Health Economist at WBG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Deadline: 2 March 2017

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Economist in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Health Economist will perform the following functions-

  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the budget process and broader PFM system and reforms underway in PNG, whilst promoting others understanding and compliance with the processes/ policies.
  • Through the budget process, help to build stronger links between the respective departments of health, finance, treasury and planning.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the health financing and delivery system in PNG, including specific features of these small island state health systems and their operating contexts, which constrain equitable and efficient service delivery.
  • Support the National Department of Health to improve the quality of their annual budget submissions and budget execution, and to develop basic medium term financial planning linked to national health plans.
  • Work with and mentor National Department of Health technical staff at the central and provincial level to build a strong understanding of core PFM functions and accountabilities in line with the respective government’s PFM reforms and processes.
  • Work as part of a development partner group in Papua New Guinea, building and sustaining effective relationships with high-level government officials and development partners (this would include participating in and contributing to the monthly health development partner meeting in Port Moresby, as well as specific PFM or related working groups, as requested).
  • Contribute to broader analytical work in the health sector, as well as World Bank analytical and advisory work in other sectors, as requested by the TTL.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (accounting/finance/economics).
  • Minimum 2 to 5 years of experience working in accounting/financial management in a low-middle income international development context; experience in the health sector is highly desirable.
  • Good analytical skills and track record of teamwork and ability to produce quality results and outputs under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Strong client orientation, interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with ability to contribute to policy and program discussions with government officials.
  • Experience working in small states with very limited financial management technical capacity is desirable, particularly the ability to explain and present concepts in clear and simple ways.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural teams and environment, and willingness to travel regularly to provinces to support implementation of work programs and skills development by provincial health management teams.
  • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including excellent speaking and writing skills in English.
  • Nationality of Papua New Guinea.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.


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