Consultant - Strengthening civil-military health collaboration for health emergency preparedness
- Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
- Location: Multiple locations
- Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Public Health and Health Service
- Medical Practitioners
- Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
- Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
- Emergency Aid and Response
- Closing Date: Closed
Purpose of consultancy
To provide expertise and technical input on civil-military health collaboration and implement project deliverables related to strengthening civil military at the regional and country level in the WHO European region.
The Multisectoral Engagement for Health Security (MHS) unit of the HSP department provides essential support to States Parties in their endeavour to scale up their multisectoral preparedness and accelerate IHR implementation through strategic cooperation and partnership between States Parties, partners, donors, and other stakeholders to advance for their health security. The MHS unit works to support the implementation of IHR (2005) through technical guidance on the engagement of relevant non-traditional health and innovative stakeholders for emergency preparedness and health security such as the finance sector, foreign policy, military health sector, urban settings/municipalities, national parliaments, private sector and non-state actors (NSAs). In addition, MHS has developed the Strategic Partnership for Health Security and Emergency Preparedness (SPH) Portal, an online portal that facilitates the coordination and harmonization of support to countries between stakeholders.
Objective 1: Plan, coordinate, organize and implement in close collaboration with WHO Country Offices mapping exercises utilizing the civil-military health security mapping tool in the seven pilot countries and prior to national workshops.
This will include following deliverables:
- Training material disseminated and trainings on mapping rolled-out by Q3 2023.
- Country mapping conducted by Q3 2023.
Objective 2: Plan, coordinate, organize and implement in close collaboration with WHO Country Offices national workshops on civil-military collaboration for preparedness building on the WHO NCF methodology in the five selected pilot countries.
This will include following deliverables:
- Manage and coordinate logistical arrangements for five national workshop by the end of Q3 2023.
- Write meeting reports on each of the national workshops including roadmap for joint civil-military activities for health emergency preparedness.
Objective 3: Plan, coordinate, organize and implement in close collaboration with WHO Country Offices one regional workshop on civil-military collaboration for preparedness including participation of all pilot countries in the WHO European region.
This will include following deliverables:
- Manage and coordinate logistical arrangements for one regional workshop coordinated by the end of Q3 2023.
- Regional workshops conducted by in Q3 2023.
Objective 4: Plan, coordinate, organize and implement in close collaboration with WHO SEARO, WHO WPRO and Country Offices a regional workshop in the WHO South-east Asian on civil-military collaboration for health emergency preparedness including participation for selected countries in the WHO South-east Asian and West Pacific region.
- Manage and coordinate logistical arrangements for one regional workshop coordinated between July and November 2023.
- Regional workshop conducted between July and November 2023.
Objective 5: Provide expert input on civil-military collaboration for health emergency preparedness.
- Meetings, calls, conferences, and missions etc. participated in by Q4 2023.
- Documents, briefings, meeting minutes, etc drafted.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.
- Advanced university degree in military health, peace and conflict studies, public health, public administration, international development in relation to the involvement of the security sector/military health sector.
- Over 10 years of experience in working public health and/or security related work.
- Experience working with the military/military health sector.
- Experience in working with UN agencies and international organizations.
- Proven experience in civilian-military initiatives, including planning and implementation or initiatives in politically challenging environment.
- Experience with multi stakeholders’ cooperation from different sectors.
- Knowledge of existing international frameworks, policies and tools related to global health security and health emergency preparedness, the IHR (2005) and the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
- Expertise and knowledge in working with countries in the WHO European region.
- Strong analytical written and communication skills as well as organizational skills.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of other UN official language.
Off-site - Home based.
The consultant is expected to travel.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Band level C-USD 10,000 - 12,500 per month.
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
11 months - part-time at 75%. Remuneration will be pro-rated accordingly.
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