Back Regional Coordinator (Duty Stations - Oromia/Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Hawassa, Mekelle, Jijiga and Gambella)




Within the context of the Universal Health Coverage-Life Course and Emergency Preparedness and Response Clusters, the purpose of the position is to improve the coordination and collaboration of WHO support for health system strengthening with a focus on primary health care and health system resilience, and preparedness and response to emergencies.

The objective is the provision of technical assistance to Member States to improve equitable access to quality health services throughout the life-course at an affordable cost, including a focus on building health system resilience and coordinating WHO ‘s preparedness and response to emergencies. 

To coordinate the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the regional priorities in line with the MOH’s Health Sector Transformation Plan II, WHO Country Cooperation Strategy and Biennial Plan; To facilitate and support partnership and resource mobilization for the health development agenda  at regional level; To provide technical advice and support the implementation of emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery work plans To improve the visibility of the organization through advocacy and communication; To manage and administer WHO human, financial and material resources at the field level



Under the overall supervision of the WHO Representative (WR) and direct supervision of Field Hubs Lead at central level, the Regional Coordinator performs the following duties and responsibilities:

Technical Support and Coordination Coordinate and supervise the work of WHO regional support team (technical and administration staff) with a specific focus on strengthening health systems and emergency preparedness and response in the assigned region Facilitate information sharing and cross-cutting programme support using the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach, including support for health emergencies, Integrated Supportive Supervision (ISS) and planning Liaise with the RHBs in identification of emerging support needs and discuss with respective clusters on appropriate responses Participate in and contribute to the development of the WCO/Ethiopia biennial plan Facilitate and coordinate the preparation and implementation of the WCO integrated regional annual action plan Facilitate WHO’s contribution to regional United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) planning and monitoring activities as well as joint programs like the Developing Regional States (DRS). Partnership and Resource Mobilization Strengthen/facilitate the establishment of health partnership including UN agencies and others (international/local partners, universities, private and civil societies organizations) at regional level and ensure regular participation Monitoring and Reporting Facilitate and participate in regional planning, monitoring and evaluation fora Provide technical and administrative reports on monthly basis to the Country Office Participate in annual planning and review meetings of technical clusters in the WCO Advocacy and Communication Provide input to the WCO Communication Strategy implementation including contribution to the monthly newsletter bulletin on key activities in the regions Support Health System Strengthening efforts of the WHO at the Regional Level. Other Duties Act as a regional security focal point for WCO/Ethiopia

Perform any other duties as requested by supervisors.

Deliverables Integrated WHO biennium plan  Integrated region-specific annual action plan Monthly progress report and regular updates on emergency situations Minutes of co-ordination meetings of WHO Regional Support Team Inputs for WCO monthly newsletter and advocacy materials  Performance Management and Reporting Lines The global performance management tool (PMDS) will be used to evaluate the performance of the regional support team.





Essential: Advanced university degree in medicine or public health or health-related field from an acredited/recognized insitution.

Desirable: Master's Degree level (or above) in health systems or program management



This vacancy is archived.

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