Consultant (Standard Treatment Guidelines)
Juba (South Sudan)
Consultant (Standard Treatment Guidelines)
Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) are systematically developed statements that assist prescribers in deciding on appropriate treatments for specific clinical problems. They usually reflect the consensus on the optimal treatment options within a health system and aim at beneficially influencing prescribing behavior and practices at all levels of care.
The health system, in South Sudan, faces growing health needs and limited resources. Policy makers at various levels are engaged in designing cost-effective health interventions that ensure accessible and affordable quality care for all, in particular the poor and vulnerable groups. Standard Treatment Guidelines therefor provide the tool for health care providers to give quality standardized care at affordable cost thus minimizing irrational medicine use and ensuring safety and cost effectiveness.
The Ministry of Health Republic of South Sudan is reviewing and updating the current essential medicines lists (SSEML) 2007, as such, the present Standard Treatment Guidelines published in 2006 need to be updated to reflect the current best practices and guidelines for appropriate management of common diseases and drug use in South Sudan. The review will also consider the separate guidelines for specific disease control and prevention programmes.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director General for Policy Planning Budgeting and Research and the Director General for Medical Services, and Health Policy Advisor within WHO, the incumbent will perform the following\:
1) Conduct desk review of available documents/literature concerning management of common conditions including\: MOH programme guidelines, current WHO treatment guidelines for various conditions, STG from other countries, any other relevant documents.
2) Convene guideline review groups (relevant specialists, academia and other stake holders) to update the standard treatment guideline and collate the information to form a draft Zero
3) Develop data collection tools to get inputs, comments and recommendations for updating the treatment guidelines.
4) Hold regular consultation meetings with the concerned directorates, the guideline review groups, the health cluster and all stakeholders including clinicians at national and subnational levels including health facility based staff.
5) Moderate and facilitate stakeholder technical consultative workshops to build consensus and validate the treatment options for the various conditions.
6) Draft a report of recommendations arising from the review meetings/workshop
7) Assemble the final draft of the standard treatment guideline based on recommendations from review meeting.
8) Moderate a stakeholder workshop to launch the Standard Treatment Guidelines.
9) Develop an implementation strategy and plan to introduce and roll out the NSTGs at national and sub national levels including training of trainers and cascade training of health care workers in health facilities
Essential\: University Degree in Medicine or any other Health-related fields with Masterâs Degree in Public Health or similar field and/or area of therapeutics and medicines
Essential\: At least 7 years relevant experience in a clinical setting and /or public health programming or similar field.
Other Skills and Competencies
1. Experience with development of treatment guidelines and/or medicine formularies
2. Knowledge of the health system situation and stakeholders in South Sudan
3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the Ministry of Health and with stakeholders at the country level, as well as sub-national level
4. IT proficiency
5. Experience with facilitating trainings and workshops
6. Experience in fragile states setting
Use of Language Skills
Essential\: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
REMUNERATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
P4 Level ($ 8,490 Monthly rate)
Place of Assignment
Juba 75% and field 25%, South Sudan.
Duration of the Assignment
The consultant is expected to provide the following\:
1. An inception report within 1 week of the start date of the consultancy
2. A report of findings and recommendations from review of literature and stake holdersâ consultations and data collection on use of NSTGs
3. Draft of updated National Standard Treatment Guidelines for each of the 3 levels of care (PHCU, PHCC and Hospitals) separately
4. An implementation strategy and plan to introduce and roll out the NSTGS at all levels
5. Brief consultancy report.
6. A print-ready version of National Standard Treatment Guidelines (Final Draft) for each of the 3 levels of care (PHCU, PHCC and Hospitals) separately
- Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
- Location: Juba (South Sudan)
- Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
- Public Health and Health Service
- Closing Date: 2018-06-20