The provision of project management services for the WHO project “Costing and Budgeting National Antimicrobial Resistance Implementation Plans

Terms of Reference

  1. Purpose

The provision of project management services for the WHO project “Costing and Budgeting National Antimicrobial Resistance Implementation Plans”.

  1. Background

The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Division is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug resistant infections and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance globally based on the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance, the 13th Global Programme of Work of WHO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  It also provides global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to antimicrobial resistance in coordination with Food and Agriculture organization (FAO), Organization of Animal Health (OIE) and other UN and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goal and vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting multi-sectoral engagement across sectors. Its main objective is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of National Action Plans for member states and facilitate the mainstreaming of effective strategies and actions including on the prevention and control of infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication, research and development, and integrating AMR in their health and development agendas.

Under the direct supervision of the Team Lead NAPs, the supplier will provide support to the National Action Plan team within the WHO Antimicrobial Resistance Division. Specifically, the incumbent will support implementation of the WHO project “Costing and Budgeting National Antimicrobial Resistance Implementation Plans”, and be responsible for facilitating the execution of the project and overseeing general progress for the entirety of phase 2 of the aforementioned project and for the planning of the subsequent phase of the project.

  1. Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)

Start date: 15/04/2020  //  End date: 31/08/2020   

      4. Work effort

Corresponds to a Full-Time Equivalent of: 100%

  1. Work to be performed

The chosen supplier will be responsible for facilitating the execution of the project and overseeing the general progress for the entirety of phase 2 of the aforementioned project and for the planning of the subsequent phases of the project.  Furthermore, the supplier will provide technical support to the NAPs team when needed. This might entail travelling to identified countries in support of their AMR NAP implementation.  

Output 1: The coordination of all project participants is effectively facilitated to ensure the management of the project throughout the completion of phase 2 in a timely and effective way  

 Output 2: The planning and initial coordination of the activities following the end of phase 2 of the project is facilitated (in collaboration with the NAP team of the SPC Dept, AMR Division and other relevant departments) to ensure smooth management of the project towards the final stage (phase 3).

Output 3: Technical support is provided to the implementation of the planned activities of the NAPs team in identified countries. This may require travel to identified countries to provide technical support as needed.

  1. Deliverables:
  • Country mission reports
  • Review and finalization of reports on piloting from both cost estimation to presentation
  • Review of the draft guidance paper and spreadsheet
  • Third Expert Group meeting organized and report reviewed
  • Organization and management of face-to-face meeting to present the project progress internally at WHO HQ
  • Review and finalization of draft spreadsheet for costing and budgeting
  • End of assignment report
  1. Specific requirements / Characteristics of the Provider

Education (qualifications)

Essential:  Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in health, epidemiology, microbiology, business administration or related field.

Desirable: Project management qualification

Experience required:

Essential:

  • At least 7 years’ experience in managing projects ideally in the context of developing countries
  • At least 7 years’ experience working in an international environment with multilateral agencies

Desirable:

  • Previous work with WHO, other international organizations and/or major institutions in the field of global public health

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

       Essential:

  • Excellent English writing and oral communication
  • Networking and advocacy skills.
  • Understanding of the multi-faceted nature of antimicrobial resistance
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Willing and able to travel, if necessary
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
    • High ethical standards

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and understanding of WHO programmes

Language requirements

Essential: Fluency in English and/or one other official UN language

Desirable: Intermediate working knowledge of at least 1 other official UN language

  1. Place of assignment

Home based with travel, if necessary. Visas requirements: it is the successful applicant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements.

Status updates, deliverables and feedback should be provided on a 2-weekly basis to the Responsible Officer. Communications may be via email, phone conferences, virtual meeting and/or face-2-face meetings, if necessary.

  1. *Submission of proposals: Please send a cover letter (including applicable day rates) and CV to hickeyb@who.int  with the subject line “Provision of project management servicesno later than midnight GMT, 20 March 2020.
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