Consultant - Partners Platform HQ Liaison to Regional Offices
Purpose of consultancy
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies programme in strengthening countries readiness towards emerging emergencies, the consultant will provide technical guidance to the WHO regional offices and country offices to assess and analyse readiness capacities, country planning and partners coordination.
The consultant will contribute to developing and maintaining a coordination platform for all stakeholders in strengthening readiness and response for COVID-19 and specific emerging risks at national, regional and global level.
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
It is a tool to operationalize guidance from the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP), to support country preparedness and response and maintain essential health services. A dashboard has been developed that is linked to the data captured by the platform and that provides users with visualizations highlighting global, regional and country aggregations, analysis comparing actions, resource needs and funding contributions and meta-data to inform decision-making.
Output 1: Collaborate with Regional Office Platform Focal Points (AFRO PP FPs) to monitor and document the engagement by FCV identified countries to the Partners Platform – 30 June 2022
Collaborate with AFRO Regional Office Platform Focal Points to monitor and document engagement (SOP) by FCV identified countries to the Partners Platform.
Output 2: Provide technical guidance to AFRO PP FPs to develop a roll-out plan to increase the number of FCV countries and partners engaged on the Platform in the Region
Develop a roll out plan with AFRO region Focal points to scale up the numbers of FCV countries engaged on the Partners platform – 30 June 2022
Output 3: Provide expert advice to guide the overall strategy development of the FCV countries and expansion of the Platform to general Operational Readiness (OPR)
Guide the overall strategy development and expansion of the Partners platform on general operational readiness for FCV countries – 30 June 2022
Output 4: Support Partners Platform activities on health emergency response and health emergency readiness at FCV countries
Provide technical guidance on Health emergency readiness and response activities to FCV countries on the Partners platform – 30 June 2022
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Advanced university degree in business administration, public administration, international relations, law, public health or other related field.
Post graduate studies or specialized training related to project and resource management.
At least seven years of experience at national/international level in project management and partner coordination including some experience in managing resources in project implementation at national level.
Relevant work experience on country capacity building such as planning and or partnership web-based platform for health emergencies in WHO, other UN agencies, relevant nongovernmental, health cluster partners or humanitarian organizations.
Expert knowledge of English.
Home based – Off-site.
No travel is required
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Band level B: USD 7,000 - 9,980 per month
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
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