Consultant – Normative and country guidance on Hand Hygiene in Community Settings , WHO , Geneva

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Qualifications

Purpose of consultancy

Job Summary:

To draft new WHO and UNICEF global Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Community Settings and an implementation framework and lay the groundwork for piloting of the Guidelines in a sub-set of countries.

Background

While one of the most cost-effective measures for prevention of disease, hand hygiene is often under-prioritised and underfunded, and COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on deficits in this field. In response to Member States demand for clearer evidence-based guidance on this, WHO is co-producing with UNICEF a set of new global Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in the Community Setting. These guidelines will support governments to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water, sanitation and hygiene, which is currently perilously off-track. These global Guidelines are a key deliverable for WHO during the present biennium.

The Guidelines have been under development for the last two years. During this final 9-month period, the consultant will aid in the drafting and publication of the guidelines, including a robust implementation framework, managing inputs from a range of stakeholders, and laying the groundwork for piloting in a sub-set of countries.

Responsibilities

Deliverables

  • Deliverable 1. Implementation framework for new global WHO & UNICEF Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Community Settings, for publication within the Guidelines.
    • 1.1. Collate and analyse feedback on v1 of the draft implementation framework collected during a global end-user consultation workshop on 24 June, and produce an updated version of the draft implementation framework (v3).
      Expected by 31 July 2024.
    • 1.2. Work with key Hand Hygiene for All global partners to convene at least 3 setting-specific online workshops to further consult on the draft implementation framework (v3).
      Expected by 30 September 2024.
    • 1.3. Collate and analyse feedback on the draft implementation framework collected during the setting-specific workshops (1.2), and draw on this to produce an updated version of the draft implementation framework (v4).
      Expected by 31 October 2024.
    • 1.4. Develop and implement a process for broad online consultation on the draft implementation framework (v4).
      Expected by 31 January 2025.
    • 1.5. Collate and analyse feedback on the draft implementation framework collected through the broad online consultation (1.4) and draw on this to finalise the framework (v5 – final).
      Expected by 28 February 2025.
  • Deliverable 2. Final draft of global guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Community Settings, ready for submission to the WHO Guideline Review Committee in WHO Geneva.
    • 2.1. Develop a first draft of the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Community Settings (v1).
      Expected by 30 November 2024.
    • 2.2. Collect and analyse feedback on Draft v1 of the Guidelines from key global, regional and country-level collaborating partners and draw on this to produce Draft v2 of the Guidelines.
      Expected by 31 January 2025.
    • 2.2. Develop and implement a comprehensive consultation process to obtain feedback on Draft v2 of the Guidelines from a broad range of stakeholders, using established networks and groups.
      Expected by 28 February 2025.
    • 2.3. Collate and analyse feedback collected through the broad online consultation (2.2) and draw on this to produce Draft v3 (final) of the Guidelines.
      Expected by 31 March 2025.

Requirements

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  •  Minimum an advanced university degree in public health and/or social sciences.

Experience:

Essential:

  • Over 10 years of experience in designing and implementing research-into-use processes.
  • Experience working with WHO across the three levels (global, regional, country).
  • Experience with partnership development and management for complex programmes involving multiple disciplines and stakeholders.
  • Experience of working across different technical units in WHO.
  • Experience of working in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income setting working with government representatives and supporting agencies to take evidence-based policy recommendations to action.
  • Experience of development and delivery of evidence and/or guidance-uptake strategies.

Desirable:

  • Experience of implementing WHO Guideline development processes.

Skills:

  • Well established network of contacts relevant to the two areas of work.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Advanced writing and communication skills, particularly for verbal presentations in meetings and events, and written communications in the form of technical briefings, donor reports, and other.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of WHO Guideline development process.

Languages required:

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Expert knowledge of French.

Desirable:

  • Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese

Location

Off site: Home-based.

Travel

The consultant is expected to travel to selected WASH meetings.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration:

Band level C – USD 500 – 625 per day.

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):

N/A

Expected duration of contract:

9 months (64 days over contract duration).

Target dates: 01 July 2024 – 31 March 2025

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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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • 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

REQUIRED EDUCATION Advanced Degree
WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day
EXPERIENCE IN MONTHS: 120

Geneva, Switzerland
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