Consultancy pool – Evidence review and designing of intergenerational health

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1. Purpose of the consultancy

To review evidence, contribute to designing, assessing implementation of intergenerational approach to strengthen primary health care (PHC) in selected countries in the Western Pacific Region.

2. Background

Countries in the Western Pacific Region have made significant progress in reducing newborn and under-five mortality and increasing life expectancy in the past decades. The improvement in survival of the early period of life has also posed new challenges such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs). “Thrive” beyond “survive” is outlined in the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (2016-2030), and is highly relevant in the Western Pacific Region, where prevalence of NCDs is increasing and countries are moving towards aging society. Further, many health and social issues, obesity and other NCDs, poverty, lack of education opportunities and abuse are strongly linked across generations. Countries in the Western Pacific Region have requested support from WHO in improving primary healthcare which requires inter-generational approach such as prevention and management of obesity and diabetes. Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) will first assess the burden of diseases that cut across life stages and generations, review evidence on effective interventions both through community engagement and health systems strengthening and seek strategic approaches to tackle diseases that cut across life stages and generations while responding to requests from countries.

3. Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)

Estimated start date: 1 May 2024

Duration: 11 months

4. Work to be performed

Based on individual selection and discussions, the consultant(s) will perform selective duties from the below:

Technical report 1:  Evidence review on burdens of diseases and effective interventions that cut across life stages and generations
Technical report 2:  Designing conceptual framework, approaches and interventions on intergenerational health
Technical report 3:  Country Support 1 in implementation and monitoring of public health interventions
Technical report 4:  Country Support 2 in implementation and monitoring of public health

Methods to carry out the activities

–          Document review
–          Technical writing
–          Virtual meetings with WHO regional, country offices and other stakeholders
–          Country support in designing, implementation and monitoring of public health interventions

5. Specific requirements

 QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Master’s degree in public health or social science

EXPERIENCE

Required: Minimum of 7 years of experience in public health research and implementation

Extensive experience in literature / document review and publications

Desirable: Research and implementation on healthy ageing. Working experience with WHO

TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge and skills in literature / document review
Knowledge and skills in writing reports
Knowledge in healthy ageing

LANGUAGES

Excellent spoken/written English

6.  Competencies

Technical expertise
Overall attitude at work
Ability to work harmoniously as part of a team
Producing results
Sensitivity to working in diverse cultures

7.  Place of Assignment

Off-site support will be provided. Duty travel to WHO WPRO will be scheduled as required by the Maternal Child Health and Quality Safety (MCQ) Unit, and to countries when requested by WHO country offices and Ministries of Health.

8. Medical Certificate (Consultants only)

The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.

9. Travel

The Consultant is expected to travel according to the itinerary and estimated schedule below:

Travel date(s): 15 to 30 June 2024
Location: Fiji
Purpose: Support Fiji country office on designing of inter-generational approach to improve
prevention and management of obesity and diabetes

Travel date(s): 1 to 15 September 2024
Location: Solomon Islands
Purpose: Support Fiji country office on designing of inter-generational approach to improve
prevention and management of obesity and diabetes

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Manila, Philippines
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