World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Mediterranean Centre Tunis
To develop a national strategy for the donation and transplantation of organs, tissues
( 2300537 )
Contractual Arrangement : External consultant
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 50 Days
Job Posting: Jan 31, 2023, 9:43:46 AM
Area of expertise
To develop and finalize a national strategy for the donation and transplantation of organs, tissues for the period 2024- 2028
Purpose of consultancy
Support the Tunisian MoH to elaborate and finalize a national strategy for the donation and transplantation of organ and tissues for the period 2024- 2028 and its action plan.
Organ transplantation is one of the great advances in modern medicine. Transplantation of human tissues or organs saves many lives and restores essential functions where no alternatives of comparable effectiveness exist. Despite effort in the past to promote transplantation services there is still insufficient growth in these services in Tunisia and in Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Unfortunately, the demand for donated tissue, organ and cells donors is much greater than the supply. Several challenges exist (low organizational and political commitment, lack of interventions for the preventing end-stage-organ failure, inadequate legislation, ethical framework, regulatory oversight, and governance; limited community awareness and cultural resistance; deficiencies in systems for deceased donation; inadequate protection of living donors).
In order to address the challenges, the Tunisian MoH will develop and finalize a national strategy for the donation and transplantation of organs, tissues for the period 2024- 2028 and its accompanying action plan.
This strategy will be developed by an international consultant (supported by French biomedicine agency) and national consultant (supported by Tunisia WCO).
All the processes will be led by a national steering comity.
Work to be performed
The national consultant with the collaboration of international consultant will:
- Provide technical support for the developing of an inventory of organ procurement and transplantation activities (structures, intervention, legal framework, organization, activities, SWOT analysis, etc.)
- Provide technical expertise for data collection, analysis and identification of barriers that limit supply and demand and provide recommendations on how these barriers can be addressed. This analysis and its recommendations must be based on the experiences and best practices of other countries, in particular reference countries for the activity of organ procurement and transplantation (France, Spain, golf countries.)
- Conduct structured interviews using a standardized tool/questionnaire with the various stakeholders in the areas of organ procurement and transplantation (decision-makers, administrations, procurement and transplant teams, representatives of civil society) in Tunisia to inform development of inventory and identify the tracks of the strategy
- Provide technical support for the development of a national strategy for the activity of organ procurement and transplantation and in Tunisia for the period 2024-2028 and his action plan
- Facilitate a workshop to define and validate the strategy and its action plan.
The national strategy and its action plan which should cover:
- Elements of an inclusive communication strategy for information and awareness of organ donation and the mobilization of actors.
- Elements for defining monitoring and evaluation of the strategy
- Elements on orientations for continuing education, capacity building of professionals for the transplantation activity.
- Legal aspects or elements to reinforce governance and political commitment/financial support to drive the strategy implementation
- An inventory of organ procurement and transplantation activity in Tunisia is presented
- The national strategy for the activity of organ procurement and transplantation in Tunisia as well as its action plan and its timetable are defined (summary with the main priorities)
- The capacity building plan (according to profiles) for health professionals is proposed
- The monitoring and evaluation plan of the strategy is proposed
Essential: University degree in medicine, pharmacy, public health, or equivalent field.
Essential: At least 5 years’ experience in the field of organ and tissue transplantation.
- Have a solid skill in collecting, processing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
- Have knowledge of the issues related to the organization, the proper functioning of the health system and health policy in Tunisia and specially for procurement and transplantation
- Have experience in drafting strategic documents for the health sector
Master the computer tool, Windows environment: Word, Excel, Power Point, internal
Good communication, synthesis and writing skills
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Essential: Excellent English, French and Arabic language skills
The Consultant expected to perform her/his work in Tunisia especially in Tunis and other governorates.
Travel for some governorates
March to July,
Sfax, Sousse, Monastir and oth ers
Purpose of the mission: Collecting data
The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded)
Remuneration: pay band: NO-C grade
Expected duration of contract (Maximum contract duration is 11 months per calendar year)
- 50 days within this period: Start date: 15/02/2023- End date: 31/07/2023
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