International Consultant

World Health Organization, Victoria, Seychelles

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd January, 2020

Job Description

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As part of the WHO/AFR documentation process, Seychelles identified two best practices to be documented - 1) Seychelles’ Road to UHC; and 2) Tobacco Control in Seychelles.

The initial mission was undertaken during 27 Oct 2018 to 02 Nov 2018, during this period, a working session with the MoH team discussed these two best practices and collected information on the description of the intervention undertaken, objectives of the intervention, activities carried out, implementing partners involved, implications on beneficiaries and implementers, sustainability and lessons learnt. Quantitative data were collected to ascertain the effectiveness of interventions.

The following were achieved:

  • Developed a policy timeline for the two best practices
  • Identified relevant documents
  • A one-page brief for each of the best practices – attached.
  • During the second phase, as requested by MoH, a more detailed and systematic documentation of UHC in Seychelles was formulated. This entailed a review of relevant published and grey literature, legislations, laws, policies and strategies as well as interview with key respondents. It also included interviews with stakeholders to explore: what was done; what made it possible; the challenge encountered and explore the underlying mechanisms.

Phase 2 achievement:

  • Detailed UHC draft document
  • Phase 3
  • MoH seeks to finalise by jointly reviewing and validating the draft UHC document 24-28th February 2020 with support of the consultant that developed the draft document.

Expected outcome:Final UHC draft document

QUALIFICATIONS:Post graduate degree in public health, social sciences, economics or any related field to WHO’s mandate

Desirable: The candidate should have :

  • Working experience with UN agencies, especially WHO in field related to the consultancy
  • Understanding Seychelles context including UHC design, implementation and achievements
  • Experience in health policy analysis and developing UHC experience and general HSS lessons learnt,
  • Capacity to work well in a multicultural and multinational settings
  • Ability to communicate clearly (verbally and written) in English

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in international development work, focusing on health systems strengthening, policy analysis, formulation, review policy.
  • Possession of a health degree is an added advantage.

Languages:Very good knowledge of English


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