WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) RECRUITMENT (10 POSITIONS)

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World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

1) Job Title: National Consultant for the Review and Development of Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategy (DRM) to Enhance the National Response to HIV&AIDS in Nigeria

Ref No: 1905475
Location: Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 40 days
Schedule: Full-time 

Job Purpose

  • The recent efforts to launch the Private sector HIV Trust Fund to boost private sector financing of the HIV response is another key necessity for an evidence based and fit-for-purpose resource mobilization strategy to be developed and implemented.
  • Additionally, the sustainability of the HIV response requires mobilizing resources for each pillar of the response beyond health care service delivery to ensure that the coordination, data governance, social protection and community support are also covered.
  • To this end NACA is seeking to engage one national and one international consultant to provide technical support to NACA and its key partners in the review and revision of National Domestic Resource Mobilization strategy.
  • Then to subsequently articulate some of the key strategic thrusts of the National DRM Strategy into a succinct and implementable costed medium-term Strategic plan.

Objectives:

  • To jointly facilitate the stakeholder meeting to dialogue and produce revised NDRM strategy
  • To undertake Internal assessment of NACA current approaches to engage and fast track RM activities , ascertain how effective and efficient they have been and propose way forward
  • To identify RM Capacity gaps at state and National levels and develop a capacity building plan to address these gaps
  • To conduct civil society DRM Rapid assessment
  • To provide TA Support to NEPWHAN and CISHAN on fund raising capacity development

Description of Duties

  • The national consultant will work as part of a team with a core team of partners under NACA’s supervision and guidance; and some degree of technical collaboration with HIV Policy plus, WHO and UNAIDS.
  • S/he will be under the day to day supervision of the Deputy Director/Head Government Resources Division and overall oversight of the Director Resource Mobilization, NACA.

Desk Review:

  • Lead the facilitation team for stakeholder workshop and to be on ground for the workshop

Key documents to be reviewed include:

  • The HIV and AIDS Resource Mobilisation Strategy
  • National Health Accounts
  • NAIIS Document
  • Key documents related to HIV and Health Financing in Nigeria
  • Other key documents related to the Domestic Resourcing of HIV and Health

Jointly facilitate the National DRM review workshop

  • Provide Technical support Assistance to NACA DRM Efforts
  • Undertake an internal assessment of NACA current approaches to engage and fast track RM activities and ascertain how effective and efficient they have been and propose way forward
  • Capacity building plan on DRM for National and Sub National levels
  • Identify RM Capacity gaps at state and National levels and develop a capacity building plan to address these gaps

Deliverables
The national consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Inception Report
  • Report of the key outcomes from the stakeholder meeting to dialogue
  • Revised DRM strategy based on workshop inputs (draft)
  • NACA RM implementation Rapid appraisal report— Internal assessment of NACA current approaches to engage and fast track RM activities and how effective and efficient they have been and way forward
  • Capacity building plan on DRM for National and Sub National levels
  • Civil society DRM Rapid assessment report
  • Report of TA Support provided to NEPWHAN and CISHAN on fund raising capacity development
  • Debrief and end of assignment report

Methodology and Working Relations:

  • To facilitate the Review and development of the National DRM Strategy NACA has establish a Technical work team to coordinate and facilitate the process.
  • The technical work Team will assist the NACA in leading the National DRM review and development process and provide oversight for the development of the revised National DRM Strategy and costed strategic plan and the technical work team will provide technical inputs and local know-how.
  • The national consultant under the guidance of the National DRM work Team in collaboration with the Head Government Resources Division and the Director of Resource Mobilization at NACA, the WHO and UNAIDS focal points.
  • The consultancy team will establish working relationship with key stakeholders and country partners including the NACA, NASCP, and National Development Planning Ministry, the Joint UN Team on AIDS, National Experts, NiBUCAA, CCM and the Global Fund PRs, PEPFAR, CDC, USAID and their Implementing partners.

Qualification and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Health financing, health economics, Business Finance or Marketing or fundraising etcetera.
  • 10 years’ experience in Banking, financing, Fund raising, National Budgets and Finance, Management of financial entities, stockbroking, public health with bias in health economics or health financing
  • Demonstrable results in attracting and/or warehousing of public sector funding for social development activities
  • Proof of costing social development or health strategic plans at National or State level
  • Excellent knowledge of HIV epidemic and response in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify and resolve problems of coordination of multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent negotiation, coordination and communication skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Excellent communication in oral and written English required

Application Closing Date
4th December, 2019.


2) Job Title: Consultant to Support the Development of National Tobacco Control Communication Plan
Ref No: 1905477
Location: Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 30 days
Schedule: Full-time 

Job Purpose

  • According to the most current Nigeria Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), about 5.6% of Nigerian adults aged 15 years and older (4.5 million adults) currently use tobacco products (4.1 million are men and 0.45 million are women). The most recent Global Youth Tobacco Survey (2008) showed that between 2-6% of young people in secondary school use tobacco. These surveys demonstrate that a significant number of people in Nigeria use tobacco.
  • Tobacco use is associated with a wide range of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cancers, diabetes, heart diseases and others. Therefore, curbing the use of tobacco is a global priority in the fight against NCDs. Nigeria has ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and have taken bold steps towards the domestication at the national level. The Tobacco control Act was signed into law in 2015 to reduce tobacco advertising, promotion and sales to the barest minimum. The regulations that will ensure that implementation of this Act have also been approved by both legislative arms of the country.
  • This necessitates the need for communication plan to outline the critical steps that need to be taken to ensure that critical level policymaker, law enforcement agents and general public are well educated on the contents of the 2015 Tobacco control Act. The communication plan will also facilitate stakeholders to take actions that will align with the Act and its implementation. In addition, the plan is also critical in achieving population level behavior change to reduce tobacco intake.
  • In this vain, the Tobacco control unit of the Federal Ministry of Health intends to develop the National Tobacco Control Communication. Plan
  • This assignment will focus on providing technical support to the Tobacco Control Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health in developing a National Tobacco Control Communication Plan. This assignment also entails developing key messages and media materials that will be used to implement the communication plan.

Objectives
The consultant will develop a communication plan that meets the following key objectives;

  • Achieve enforcement of the 2015 National Tobacco Control Act
  • To reduce intake of tobacco among Nigerians
  • To reduce second hand tobacco smoke
  • The design of the communication plan will draw from various theories of change and conceptual frameworks that are relevant to achieving the objectives outlined above.

Description of Duties

  • Conduct a desk review to understand the policy landscape of tobacco control and social drivers of tobacco use in Nigeria
  • Develop the zero draft of the communication plan
  • Facilitate a stakeholder meeting to review the zero draft
  • Develop the first draft of the communication plan
  • Develop the templates for message and materials development based on stakeholder inputs
  • Facilitate a stakeholder meeting to finalize the communication plan
  • Facilitate a media and message development workshop to develop key messages and media materials

Qualification / Experience And Skills

  • A post-graduate degree in either public health, social science or any related relevant field is required for this position
  • Five years of progressive experience in the area of social and behaviour change communication;
  • Knowledge and/or experience of tobacco control
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with government, external partners and donors;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various Office applications; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Application Closing Date
11:59:00 PM; 2nd December, 2019.


3) Job Title: National Consultant to Support Costing of the Digital Health Operational Plan for 2020

Ref Id: 1905472
Location: Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 10 days
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Background/Objective
The National Health ICT Strategic Framework (NHICTSF) 2015-2020 a sixty-two-page document published in 2016 with the vision: “By 2020, health ICT will help enable and deliver universal health coverage in Nigeria” is the national digital health / eHealth strategy of Nigeria. The activities in the strategy were constructed under the seven components of a national eHealth environment outlined in the National eHealth Strategy Toolkit 2012, a joint publication of World Health Organization and International Telecommunication Union.

The National ICT strategy reflected the situation of the national health system in 2015 towards building a national eHealth infrastructure. The activities described in the strategic document are in the third phase of implementation in 2019 (Year 4) with no significant progress achieved in the first and second phase of implementation. Phase 2 (Year 2 and Year 3) was for deployment, maintenance and support of the national HIE described in the strategic document while phase 3 is to consolidate and carry out a review of progress in implementing the strategic document (Year 4 and Year 5).  While some activities are longitudinal and span the entire course of the timeframe of the strategic document 2015-2020, time has elapsed.

The Strategy was grossly not implemented owing to issues around political will, coordination of stakeholders and funding challenges. In its 4th year, a national outcry was made at various fora including the last National Council on Health. This resulted in the concerted effort of the department of ICT to implement the strategy before it expires in 2020.

The FMOH therefore requests funding and technical support from the WHO to conduct a stakeholder workshop to develop the 2020 Health ICT Operational Plan to guide implementation of prioritized digital health activities in 2020. For this reason, a costing expert is required in addition to the Planning consultant to develop and cost the plan to translate as an investment framework for Health ICT in 2020.

Specific Tasks

  • Support development of the National Digital Health Operational Plan for 2020
  • Lead the costing of prioritized activities for 2020 Digital Health activity implementation.

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
Education:

  • Essential: Post Graduate degree in Public Health or other related field.

Experience:

  • 10 years’ working in the health sector in a government or non-governmental organization with evidence of support in developing Health-biased Policies and Strategic Plan

Functional Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of the health system situation and stakeholders in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the National Counterparts-Federal and State Ministry of Health ICT department
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synergize and communicate complex ideas in English, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

Application Closing Date
10:59:00 PM; 3rd December, 2019.


4) Job Title: National Consultant to Support Development of Nigeria’s Health Profile Report

Ref Id: 1905470
Location: Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 15 days
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Background/Objective
The World Health Organization African Regional Office, has, as part of its transformation agenda, prioritized having small technical focus, responsive operations and effective communications amongst the focus areas. In line with this, it has been undergoing a revamp of the Africa Health Observatory (AHO) to align it to the needs of ensuring data, analytics and knowledge on UHC and SDGs are regularly available at the regional, and country level.

Based on the foregoing, it is currently migrating data and information from all the existing observatories – global, regional and country specific, into the new platform. The updated AHO consists of regional and national observatories and will be the primary source of information relating to health and the SDGs in the region.

Countries were directed to take the opportunity of the ongoing migration of data and information to update all the existing data and statistics for their country. As a result, a national stakeholder workshop was held in August,2019 to collate and review Nigeria’s data based on a list of indicators on health.

To be able to achieve the aim of the observatory, countries were requested to assemble, analyze/synthesize data; generate information products including health profile for the country and upload same to the AFO/NHO website and seeking other opportunities to disseminate same.

Specific Tasks

  • Facilitate stakeholders’ review and update of country data on indicators of the AHO/NHO
  • Lead development of the country’s health profile

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
Education:

  • Essential: Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Health Informatics or other related field.

Experience:

  • 15 years’ progressive experience working as a health systems expert in a government or non-governmental organization
  • 10 years experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes.

Functional Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of the health system situation and stakeholders in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of STATA and other statistical packages
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the National Counterparts at the Federal and State levels
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synergize and communicate complex ideas in English, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

Application Closing Date
10:59:00 PM; 3rd December, 2019.


5) Job Title: National Consultant to Support Training of Anambra and Sokoto State Health Workers on Data Analysis, Dissemination and Use

Ref Id: 1905469
Location: Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 20 days
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time 

Background/Objective

  • The EU funded HSS project prioritizes evidence generation and use for decision making. This is line with the need to track health systems performance, UHC and health outcomes. The Nigerian government prioritized primary health care services as the bedrock for UHC.  Regular reviews, analysis and dissemination of information is necessary to inform effectiveness of PHC implementation.
  • As a result of the foregoing, a training on data analysis, information generation capability and dissemination mechanisms is planned to build the capacity of stakeholders in Anambfra and Sokoto State to analyze and use data on health matters to improve health outcomes and service delivery.
  • The main purpose of this assignment is to improve institutional capacity for data analysis, information generation, dissemination and use for action for Anambra and Sokoto State Ministry of Health.

Specific Tasks

  • Facilitate phased capacity building of the State stakeholders in data analysis and reviews.
  • Build capacity of the States in development of appropriate analytical products such as statistics bulletins, scorecards, data visualization, policy briefs, Fact sheets, Information notes, etc.
  • Develop State indicator league tables for review and analysis of indicators in various programme areas
  • Build capacity on the WHO DHIS2 Apps/Technical packages.

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
Education:

  • Essential: Post Graduate degree in public health, Health Informatics or other related field.

Experience:

  • 10 years’ experience working in public health settings in Nigeria
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes.

Functional Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of the health system situation and stakeholders in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of STATA and other statistical packages
  • Demonstrated ability to produce analytical products such as statistical bulletin, Factsheets, Policy briefs, etc
  • Sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with State Ministry of Health ICT department
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synergize and communicate complex ideas in English, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

Application Closing Date
10:59:00 PM; 3rd December, 2019.


6) Job Title: National Consultant to Support Digital Health in Nigeria: Review of Progress, Finalization of National Policy and Update of National Strategy

Ref Id: 1905468
Location: Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 30 days
Primary Location: Nigeria
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Background/Objective

  • The FMOH in collaboration with stakeholders developed a draft eHealth policy and the need to review the progress made in implementation of the first strategy is dire as the findings will enrichen the National eHealth Policy.  The FMOH ICT department facilitated a side meeting in the last (62nd) NCH to create awareness of the digital heath ecosystem status and commence the process of strengthening governance, capacity building and scale up of digital health interventions in the country.
  • To achieve the Nigerian eHealth strategic vision to have a “Nationally scaled integrated Health ICT services and applications”; the Department must put in place a short term plan to actualize the review of progress of implementation, finalization of national eHealth policy and update of national eHealth strategy.
  • Federal Ministry of Health requires a senior level digital health/eHealth consultant with eHealth/Digital health education, skills, knowledge and competencies with minimum 15 years’ national eHealth development experience to facilitate support the development of an operational plan to actualize the review of progress, finalization of national eHealth policy and update of national eHealth strategy.
  • The consultant will provide key skills and expertise to the eHealth Project Management Office at the Department of ICT, Federal Ministry of Health and allow for transfer of skills and knowledge to the full time staff.

Specific Tasks

  • Lead development of the National Digital Health Operational Plan (DHOP) for 2020
  • Lead review and update of the draft National Health ICT Policy; zonal sensitization on the draft National Digital Health Policy and collated inputs from 36 + 1 States of the Federation
  • Provide support for stakeholder sensitization and national launching of the Digital Health Atlas
  • End term evaluation of the first Health ICT Strategic Plan
  • Engagement of stakeholders at different levels for targeted advocacies for digital health implementation in line with national priorities

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
Education:

  • Essential: Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Health Informatics and Information Technology or related fields

Experience:

  • 15 years’ national eHealth development experience
  • 10 years’ experience working in the health sector in a government or non-governmental international organization with evidence of support in developing Health-biased Policies and Strategic Plan.

Functional Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of the health system situation and stakeholders in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the National Counterparts-Federal and State Ministry of Health ICT department
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synergize and communicate complex ideas in English, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results.

Application Closing Date
10:59:00 PM; 3rd December, 2019.


7) Job Title: Communication Assistant – Speechwriter, Outreach and Advocacy
Ref No: 1905445
Location: Abuja
Grade: G5
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: 6 months
Schedule: Full-time 

Purpose of the Position

  • The World Health Organization country office in Nigeria continues to support the Federal Ministry of Health and partners to coordinate and implement essential health interventions towards achievement of universal access by 2030.
  • WHO engages with stakeholders, nationally, at state/LGA levels, regionally, as well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of solidarity towards the achievement of agreed development goals. 
  • WHO works with a wide range of partners including global centers of excellence to intensively explore how building endogenous capacity be encouraged, how broadening and sharing technical expertise within the National framework will systematically occur, and how emerging innovative mechanisms can be harnessed through National Health Sector Development Plan (NHSDPll).

Description of Duties

  • The documentation and advocacy assistant is responsible for generating content, updating the stakeholder database, developing high-impact communications products for stakeholders, including donors The position requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high quality, well-written, thought-provoking materials under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Support the 5 clusters through drafting of speeches and articles, consistently ensuring a high level of accuracy and flexibility in creating, writing, and adapting content and presentation for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Undertaking original research on a range of development topics (within the context of UN system, Country Cooperation Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals) as needed to substantively inform the speech writing process;
  • Analyzing complex information, including statistics, financial information and other numerical, qualitative and quantitative data, to extract key messages for integration into speeches, and other communications materials as required;
  • Researching audience expectations, event agenda and topics, and assist in focusing the purpose of each speech to tailor messages for maximum audience appeal and impact;
  • Drafting other substantive written material for the Office of the WR as requested, including statements, briefings, op-eds, opinions, articles, talking points, key messages and other written communications. This may include targeted messages for internal communications within the United Nations or for specific stakeholders and partners;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date archive of speeches and data on the WHO website;
  • Extracting key messages from speeches/presentations/articles for dissemination through social media channels, in close collaboration with the Communications Officer;
  • The documentation and advocacy assistant is part of the communications team in and will report to the WR (Communication officer).

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: Completion of secondary school education.
  • Desirable: Degree in Journalism, Communications, Sustainable Development, International Relations or other relevant field.

Experience:
Essential:

  • 5 years working experience in the development of all written external communications including web articles, factsheets, press releases, Annual Reports, event coverage, including photography, interviews, newsletters and other media contents
  • Organization of press conferences with local and national media outlets
  • Production, launch and dissemination of institutional knowledge products, including Press Releases
  • Production of digital/social media materials such as tweets, Facebook Live content and short videos
  • Excellent general understanding of public health, gender, equity and other related issues;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office suite, and particularly in development of PowerPoint presentation materials

Desirable:

  • Relevant work experience in WHO/UN.

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of  English.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of one of the other five official languages of the UN (French, Portuguese and Spanish) would be an asset.

Skills:

  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background

Competencies

  • Promote WHO’s position in health leadership
  • Communication
  • Foster integration and teamwork
  • Produce results
  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences.

Application Closing Date
9th December, 2019.


8) Job Title: National Consultant- Key Population Programme Management Technical Support

Ref Id: 1905440
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time 

Purpose of the Position

  • The burden of Mental Illness in Nigeria is high (20-30%), but fewer than 10% of people in need receive adequate care. This is further accentuated by the recent insurgency and insurrection in the North-Eastern and North-Central regions of the Country. Also, suicide prevalence is increasingly recognized as a serious concern, especially among the young, in Nigeria. There are also many human rights issues that need to be addressed in the context of providing mental health care and support as well as addressing discrimination and human rights violations that are happening in the community.
  • WHO Nigeria seeks technical assistance to work on these areas. The consultant will provide support to the implementation and scale up of harm reduction programmes to address HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment for key populations as well as scale-up strategies on Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders. This will require the development of national guidance, tools and reports based on evidence and WHO recommendations and providing support to the implementation of such programmes.

Description of Duties

  • Under the direct supervision of the Cluster Lead, CND, provide technical assistance to the National Harm Reduction and Mental Health, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders Programs to effectively carry out the following specific responsibilities:
  • Facilitate the functionality of the established national TWG on harm reduction and the national TWG working on mental health and substance abuse
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of policy guidance and strategic plan on harm reduction for people who inject drugs
  • Support the implementation of harm reduction guidelines and development of service delivery tools in particular on opioid substitution therapy (OST) and needle and syringe programmes (NSP) in line with WHO guidelines and recommendations;
  • Support capacity building of key and relevant stakeholders on harm reduction;
  • Support the conduct of operational research and feasibility studies on OST and NSP
  • Support resource mobilization for key populations including harm reduction (GF proposal and other donors);
  • Represent the organization on high level groups and issues related to key populations including harm reduction.
  • Support the collection and timely complete reporting of data and documentation on Key Population data and manage collation, approval and dissemination of program data for the country;
  • Proactively contribute and provide support including preparing reports, talking points and briefs on key population
  • Support the scale-up of interventions on Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders (MNSD)
  • Support the Mental Health Action Committee to identify and recommend key activities to the Honorable Minister of Health
  • Support the institutionalization of Quality Rights into Mental Health services
  • Support the review and update of the mental health law, policy and strategic plan in line with global standards
  • Support the development of a strategic plan for Suicide prevention
  • Support resource mobilization to support Mental Health interventions
  • Perform any other assigned duties to support Key population programming, Mental Health, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders and its related activities.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: Degree in Clinical Medicine, Microbiology, Human Physiology, Human Anatomy.
  • Desirable: Advanced university degree at master’s level or higher in medicine, public health, social sciences.

Experience:
Essential:

  • Two years’ experience in Key population programming that includes HIV and MNSD,
  • Two years’ experience in programme management including grant writing, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting to external donors at national and/or international levels.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated capacity to implement grants and comply with internal and external requirements; previous experience in working with PEPFAR and Global fund will be an asset

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Fluency in verbal and written English

Competencies:

  • Promote WHO’s position in health leadership:
  • Communication
  • Foster integration and teamwork
  • Produce results
  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences.

Application Closing Date
10:59:00 PM; 9th December, 2019.


9) Job Title: Technical Advisor on the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund
Ref No: 1905333
Location: Abuja
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 20 days
Schedule: Full-time 

Background/Objective

  • The United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund (UNRSTF) was established in 2018 as a UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund. The fund uses the Global Framework Plan of Action for Road Safety to serve as a benchmark for development of sound national road safety systems. It will also be used by the UNRSTF to prioritize and coordinate its financial support to countries and promote coordination of financial support with other funds or programs. The comprehensive and efficient national road safety system building on the international regulatory framework, good practice and experience consists of 5 pillars: Road safety management (the bridging pillar): target setting, vertical and horizontal management, monitoring, coordination by lead agency, Safe user, Safe vehicle, Safe road, Effective post-crash response.
  • Evidence shows that countries which have created national safety system and contextualized the UN conventions on road safety are the best. The fund will be in particular for Low- and middle-income countries especially those with the greatest road safety challenges. The countries however should put in place basic administrative, civil and criminal legal and institutional frameworks.
  • The TA will support the development of a proposal for the country in accordance to the UNRSTF guidelines

Specific Tasks

  • The TA will work closely and provide technical guidance and support to the FRSC and other key members of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety and Injury Prevention stakeholders and in close consultation with the Team Lead, Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases WHO.
  • The proposal development process will also be supported by the WHO AFRO and HQ.

Specifically, the TA will perform the following tasks:

  • Understand the national context through desk review of all relevant documents
  • Review the NRSS and identify areas that need strengthening and identify how these areas will be strengthened
  • Identify and engage with relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate a meeting with key stakeholders to determine the most important focus area to develop the proposal
  • Develop a zero draft document
  • Share document with key stakeholders for their feedback
  • Facilitate a finalization meeting
  • Update the proposal with the agreed recommendations from the meeting
  • Submit proposal

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience 

  • A first degree in a relevant field:
  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant field is an asset
  • Two years of progressive experience in the area of Road Safety;
  • Knowledge of and experience in the development of proposals for road safety;
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with government, external partners and donors;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various Office applications; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Application Closing Date
9th December, 2019.


10) Job Title: Consultant – Resolve to Save Lives Baseline Assessment

Ref Id: 1905335
Locations: Kano and Ogun
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 30 days
Primary Location: Nigeria
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Background/Objective

  • The prevalence of hypertension is rising in Nigeria and contributing significantly to mortality and morbidity. A systematic review and meta-analysis of hypertension prevalence studies conducted in Nigeria showed that the crude pool prevalence of hypertension is 31.2% (men:29.5% and women:31.1%).
  • Due to multiple demand and supply-side factors, access, delivery and uptake of comprehensive hypertension prevention, care and treatment services is limited particularly in primary health care settings. As such many people living with the condition do not have access to diagnostic services, care and support. This gives rise to debilitating and life-threatening complications that may lead to death and poor quality of life.
  • In a bid to strengthen service delivery, improve access and generate demand for hypertension care and treatment services, the FMoH and WHO with funding from Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) is implementing a comprehensive hypertension care and treatment project in two Ogun and Yobe states.
  • The assignment will focus on assessing the readiness of health facilities in Ogun and Kano state to provide comprehensive hypertension and diabetes care and treatment and the current status of providing hypertension care and treatment in these states
  • The assessment will involve site visits and observations using an adapted version of the WHO service availability readiness assessment tool, key informant interviews with health facility managers, health providers and community pharmacists

Specific Tasks
This consultancy will involve both quantitative and qualitative methods and will involve the following key tasks:

  • Site visits to assess the health facilities for service availability and readiness
  • Key informant interviews with policymakers, service providers and community pharmacists

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • A degree in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology or Biostatistics is required
  • A post graduate degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology or biostatistics is an asset
  • Five years of progressive experience in epidemiology and public health
  • Knowledge of and experience of hypertension control programs and plans;
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with government, external partners and donors;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various Office applications; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Application Closing Date
10:59:00 PM; 9th December, 2019.

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