WHO required International Consultant

The World Health Organization (WHO) invites applications for International Consultants in New Delhi. Interested candidates may go through the details given below.


Name of Department The World Health Organization (WHO)
Name of Post International Consultants
Qualifications Master’s Degree in Public Health
Average Salary As per the rules.
Official Website who.int
Job Location New Delhi
Last Date Oct 11, 2022


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Purpose of consultancy:

  • To provide technical support to the Member States of SEAR in strengthening their civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems with a focus on improving the availability, quality, analysis, and use of vital statistics (including statistics on causes of death) to inform better health policy and planning. The selected candidate will support the organization of and lead the facilitation of national and multi-country online and physical meetings and workshops for SEAR countries. Also, he/ she will develop the concept paper and draft workshop agenda for the above-mentioned meetings to assist the Member States to prepare country-specific action plans and provide guidance and support for their implementation.
  • To build capacities among the officials dealing with CRVS in the member countries and WCOs focal points to oversee the implementation of the projects.
  • To support SEARO with the preparation of an action plan to accelerate the implementation of the regional strategy on CRVS for 2015-2024.



  • The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO) is providing ongoing technical support to countries in the region to improve the performance of their CRVS systems, particularly the quality, analysis, and use of medically-certified cause of death (MCCD) data and mortality statistics.  These are crucial for better health policy, planning, and monitoring of progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Currently, SEARO and countries in the region are in the midst of a “Decade for CRVS” in terms of commitments and support for implementing the Regional Action Framework for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific (led by UNESCAP) and the SEA Regional strategy for strengthening the role of the health sector for improving CRVS (2015–2024) and WHO Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Strategic Implementation Plan 2021-2025SEARO requires technical support to accelerate CRVS strengthening activities through workshops and technical support to countries.
  • In the recent past, some selected countries in the region have assessed their CRVS systems to identify bottlenecks and either has developed strategic and action plan (Bhutan) or are in the process of developing their assessment reports for the development of a plan (Bangladesh, Nepal). Some of the states in India have shown some interest in the assessment of their CRVS systems particularly in the area of causes of death.
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The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Develop a status report for seven countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Timor-Leste) and identify action points.
  • Provide advisory and technical support to countries in the implementation of the identified action points.
  • Facilitate and support the development of a costed action plan and its implementation in the priority countries namely, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Timor-Leste country
  • Provide capacity-building support in the production of vital statistics and M&E.
  • Provide technical guidance and capacity building to the seven countries for monitoring and evaluation of SDGs using data from Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems including all possible indicators related to birth and death registration and causes of death.
  • Support drafting of regional CRVS strategic implementation plan for 2023-2024 to accelerate actions over the remaining two  years of the 10-year regional CRVS strategy period in the light of the “Global CRVS implementation Strategy”


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Inception report on approach:

  • Facilitate multi-day online /face-to-face CRVS action planning workshops with country core teams and all stakeholders as per needs.
  • Status report on progress made by countries and identified activities
  • Meeting and workshop agenda, reports
  • Support development of Strategic and Action plans, M&E plans, and other documents prepared by the national government.
  • Provide guidance to country teams to develop country-specific costed CRVS plans and support implementation to strengthen CRVS in the respective countries
  • Oversee the implementation of the above plans in the countries or lead them to scale up to the next level in CRVS through focal points in WCOs and prepare the implementation report with recommendations for the next steps.
  • Regional CRVS strategic implementation plan for 2021-2024 and beyond to accelerate actions to improve the CRVS developed.
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Educational Qualifications:

Essential: Advanced University degree in public health, Statistics, Demography, or another related field.



Essential: At least ten years of relevant experience including considerable experience working with WHO South-East Asia Region (SEAR) in strengthening CRVS.


  • Previous experience of country-level WHO work especially in low-middle income/South Asian context
  • Understanding and experience of work at the country level will be an added value



General considerations: Experience in conducting international development reviews/ evaluations

Technical and analytical:

  • Knowledge about WHO programs, WHO result-based planning, GPW13, and Result Framework
  • Technical knowledge of a broader range of public health programs, data collection, and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, adept at working with people of diverse cultural and social backgrounds
  • Extended knowledge of UN programs and UN development frameworks
  • An understanding of core values of united nations including humanitarian support


Languages and levels required :

Should have excellent knowledge of the English language (Advanced level in reading, writing, and speaking)



Off-site: The consultant will work remotely with travel as per requirement during the assignment



  • New Delhi and selected priority states of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and other SEAR countries as per need during the assignment
  • All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO.
  • The Consultant may apply for a UN Certificate prior to traveling.
  • Visas requirements: it is the Consultant’s responsibility to fulfill visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.


Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration: Band Level C – USD 550/day

Living expenses: Per diem will be paid for travel as applicable to International consultants in the Region. While on a mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive a subsistence allowance in line with the instructions applicable locally.

Expected duration of the contract: 75 days (From 1 November to 31 August 2023 (extendable))


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 an 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit http://www.who.int.
  • 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 is committed to putting the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance for 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.
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