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World Health Organization (WHO)

Consultant

Noncommunicable Diseases, NCD Financing

( 2205975 )

Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

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

Job Posting: Jun 28, 2022, 12:11:49 PM

Purpose of consultancy

To develop and finalize the NCD Finance Needs Tool Technical Product and provide expert advice to the countries on utilization of the tool to help finance NCD services in country.

Background

The spread of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health conditions represents one of the greatest development challenges of the 21st century. The global burden of NCDs is disproportionally higher in low and-middle income countries (LMICs), with 90% of largely preventable, NCD related premature deaths occurring in LMICs.

In response to this burden of NCDs, the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020 (WHA64.11) set a global target of a 25% relative reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 with an extension to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 3.4 of one third relative reduction in premature mortality due to NCD by 2030. In extending the Global Action Plan, the World Health Assembly (WHA75(10)) endorsed “an implementation roadmap 2023–2030 for the global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2030.

The implementation roadmap stipulates that sustainable financing is required for countries to support population-level interventions and reduce the unmet need for services and financial hardship arising from out-of-pocket payments. Countries should incrementally increase the allocation for health and within that for NCDs. This also involves improving the effectiveness of catalytic funding support. Out-of-pocket expenditure can be reduced only when NCDs are well covered under financial protection schemes in countries. A tool has been highlighted as a need by member states to properly weigh out financial options for countries to consider for financing NCD services.

Deliverables

  • Deliverable 1: Consult with technical teams internally including the regions and external experts on the draft NCD Finance needs tool and receive contributions to refine and finalize.

    Expected by 30 August 2022

  • Deliverable 2: Provide expert advice to the countries on financing needs and options to consider for financing NCD plans and its implementation.

    Expected as ongoing until by 30 May 2023

  • Deliverable 3: Conduct consultation with stakeholders and finalize the draft technical product on NCD Finance Needs tool for use by countries.

    Expected by 30 October 2022

  • Deliverable 4: Pilot the use of the NCD Finance Needs tool in countries and dissemination for use in decision making for finance options for NCD by countries.

    Expected by 30 May 2023

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: Advanced University Degree in the Health Finance field and/or Public Health.

Experience:

Essential:

  • Over 5 years of experience in Health Finance.
  • Experience in public health and NCD program design and implementation.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate well and explain technical and programmatic issues.
  • Ability to communicate credibly within peer community.
  • Extensive knowledge of standard Microsoft Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Languages required:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Location:

Off-site: Home-based.

Travel:

The Consultant will be expected to travel.

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.

Additional Information

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