Consultant - HIM/WHE/WPRO

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1. Purpose of the Consultancy

The incumbent will support to the HIM/WHE in the development and implementation of the information and geographic mapping systems necessary for the collation, tracking and analysis of relevant intelligence and information related to public health events.

2. Background

Since 2 January 2020, the three levels of WHO (China Country Office, Regional Office for the Western Pacific and Headquarters) have been working together to respond to this outbreak of COVID-19. On 30 January 2020, WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). On 11 March 2020, WHO Director General characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. WPRO HIM team has supported response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Western Pacific Region, supporting Member States and WHO Country Offices to prepare and respond to COVID-19.

Aside from the COVID-19 response, HIM team has continued to maintain the infectious diseases and public health crises monitoring, verification and response functions. However, due to the resource intensive and protracted nature of the COVID-19 response the HIM team is looking to strengthen its team to conduct routine monitoring and response activities for all hazards including COVID-19 outbreak in the Western Pacific Region.

3. Planned timelines

The contractual partner will work within the duration:

Start date : 5 December 2022

End date : 5 May 2023

4. Work to be performed

Under the supervision of the Programme Area Manager, Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment (HIM):

Output 1: Provide technical support in developing and maintaining tools and processes for collecting, managing, analyzing and presenting geospatial data.

Deliverable 1.1: Support routine data management and visualization for HIM/WHE

Deliverable 1.2: Support training of geospatial analysis tools and skills

Deliverable 1.3: Working with different teams and streams of work on streamlining information for mapping and visualization

Output 2: Support managing, maintaining, and upgrading the regional COVID-19 dashboard.

Deliverable 2.1: Extract various data and information on COVID-19 and other public health events including dengue, avian influenza and influenza from multiple sources using R and other tools.

Output 3: Support any other ad hoc task related to the dashboard, mapping and visualization as deemed necessary by the Programme Area Manager, Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment.

Output 4: Provide the monthly progress report on the work performed and achieved, and the submission of the final mission report at the end of consultancy

Output 5: Carry out other activities as requested by the Programme Area Manager, Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment.

5. Qualifications, experience, skills, and languages

Qualifications required

Essential: First university degree in information or data management, computer sciences, statistics, applied math, public health, or a related field, complemented by training in information management from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable: Specialization in information management systems. Specific training in humanitarian response or emergency information management.

Experience required

Essential: At least 5 years of related experience in information management, monitoring, needs assessment, project management, data management and information dissemination in the public health sector or health development sector, part of which in emergency management or humanitarian context. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in developing countries.

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge

Advanced use of MS Office, particularly spreadsheets, data visualization and analysis tools, and databases Design and management of information systems

Language requirements

Excellent knowledge of English or French (depending on the country of assignment). Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.

Competencies

  • ### Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • ### Communication
  • ### Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • ### Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • ### Teamwork
  • ### Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

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6. Place of assignment

The consultancy will initially take place remotely with possible travel to Manila, Philippines.

7. Medical clearance

The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.

8. Travel

The Consultant is expected to travel according to the itinerary and estimated schedule below:

Travel dates:

From: TBD To: TBD

Location: Manila, Philippines

Purpose: Face to face discussions with supervisor and final revision of deliverables. All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance. Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.

Additional Information

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  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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