Coordinator (Maternal Child Health and Health Care Quality and Safety)

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This is a P-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 10 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 160,649 USD and 201,330 USD.

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For the Future: Towards the Healthiest and Safest Region outlines a vision for WHO work with Member States and partners in the Western Pacific. Strong, resilient, sustainable health systems are integral to delivering the four thematic priorities. Up to 60% of people living in some countries in the Region do not have access to safe, quality and affordable health services and medicines. One in five families spend 10% of their income on health care. This threatens individuals, families, communities and economies. The Division of Health Systems and Services (DHS) will contribute to taking forward the For the Future vision and its four thematic priorities. DHS will support Member States with high quality advice and assistance on health financing, health workforce, medical products, quality and safety, law and governance, women and children, rehabilitation, surgery and health services including primary health care so that they can build resilient, responsive and sustainable health systems.

Unit Mandates:

In this role the incumbent will work across the different areas of health systems and together with the following units at Regional Office level:

Health Policy and Service Design (HPS) - HPS supports Member States to develop and implement policies, strategies and plans and service delivery design, including primary health care, to strengthen governance, financing, health workforce in order to ensure access to needed promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative services without financial hardship.

Essential Medicines and Health Technologies (EMT) - EMT supports Member States to strengthen pharmaceutical systems and regulations, including for traditional medicines to ensure equitable access to quality-assured, safe and effective therapies and health technologies and works along with other programmes to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance in the Western Pacific Region.

Maternal Child Health and Quality Safety (MCQ) - MCQ supports Member States to improve health systems to provide the best and safest possible health facility services to all people, regardless of race, beliefs, gender, economic and social condition and to ensure universal health coverage serves all people, starting from women and children.

Health Law and Ethics (HLE) - HLE supports Member States to understand, develop and implement quality and ethical legal frameworks for health. Grounded in human rights and international good practice standards, legal frameworks for health guide transformative policies and innovative programming.


Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Health Systems and Services, the general guidance of the Director of Programme Management and in close collaboration with the Western Pacific Regional Office technical division directors, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

1. Guide the strategic development, including the setting of targets, for implementation and evaluation of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programmes in the Region in line with the For the Future vision and towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals; 2. Guide the strategic development, including setting of targets, for implementation and evaluation of programmes to improve health care quality including infection prevention and control, patient safety and safe and affordable surgery; 3. Lead the regional implementation of the Action Framework for Safe and Affordable Surgery in the Western Pacific Region (‎2021-2030)‎ including provision of policy support and technical advice to Member States; 4. Provide technical advice to the Regional Director and national counterparts in developing policies, norms and standards for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, health care quality, infection prevention and control, patient safety and safe and affordable surgery; 5. Support the implementation of the WHO/UNICEF Regional Child Survival Strategy and other strategies relevant to child and adolescent health and provide advice and technical support to WHO country offices and Member States in prioritizing, strengthening and taking to scale cost-effective and evidence-based interventions; 6. Promote and support the use of indicators and methodologies to monitor and evaluate the health status of children and adolescents, and programmes/interventions designed to improve child and adolescent health in the Region; 7. Manage and coordinate the maternal, child and adolescent health, health care quality (including infection prevention and control), patient safety and safe and affordable surgery areas of work, including the formulation of programme proposals, implementation and monitoring of delivery programmes and participation in the evaluation of programme outcomes; 8. Collaborate with partner organizations to drive forward and deliver results in the designated technical areas; 9. Undertake other duties, as assigned.




Essential: Postgraduate degree in public health, health services management or in other related field. Desirable: Medical degree or qualifications on clinical management, health care quality, patient safety, surgery or maternal and child health.


Essential: At least ten years of national and/or international professional experience in planning, management and implementation of public health programmes, including at least one of the following: health care quality, patient safety, infection prevention and control, clinical management, surgery programmes, or maternal, child and adolescent health programmes. Desirable: International experience working with a broad range of partners.


  • Excellent knowledge of key child and adolescent health interventions.
  • Skills in management of child and adolescent health programmes including formulation of strategies and development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health sector interventions.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy, negotiation and team management skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain high standards of personal conduct.
  • Knowledge of the specific or technical area of public health;
  • Health planning at operational, subnational and national levels, with political and technical elements;
  • Capacity-building through multiple methods, including training, mentoring and example setting;
  • Ability to establish harmonious working relationships as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct;
  • Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to Member States.

WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  5. Ensuring the effective use of resources
  6. Driving the Organization to a successful future

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Written and spoken fluency in English

Desirable: Working knowledge of other UN languages.


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 90,664 (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 3642 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.

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

  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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