National Consultant on healthcare waste management

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Under the supervision of a WHO Pristina staff member, a local consultant with experience on Infection Prevention Control (IPC) and/or waste management within healthcare facilities (HCF), will support WHO in the implementation of activities related to developing protocols for the management of healthcare waste and developing and implementing trainings for healthcare workers and sanitary workers in select healthcare facilities.


In the frame of Healthier Kosovo 2 (HK2) project, WHO Pristina will continue supporting Institute of Public Health (IPH) and Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen their capacities in assessing health effects from indoor air pollution, outdoor air pollution, and climate change.

The project scope has been extended in phase 2 to also include activities related to the improvement of healthcare waste management, which was identified as a need in the project scoping phase.

The focus of these activities will be in developing healthcare waste management protocols and provide trainings to the healthcare workers and sanitary workers at the tertiary and secondary level facilities.


  • Work closely with WHO international consultant to inform and update them on the needs of the healthcare facilities with regards to waste management so that project activities can be refined accordingly throughout project planning and implementation.
  • Support in identifying relevant stakeholders and decision makers in the area of healthcare waste management so that they can be included in all phases of project planning and implementation.
  • Support in coordinating with the relevant authorities within Ministry of Health and HUCSK to get the necessary approvals and permits for the planned project activities. Coordinate with the international consultant to arrange meetings with these stakeholders when needed.
  • Coordinate with health care facilities, MoH and HUCSK to identify participants for the trainings, including most adequate participants for the training of trainers (ToT) and invite them to such trainings as agreed with the international consultant.

Specific Deliverables

  • Two reports (2-4 pages max) on the 20th of February 2023 and 20th of July 2023. The reports will contain the main activities carried out in the respective time periods.


Functional Knowledge and Skills


  • Very good writing skills demonstrated by reports & publications from previous work experience.
  • Very good communication skills with different stakeholders in complex settings.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with stakeholders representing different institutions and entities.

Education Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Health Economics, or other related fields.


  • Master’s degree on the above mentioned fields.



  • Experience in overseeing and supporting the implementation of projects related to IPC measures/waste management/hygiene activities in healthcare facilities
  • At least 5 years of experience in the health sector working with public institutions. In particular, the person should have:

    • Experience working with government agencies and development partners in the health sector.


  • Experience in developing guidelines/protocols or providing advice to stakeholders on healthcare waste management/IPC.



  • Very good knowledge of the English language.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Albanian language.


On-site - Pristina, Kosovo. The work will be carried from Pristina (of WHO premises).


No travel required


NO-C local fees


20 Sept 2022- 20 July 2023, 10 months. Part time i.e. 6 months - 50% - Working schedule to be agreed with supervisors


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