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This is a P-2 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 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 57,661 USD and 78,318 USD.

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The Division of Country Health Policies and Systems (CPS) assists countries in the Region with the design and implementation of appropriate health policies and systems to strengthen universal health coverage. It works to strengthen data-driven, evidence-informed, contextually tailored health policy development and implementation at national, regional and local levels, taking an inclusive approach across the life course. The Division advocates strengthening of public health leadership, focusing on implementing policies that are people centred, promote health, prevent illness, and address the social and economic determinants of health, while fostering leadership on equity, human rights and gender mainstreaming in health. It focuses on building capacity for health systems innovation to enable the sustainable delivery of high-quality public health and community services that are effectively linked to hospitals, and mental health, public health and social care services. To do so, CPS supports country efforts to facilitate access so as to leave nobody behind, to improve financial protection, to strengthen the health workforce, to increase access to affordable medicines and technologies, and to promote the uptake and implementation of digital technology. The WHO European Centre for Primary Care in Almaty, Kazakhstan is a European reference point on primary health care led Health System policies with a focus on demonstrated country impact. Building on the legacy of the Alma-Ata and Astana Declarations, the Center focuses on developing pragmatic and actionable policy recommendations to strengthen primary health care using a multi-disciplinary approach. The Center contributes to all three pillars of the EPW and each of its four flagships. It aims to inspire action at country level to move towards UHC by producing and disseminating state-of-the art evidence on effective models of primary healthcare within an overall integrated health systems approach. The Center contributes to strengthening the role of primary health care in health emergencies including in the continuedCOVID-19 pandemic. Finally, it contributes to better health and well-being by strengthening primary healthcare to address upstream determinants of health through greater integration with public health services, and through stronger links to mental health, long-term care, social services.


The purpose of the post is to provide analytical, research and project management support to the WHO European Centre for PHC which seeks to support Member States in implementing evidence-informed primary health care policies for moving towards Universal Health Coverage. Under the guidance of the Head of Office, the incumbent will assume all or part of the following responsibilities:

  • Universal Health Coverage Partnership coordination: the incumbent supports coordination of the Universal Coverage Partnership in the WHO European Region by collecting work plans, documenting activities, organizing 6-monthly live monitoring sessions, and coordinating regional contribution to the annual report.
  • Universal Health Coverage Partnership impact narratives: The incumbent works with the participating nine countries to organize key indicators documenting progress into clear impact narratives, explores country-specific data sources with policy advisors, identifies gaps needed for expert input, works with technical officers to bridge them, and works with the communications team to translate these into communications materials for various audiences; Data analysis. The incumbent collects data from international, regional and country-specific sources on primary health care policy for country work, policy papers and presentations;
  • Evidence reviews: The incumbent contributes to evidence reviews and synthesis under the guidance of technical officers on primary health care policies and good practices to facilitate learning and technical co-operation across countries in primary health care-led service delivery; Policy dialogue events: The incumbent contributes to organization of face-to-face and online policy dialogue events by maintaining and distributing programs, participants lists, organizing run of shows, contributing to speeches presentations;
  • PHC Demonstration Platforms: The incumbent contributes to organization of country-country exchanges to the WHOPHC Demonstration Platforms with organizational, project management, and facilitating functions;
  • Digital tools: The incumbent regularly scans digital tools that can contribute to more efficient functioning of the program especially in the areas of work planning and virtual meetings, provides reviews, supports their adoption in the team;
  • Planning, coordination reporting: The incumbent organizes documentation of the activities of the program in the CPS trackers on a regular basis, organizes monthly reports of the activities of the program, contributes to the Annual Report, and contributes to other reporting tasks as needed; Perform any other duties within the technical area of responsibility as assigned by the supervisors.



Essential: University degree(Bachelor' s level) in medicine, public health, health policy, public policy, economic and social development, political science, international relations, or other social sciences relevant to the post. Desirable: Advanced university degree (Master's level) in any of the above fields.


Essential: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in public policy with preference for health policy. Demonstrated experience working on data collection and producing policy relevant case studies and papers. Experience providing project management support and reporting to international projects. Desirable: Relevant professional experience working with(in) WHO, the UN or other international organizations.


Demonstrated knowledge of primary health care performance frameworks Demonstrated data analysis skills. Emotional intelligence: Ability to identify and manage one's own emotions, as well as helping others to do the same.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of Russian. Desirable:


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 50,377 (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 1826 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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