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Planning and Health Systems Long-term Technical Adviser

Job Dates:
Expression of Interest
Expressions Of Interest (EOI)

Position Overview

This position will support the planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring cycle to ensure that the development of Health system is an integral part of the annual planning for the Ministry of Health Medical Services (MHMS).  The position will be an integral part in:

  • Assist the MHMS and its employees to develop annual budgets and comprehensive Annual Operation Plan’s.
  • Support the MHMS to develop and implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system for the Annual Operational Plans (AOPs)
  • Support the development of a comprehensive suite of health systems and related standard operating procedures as prioritised with the MHMS and integrated in AOPs
  • Support the MHMS to convene the Health Development Partner Co-ordination forum
  • Design, and support managers to implement a performance management system for MHMS whereby activities under the AOP are assigned to individual staff and used as the basis for annual objective setting and appraisal
  • Build capacity and capability to implement and maintain the systems including through the Management Development Programme which will mirror the development of systems.


Experience, qualifications and documentation required: 

To be considered for the appointment you will have:

  • a relevant professional qualification, preferably in health services management.
  • previous experience of working in a senior management position.
  • health planning and programming experience, including the development of annual budgets, operational plans and M&E systems and plans.
  • extensive experience of international health development including health management and health systems improvements, preferably covering both primary and secondary health services and both government and partner-managed systems
  • experience of developing staff and engendering a learning environment
  • knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals, including reporting requirements, and the Samoa Pathway strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to team work, coaching and mentoring
  • experience in working in resource-poor and resource challenged environments
  • an understanding of the working environment in the Pacific.
Contact Information: 

To apply:


Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to [email protected]


Contact Information

 For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Melissa Broers on (02) 6203 9500


We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from diverse cultural background.

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Please note: Further credentialling information may be required on shortlisting.

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