Duties and Responsibilities:
The Health Sector Specialist will head her/his respective team and report to the Head of the SSU.
The specific functions include the following:
Provide recommendations for the establishment of realistic sector targets:
• Carry out a detailed analysis of existing data and sector plans
• Review lessons learned in sector based programming
• Provide recommendations of sector targets which are achievable and will have a substantial impact on the overall progress of the sector
Provide advice on strategic planning on Health Sector:
• Provide substantive and technical support to the formulation of strategies and plans to achieve the agreed targets by raising efficiency and insuring financial sustainability;
• Provide substantive analysis of bottlenecks which limit the achievement of the sector targets;
• Provide solid recommendations to correct bottlenecks and enhance sector performance
• Facilitate the preparation of Policy Papers;
• Participate in studies, analysis and formulation of objectives, policies and programs related to the general health sector, agency wise and regionally;
Provide guidance and technical assistance to enhanced indicator and monitoring systems:
• Provide technical assistance to the design and implementation of an Information System to gather, analyze and present data;
• Provide substantive and technical assistance to the preparation of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the health sector to measure and monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of health services;
• Provide assistance to the incorporation of KPIs into the Plan Follow-up System;
Actively participate in capacity development for the SSU:
• Conduct workshops and seminars on the strategies and plans of the general health sector for all stakeholders with the aim of developing consensus around them;
• Provide on-the-job training to the government staff of the health Department/Line department at the Government level;
• Undertake other tasks relating to the health sector as requested.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
• Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
• Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the UN
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
• Knowledge of the field related to the particular key national priority reform area
• Good understanding of key political and governance issues
• Strong analytical capabilities with an in-depth understanding of innovative monitoring and evaluation practices
• Proactive decision making skills and result oriented and creative problem solving skills
• Strong relationship management and advocacy skills
• Good project management skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• IT skills in particular in presentation making and excel
• Team player, self-motivated and initiative taking, dedicated, creative, resourceful, flexible, energetic and sound judgment
• Builds strong relationships with partners, focusing on impact and results
• Demonstrates creativity, openness to change and ability to manage complexities
• Possesses positive and constructive attitudes to work
• Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
Masters in Education or related discipline.
– Atleast 07 years of relevant health sector advisory experience, and considerable knowledge of quantitative analyses and the ability to communicate results of research findings.
– Outstanding problem-solving, advocacy, analytical and communication skills
– If the candidate is from the private sector, then evidence of working with the public sector.
Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills.
Contract Duration : 06 months (initial)
– HEC Attested degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.
– Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign-degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.
UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply’’ (local and internal VA)
“United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants’ bank accounts.”