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NPO Human Resources for Health

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Closing date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Description of duties

Under the overall guidance of the WHO Country Representative, and direct supervision of the Cluster Leader and Adviser of the Health Systems Strengthening Cluster (HSS/HSA) at the WHO Country Office in Abuja, (HSS/HSA is the overall overseer of the HRH project) the incumbent will be responsible for:

Advise on and facilitate all technical aspects related to HRH within HSS cluster work plan and specifically in support of the WHO-DFATD project as cited under the post purpose above.

Supporting the implementation and further development of Project implementation Plan (PIP) and Annual Work Plans (AWP).

In close consultation with HSS Cluster Leader/Adviser, facilitate/support the process of reviewing national Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy and Strategic Plan.

Facilitate linkages and adaptation of national HRH Policy and Strategic Plan in states with an emphasis on their implementation whilst focusing on Bauchi and Cross States in close collaboration with FMOH, SMOH and relevant partners and stakeholders.

Facilitate advocacy with high level officials ( policy/decisions makers) in Bauchi and Cross River states on evidence-based gender mainstreamed HRH policy, strategic planning and other health workforce processes/programmes .

Facilitate the processes of HRH projections with the use of WHO computerized projection models as part of evidence-based and gender mainstreamed health workforce planning in Bauchi and Cross River States.

Facilitate strengthening of process of Workload Indicator for Staffing Needs (WISN) in states focusing on Bauchi and Cross River States in order to provide evidence for staffing standards and equitable distribution of health workers.

Support Bauchi and Cross River States in the translation and implementation of relevant national HRH Policies, strategies and guidelines among them Task Shifting/Sharing Policy and National Health Workforce Registry (working in close collaboration with implementing partners).

Support capacity building in Bauchi and Cross River States including training of relevant managers to enhance skills for effective formulation, implementation and management of evidence-based and gender-mainstreamed HRH policies and plans also using national HRH training manuals building capacity of training HRH managers (F/M) in the states, as well as FMOH).

Work with HRH Officers in Bauchi and Cross River to support capacities and accreditation of existing health training institutions (HTIs) to enable them produce sufficient, qualified, gender mixed frontline health workers.

Support competencies and capacities of professional associations and regulatory bodies to contribute to effective management of frontline health workers, with a focus on Bauchi and Cross River States.

Facilitate increased HRH partnerships and stakeholder involvement in Bauchi and Cross river States through establishment/strengthening MoH-led HRH Coordination mechanisms, harmonized health workforce initiatives and joint HRH reviews.

Support increased capacity for policy dialogue, coordination and mobilization of human resources for health in Bauchi and Cross River State

Prepare consolidated analytical quarterly and annually technical reports of performed activities as per given TORs and also contribute to the compilation and production of the technical reports for submission to DFATD as described in the MoU between DFATD and WHO (working in close collaboration with the Programme Manager under the supervision of the HSS Cluster leader).

Support preparation of technical reports for the Project Technical Group (TG) and Project Steering Committee (PSC), also in following up technical implementation of the recommendations of the TG and PSC accordingly.

Undertake regular missions to support implementation and provide supportive supervision of the project in Bauchi and Cross River States based on PIP and AWPas well as other states that have requested WHO support.

Any other relevant duty assigned to him/her by the supervisor(s).


Producing results


. Moving forward in a changing environment

Education (Qualifications)

Desirable: PhD in Health Workforce Education or Human Resources for Health Policy/Planning/Management or Health Systems Management. A postgraduate diploma or degree in gender mainstreaming in health or in human resources will be advantageous .


Essential: Proficiency in written and spoken English.

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