WHO Zimbabwe Coordinator for Strategic Health Planning

Closes: 18 April 2023

A key purpose of the WHO Health System Strengthening Framework for Action is to promote a common understanding of what a health system is and what constitutes health systems strengthening. It also provides a basis to support countries in scaling up health systems and services: addressing bottlenecks in a collaborative, coordinated way, driven by desired health outcomes, to achieve sustainable system-wide effects. To be most effective, this process must be country-led, based on priorities set out incomprehensive national health plans.

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1) Provide technical guidance and support in the development and implementation of robust national health policies, programmes and plans.2) Advise and collaborate on the development, implementation, and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes in the areas of health governance, health policy and systems development, health services organization and management supporting universal health coverage.3) Support high level advocacy for increased investment and multi-sectoral action for health 4) Support the establishment of standards for the design, organization and functional health programming and operation of health systems based on primary health care, supporting universal health coverage, integrated health and pharmaceutical services networks including hospitals, integrated reproductive maternal, newborn and child health, public health infrastructure andservices.5) Provide technical assistance to Member States to design an essential health service package, taking into consideration the social and cultural aspects for the effective use and access to services



Essential: An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above)in public health, health systems/services administration, health management orhealth related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Post-graduatequalification in policy analysis


Essential: At least seven years of progressive and related experience, at the national and international levels, in areas related to health policy, planning and management, health systems recovery and development, health services delivery in emergencies, extension of health care services to underserved populations/areas, and developing strategies to overcome barriers to accessing health care services, including essential medicines.
Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agency, health cluster partners; recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization with expertise in disaster and health emergencies response.

Host NationZimbabwe
Official Website
Closing Date18 April 2023
Eligible CandidateDegree
WHO Job Summary


1. Sound knowledge in public administration reform. 2. Proven skills in policy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating health systems.3. Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological, technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners in health sector reform and public administration reform. 4. Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synthesize and communicate complex concepts and ideas verbally and in writing. 5. Ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

WHO Competencies


  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


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 77,326 (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 1901 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.

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