Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
• • Antimicrobial resistance is a public health problem reaching alarming levels in all six WHO regions both for community and hospital acquired infections.
In the Western Pacific Region, antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasing problem with multiple pathogens exhibiting resistance to one or more antimicrobials.
• AMR is a complex concept with many contributing factors across many different sectors, highlighting that it is not solely a problem to be tackled by the health sector but through coordinated multi-sectoral actions.
• As the mechanisms for how antimicrobial resistance emerges and is transmitted can be difficult to understand, encouraging a multi-sectoral approach is also challenging.
• To improve the awareness and understanding of the multi-faceted nature of AMR and the linkages between human and animal health and the environment, a video is proposed to be produced to show these connections.
• The video will help to reframe antimicrobial resistance as not just a health issue but as an international development issue that threatens human progress and our ability to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
• EMT/WPRO requires a supplier to film, edit and produce the documentary film.
Purpose/Specific Objective of the Activity
• to show the linkages between human and animal health, the environment and the factors that contribute to antimicrobial resistance
• to motivate professionals and policy-makers across multiple sectors to take action on antimicrobial resistance building on the momentum set by the Tokyo Meeting of Health Ministers on AMR taking place in April 2016.
Description of activities to be carried out:
The contractual partner in collaboration with the technical unit on Essential Medicines and Health Technology (EMT), and Public Information Office (PIO) in WPRO will carry out the following:
• to develop a storyline for a 15-20 minute documentary video illustrating the linkages of AMR risk factors and containment between human health, animal health and the environment in the western Pacific Region based on video footage in 5-6 priority countries;
• to direct and film footage within 5 priority countries of relevant footage as agreed up on in the storyline;
• to compile, edit and produce a rough cut of the video following the WHO style guide to be commented on by EMT and PIO; and
• to undertake additional edits and produce the final production of:
o Full length film approximately 15-20 minutes in total length
o Shortened 5-7 minute version of film
o 30 second clips focused on focus areas (5 in total)
• Essential: University degree or relevant training and/or experience in video editing and/or production.
• Professional experience in filming and producing health documentaries within the Western Pacific Region.
• A strong portfolio and proven track record of delivery of final products.
• Previous experience with working with WHO and/or other UN agencies will be an advantage.
• Thorough knowledge, understanding of and experience with video editing and production.
• Ability to work independently and in a team
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure with conflicting priorities
• Knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and the associated risk factors will be an advantage
• Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
• Remuneration subject to negotiation in accordance with WHO guidelines for procurement of services. Contract may be extended if required depending on availability of funds.
• Interested should submit following documents to the Supply Officer (WPRO) at <SAO@wpro.who.int>by 25 February 2016.
• Contract start date is 7 March 2016 with approximately 35 work days spread ove the period of 7 March to 10 June 2016.
• Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes consultancy fee (per day), proposed number of working days required and associated filming and production costs and availability.
• 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 country visit WHO shall reimburse cost of travel from the place of domicile of the individual to the place of assignment (most direct economy fare). Cost of travel should not be included in the proposal.