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Consultant – International cooperation and partnerships consultation capabilities


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-06

Purpose of consultancy

To contribute to the planning, organization, holding and reporting of stakeholders meeting in relation with the update of the International Medical Guide for Ships.


The International Medical Guide for Ships is a WHO guidance to assist mariners in rendering appropriate care aboard ship and to assist in determining the need for medical evacuation. The most recent edition was published in 2007 developed through a tripartite process with the International Labour Organization and the International Maritime Organization.

WHO is currently planning a stakeholders meeting to discuss the needs and plans for an update of the guide to reflect as new evidence in trauma care, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases, water quality, and occupational health standards and to achieve consistency with revisions to WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicines.


Facilitate organizing high level stakeholders meeting in collaboration with ILO and IMO.
The consultant will contribute to the technical preparatory work, by providing technical expertise during the meeting and writing the meeting report.

  • Deliverable 1: Preparation of stakeholders meeting
    • Liaise with the stakeholders to prepare for the meeting
    • Prepare technical documents ahead of the meeting
    • Provide administrative support to the organization of the meeting by taking notes and providing updated agenda items and following up with the participants on the technical aspect of the preparation.
  • Deliverable 2: Support to WHO during the stakeholders meeting
    • Support WHO Secretariat during the meeting by taking notes and providing updated agenda items and following up with the participants on the technical aspect of the preparation.
  • Deliverable 3: Stakeholders meeting report
    • Preparation of the stakeholders meeting report

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

An advanced university degree (Masters) in public health, health science, management, or another relevant field.



  • Over 5 years of relevant experience in public health including experience in networking with partners, writing, providing editorial support for high-level political leaders.
  • Experience in organizing meetings or events for high-level political leaders in the area of global health.


  • Experience with WHO, the UN or other international organizations.
  • Experience with provision of medical care on ships or similarly isolated settings, or development or updating medical/health policy documents.
  • Experience with project management.


  • Understanding of global health issues, international cooperation and partnerships, working with different stakeholders.
  • Skilled in the oral and written presentation of data and information on complex health topics in English with ability to tailor the presentation to specific audiences.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision once the task is assigned, seeking guidance as appropriate to the task and uncertainties that arise.
  • High level of judgement, responsibility and initiative.

Languages required:

Expert knowledge of English.


Home based – Off-site.
The consultant is expected to be available during Geneva working hours (between 9.00 h and 17.00 CET on workdays)


The Consultant is expected to travel for the meeting to Geneva (tentatively planned for September or October 2022)

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


Band level B: USD 7,000 to 9,980 per month depending on the consultant’s experience and educational background.

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):


Expected duration of contract:

4 months at 50% (August to November 2022). Remuneration will be pro-rated accordingly.

Additional Information

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  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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