World Health Organization (WHO)
( 2206967 )
Contractual Arrangement : External consultant
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 6 Months
Job Posting: Jul 28, 2022, 2:15:43 PM
Purpose of consultancy
The consultant will analyse the WHO Academy Learning Programmes in preparation for the upcoming learning programme batch releases. He/she will contribute in receiving, parsing and making some pre-analysis of programs before being assigned to Learning Designer for development.
The WHO Academy is a priority special initiative of the WHO transformation agenda and supports accelerated learning and capacity building towards achievement of the 13th General Programme of Work targets. On 11 June 2019 the President of France and the Director-General of WHO signed a Declaration of Intent to establish the WHO Academy that will revolutionize lifelong learning in health.
The Academy brings together adult learning science, behavioural science and cutting-edge learning technologies such as artificial intelligence and extended reality with WHO’s norms, standards and evidence to deliver high impact accredited and tailored multilingual learning to meet diverse needs.
The Academy is open to a wide range of multisectoral stakeholders that can influence health, including leaders, educators, researchers, health workers, WHO staff and the broader public. The overall goal is to support the learning and development needs of WHO staff and stakeholders to progress towards WHO’s “triple billion” goal: ensuring that by 2023, an additional 1 billion people benefit from universal health coverage; 1 billion more are afforded better protection in health emergencies, and 1 billion more enjoy improved health and wellbeing. More information about the Academy is available at academy.who.int.
Deliverable 1: Capture overall WHO needs for learning & development.
Deliverable 2: Selection of new Learning Programme requests.
Deliverable 3: Reception of new Learning Programme requests.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Essential: Advanced university degree in one of the following fields:
- Learning Science, Educational Psychology, Behavioural Science.
- Educational Technology, Learning Innovation.
- Project Management certification.
- Master’s degree or postgraduate degree in Public Health, Nursing, Health Science.
- At least six years of relevant experience in identifying learning needs, analysing new requests for learning programmes, and/or transforming development goals into learning solutions.
- Experience working in adult learning.
- Previous experience in working with multiple stakeholders in a diverse environment (multiple cultures, time zones, countries/regions, languages, etc.).
- Experience working with World Health Organization or with international organizations.
- Experience in Project Management.
- Experience in Stakeholder Management.
- Experience in measuring learning impact in LMIC.
- Good understanding of quality of care issues.
- Ability to deliver and achieve results.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Data analytics, report writing, conducting surveys or interviews.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English
Desirable: Knowledge of any other WHO language.
Off-site – Home based.
No travel is expected.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Remuneration: Band level B
9,980 per month.
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
- 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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- Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
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