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Consultant – Health and migration

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
    • Social Affairs
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: Closed

Purpose of consultancy

To strengthen the production of the Global Evidence and reviews on Health and Migration, and associated products and activities of the Health and Migration Programme (PHM). In particular, the consultant will facilitate development, management and implementation of the 2023 Global Evidence review on Health and Migration (GEHM) series.


With the General Programme of Work (GPW)13 and the creation of the Science Division, the World Health Organization has reinforced its science- and evidence-based mandate. Evidence based policy making contributes towards building a proper understanding of an issue we want to address and the various factors that will be involved in successful policy delivery. It will also help measuring success and communicate policies.

It is WHO’s commitment to promote and secure mobile populations' health rights, as described in the WHO Global Action Plan for Promoting the Health of Refugees and Migrants, which was agreed by Member States at the Seventy-second World Health Assembly in 2019.

For this reason, the Health and Migration programme (PHM) developed an evidence-informed product launched in June 2021 to respond to key policy questions identified as priorities in the area of health and migration and also in certain circumstances to raise awareness on data gaps on the health status of refugees and migrants and trying to address those in the future that is because health policymaking particularly in the field of migration is a complex process and analyzing the role of evidence is still an evolving area in many low- and middle-income settings.

As an evidence-based Organization, WHO applies rigorous systematic and transparent methods for the creation and application of research evidence in day-to-day work, whether developing policy options or providing technical assistance to Member States.

That is why the GEHM series was developed with the support of an Interdivisional Working Group consisting of relevant WHO departments, including Methods and Standards Team (MST) from the Department of Quality Norms and Standards (QNS), Public Digital Health Technology from the Department of Digital Health and Innovation (DHI), Emerging Technologies, Research Prioritisation and Support from the Department of Research for Health, and Department of Data Analytics (DNA) from the Division of Data Analytics and Delivery for Impact Division (DDI).

With the support of the Interdivisional Working Group, PHM developed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document aiming to ensure that the GEHM series will hold a standardized approach both scientifically and practically. With this transparent application of both general and specific protocol and methodology we ensure the highest quality for the GEHM series, and their applicability and acceptability across the countries.


Deliverable 1:

  • Based on feedback on the various thematic(s) and input from the Interdivisional Working Group, keep up to date the GEHM methodology.
  • Develop information notes on status of deliverables, milestones, deadlines, progress reports.
  • Identify and document various operational issues that may arise to facilitate GEHMs development and production processes and solve.
  • Deliver other relevant materials and tasks for the successful implementation of the project.

Deliverable 2:

  • Prepare internal documents and materials related to the production of up to five GEHMs - draft concept notes, clearance documents, Request for Proposals (RFP), etc.
  • Work with relevant PHM focal point on communication aspects, prepare and update a communication and dissemination plan for up to five GEHMs as well as plans for advocacy, promotion and communication activities, such as prepare presentations, organize launch events at global, regional and country levels Tasks include, but are not limited to, prepare technical materials on key messages; information leaflet; fact sheets, and Q&As.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


  • University degree in public health or social science from a recognized university.



  • A minimum of two years’ experience in project management.
  • Experience in research and publication processes.


  • Experience in conducting evidence reviews and producing policy briefs.
  • Past experience within UN, preferably WHO.


  • Project coordination skills.
  • Report-writing skills (in English).
  • Knowledge of public health, WHO and other relevant international organizations systems.

Languages required:


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Knowledge of any other UN languages.


Home based – Off-site.


The consultant is not expected to travel.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


Band level A-USD 3,955 - 6,980 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

  • 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.
  • 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • 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 each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
  • Consultants working in Switzerland must register with the applicable Swiss cantonal tax authorities and social security authorities, within the prescribed timeframes (Guidelines issued by the Swiss Mission are available at: fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html
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