Consultant – World Health Data Hub Roadmap 

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    December 6, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical expertise in the execution of the World Health Data Hub (WHDH) roadmap, to ensure:

  • Facilitation of the information, publications and events related to the WHDH program through the development of content, the definition and execution of project plans, and the monitoring of informational activities for the WHDH programme in coordination with relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Measurement of overall engagement metrics and analyze learnings to maximize impact of future engagements.
  • Support of WHDH programme manager by providing visibility into the planning, tracking, and reporting on status of key projects within broader programme. Examples include AI / ML pilot initiatives, stakeholder assessments and interviews, and impact monitoring report.
  • Contribution to the identification and tracking of risks against project deliverables, and report to weekly programme status as needed.

Background

The WHDH provides an interactive digital platform and trusted source for all global health data, fulfilling WHO’s commitment to provide health data as a public good. The platform brings together an ambitious product stack to deliver an end-to-end solution for WHO data processes. From collection to use, the platform will provide a world class experience leveraging innovative technology to address challenges and pain points.

The WHDH aims to reduce fragmentation, streamline processes, and implement standards to ensure quality data is accessible, findable and usable for all. As the ‘new home of health data’, the WHDH will transform data ingestion from multiple sources, providing a secure environment for countries to upload and validate their data while leveraging the latest technology in predictive analytics and data visualization.

The WHDH will see a first release of all products in 2022, generating important communication and coordination needs, as well increased requirements in terms of tracking and collating activities across the products. The consultant is expected to greatly help in those areas.

Deliverables

1. Develop technical implementation plan.

1.1 Liaise with project stakeholders to evaluate and scope key initiatives: WHDH Management Team, Playbook/Lessons Learned publication, and other special projects across the programme related to information, change management and stakeholder coordination.
1.2 Contribute to the development, review and reporting of content to promote the WHDH public data website launch in Q4 2022.

2. Develop project monitoring mechanisms.

2.1 Establish and document a process to measure actual performance against scheduled.
2.2 Coordinate the release of WHDH launch promotion by identifying the specific steps required, computing the specific dates when they need to happen, and following up on their sequential completion.

3. Plan roadmap for information and key moments for the calendar year.

4. Define and execute project plans for deliverables according to submission deadlines and event dates.

5. Define and scope the WHDH-related deliverables for World Health Assembly (WHA) by liaising with WHO programme stakeholders, partners and leadership.

5.1 Develop the project plan for WHA deliverables.

6. Contribute to the development, drafting and review of WHA reporting deliverables.

7. Coordinate the release of WHA specific deliverables by identifying the steps required, computing the specific dates when they need to happen, and following up on their sequential completion.

8. Develop a framework for impact monitoring assessment.

9. Develop the project plan for United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) deliverables.

10. Coordinate the development, drafting and review of UNGA deliverables by identifying the specific steps required, computing the specific dates when they need to happen, and following up on their sequential completion.

11. Coordinate the release of UNGA deliverables by identifying the specific steps required, computing the specific dates when they need to happen, and following up on their sequential completion.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  • First-level university degree in business administration or related field.

Experience

Essential

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in project/programme management or product strategy.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of programme or project management of multi-team and multi-product software development platforms.
  • Knowledge of process flow mapping.
  • Executive communication and presentations skills.
  • Knowledge of project management of political event communications deliverables.
  • Knowledge of project management of product launch communications and engagement.
  • Clear and concise verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Strong facilitation skills to scope projects with multiple stakeholders in a consultative manner to manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Strong motivation skills and ability to own projects and to work independently.
  • Ability to work across multiple time zones without over-reliance on face-to-face meetings.

Languages required:

Essential

  • Expert knowledge of English.

Location

Home based – Off-site.

Travel

The consultant is expected to travel.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration:

Band level B-USD 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

  • 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.
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