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Consultant (HPD/ CBI) NOB-Urban Governance Project for Health and Wellbeing and Urban lead project.

( 2206107 )

Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

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

Job Posting: Jun 29, 2022, 10:59:16 AM

The purpose of the national consultancy is to provide support for the Urban Governance Project for Health and Wellbeing and Urban lead project.


The national consultant will be supporting the: “WHO Urban Governance for Health and Wellbeing” project initiative, which seeks enhancing good governance for Health and Wellbeing through multisectoral and multi-stakeholder’s engagement in rapidly urbanizing and high-density cities. This initiative is expected to work towards achieving the SDGs targets 3 and 11 and the triple billion targets of the WHO 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023 addressing key urban health issues, including social determinants and promote healthier lives of individuals and communities living in cities. This is to address key urban health problems such as informal settlements, access to basic public services, and social cohesion, the WHO Urban Governance for Health and Wellbeing initiative’s Theory of Change five key strategic actions which are as follows:

  • Re-orient institutions of governance through the leadership of mayors to increase community participation and effectiveness.
  • Integrate mechanisms at institutional level to promote policies and interventions with a participatory process from multiple sectors.
  • Enhance technical competence to address social determinants of health and equity in cities through a HiAP approach in the key issues.
  • Generate new evidence on urban governance for health and wellbeing at local level; and
  • Advocate for participatory urban governance for health and wellbeing through global, regional and national city and mayors’ networks.

EMRO has received support from Swiss Development Funds as part of a global WHO project to enhance urban governance for health and wellbeing. Tunisia is one of the five cities and four Regions identified to implement the WHO Urban Governance for Health and Wellbeing initiative. Based on that, country level activity plan has been developed after an inception phase for WHO country office, Tunisia. The project will be implemented by EMRO and WHO country office of Tunisia.

The national consultant is to support the work of Healthy Cities as a multisectoral platform for promoting health and wellbeing and development of activity plans related to the Regional Healthy Cities Network and documentation of implementation.

Planned timelines (subject to confirmation) 11 months

Start date: 1 September 2022

End date: 31 July 2023

Work to be performed

Output 1 : Technical support to the Urban Governance and Urbanlead Projects

Deliverable 1.1 Identify country specific actions to implement the SDC project

Deliverable 1.2 Facilitate the urbanlead modules implementation.

Deliverable 1.3 Conduct technical briefing for WHO country office and provide technical inputs in developing activity plans to implement the SDC project.

Deliverable 1.4 Prepare documents and reports for the activities implemented under the work plan to promote urban governance for health and wellbeing.

Output 2: Assistance for implementing Healthy Cities Programme

Deliverable 2.1 Provides relevant technical information to Regional Advisor engagements based on collected information from technical focal points involved in Healthy Cities, and other health promotion programs

Deliverable 2.2 Prepare briefing files, presentations, and other materials on various topics.

Deliverable 2.3 Draft information products (articles, short stories, reports, etc.) based on the follow up and developments in health promotion programmatic areas.

Deliverable 2.4 Update the Regional Healthy Cities Network website

Specific requirements

Qualifications required : University degree in marketing and/or communication or related fields with specific training on urban governance, health promotion and wellbeing.

Experience required : At least 2 years’ experience in advocacy, communication, and health promotion especially healthy cities.

Language requirements : Expert in English and Arabic speaking and writing

Place of assignment

Unless specified later, this assignment will be performed in-site

Medical clearance

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


The Consultant is expected to travel according to the itinerary and estimated schedule.

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