Consultant – Data analysis and validation, HIV testing and programme expertise

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Qualifications

Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical expertise to the Testing, Population and Prevention (TPP) unit to validate the HIV testing questions as part of the 23-24 Global AIDS Monitoring reporting.

This information will be used to track uptake of WHO HIV testing policies, as well as the number of HIV tests performed and number of positive tests. This information will be used by WHO and Global AIDS Monitoring partners UNAIDS and UNICEF.

Background

The TPP Unit coordinates activities across HIV, Hepatitis and STIs, developing normative guidelines and collaborates with countries to implement most effective approaches. In order to understand country implementation and impact of WHO guidelines, it is important to monitor and report the uptake of WHO’s recommendations and track important implementation indicators. In the context of HIV testing, WHO coordinates with UNAIDS and UNICEF to complete the Global AIDS Monitoring (GAM) reporting which include the National Composite Policy Index (NCPI) policy reporting and core quantitative indicators on the number of HIV tests performed. This information is utilized to produce global data and update WHO HTS dashboards and the WHO accountability framework related to the departmental strategy. The consultant will validate the data collected through standardized WHO procedures and produce materials for broader reporting needs.

Deliverables

  • Task 1: Complete validation of HIV testing policy (NCPI) and quantitative data analysis on HIV questions data within Global AIDS Monitoring 2023 to produce a policy report, as well as to produce estimates of HIV test performed and total of positive tests.
    • Deliverable 1.1: Complete round 1 of validation and clean data set to produce a report on uptake of guidelines (excel sheet) and estimates of HIV tests performed and total positive tests (excel sheet) with queries/issues for 130 (approximately) countries.
      Expected by: 30 April 2024
    • Deliverable 1.2: Complete round 2 of validation by liaising with countries and answering queries/issues and updated data excel sheet.
      Expected by: 30 May 2024
    • Deliverable 1.3: Complete round 3 of validation by liaising with 130 countries and answering queries to finalize the data (revised excel sheet).
      Expected by: 30 June 2024
    • Deliverable 1.4: Provide complete clean data files for uploading to UNAIDS policy database and WHO HTS dashboard (provide final excel files).
      Expected by: 30 June 2024
  • Task 2: Produce short WHO draft report for accountability framework, along with slides on Global AIDS Monitoring (GAM) and National Composite Policy Index (NCPI).
    • Deliverable 2.1: Analyze data provided under Task 1 and producing the numbers and information needed for WHO/GAM reporting (tables/graphs).
    • Deliverable 2.2: Provide a draft report and slides of final data set on key updates.
      Expected by: 30 July 2024

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Advanced university degree in public health and/or social science.

Experience:

Essential:

  • At least 5 years of HIV experience.
  • 2 years of data analysis and report writing experience.
  • 1 year of data analysis experience with Global AIDS monitoring and programme data.

Skills:

  • Good communication, presentation and coordination skills.

Languages required:

Essential:

Expert knowledge of English.

Location

Off site: Home-based.

Travel

The consultant is not expected to travel.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration:

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):

N/A

Expected duration of contract:

5 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.
  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
  • Consultants working in Switzerland must register with the applicable Swiss cantonal tax authorities and social security authorities, within the prescribed timeframes (Guidelines issued by the Swiss Mission are available at: https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mission-onu-geneve/en/home/manual-regime-privileges-and-immunities/introduction/Manuel-personnes-sans-privileges-et-immunites-carte-H/Non fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html
Geneva, Switzerland
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