World Health Organization (WHO)
Emerging Infectious Diseases clinical management
( 2300377 )
Contractual Arrangement : External consultant
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 6 months
Job Posting: Jan 20, 2023, 8:20:49 AM
Purpose of consultancy
To provide technical expertise to the clinical management and operations unit to implement and perform different activities.
The mission of the WHO’s Health Emergencies (WHE) Programme is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The objectives of the Country Readiness Strengthening (CRS) Department include the development and strengthening of core national capacities necessary to mitigate and respond to emergency risks and vulnerabilities.
Within the CRS Department, the Clinical Management and Operations Unit works to facilitate and in setting and implementation of clinical standards throughout the full cycle of health emergencies through the coordination of groups of subject-matter experts and the fast-tracking of evidence and guidance and country support.
Provide technical support to WHO secretariat in the development of the GRADE based, Clinical management guidelines for EID (including but not limited to Lassa fever, mpox, cholera, COVID, Ebola).
- Prepare planning proposals for the Guideline Review Committee
- Prepare power point presentations and agenda to support WHO secretariat in the convening of WHO steering committee and Guideline Development group meetings.
- Work with systematic review teams to prepare evidence summaries for meetings.
- Work within electronic publication platform to draft guidelines based on outcomes from GDG meetings.
- Develop derivative products such as posters and care pathways (from clinical guidelines)
- Update training materials for openwho.org and aids for health workers.
Provide technical expertise to WHO staff in the preparation and execution of Global webinars on clinical management.
- Set topics and agenda of clinical webinars.
- Identify and communicate with clinical experts that will participate in the webinars.
- Draft text updates to the clinical management website to highlight and disseminate the webinars.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.
- A first university degree in medicine.
- Specialty training in Infectious diseases, Internal medicine, Paediatrics, Emergency medicine, Critical Care or other relevant clinical specialty.
- Post graduate degree in public health, research, or related discipline.
- Five years of experience as clinician with Research experience (clinical research and or clinical trials).
- Experience in creating training materials for health workers.
- Experience in making clinical presentations.
- International work experience.
- Experience working in disease outbreaks or health emergencies.
- Demonstrated knowledge of research methods and GRADE, and leading systematic reviews.
- Excellent English writing.
- Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting environment.
- Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to multi-task and produce accurate results under pressure.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, tact and discretion, sound judgment and initiative.
- Ability to work under pressure and to clearly articulate and present concepts and procedures to a broad range of audiences.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of another official WHO language.
Off-site : Home based.
The consultant is expected to travel.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Band level B-USD 7,000
9,980 per month.
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
6 months. Contracts may be offered at 100% or less.
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- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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