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Consultant- To provide technical input to the regional TB programme in the analyzing, collection and data management of the regional action plan 2023-2030. NOA level

Cairo

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: Closed
  1. Purpose of the Consultancy

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical input to the regional TB programme in the analyzing, collection and data management of the regional action plan 2023-2030.

  1. Background

The department of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Communicable Diseases (DCD) supports the 22 Member States of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region in the implementation of a UHC approach to the control, elimination or eradication of communicable diseases, including malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, STIs, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and vaccine preventable diseases. It also includes two cross cutting technical units working on antimicrobial resistance and on public health laboratory services. The consultant will work with Regional Tuberculosis Unit (RTB) to support member states in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to ensure continuation and enhancing TB programme services with a focus on collection and analysis of information on access to quality diagnostic, treatment and support services, close gap in TB, and adoption of accountable multisectoral approaches.

  1. Planned timelines

10 months period starting from January 1, 2023

  1. Work to be performed

Output 1: Support regional and country initiatives to implement the Multisectoral accountability framework (MAF-TB)

  • Deliverable 1.1: Analyse MAF-TB checklists survey report.
  • Deliverable 1.2: Publish the analysis and the aforementioned finalized report
  • Deliverable 1.3: Participate with TB focal points in EMR WCOs to provide technical input on the implementation of the multisectoral accountability framework (MAF-TB) at country level to support country preparations for the United Nations High Level Meeting on TB (TB-UNHLM) 2023 (September 2023).

Output 2: Support regional data collection, analysis and reporting

Deliverable 2.2: Analyze TB data collected and for improved use in the RTB unit’s technical products and background documents.

  • Deliverable 3.3: Provide technical input to the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for tuberculosis and drug-resistant TB programmes.

Output 3: Support the Implementation of 2023-2030 regional action plan

  • Deliverable 3.1: Report on meetings, missions, events and trainings related to the regional action plan activities including TB National Strategic Plan development, national TB programme reviews and national TB epidemiological reviews.
  • Deliverable 3.2: Draft reports, presentations and background papers related to the regional TB action plan 2023 – 2030 activities, and specifically to TB elimination approaches focusing on relevant EMR Member States

Required Qualifications:

Education:

Essential: University degree in public health, epidemiology, or related areas directly relevant to the regional tuberculosis programme.

Desirable: Master’s degree in epidemiology and/or a health-related field will be an asset.

Experience required:

Essential: Minimum one year experience in public health, including public health programme implementation and management, with experience on Tuberculosis prevention and care in an international organization.

Desirable:

o Familiarity with health policies and strategies in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region related to communicable diseases and specifically tuberculosis.

o Experience in using template tools and protocols formulated by WHO and partners for these purposes.

- Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Public Health and health management
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in TB activities, including coordinating and monitoring.
  • Excellent skills in advising and in collaboration with national counterparts of the Ministries of Health and other partners.
  • Ability to process and analyse data, write reports.

- Language requirements:

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Arabic.

Location:

On site consultant – EMRO Regional Office

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 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.
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  • 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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