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WHO is hiring a Consultant for Stakeholder management and communication Salary 500–625 per day, or USD 10000–12500/M. External Applicants (RomoteWork)

Purpose of consultancy

Provide stakeholder management, communications, partnership building, and capacity-building expertise for several projects to support countries in developing capacities in health inequality monitoring: establishing a WHO Health Inequality Monitoring Network; establishing a WHO Technical Advisory Group on Health Inequality Monitoring; developing a Global Health Inequality Monitoring Atlas; and supporting capacity-building activities related to health inequality monitoring.

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Background 

Monitoring health inequalities and their drivers is crucial to achieve health equity, which is a key element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aspiration to “leave no one behind” as well as the World Health Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW 13). Health inequality monitoring is vital for tracking progress towards universal health coverage to ensure that disadvantaged populations achieve accelerated gains alongside overall improvement in the broader population, thus narrowing coverage gaps.

The Health Inequality Monitoring Team at the World Health Organization has a five-year strategy (2022-2027) that includes three strategic goals: (1) strengthening capacity for health inequality monitoring at country, regional and global levels; (2) generating the latest evidence on health inequality; and (3) developing and refining health inequality monitoring methods, tools, resources and best practices.

The team will be conducting several projects to support countries to develop their capacities in these areas:

i) Establishing a WHO Health Inequality Monitoring Network of research institutes to provide a platform for technical collaborations to enhance health inequality monitoring at global, regional and country levels.

ii) Establishing a WHO Technical Advisory Group on Health Inequality Monitoring formed of technical experts on health inequality monitoring, to provide support to improve, develop, and disseminate WHO recommended practices, methods, and tools for health inequality monitoring.

iii) Developing a Global Health Inequality Monitoring Atlas of country policies, capacities and resources for inequality monitoring, identifying health inequality monitoring gaps, needs, and solution options for accelerating countries’ capacities to monitor inequalities. Information will be collected from countries via an online survey.

iv) Supporting capacity-building activities related to health inequality monitoring in countries.

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Deliverables

Deliverable 1: Contribute to establishing a WHO Health Inequality Monitoring Network.

Expected by: 15 December 2024

Deliverable 2: Contribute to establishing a WHO Technical Advisory Group on Health Inequality Monitoring.

Expected by: 15 December 2024

Deliverable 3: Contribute to developing a Global Health Inequality Monitoring Atlas.

Expected by: 15 December 2024

Deliverable 4: Contribute to the delivery of country capacity-builcing in health inequality monitoring.

Expected by: 15 December 2024

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

Advanced university degree in public health, health communication, health information science, project management, management, or related area.

Experience: 

Essential:

At least 10 years’ relevant experience in stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and project management.

Experience in developing global networks with a range of government and non-government stakeholders.

Experience in setting up governance mechanisms and processes.

Experience in the development of stakeholder engagement plans.

Experience in the area of public health, particularly health information systems.

Desirable:

Experience in facilitating capacity-building in health inequality monitoring.

Experience in developing online products, including in product development, testing and dissemination.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong skills in stakeholder management/engagement and partnership development.
  • Strong project/programme management and organizational skills.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Good knowledge of data collection methods, particularly using surveys.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office including SharePoint, Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely in multidisciplinary and multicultural settings.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of survey data collection software (e.g., LimeSurvey).

Languages required:

Essential: 

Expert knowledge of English.

Location

  • Off site: Home-based.
  • Travel
  • The consultant is not expected to travel. 
  • Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration:

  • Band level C – USD 500 – 625 per day or USD 10000 to 12500 per month
  • Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
  • N/A

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Expected duration of contract:

  • Initial contract for 5.5 months (01 July 2024 – 15 December 2024), part-time or full-time.

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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

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.

WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

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 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: https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mission-onu-geneve/en/home/manual-regime-privileges-and-immunities/introduction/Manuel-personnes-sans-privileges-et-immunites-carte-H/Non fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html

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