Purpose of consultancy
To contribute to the development of knowledge artifacts, guidance documents, templates, and any other documentation required to support the mainstreaming of the SMART Guidelines methodology internal and external to WHO.
SMART (Standards-based, Machine-readable, Adaptive, Requirements-based, and Testable) Guidelines is an approach to bringing WHO normative guidance and guidelines content into the digital age. It consists of a comprehensive set of reusable digital health components (e.g., interoperability standards, code libraries, algorithms, technical and operational specifications) that transform the guideline adaptation and implementation process to preserve fidelity and accelerate uptake. Additional information can be found here: SMART Guidelines (who.int).
- Deliverable 1: To develop standard operating procedures and templates for the development of SMART Guidelines artifacts by WHO.
- Consult with relevant stakeholders to determine appropriate standard operating procedures and templates needed for SMART Guidelines development.
- Provide guidance on the use and adoption of these standard operating procedures and templates to the relevant internal and external project teams through organized meetings.
- Organize stakeholder consultations and relevant communication materials to facilitate adoption of the produced standard operating procedures and templates.
- Contribute to the development of tools such as guidance notes, two-pagers, presentations, and checklists for internal WHO technical and programmatic teams interested in or in the process of digitization of their normative content (i.e., SMART Guidelines).
- Deliverable 2: Provide feedback to drafted publications of SMART Guidelines developed by WHO technical units by ensuring consistency with established templates.
- Review SMART Guidelines content developed by technical units and relevant partners to ensure consistency and alignment with SMART Guidelines established standard operating procedures and templates.
- Provide constructive feedback to technical units to allow for appropriate update of drafted content.
- Develop, edit, and/or update user scenarios, workflows, data dictionaries, decision support logic, scheduling logic, indicator tables, and any other relevant SMART Guidelines components to fill gaps in drafted SMART Guidelines content.
- Provide updates on the status of SMART Guidelines development undertaken by technical teams to the SMART Guidelines programme management.
- Deliverable 3: Provide monthly report on key activities undertaken and progress report on the development of key SMART Guidelines knowledge artifacts.
- Outline key knowledge artifacts to be created and the estimated timeline for completion.
Summarize progress and status of SMART Guidelines standard operating procedure documentation and templates.
- Describe key next steps required for completion of the relevant documentation.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
- Advanced degree in health informatics, public health, health administration, business administration, or software engineering.
- Additional certification in relevant fields such as, project management, business analysis, HL7 FHIR, or others.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience working as a business analyst for enterprise digital systems.
- Proven experience working in the design and/or development of digital health tools for health care environments (e.g., tools for health service providers, electronic health records, lab information systems).
- Proven experience in business analysis, process improvement, and project management.
- Proven experience in digital health in the global health field including experience working with Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
- Previous experience working with UN organizations.
- Experience implementing and deploying digital health solutions in low- and middle-income countries.
- Experience working directly with SMART Guidelines, whether as a creator and/or implementer.
- Effective interpersonal, management and negotiation skills proven through successful interaction with stakeholders, including senior government officials, regional/local authorities, experts, and NGOs/communities.
- Highly organized and results-oriented.
- Ability to work independently and incorporate feedback in a productive way.
- Computer literacy (creating surveys, proficiency in using Microsoft Office tools, including Visio or other business process modelling tools) .
- Ability to produce user stories, Business Process Modelling and Notation (BPMN) workflows, Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams, wireframes for technical requirements gathering.
- Knowledge and/or expertise in using the HL7 FHIR standard.
- Knowledge and/or expertise on working with classifications and terminologies for health (e.g., ICD-11, SNOMED GPS, LOINC, etc.).
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of another UN language.
Off site: Home-based
The consultant is expected to travel.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Band level B – USD 7,000 – 9,980 per month
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
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