Saturday, March 26, 2016

Senior Health Specialist - The World Bank (Apply by: April 05, 2016)

The Senior Health Specialist will report to the HNP Practice Manager, and will be responsible for the following tasks and duties, mainly in India but possibly in other countries in South Asia or other regions: 

Knowledge Services:

• Identifies critical gaps in knowledge and identifies opportunities to address those gaps. 

• Leads or contributes to the generation of 'cutting edge' knowledge in the health sector in India on topics such as aging, chronic diseases, malnutrition, public health, health financing and health systems development. 

• Provides high level policy advice to federal and local governments in India in the area of health systems reform; offers international comparative perspectives, and recommends policy options and implementation strategies.  

• Mentors junior staff in the India country office. 

Convening Services:

• Maintains a constructive relationship with key HNP partners and interacts with counterparts in Government and international organizations, as well as with Bank colleagues and managers both within and outside of the HD sector. 

• Represents the Bank at key local and international conferences and meetings.

• Identifies opportunities for collaboration with other sectors to improve the impact of the India program.

• Builds and maintains relations with other sector departments and networks to enhance intersectoral collaboration where relevant, and liaise with relevant units of the International Finance Corporation in relation to private-public partnership approaches.

• Contributes to the preparation and assessment of Country Assistance and Partnership Frameworks and other country-team efforts, and represents the health sector effectively in these activities.

Financing Services:

• Advises clients and colleagues on technical matters to ensure the quality of Bank-financed activities (lending, technical advice, and implementation support), conducts technical reviews of the key outputs from the unit and gives guidance to teams to ensure coherence and relevance of policy advice and project design. 

• Leads in the development of new business in the client countries in the health sector, including the expansion of new lending operations, technical advisory services, and fee-based advisory services. 

• Leads missions and supervises projects in the health sector; oversees the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards, and manages in collaboration with sector agencies and donors.

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