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  • Posted: Jul 10, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 24, 2024
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    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Consultants -Roster for National Experts in Health Workforce

    • Reporting directly to the Health Advisor, ULC Cluster Team Lead, under the overall guidance of the Head of WHO Country Office in WCO/Kenya, and in close collaboration with the respective technical leads in the respective Units in Regional Office in AFRO and HQ Units, the consultants will be accountable for supporting the Ministry of Health and partners in defining and implementing the Kenya Human Resources for Health strategy.

    Those enlisted in the roster of experts can be contracted to support WHO’s work towards the following strategic objectives of the Global Strategy on HRH: Workforce 2030 and Kenya’s Human Resources for Health Strategy. These objectives include;

    • Optimize performance, quality and impact of the health workforce through evidence-informed policies on human resources for health, contributing to healthy lives and well-being, effective universal health coverage, resilience and strengthened health systems at all levels.
    • Align investment in human resources for health with the current and future needs of the population and health systems, taking account of labour market dynamics and education policies, to address shortages and improve distribution of health workers, so as to enable maximum improvements in health outcomes, social welfare, employment creation and economic growth.
    • Build the capacity of institutions at subnational, national, regional and global levels for effective public policy stewardship, leadership and governance of actions on human resources for health.
    • Strengthen data on human resources for health for monitoring and accountability of national and regional strategies, and the Global Strategy.

    Areas of expertise required:

    • Development, implementation and monitoring of health workforce policies and strategies including consensus building including and multisectoral/multi-stakeholder policy dialogue
    • Health workforce planning and projections, Health workforce governance, leadership and institutional capacity
    • Health labour market analysis
    • Health workforce financing and wage bill reform
    • Development and costing of investment plans, including decent work and job creation initiative
    • Health professions regulation and accreditation and legal reforms
    • Health workforce information systems Digital health and the application of new technologies with regards to health workforce
    • National Health Workforce Accounts
    • Health workforce information systems
    • Health workforce staffing norms and standards, including Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN)
    • Health workforce evaluation and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods
    • Management of health worker migration and mobility, including reporting on the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel and development of migration policies and bilateral agreements
    • Health worker retention, performance, quality, productivity and efficiency
    • Occupational health and safety of health workers
    • Rapid health workforce scaleup in emergency, fragile and post-conflict settings
    • Communications, advocacy, knowledge management, reporting and publications.

    Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Languages

    Functional Skills And Knowledge

    • At least 5 years' knowledge, experience and expertise in health system strengthening in developing health systems including HRH.
    • Knowledge, experience and expertise in health workforce and health systems strengthening.
    • Capacity to conceptualize, organize and analyze situations and provide solutions.
    • Understanding of Kenya’s Health system, human resources for health strategies development, planning, capacity-building, initiatives implementation.
    • Technical expertise in planning, monitoring, and evaluating health systems especially health workforce management and development.
    • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synthesize, and communicate complex concepts and ideas verbally and in writing.
    • Proven ability to promote and enhance relationships between private sector actors and government stakeholders.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong management skills and ability to work independently and on teams.


    • Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond.
    • Producing results.
    • Ensuring the effective use of resources.
    • Fostering integration and teamwork
    • Moving forward in a changing environment.


    • Essential: An advanced (post-graduate) university degree (Masters or above) in health management sciences, economics, law or other social sciences, public health, human resources.
    • Desirable: PhD in the relevant areas highlighted.


    • Essential: A minimum of five years of experience in health systems at sub-national, national and/or international level(s) with health workforce experience covering one or more of the areas of expertise presented above.
    • Desirable: - Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized national and international organizations.


    • Essential: Excellent knowledge of the English language.
    • Desirable: Working knowledge of Local Language (e.g. Swahili) or knowledge of French or other UN language.

    OTHER SKILLS (e.g. IT)
    Desirable: Knowledge of office software applications.

    Technical Supervision

    • Technical Supervision will be done by:-
    • Health Systems Advisor

    Method of Application

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