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International Organization recruiting Technical Officer

Geneva, Switzerland, 10 July 2014


The Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) has its vision that 'all people, everywhere, have access to a skilled, motivated and supported health worker within a robust health system'. GHWA aims to advocate and catalyse global and country actions to resolve the global Human Resources for Health (HRH) crisis. The aim is to carry forward the Kampala Declaration and the Agenda for Global Action and implement the Recife Political Declaration as endorsed by the Executive Board in 2014. In order to facilitate in addressing the HRH crisis globally, one of the key functions of the Alliance is to make intense follow-up of the implementation of defined policies and strategies; interaction and communication with the partners and members as well as participation in the meetings and fora at county, regional and global levels to sustained engagement and continuous dialogue on HRH policy challenges; take follow-up actions on the Board and Secretariat decisions, and document the progress on the implementation of Kampala Declaration and the Agenda for Global Action.

Description of duties

The incumbent will:

  • Provide technical advice on the strategic direction of the human resources for health agenda on the basis of analysis of macro-trends and HRH-specific evidence and information; and, within this, provide technical support to the multi-agency GHWA working groups developing a global HRH strategy in 2014;

  • Synchronize adjustments in the strategic direction of the GHWA Secretariat workplan in light of emerging new elements in the global HRH agenda and strategy;

  • Promote the implementation of flagship initiatives of the GHWA Secretariat, such as the monitoring and accountability of HRH commitments announced at the Third Global Forum;

  • Plan and implement the development of scientific analyses and technical reports, inclusive of the Department for International Development (DFID) funded report on cost-effectiveness of community health workers;

  • Oversee the European Commission funded project on health workforce migration;

  • Lead the development of technical proposals and liaise with counterparts in development partners and donor agencies to ensure mobilization of technical and financial resources in support of the GHWA Secretariat operational priorities;

  • Manage the follow-up activities to the Third Global Forum on HRH, including the development of a conference report;

  • Represent GHWA in external fora, as delegated by the Executive Director and/or concerned supervisor(s); and,

  • Undertake any other duties, as required.

Contract duration: 6 months.

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