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Consultant – Global Diabetes Compact

Purpose of consultancy

To contribute to regional convenings and country visits (workstream 4 – country work) and interaction with donors (workstream 6 – Governance, strategy, and partnership) of the Global Diabetes Compact.

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Deliverables

Output 1: Interaction with donors of the Global Diabetes Compact. 

  • Deliverable 1.1: Draft report of meeting for inputs from team members and participants. 
  • Deliverable 1.2: Draft report of progress, including budget justification for donors according to provided template.

Expected by: 1 April 2023. 

Output 2: Interaction with regional offices.

  • Deliverable 2.1: Draft agendas for thematic meetings of the Global Diabetes Compact regional focal points (4 planned meetings).  
  • Deliverable 2.2: Draft notes of the planned meetings and share these with the focal points of the Global Diabetes Compact. 
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Expected by: 1 June 2023.

Output 3: Country visit preparation.

  • Deliverable 3.1: Perform review of health care delivery of diabetes ahead of planned field trip (estimated 2 trips in African region).
  • Deliverable 3.2: Draft mission agenda. 
  • Deliverable 3.3: Provide written report of outcomes for each field visit.  

Expected by: 15 June 2023.

Output 4: Country stories.

  • Deliverable 4.1: Together with internal stakeholders, draft a country story about tuberculosis and diabetes integrated care. 
  • Deliverable 4.2: Draft relevant clearances. 

Expected by: 30 June 2023.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: 

  • First level university degree in medicine, public health, health administration or related field. 

Experience

Essential: 

  • Over 5 years of relevant experience in programme management, including reporting to donors. 
  • Experience with country work in low- and middle-income countries.

Desirable

  • Previous UN experience.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders across different sectors.

Languages required:

Essential: 

  • Expert knowledge of English.

Consultant –Local production and assistance in Product Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC)/Quality and Dossier

Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical expertise to the Local Production & Assistance (LPA) Unit with programme activities in strengthening local production and technology transfer for improving access to quality-assured, safe and effective in-vitro diagnostics and other medical devices.

Deliverables: 

The consultant will provide:

  • Specialized Prequalification (PQ)-related technical assistance, for up to 10 manufacturers such as assessments/verification of the quality/CMC aspects and the dossier of vaccines and other biological/pharmaceutical products  with  the relevant documents (e.g.  reports).
  • PQ-related specialized technical assistance for up to 10 manufacturers with on-site/virtual training and/or technical assistance on the quality/CMC aspects and/or dossier of vaccines and other biological/pharmaceutical products, and the relevant documents (e.g., concept note, agenda, reports).
  • Technical input for a standard operation procedure for provision of PQ-related specialized technical assistance to manufacturers of vaccines and other biological products and deliver relevant documentation (e.g.   SoP document).
  • On-site reviews of dossiers of vaccines and/or biological/pharmaceutical products for compliance with current WHO/international quality standards and requirements, including for WHO PQ/EUL, conducted in up to 4 countries and preparation of relevant documents (e.g. reports).
  • At least 2 capacity building activities and technical assistance activities, organized and conducted for relevant stakeholders in the areas of CMC/quality, dossiers, etc. of vaccines and/or biological/pharmaceutical products with the relevant documents (e.g. concept note, agenda).
  • Training materials prepared related on the quality/CMC aspects of vaccines and/or other biological/pharmaceutical products.
  • Technical input on the technical products of the LPA Unit, such as ”frequently asked questions” documents, with collaboration from relevant colleagues.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Advanced university degree in pharmacy, sciences, life sciences or other health or socio-economic related fields.   

Desirable:

  • Advanced university degree related to development and/or production of vaccines and/or biological  products, such as immunology, biochemistry, cellular biology or biotechnology.

Experience

Essential:

  • At least seven years of relevant experience, some of which at the international level, in the production, CMC, quality control and dossier preparation for vaccines and/or biological products under current international quality standards.  

Desirable: 

Relevant professional experience in the medical product manufacturing industry including: 

  • Experience in the production, CMC and/or quality control of vaccines/biological products; 
  • Experience in a national regulatory authority as a CMC/quality assessor of vaccines/biological products; 
  • Experience with the WHO Prequalification and/or Emergency Use Listing procedures; 
  • Experience in organizing and/or providing capacity building/training for quality production of medical products in low- and middle-income countries; 
  • Experience in technology transfers; and/or in an international organization.

Skills/Knowledge:

Essential:

  • Strong knowledge of the manufacturing processes, CMC and product dossier requirements of vaccines and biological products in accordance with WHO and/or internationally-recognized standards;
  • Knowledge of current WHO and other internationally-recognized quality assurance standards, WHO emergency listing and/or prequalification procedures and/or health product regulation for  vaccines and biological products; 
  • Ability to review, revise or develop technical documents and activities in the area of local production of medical products; 
  • Ability to design, plan and implement activities to achieve the goal(s);
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong planning and organizational skills and ability to use a range of IT tools (Word, Excel, presentation software, databases and web navigators;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all stakeholders with tact and diplomacy, upholding the reputation of the Organization at all times.

Desirable: 

  • Knowledge of current WHO and/or other internationally recognized standards of GMP and/or quality management systems of manufacturing facilities of vaccines and biological products;
  • Knowledge of technology transfers for vaccines and/or biological/pharmaceutical products;
  • Knowledge of the CMC, GMP and/or product dossier requirements of medicines in accordance with WHO and/or internationally-recognized standards.  

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