The World Bank provides technical advisory services to government in health financing and systems strengthening. It also has a lending operation through its Health Population and Nutrition (HNP) Global Practice to finance Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Implementation Project. The Project Development Objectives is “to improve utilization of community-based health and nutrition services by women of reproductive age, especially pregnant women, and children under the age of 2 years”.
In 2019 Ghana became eligible to receive financing from the Global Financing Facility (GFF). The GFF aims to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children. This is an excellent opportunity to align government priorities and leverage additional financing health sector development in Ghana. The WBG is seeking a Health Specialist/Economist with an Extended Term Contract to support the Ghana HNP portfolio.
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
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