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OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT
The primary objective of the Department of Health Systems and Services (HSS) is to strengthen health systems based on Primary Health Care, supporting universal access to health and universal health coverage. Its work encompasses the following areas: strengthening of health systems stewardship and governance to achieve universal access to health and address the social determinants of health, including social protection in health; strengthening of regulatory frameworks and financial protection for progressive realization of the right to health; organizing people-centered, integrated health service delivery; promoting access to and rational use of quality, safe, and effective health technologies; health policies, and technical cooperation; and developing human resources for health.DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general supervision of the Unit Chief, Human Resources for Health (HSS/HR), and the direct supervision of the Advisor, Human Resources for Health, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:
Provide technical support and coordinate the implementation of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), including the technological development, day-to-day operation, monitoring and evaluation;
Contribute to the development of open educational materials, learning networks and competency-delivery systems that promote and facilitate the sharing of learning resources, and the scaling-up of learning interventions through the use of the new Information and Communication Technologies;
Coordinate and provide technical orientation for the development and implementation of educational projects and strategies and prioritized by internal and external stakeholders; evaluate progress, make recommendations and assist with useful and strategic information and expertise;
Recommend the introduction of new systems to optimize the functioning and quality of the Campus processes;
Administrate the backup systems. Monitor processes that guarantee the security of the information of the VCPH and sufficient security and recuperation of the same;
Coordinate the technical working group of the Virtual Campus of Public Health;
Systematize and manage knowledge and information on health education through information dissemination systems, the support and revision of the learning tools in Virtual Campus and other means of electronic networking;
Manage resources and prepare budgets for learning courses;
Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization’s mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with team members and counterparts to achieve results; encourages cooperation and builds rapport; helps others when asked; accepts joint responsibility for the teams’ successes and shortcomings. Identifies conflicts in a timely manner and addresses them as necessary; understands issues from the perspective of others; does not interpret/ attribute conflicts to cultural, geographical or gender issues.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.
Communication: Quality and quantity of communication targeted at audience. Listens attentively and does not interrupt other speakers. Adapts communication style and written content to ensure they are appropriately and accurately understood by the audience (e.g., power-point presentations, communication strategies, implementation plans). Shares information openly with colleagues and transfers knowledge, as needed.
Knowing and managing yourself: Remains productive even in an environment where information or direction is not available, and when facing challenges; recovers quickly from setbacks, where necessary. Manages stress positively; remains positive and productive even under pressure; does not transfer stress to others. Seeks feedback to improve knowledge and performance; shows self- awareness when seeking and receiving feedback; uses feedback to improve own performance. Seeks informal and/or formal learning opportunities for personal and professional development; systematically learns new competencies and skills useful for job; takes advantage of learning opportunities to fill competencies and skill gaps.
Producing Results: Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs. Works independently to produce new results and sets own time lines effectively and efficiently. Shows awareness of own role and clarifies roles of team members in relation to project’s expected results. Makes proposals for improving processes as required and takes responsibility for own work and/or actions, as necessary. Demonstrates positive attitude in working on new projects and initiatives. Demonstrates accountability for own success, as well as for errors; learns from experience.
Moving forward in a changing environment: Suggests and articulates effective and efficient proposals for change as needed when new circumstances arise. Quickly and effectively adapts own work approach in response to new demands and changing priorities. Is open to new ideas, approaches and working methods; adjusts own approach to embrace change initiatives.
Knowledge and skills in the application of services and solutions based on the Web Services cloud, such as technological architecture, administration and systems development.
Knowledge of the design and implementation of new technological solutions, modifying, improving or adapting existing systems and integrating new characteristics or improvements with the objective of improving efficiency and productivity.
Extensive knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS).
Knowledge and expertise of network and telecommunications technologies.
Excellent organizational and analytic skills combined with strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
Essential: A university degree in a computer science, engineering, systems analysis or related field from a recognized institution.Experience:
Essential: Five years of national experience in the design and management of information systems in health and/or education.Languages:
Very good knowledge of Spanish with a working knowledge of English. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.IT Skills:
Annual Salary: (Net of taxes)
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.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.org