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World Health Organization (WHO)

Consultant

To develop training courses to facilitate the uptake of WHO guidelines and policy recommendations by member states and tuberculosis (TB) stakeholders

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Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

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

Job Posting: Nov 14, 2022, 7:51:37 AM

Purpose of consultancy

To develop training courses aimed at facilitating the uptake of WHO guidelines and policy recommendations by member states and tuberculosis (TB) stakeholders. The work will be focused on facilitating the development of four e-learning training courses and the provision of guidance provided to units and cross-cutting leads of WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Programme on latest adult learning principles, techniques, and critical elements to consider in the planning and development phase of training materials.

Background

TB is one of the 2nd Top Infectious killer in the world and is the leading killer of people with HIV. The United Nations High Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, held in September 2018, set ambitious targets for care and treatment of adults and children with drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB (DR-TB), as well as for the provision of preventive services. Targets included in the political declaration of the UN HLM meeting are in line with the WHO’s End TB Strategy and TB-related Sustainable Development Goals.

High level commitments and targets have galvanized global and national progress towards ending TB. However, years of progress have been reversed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results to date show that fewer people accessed life-saving TB care in 2022; drug resistant TB also remains a public health crisis, and global progress in the provision of TB preventive treatment and the number of people treated is lagging behind.

Within this context, GTB is working to facilitate rapid uptake of WHO guidelines and policy recommendations through properly TB-trained human resources. Ongoing efforts include – but are not limited to – the development of thematically focused, comprehensive training packages to build capacity of stakeholders and partners engaged in TB at global, regional and country levels.

Deliverables

Output 1: Script for e-courses on screening developed, e-course produced, and content featured in the WHO selected host platform.

Activity 1.1: Script under development reviewed and input provided to ensure scripts consider latest adult learning principles and learning techniques.

Activity 1.2: All visual training materials (e.g. video lectures) reviewed for (i) errors in alignment of visual support with spoken text and (ii) compliance with GTB’s overall branding strategy for e-courses; and findings made available to the GTB focal point.

Activity 1.3: Development of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework to assess uptake, knowledge transfer.

Activity 1.4: Training materials (e.g. text and visuals) uploaded into the platform selected by the above-referenced GTB focal point.

Output 2: Script for e-courses on child and adolescent TB (for strategic resource persons) developed, e-course produced, and content featured in the WHO selected host platform.

Activity 2.1: Script under development reviewed and input provided to ensure scripts consider latest adult learning principles and learning techniques.

Activity 2.2: All visual training materials (e.g. video lectures) reviewed for (i) errors in alignment of visual support with spoken text and (ii) compliance with GTB’s overall branding strategy for e-courses; and findings made available to the GTB focal point.

Activity 2.3: Development of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework to assess uptake, knowledge transfer.

Activity 2.4: Training materials (e.g. text and visuals) uploaded into the platform selected by the above-referenced GTB focal point –

Output 3: Script for e-courses on child and adolescent TB (for primary health care workers) developed, e-course produced, and content featured in the WHO selected host platform.

Activity 3.1: Script under development reviewed and input provided to ensure scripts consider latest adult learning principles and learning techniques.

Activity 3.2: All visual training materials (e.g. video lectures) reviewed for (i) errors in alignment of visual support with spoken text and (ii) compliance with GTB’s overall branding strategy for e-courses; and findings made available to the GTB focal point

Activity 3.3: Development of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework to assess uptake, knowledge transfer.

Activity 3.4: Training materials (e.g. text and visuals) uploaded into the platform selected by the above-referenced GTB focal point.

Output 4: Script for e-courses on NSP guidelines (for strategic resource persons) developed, e-course produced, and content featured in the WHO selected host platform.

Activity 4.1: All visual training materials (e.g. video lectures) reviewed for (i) errors in alignment of visual support with spoken text and (ii) compliance with GTB’s overall branding strategy for e-courses; and findings made available to the GTB focal point.

Activity 4.2: Development of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework to assess uptake, knowledge transfer.

Activity 4.3: Training materials (e.g. text and visuals) uploaded into the platform selected by the above-referenced GTB focal point.

Output 5: For other e-courses included in the GTB work plan for 2023, guidance provided to GTB units and cross-cutting leads on latest adult learning principles and techniques and critical elements to consider in the planning and development phase of training materials – September 2023.

Activity 5.1: This includes but is not limited to the provision of guidance on (i) actors to be engaged in the developments phase; (ii) cost considerations; (iii) learning data generated for TB focused e-courses launched by WHO end of 2021/early 2022; (iv) existing WHO platforms to host training materials (Open WHO; Academy); (v) key adult learning principles; (vi) development of learning objectives for target audience to guide content development; and (vii) content development.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Advanced University degree in Educational Sciences, or related field.

Experience

Essential:

  • Over 10 years’ relevant experience in the design of training materials and training courses.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working with WHO and (ideally) across the three levels of the organization (headquarters, regional and country levels).
  • Experience of designing TB specific training materials/curricula that consider latest adult learning principles.
  • Experience in designing trainings for trainers.

Skills/Knowledge:

Essential:

  • Proven track record in designing electronic training courses for multiple audiences (global, regional, country level) that consider latest adult learning principles.
  • Proven track record of designing face-to face training courses for multiple audiences that consider latest adult learning principles.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of TB prevention, care and control, as well as relevant WHO guidance documents (End TB Strategy and WHO TB-related policies and guidelines).
  • Familiarity with existing WHO training platforms.

Languages required:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

Location

Off site: Home-based.

Travel

The consultant is not expected to travel.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration:

Band level C-USD 10,000

12,500 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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