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Consultant – Health classification and terminology development, traditional medicine

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Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 11 months

Job Posting: Jul 6, 2022, 3:17:02 PM

Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical expertise to the Classifications and Terminologies (CAT) Unit within the Department of Data and Analytics (DNA) in the following areas:

  • Communications and coordination between CAT and all partners and donors regarding the ICD-11 Traditional Medicine (TM) Chapter Module 2 related activities.
  • Activities supporting the release and review of the ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 alpha draft.
  • Activities supporting the release and preparation of field-testing of the ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 beta draft.

Background

The CAT Unit has the responsibility for the development, maintenance, and implementation of WHO health-related classifications which include the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI) as well as related terminologies and data standards.

As part of the 11th revision of ICD-11, the CAT Unit coordinated the development of a supplementary Chapter on TM conditions. The inclusion of the TM Chapter in ICD-11 is facilitating standardized recording and reporting of TM diagnosis, which in turn will allow generating international comparable data on TM encountered in terms of form, frequency, effectiveness, safety, quality, outcome and cost. The First Module of the TM Chapter of ICD- 11 classifies traditional medicine conditions that originated in ancient China and are now commonly used in China, Japan, Republic of Korea and other countries around the world.

In response to the Member State requests and following that assessment of key requirements and uses cases for starting a process of international standardization, the CAT Unit has embarked on a four-year process to develop the Second Module of the TM Chapter of ICD-

  • The development of the ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 will focus on creating a union set of diagnostic categories derived from Ayurveda and related TM diagnostic systems (i.e. Unani, Siddha).

Deliverables

Deliverable 1: Organization and communication of ICD-11 TM2 Module development related activities.

1.1: To contribute to the updating of a project plan based on the consolidated input from the main stakeholder countries (i.e. India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iran, Pakistan, UAE, Malaysia).

Expected by: August 2023

1.2: To track and document the regular monthly calls and emails on ICD-11 TM2 Module development related activities; and to contribute to the drafting and monitoring of annual donor reports.

Expected by: August 2023

1.3: To produce appropriate documentation for workshops, meetings and agendas related to ICD-11 TM2 Module development related activities.

Expected by: August 2023

Deliverable 2: Supporting finalization and review of the ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 Alpha draft

2.1: To provide technical input to consolidation of technical files and contributions of Managing Editors and technical working groups from stakeholder countries in development of ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 Alpha draft.

Expected by: September-November 2022

2.2: To contribute to the preparation and release of the of ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 Alpha draft.

Expected by: November-December 2022

2.3: To prepare and co-conduct technical review meetings in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2022 and a stakeholder conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2022.

Expected by: October-November 2022

Deliverable 3: Finalization and review of the ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 Beta draft

3.1: To consolidate technical input files and contributions of Managing Editors and technical working groups from stakeholder countries in development of ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 Beta draft.

Expected by: January-May 2023

3.2: To contribute to the preparation and release the of ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 Beta draft.

Expected by: June-July 2023

3.3: To prepare international peer review and field-testing of the ICD-11 TM Chapter Module 2 Beta draft.

Expected by: July-August 2023

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: Advanced university degree in public health or natural science.

Desirable: Degree or professional certification in traditional medicine.

Experience

Essential:

  • At least 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in traditional medicine, including terminology and classification development.
  • Working experience in data analysis and management.
  • Proven experience in project management and stakeholder engagement, including working with multipartner/multi-country projects.
  • International experience in traditional medicine and classification related programme work.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral
  • Effective presentation and report-writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently in multidisciplinary and multicultural settings.

Languages required:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Expert knowledge of French and/or another official UN language.

Location

Off-site – Home based.

Travel

The Consultant may be required to travel according to programme needs.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration: 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):

N/A

Expected duration of contract:

11 months. September 2022 – August 2023.

Additional Information

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