d. Advises and supports Member States on planning and management of post-graduate medical education.
Essential: University degree in Medicine and Masters Degree in public health, or human resources for health or any other health profession.
Desirable: Doctorate in Health Education.
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Ensuring effective use of resources
3) Creating an empowering and motivating
4) Building and promoting partnerships across the
organization and beyond
5) Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
Functional Skills and Knowledge (Describe skills and knowledge specific to the post):
In depth knowledge of public health and health professions education. Knowledge of innovative approaches in health professions education. Knowledge and skills in areas related to educational development, ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
Essential: At least 10 years of combined experience at national and international level in academic positions in the fields of educational and institutional development.
Desirable: Experience in Human Resources Development and health system strengthening activities.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English, knowledge of Arabic and other UN language is an asset.
- Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates. - Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters)
- Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach. This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$80,734 at single rate
US$86,904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 40.1 % 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.
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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted.
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