Consultants-Integration of rehabilitation into primary care, health financing and accounting, Anywhere

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Consultants-Integration of rehabilitation into primary care, health financing and accounting

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Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 8 months

Job Posting: Dec 8, 2022, 9:37:29 AM

Purpose of consultancy

The consultant will provide the following tasks:

  • Develop a knowledge product for integrating rehabilitation into primary care in low resource settings.
  • Finalize a knowledge product about the integration of rehabilitation into health financing.
  • Finalize a knowledge product about rehabilitation in health accounting.

Background

Health and demographic trends are changing, populations are ageing, people are living longer with chronic and infectious diseases, and the consequences of injuries, and as a result there is an increasing need for rehabilitation. While rehabilitation needs increase, the reality in most low- and middle-income countries is that current needs are not met and the necessary health planning and investment is limited. These challenges have only been further compounded by the COVID19 pandemic, which has created a new surge in rehabilitation needs and substantial disruption to existing services. In order to address this situation, WHO launched the Rehabilitation 2030 initiative in 2017 and is developing a suite of practical guidance for countries to strengthen rehabilitation in health systems.

A key action required for successful strengthening is to effectively integrate rehabilitation into primary care. While significant gaps in rehabilitation services exist across all levels of healthcare in many low and middle income countries, expanding availability in primary care has the most potential to transform access for the population. Primary care is provided close to where people live and work, it reduces significant barriers to access such as transportation costs and time to service. The renewed, global focus on primary care and appreciation of its role in achieving Universal Health Coverage make it a clear target of rehabilitation strengthening efforts. However, expanding rehabilitation at this level is not without its challenges, hence WHO resources to guide efforts in low resource settings are needed.

Deliverables: Deliverable 1: Develop a knowledge product on how to integrate rehabilitation into the delivery of primary care utilizing task-sharing approaches.

  • Activity 1.1: Finalize version 1 of knowledge product, ready for pilot testing in countries.
  • Activity 1.2: Pilot Version 1 of knowledge product in one country.

Expected delivery date: March 2023.

Deliverable 2: Finalize a knowledge product that describes the status and ways forward for the integration of rehabilitation into health financing.

  • Activity 2.1 Contribute to the expert review process of the rehabilitation in health financing report, and integration of feedback.
  • Activity 2.2 Finalize the knowledge product, including contribution to design and publishing.

Expected delivery date: August 2023.

Deliverable 3: Finalize a knowledge product that is a technical note on rehabilitation in health accounting.

  • Activity 3.1 Contribute to the expert review process of rehabilitation in health accounting technical note, and integration of feedback.
  • Activity 3.2 Finalize the knowledge product, including contribution to design and publishing.

Expected delivery date: August 2023.

Deliverable 4: Finalize a policy brief on rehabilitation and Tuberculosis.

  • Activity 4.1. Complete drafting and contribute to expert review of policy brief on rehabilitation and tuberculosis.

Deliverable 5: Provide technical guidance to countries to undertake rehabilitation strategic planning,creation of monitoring frameworks and review of progress to implement plans.

  • Activity 5.1 Guide Laos PDR to update its rehabilitation strategic plan and create a monitoring framework.
  • Activity 5.2 Guide Pakistan to undertake rehabilitation strategic planning and creation of a monitoring framework.
  • Activity 5.3 Guide Zambia to complete rehabilitation strategic planning and creation of a monitoring framework.

Expected delivery date: August 2023.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Advanced university degree in rehabilitation science, e.g. rehabilitation medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, or related field.

Desirable:

  • Advanced university degree in public health or a related field.

Experience

Essential:

  • Over 10 years of relevant experience in rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and collaboration.
  • Previous experience working in conducting systematic literature reviews.

  • Demonstrated experience in writing technical documents.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience with WHO or other UN agencies.
  • Experience working in low- or middle-income countries on implementation of projects/programmes related to rehabilitation or public health.

Skills

  • Advanced technical knowledge in public health, workforce, and rehabilitation.
  • Excellent skills in data synthesis, evaluation and reporting, including in country reports and academic publications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Languages required:

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

Location

Off-site: Home based.

Travel

The consultant is 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:

8 months.

Additional Information

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  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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Tags: health financing, health planning, health systems, home based, infectious diseases, occupational therapy, project management, social security contributions, universal health coverage