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  1. Purpose of the Consultancy

To analyse public health and social measures (PHSM) data within the countries across the Eastern Mediterranean Region using different statistical methods to inform recommendations on their effectiveness to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Background

Public health and social measures (PHSM) are being implemented across the globe to limit transmission and reduce mortality and morbidity from COVID-19. PHSM include non-pharmaceutical individual and societal interventions to control COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, PHSM should be regularly reviewed and adapted and their effectiveness in controlling SARS-CoV-2 transmission evaluated. This requires agile decision-making based on ongoing situational assessments at the most local administrative level possible. Such assessments should be based on a risk/benefit approach considering the intensity of transmission, the health system’s capacity to respond, other contextual considerations (such as upcoming events which may alter transmission or capacity) and the overall strategic approach to responding to COVID-19 in each specific setting. Decisions to tighten, loosen, or introduce PHSM to control COVID-19 must be weighed against the impacts these measures have on societies and individuals. Considerations include impact on the economy, security, mental health and psychosocial well-being, human rights, food security, socioeconomic disparities, continuity of health and public health programmes, treatment and management of conditions other than COVID-19, gender- based violence, and public sentiment and adherence to PHSM.

  1. Planned timelines (6 months)

Start date: 15/04/2021

End date: 15/10/2021

  1. Work to be performed

Output 1: Analysis on the implications of the public health measures implemented in countries over the course of the pandemic so far

Deliverable 1.1: Prepare Regional and country reports describing time series analysis on the implications of the public health measures implemented in countries in the lens of the epidemiological and mobility data inform the mathematical modelling.

Deliverable 1.2: Draft Policy brief concluding informed recommendations to countries based on analyzing PHSM data in relation to the different social measures such as curfews, full lockdown, canceling Friday prayers, etc.

Deliverable 1.3: Update- dashboard with quality visualization, such as timelines, static and dynamic visualization.

Deliverable 1.4: Draft paper for peer review publication highlighting the key messages from analyzing the PHSM data.

Output 2: Descriptive and inferential analysis of survey PHSM data

Deliverable 2.1: Issue/submit Regional-level and country-specific reports and profiles summarizing the effectiveness of PHSM in the dynamics of the COVID 19 transmission through epidemiological indicators, such as the time-varying reproduction number.

Deliverables 2.2: Develop template of analysis plans for country use to streamline and automate the required analyses.

  1. Technical Supervision

The selected Consultant will work on the supervision of: Dr Dalia Samhouri, CPI Manager

  1. Specific requirements

- Qualifications required:

University degree in biological science, public health, or related domain, and Graduate degree in epidemiology/biostatistics’ is Essential

- Experience required:

At least 2 years of practical experience in data management and analysis, producing reports and conducting research.

- Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge and skills of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge and skills of statistical packages
  • Demonstrated skills and capacities of interpretation, report writing and research

- Language requirements:

Expert level of English and Arabic Languages

  1. Place of assignment

Cairo, Egypt.

  1. Medical clearance

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

9. Travel

No travel is required.

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.

The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the selection process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for consultancy assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a consultant contract. There is no commitment on either side.

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