Consultant – Antimicrobial Resistance And National Action Plans – WHO Costing And Budgeting tool

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-30
To provide guidance to the national action plan team and monitoring and evaluation (NPM) unit in the delivery of trainings on the WHO costing and budgeting tool for national action plans on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and provide IT support for other WHO national action plan implementation tools and managing the WHO NPM help desk.
The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Division is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug-resistant infections and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance globally based on the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance, the 13th Global Programme of Work of WHO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to antimicrobial resistance in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Organization of Animal Health (OIE), and other UN and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goal and vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting multi-sectoral engagement across sectors. Its main objective is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of national action plans for member states and facilitate the mainstreaming of effective strategies and actions, including on the prevention and control of infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication, research and development, and integrating AMR in their health and development agendas.
To support countries in costing and budgeting operational plans of national action plans on AMR, WHO recently launched the WHO costing and budgeting tool for national action plans on AMR along with other WHO national action plan implementation guidance. For the roll-out of the costing tool to countries, a training package and WHO help desk function have been developed. The Consultant will provide guidance to the delivery of the trainings, maintain the WHO help desk, including responding to IT-related queries and providing IT support to develop an adult e-learning module on the costing tool.
Deliverable 1. Prepare analysis report of help desk queries, responses, and areas of improvement for the helpdesk from January to March 2022. Expected completion - by 31 March 2022.
  • Collaborate with the NPM unit, WHO regional and country office to support the delivery of trainings on the WHO costing and budgeting tool and other WHO national action plan implementation guidance
  • Provide IT and troubleshooting support during and after the trainings to the trainees
  • Provide IT support to the development of adult e-learning courses on NAP implementation tools
Deliverable 3. Prepare monitoring report of helpdesk queries and subsequent responses from April to September 2022. Expected completion - by 30 September 2022 Tasks
  • Monitor, categorize and analyze the requests received on WHO national action plan implementation tools through the WHO help desk designated e-mail address
  • Respond to IT and troubleshooting requests from the WHO NPM help desk through the appropriate channels
  • Develop summary metrics on the requests received through the WHO help desk from January to September 2022
Deliverable 4. Prepare summary report on support and IT troubleshooting provided to 5-6 trainings conducted on the WHO costing and budgeting tool for national action plans and other WHO national action plan implementation guidance. Expected completion - by 30 November 2022 Tasks
  • Collaborate with the NPM unit, WHO regional and country office to support the delivery of trainings on the WHO costing and budgeting tool and other WHO national action plan implementation guidance
  • Provide IT and troubleshooting support during and after the trainings to the trainees
Educational Qualifications:
Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Health Economics and/or Statistics.
Project management training and IT support qualifications.
  • 5 - 10 years costing experience, with at least 5 years at the international level
  • At least 2 years of project management experience, preferably at an international level
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in supporting capacity development in costing at the country level
  • Experience in supporting countries in costing national action plans on antimicrobial resistance
  • Good knowledge of programming (Excel, VBA)
  • Sound knowledge of costing tools for country health plans such as One Health tool, IHR costing tool, AMR costing tool
Languages required:
Expert knowledge of English.
Location Off-site:
Travel is currently not planned. However, this will be dependent on the ongoing COVID-19 situation in countries.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Band level B USD 7,000 - 9,980 per month (part-time - 25%)
Expected duration of the contract:
11 months with the possibility of extension subject to funding and satisfactory performance.
Contract start date:
10 January 2022 Additional Information:
Additional Information:
  • 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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