The Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) has long been seen as a source of resistance to antimalarial drugs, potentially spreading and endangering malaria elimination efforts elsewhere. This is one of the reasons why malaria elimination by 2030 has recently been declared a goal in the GMS. Success in eliminating malaria in this region would be recognised as a victory for the global malaria elimination efforts.
Surveillance has become a core intervention necessitating use of real time data and improved information sharing for prompt and evidence based response. The need for dedicated data manager has arisen to focus on data management including storage and information sharing across the GMS countries. Improved data management and data sharing will be important for the attainment of malaria elimination.
Purpose/Specific Objective of the Activity
The purpose of the activity is to support GMS countries to accelerate towards malaria elimination as a component of the Mekong Malaria Elimination Hub coordination efforts especially in the area of data management, information sharing and use for action including planning, accountability and resource mobilization.
Description of activities to be carried out
The contractual partner will work as a member of the MME Hub, under direct supervision of the MME Hub Coordinator, to carry the following tasks:
Description of the tasks/process involved in carrying out the activity
Required profile of the consultant
Functional skills and knowledge
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents to the Supply Officer (WPRO) at email@example.com by 06 November 2016. Please use Tender Notice No. 50541 as subject to all submissions. Contract start date 1 January 2017 with duration of 11 months.
• Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes proposed consultancy fee (per day) and availability, and
• WHO personal history form or CV.
Please note that the application may be closed before the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Only the successful candidates will be contacted.
Travel: For each assignment WHO shall reimburse cost of travel from the place of domicile of the individual to the place of assignment (most direct economy fare).