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Consultant - JEE and IHR M and E Framework

Multiple locations

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: Closed

Purpose of consultancy

Provide technical expertise to the area of JEE and IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.


Following revisions of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE), in line with the interim report of the IHR Review Committee (RC), and the report of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee (IOAC) for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, the new edition third edition of the JEE tool has undergone significant changes.

The improvements of revised third edition of the JEE tool have also necessitated the need for review and revision of advocacy, information, orientation, and training materials that support member states and partners in the implementation of the JEE for assessment of national preparedness capacities to detect prevent and respond to public health emergencies. Additionally,these changes have also necessitated the revision of the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (IHR MEF) document to better align with the revised JEE.


Deliverable 1: Crosswalk new JEE and other IHR MEF tools. Expected by 28 February 2023
Activity 1.1: Review and update the Codebooks, taxonomy in consultation with WHO technical units based the revised JEE instruments

Deliverable 2: Development of training and orientation materials. Expected by 30 June 2023
Activity 2.1: Review and develop updated online training and orientation material in line with the new revised JEE instruments
Activity 2.2: Contribute to the launch and rollout of the new online orientation and training packages for experts and national multisectoral teams
Activity 2.3: Develop the content of a short e-learning introduction on the JEE process & methodology

Deliverable 3: Development of technical documents & tools. Expected by 30 September 2023
Activity 3.1: Review & develop revised IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (IHRMEF) document
Activity 3.2: Contribute to the management of the Technical Working Group for the revision of the IHRMEF document
Activity 3.3: Contribute to the development and rollout of advocacy and information material including a general ppt slide deck and brief teaser video for revised IHRMEF documents as well as JEE instruments

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


Advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology, political sciences, international relations, organizational management, social sciences, or another related field.


Studies/training in one or more of the following fields: public health, emergency preparedness and response; adult learning/education, knowledge management, international relations, global health and surveillance.



  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in an international context, in the area of global health.
  • Relevant field experience working at country or regional level.
  • Extensive experience working within a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.


  • Excellent and demonstrated writing, oral presentation, and communication skills.
  • Skills in training and curriculum development.
  • Positive attitude to learning new skills and working with a team.
  • Capable of working under high pressure and tight time constraints.
  • Focused on quality with attention to details.
  • Analysis and troubleshooting skills, with aptitude and sound judgement for creative problem solving.
  • Knowledge of outbreaks and emergency risk management in WHO’s and the UN System.
  • Knowledge and expertise with the development and execution of national planning processes, capacity development and programme evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the emergency preparedness cycle and expertise with WHO IHR MEF Tools.
  • Proven knowledge and skills in WHO health emergencies and health governance.

Languages required:


  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Expert knowledge of French.


Knowledge of other UN official languages.


Home based – Off-site.


The consultant is expected to travel frequently to support countries and unit activities upon need and request.

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:

11 months

Additional Information

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