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World Health Organization (WHO)

Consultant – Healthy Policy

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Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

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

Job Posting: Jul 18, 2022, 9:03:29 AM

Purpose of consultancy

The consultant will facilitate the successful development of the WHO Academy, specifically around content review pertaining to political/stakeholder analysis. The Consultant contribute to the development of a new virtual course focused on Delivery for Impact, as part of the newly launched WHO Academy.


The Department for Delivery for Impact (DFI), within the Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact Division, was created to help spearhead this ambitious program of work. One of its key missions is to build capacity at all three levels of the organization to support member states to deliver on their health-related outcomes. The core purpose is to remove barriers to successful implementation of the Triple Billion targets by providing a relentless focus on impact, setting targets and tracking progress, and making midstream corrections in activities as needed.

Through this process, it is essential to actively strengthen capacity to achieve the Triple Billion targets at all three levels of the WHO: countries, regions, and Headquarters. To help bring this to life, DFI is producing a WHO Academy delivery course titled “DELIVERING IMPACT IN EVERY COUNTRY: Empowering public health leaders to take effective action to achieve the SDGs”. The course will teach participants how to use delivery tools to enable them to implement their work more effectively, through webinar, mentor-participant chats and self-learning modules.

The WHO Academy is the World Health Organization’s global learning centre for anybody who strives to improve health. Academy courses integrate the latest evidence-based health guidance, state-of-the-art learning technologies and advancements in the science of adult learning so that empowered learners can continually develop the competencies they need.


  • Review WHO Academy content (storyboards) for technical and methodological rigor and accuracy, in specific areas:
  • NCDs particularly cardiovascular disease.
  • Health Policy.
  • Stakeholder analysis.
  • Ensure WHO Academy objectives are adequately developed and assessed.
  • Provide input on modules, including but not limited to: technical content, content and data for scenarios and exercises, methods and approaches in program development and impact measurements.
  • Ensure consistency in content and ideas across all modules.
  • Provide overall editing and formatting support for each module.

The consultant would review the content of the 5 draft storyboards for technical and methodological rigor and accuracy.

Output 1: Revised storyboards 1,2,3.

  • Ensure WHO Academy objectives are adequately developed and assessed for this subject.
  • Review the quality of the content and make the necessary edits.

Output 2: Revised storyboards 4, 5.

  • Ensure WHO Academy objectives are adequately developed and assessed for this subject.
  • Review the quality of the content and make the necessary edits.

Output 3: Revised summative assessments.

Facilitate the testing of exercises, methods and metrics to assess efficiency of the training exercises.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: Master’s degree in public health, business, political sciences, health policy and management or any relevant discipline.

Desirable: Doctorate degree in a relevant discipline.


Essential: 5 to 10 years relevant experience in an academic or professional setting focused on writing, content creation and project management, ideally in health policy or health implementation.


  • At least 2 years relevant experience in a low-income or middle-income country setting.
  • Experience in WHO or other UN agencies.

  • Experience with NGOs and bilateral agencies.


  • Exceptional writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the topic area ( NCDs particularly Cardiovascular disease; Health Policy; and Stakeholder analysis) in addition to program design and implementation.

Languages required:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French


Off-site – Home based.


No travel is expected

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):


Expected duration of contract:

11 months. Start date August 2022.

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: (link) Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
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