Organization: World Health Organization
Closing date: 18 May 2018
Consultant – (1801924) – Accountability to Affected Populations
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: External consultant
Contract duration: from 1 June to 31 December 2018
Job Posting: May 9, 2018, 11:45:45 AM
Closing Date: May 18, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Switzerland-Geneva
Organization: HQ/EMO Emergency Operations
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1. Purpose of the Consultancy
As part of the Fragile Conflict and Vulnerable Settings (FCV) Unit, in the Emergency and Operations Department (EMO), the consultant plays a key role in supporting the team to establish a system to improve internal accountability on AAP and mechanisms for the participation of affected populations in WHO emergency response programming. The consultant will analyze WHO’s particular strengths and weaknesses against current standards and guidance documents; inform and shape WHO’s work on Accountability to Affected populations. This includes working with WHO emergency priority countries who implement the AAP approach and regional offices in establishing a system for data collection, monitoring and reporting.
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
The Emergency Operations Department (EMO) of the Health Emergencies Programme is responsible for ensuring that emergency-affected populations have access to timely and effective health services. This includes ensuring a strong emergency management system (based on incident management), effective and inclusive coordination mechanisms, joint assessments and planning by partners, implementation of operations and services according to agreed standards, and strong logistics and operational support. A strong information management and intelligence is a key factor to make more informed strategic decisions on prioritization of emergency response operations.
3. Work to be performed
Output 1: WHO operational management systems and approaches to involve affected populations in a coordinated manner in priority emergencies is reviewed.
Activity 1.1: Establish a list of countries in which WHO implements AAP and review the management of integrating priorities of affected populations in the program cycle, best practice.
Activity 1.2: Advise on improvements to the current practice and on priority countries for implementation of AAP and areas for expansion of AAP involvement.
Output 2: WHO has a system that feeds into and supports collective and participatory approaches that inform and listen to communities, address feedback and lead to corrective action throughout the humanitarian program cycle of health programs.
Activity 2.1: Advise on a system that makes sense for health and works for WHO, based on health cluster strategies and best practice
Activity 2.2: Review recommendations of the IASC AAP TT and advise on implementation of suitable recommendations for WHO
Activity 2.3: Support FCV in rolling-out the system and tools
Activity 2.4: Measure AAP related results at the agency level, including through standards such as the Core Humanitarian Standard and the Minimum Operating Standards and other relevant documents.
University degree in Public Health, Social Science, Business or Public Administration, Communication or related fields.
Essential: At least five years’ experience in Humanitarian Program Cycle management and implementation of the IASC policy on Accountability to Affected Populations including information management, monitoring and needs assessment on work in emergencies.
Desirable: Experience with WHO, UN Agencies or NGOs or good understanding of the inter-agency collaboration.
Good analytical and writing skills, knowledge of data management software and tools.
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Place of assignment
WHO/HQ Geneva, Switzerland
For 6 months: US 53400
The Consultant is expected to travel, in filling information management gaps at RO or WCO according to the agreed schedule with the ROs (at least three missions):
How to apply:
Via WHO Stellishttps://tl-int.vcdp.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1801924&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00