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Consultant - Compile and synthetize an engagement strategy for WHO Centre for Health Development


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-26

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Purpose of consultancy

To compile and synthetize an engagement strategy for the WHO Centre for Health Development.


The WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre — WKC) was established in 1995 with the endorsement by the WHO Executive Board and the generous financial and material support of the Kobe Group (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, The Kobe International Chamber of Commerce and Kobe Steel). While physically located in Kobe, Japan, WKC is a department of WHO global Headquarters (HQ). As such, WKC follows the goals and objectives of the WHO’s 13th General Program of Work with a global geographic scope of work. Its current research strategy for 2016 -26 is to conduct research and synthesize evidence about health systems and innovations to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and advance knowledge about responding to health emergencies and disasters to create resilient health systems. The WKC research strategy was endorsed, and core funding was agreed upon in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the WHO Director General and the Kobe Group. Under the current research plan, WKC focuses on research themes of UHC service delivery, financing and innovations; metrics & measurement in the context of population ageing; and health emergencies and disaster risk management.

WKC has also a particular duty to engage local audiences to ensure knowledge about WHO and WKC’s activities, as well as highlighting various contributions to the community, such as collaborations with local research partners, public health information, dissemination of research findings and any other activity that can strengthen the knowledge and visibility of WKC.


Under the supervision of the responsible technical officer, the consultant will:

Objective 1: Conduct a stakeholder analysis and categories of engagement for local partners with a particular emphasis on partners in WKC’s local engagement strategy.
Output 1.1: Categorize and prioritize key partners and stakeholders, their interests, and outreach mechanisms. Compare the analysis with the current local engagement strategy and identify gaps in reaching out to key stakeholders in the local community.

Objective 2: Conduct a stakeholder analysis and categories of engagement for global partners with a particular emphasis on partners in WKC’s research plan and activities.
Output 2.1: Categorize and prioritize key partners and stakeholders, their interests, and outreach mechanisms. Compare the analysis with the current WKC research plan and partners and identify gaps in reaching out to key stakeholders in the global community.

Objective 3: Draft WKC’s engagement strategy
Output 3.1: Prepare a comprehensive report in English containing the synthetized Local and global analysis, including identified stakeholders, key activities, timeline and metrics for monitoring success.
Output 3.2. Identify resources needed to implement specific activities.
Output 3.3: Prepare an executive summary of the strategy and a PPT presentation in English

All outputs are expected to be fully finalized by end of December 2021.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational qualifications:


University degree in public relations, communication, public policy, public health or related areas.


Master’s Degree in any related field.


At least 3 years of relevant working experience supporting public relations and/or developing communication strategies and plans, with a focus on engaging multi-stakeholder audiences in the context of Japan.



  • Ability to synthetize multi-sources and complex information into easy to read documents.
  • Familiarity with Japanese audience public relations campaign and approaches.


  • Familiarity with WHO/UN.
  • Knowledge of communication for research dissemination for lay audiences.

Languages required:


Expert command of English.


Expert knowledge of Japanese.


Home-based, off-site.

Travel (If travel is involved, a medical certificate of fitness for work will be required.)

No travel is expected as part of this assignment.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs excluded)

Band level A: 3 955 - 6 980 USD per month.
This is a full-time consultancy contract for a 1.5-months.

Planned Start date: 15/11/2021 End date: 31/12/2021

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