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Consultant – Health and Migration Programme, Global Competency Standar

Published on 10.02.2023


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Position : Consultant – Health and Migration Programme, Global Competency Standar

Purpose of consultancy

The consultant will support the operationalization of the Refugee and migrant health through the provision of key deliverables linked to the Global Competency Standards for health workers (the Competency Standards), its Learning Guide and Curriculum Guide at the global, regional, and country levels, in close collaboration with WHO Regional and Country Offices. 


The Health and Migration Programme, in close collaboration with the Health Workforce Department, developed the Refugee and migrant health: Global Competency Standards for health workers (the Competency Standards) in order to promote the provision of culturally sensitive health care to refugees and migrants, in moving towards achieving universal health coverage for all populations and leave no refugees and migrants behind. The Standards can be applied across different health care settings and used flexibly to meet the specific contexts in which health workers operate, while conveying general expectations of the health workforce in delivering care to people with experiences of migration and displacement. 

The Knowledge Guide and the Curriculum Guide were developed alongside the Standards. The Knowledge Guide articulates the knowledge, skills and attitudes and the learning outcomes that underpin the Standards’ overarching competencies and behaviors. The Curriculum Guide provides guidance for educational institutions, health organizations, and individuals engaged in the education and training of health practitioners and health administrators, to incorporate the content of the Knowledge Guide into curricula, and to assess the achievement of the relevant learning outcomes and competency standards.

Following the development and the launch of the Competency Standards along with the Knowledge Guide and the Curriculum Guide (referred as the Competency Standards Package), WHO seeks to promote the operationalization of the Standards with the WHO Academy, countries and implementation partners involving in preservice and Inservice trainings and the consultant will be recruited for this purpose.


Deliverable 1: Develop modules for the e-learning course integrate a cross-cutting focus on the delivery of immunization services in a people-centred and equitable manner. 

Expected by 28 February 2023. 

  • Activity 1.1: Identify, develop, and integrate material on the delivery of immunization services for refugees and migrants into five (out of the six) modules of the course.  This will entail the following: selecting case studies and promising/successful practices from published guidance available; designing of exercises and discussions; and integrating the material into the structure of the course. 

Deliverable 2: Provide in-person training material adapted to a specific country, which intends to follow the facilitators’ manual and the checklist previously developed.

Expected by 31 March 2023. 

  • Activity 2.1: Adapt the six modules of the e-learning course on the Global Competency Standards to a country-specific context to support the piloting of a face-to-face capacity building exercise in at least one country. The process will require restructuring and modifying the material of the e-learning course, including adding additional exercises and country examples, to facilitate conducting the in-person training. 

Deliverable 3: Provide In-person training on the Global Competency Standards piloted in one country under the Luxemburg/UHCP list.

Expected by 30 April 2023.  

  • Activity 3.1: Pilot the in-person training on the Global Competency Standards in one country under the Luxemburg/UHCP list, which will include conducting the training, supporting the planning of necessary activities, and finetuning the material post-piloting. 

Deliverable 4: Establish competency Standards global and regional Networks and a roadmap on how to work with WHO Collaborating Centre (s) as the Global Training Centre developed.

Expected by 30 June 2023.  

  • Activity 4.1: Develop a roadmap on the establishment of the Competency Standards Network including list of key Universities in each Region to be included and organized. Develop modality to work with the WHO Collaborating Centre (s) to be a global training centre on the Competency Standards and identify key educational institutions and partners
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Educational Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in public health or social science from a recognized university.


  • Degree in teaching and educating students and professionals. 



  • At least 7 years relevant experience at global and field level in public health and the development and implementation of health programmes and/or humanitarian public health emergencies and development.
  • At least 5 years' experience working in developing countries in planning, implementation, training, education, monitoring and evaluation of health activities related to refugees and migrants. 
  • Proven facilitating and managerial experience.
  • Experience in strengthening of knowledge management systems. 


  • Experience working with academic institutions, NGOs and UN agencies and strategy development in the context of migration. 
  • Teaching experience at an academic institution and conducting trainings. 


  • Technical expertise in health and migration training and education.
  • Ability to analyze political contexts to interact and negotiate effectively with multiple stakeholders to interact effectively with multiple high-level stakeholders at the international level.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Confidence to interact and operate with partners at a regional write clear strategic health related documents in English. 
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a group of stakeholders or networks and obtain results. standard of work output.
  • Ability to work with multi- stakeholders in educational health field.
  • Sound academic experience.
  • Strong management competencies and process-oriented leadership developed through extensive work in the private as well as in the public sector.

Languages required:


  • Expert knowledge of English. 


  • Knowledge of one of the UN Languages such as Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian. 


  • Off site: Home-based. 


  • The consultant is expected to travel. 
  • Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


Band level B - USD 7,000 - 9,980 per month.

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):

Job criteria for job ad : Consultant – Health and Migration Programme, Global Competency Standar
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Health and social professions
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Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Bulawayo - Harare - Manicaland - Mashonaland Central - Mashonaland East - Mashonaland West - Masvingo - Matabeleland North - Matabeleland South - Midlands - International
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
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Key Skills :
public health
Number of Position(s) : 1
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