Jim Campbell is the Director, Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organization. He oversees the development and implementation of global public goods, evidence, and tools to generate investments in the education, employment and retention of the health and care workforce in pursuit of global health security, universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. His portfolio includes the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on the health and care workforce, oversight of 2021 as WHO’s International Year of Health and Care Workers, implementation of WHO’s Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, the recommendations of the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and the five-year action plan with ILO, OECD on Working for Health. He coordinates the Global Health Workforce Network engaging member states and relevant partners in WHO’s work, with special focus on the role of women and youth in the health and care sectors. A graduate of the University of Bristol and the University of Leeds he has published extensively; a member of the Editorial Board of the Human Resources for Health Journal and collaborates extensively with the education sector labour market and public sector investment in human capital.