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Consultant- To participate in developing and supporting the implementation of the Word Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2021 campaign in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2021-06-25

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  1. Purpose of the Consultancy

To participate in developing and supporting the implementation of the Word Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2021 campaign in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.

  1. Background

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is an annual global campaign led by the World Health Organization that aims to raise the awareness about antibiotic use and encourage best practices among the public, policymakers, and health and agriculture professionals. WAAW offers an outstanding opportunity for communities across the globe from all sectors to raise awareness about the importance of better and appropriate use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in general.

WAAW is aligned with the Global Action Plan for AMR (resolution WHA 68.7), which includes a strategic objective to improve awareness and understanding of AMR. Since 2016, countries in the region joined WAAW by implementing a range of awareness raising activities that included use of social media, printed media, media advocacy activities, radio campaigns, advocacy meetings, awareness raising meetings and events. Different audience were reached including healthcare providers, policy makers, public including students, school children and others.

Additionally, WHO’s, in collaboration with UNICEF, is urging Member States to ensure universal access to hand hygiene and improving hand hygiene practices to prevent COVID-19 transmission through implementing the “Hand Hygiene for All Initiative”. This requires that access to hand hygiene must become a reality for everyone, in all settings, especially in health care facilities, schools and crowded public spaces.

In this context, the consultant will assist the AMR/IPC Unit in development of the promotional materials to celebrate the WAAW 2021 and the Hand Hygiene for All Initiative”.

  1. Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)

Start date: 01 August 2021

End date: 31 December 2021

  1. Work to be performed

Output 1: Work with national teams to develop and implement communication plans and tools to raise awareness on “Hand Hygiene for All Initiative” in EMRO countries

Deliverable 1.1: participate with AMR team to develop EMRO communication plan on hand hygiene for all initiative including EMRO support to countries and budget needed

Deliverable 1.2: Provide technical input to the final report and a presentation summarizing overall hand hygiene for all initiative activities

Output 2: To Develop WAAW 2021 plans for EMRO

Deliverable 2.1: participate with AMR team members to develop a WAAW 2021 communication plan including EMRO support to countries and budget needed

Deliverable 2.2: collaborate with country offices to develop a set of success stories from EMRO countries (5-6 countries) that can be showcased in reports and presentations

Deliverable 2.4: contribute into the final report and presentation summarizing overall WAAW 2021 activities.

Required Qualifications

Education:

A University degree in Communications, Journalism or related field -

Experience: up to 5 years of relevant experience in communication, journalism, print media, research documentation and report writing.

  • International experience is mandatory for international positions.

-Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form
  • Competent in the use of computer and internet information software, use of desktop publishing software
  • Ability to analyse diverse information and develop recommendations for various public health problems
  • Able to work and follow-up independently
  • Ability to focus on a variety of tasks within a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to communicate and work closely with a variety of people within a multicultural environment
  • Takes initiate/self-starter

- Language requirements:

  • English (Read - Write - Speak / Expert level)
  • Knowledge of other languages in the Region such as Arabic, Dari, Urdu or Farsi are an asset.

Place of assignment

EMRO premises

Travel when deemed necessary to provide technical assistance to countries and attend meetings and conferences.

Medical clearance : The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.

Travel (If travel is involved, a medical certificate of fitness for work will be required.) All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance. Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.

Additional Information section

  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • Remuneration is in line with WHO consultant established rates
  • Successful candidates will be included in the roster for consideration for future contractual engagement via a consultancy, as they become available. Inclusion in the roster does not guarantee any future contractual relationship with WHO
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:
    (a) Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated;
    (b) All required details regarding your qualifications, education and training are provided;
    (c) Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.

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