Health Economist, Cairo, Egypt

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Egypt

City: Cairo, Egypt

Office: WHO EMRO Cairo

Grade: P-4

Closing date: Sunday, 4 April 2021

Health Economist

( 2101145 )

Grade : P4

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 2 years (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)

Job Posting: Mar 14, 2021, 1:57:29 PM

To technically cooperate with Member States towards formulating evidence-based health financing strategies aimed at universal health coverage and based on equity, efficiency and financial protection.

To develop capacity to improve the knowledge base in health financing and use of analytical tools for health financing policy analysis and formulation.

To strengthen Member States‘ capabilities in designing, managing and evaluating health financing policies and programs.

To promote the use of economic principles and tools to improve health system performance.


Provide technical support and guidance to countries in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national health financing policies and strategies.

Promote and develop health economics tools such as costing, cost analysis, public financial management, health economic evaluation, national health account etc. and support their uptake and implementation in countries including by direct participation or as an instructor in workshops and training courses.

Provide technical advice to the Member States in .development of financial protection policies and strategies through the provision of policy advice and guidance on various financial protection approaches and modalities; e.g., social health insurance, community health insurance, etc.

Develop and implement trainings/research/orientation programmes in the related areas for capacity building of national and regional capabilities in Health Economics and Financing, including Financial Protection Programs.

Undertake research, compile and evaluate a variety of data and information related to health financing best practices and provide policymakers with information so that they can make decisions in regard to national health strategies and health financing reforms.

Make proposals for improvements of existing health expenditures statistics and national health accounting systems, especially in respect of their sustainability.

Serve as a technical resource to respective authorities concerning health economics and financing in the country(ies); respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical advice concerning related principles, practices, issues, measures, techniques and procedures in the related areas.

Liaise and coordinate national counterparts, technical departments at HQ and with donor and development partners (UN and bilateral) to harmonize recommendations on policies and strategies related to health financing and resolve issues or concerns.

When delegated represent WHO at various meetings.



Essential: University degree in Economics or health related field and Masters Degree in Health Economics or Health Systems or related field.

Desirable: Doctoral degree in Health Economics


Essential: At least 7 years combined experience at national and international levels in working on health financing or social protection methods or costing or National Health Account.

Desirable: Experience in teaching health economics. Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral organization


In-depth knowledge of country situation with regard to health economics and financing capacities with good understanding of financial protection arrangements; e.g., social health insurance, and relevant countries‘ needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO’s policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.

Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.

Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Excellent mathematical and analytical skills.

Public speaking techniques.

Excellent drafting and communication skills.

Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Team leadership/management skills and time management skills

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1917 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided; 3- Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CVs/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

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