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Consultant – Country-led Assessment for Prioritization on Immunization (CAPACITI) decision-support tool

Multiple locations

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-26

Purpose of consultancy

To coordinate the implementation of the Country-led Assessment for Prioritization on Immunization (CAPACITI) decision-support tool and the management of a resource catalogue.
The consultant will facilitate the sensitization and training on the decision-support tool to iteratively revise and optimize training materials, whilst providing ad-hoc technical guidance to focal points in the WHO regional offices (RO), to Country Stakeholders, and to Technical Assistance Partners.

Background

CAPACITI is a systematic approach for decision-making on immunization. It aims to strengthen the capacity of Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) to evaluate vaccination options according to their priorities and programme context, both to support national immunization programme decisions and to inform vaccine development decisions.
The CAPACITI decision-support framework structures and documents an evidence-based, context-specific process for prioritizing or selecting between multiple vaccination products, services, or strategies. It supports national advisory or decision bodies to combine evidence and different stakeholder views to come to a legitimate and credible recommendation. There is an Excel-based decision-support tool with an accompanying manual to support immunization programmes in LMICs to follow the steps of the CAPACITI decision-support framework, complemented by webinars and training modules. Over the coming year, CAPACITI project will focus on the country implementation of the CAPACITI decision-support tool and the development of normative guidance.

Deliverables

Output 1: Collaborate with the CAPACITI Steering Committee, Choice Optimization for Immunization: Country Exercises in Sustainability (CHOICES) and the Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) coordination group on decision-making to support the implementation of the CAPACITI decision-support tool training materials during regional and country training workshops (virtual or in-person).
Deliverable 1.1: Facilitate regional and/or country-level training sessions on the CAPACITI decision-support tool (currently 3 workshops envisioned).
Deliverable 1.2: Revise training materials for the tool.
Deliverable 1.3: Prepare report on potential new applications/use cases for CAPACITI within the vaccine field.
Deliverables expected by: 01 August 2023

Output 2: Facilitate the finalization of the Decision-Making Resource Catalogue and its dissemination in a user-friendly structure and format.
Deliverable 2.1: Prepare report on the Decision-Making Resource Catalogue and its user-friendliness.
Deliverables expected by: 01 May 2023

Output 3: Contribute to the conceptual design and development of the CAPACITI Innovation Framework.
Deliverable 3.1: Reviewing documents for Innovation Framework workshops.
Deliverables expected by: 01 May 2023

Output 4: Contribute to project outline development and report of the CAPACITI steering committee.
Deliverable 4.1: Collecting inputs from partners and incorporating in the CAPACITI project outline.
Deliverable 4.2: Drafting of CAPACITI steering committee report.
Deliverables expected by: 01 August 2023

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

An advanced university degree in Public Health, Health Economics, or another related field.

Experience

Essential:

  • At least 7 years of analysis experience, preferably in public health.
  • Experience in planning and implementing activities for the iterative development, testing and revision of tools and/or training and guidance materials to support countries in prioritizing health interventions.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and experience in the design of tools, guidance, and/or training materials for decision-making in LMICs is essential.
  • Proven knowledge in applying multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and health technology assessment (HTA).
  • Capability to interact with technical experts in public health organizations, governments, academia and industry, with respect to vaccination.
  • Results-oriented management style, self-starter and excellent consultative skills.

Languages required:

Essential:

Expert knowledge of English

Location

Off-site – Home based.

Travel

The consultant is expected to travel.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration:

Band level B - USD 7000 – 9980 per month.

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

N/A

Expected duration of contract:

11 months.

Additional Information

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