International Consultant – National Human Resources at World Health Organization (WHO)

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International Consultant – Review the National Human Resources for Health Policy and Development of the National Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Job ID: 1904754
Location: Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract Duration: 30 days
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time


  • The 2015 national human resources for health (HRH) policy was developed to provide a framework and guidance for implementation of the 2007 National Health Policy  and 2014 national Health Act  goals towards strengthening HRH in Nigeria
  • Following the review of the National Health Policy in 2015 and the development of the Second National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP II) 2018 – 2022, as well as the outlining of the global strategies for strengthening HRH towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), there is a need to review the NHRHSP to reflect the global, regional and national strategies
  • The World Health Organization plans to support the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS) of the Federal Ministry if Health Nigeria in reviewing the NHRHSP 2016 – 2020 and align the country’s HRH strategy to the Global Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, African Regional Framework For The Implementation of The Global Strategy On Human Resources For Health: Workforce 2030, National Health Policy 2015 and NSHDP II, as well as cost the interventions needed to actualize the strategy.

Purpose of the Assignment:

  • The purpose of this assignment is to review the 2015 National Human Resources for Health Policy and develop the National Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan 2021-2025 that aligns with global, regional and national strategies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and UHC

Specific Tasks
Under the supervision of the HSS cluster Lead and the NPO/HSS-HRH and in close collaboration with the national consultant and the National HRH technical working group (TWG), the consultant is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Support the review of the existing National Human Resources for Health Policy
  • Support the conduct of a national HRH situational analysis
  • Support the revision of the National HRH policy
  • Lead the development of the National HRH Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025
  • Facilitate the validation of the National HRH policy and National HRH strategic plan 2021 – 2025

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or other relevant Degrees.
  • At least 10 years’ demonstrable experience in health workforce policy development, review and planning (strategic and operational)
  • Familiarity with current debates and approaches to Universal Health Coverage and health systems strengthening work within the local, state, national and international arena
  • Extensive Knowledge of Nigeria’s health system
  • Demonstrable ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners in Nigeria
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively with government stakeholders at various levels

Application Deadline
10:59:00pm; 22nd October, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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