The Health and Migration Programme sits within the Office of the Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization. The Programme brings together WHO technical Departments, Regional, and Country Offices, Governments, and Partners to promote the health of refugees and migrants and those associated with human mobility with the objectives to: In alignment with the Global Action Plan ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants’, to provide leadership and coordination, including within the UN Network on Migration, and support policy development on health and migration; lead high-level advocacy and dialog to promote related to health and migration within the “UHC leaving no one behind” goal and to raise political commitments and awareness; set norms and standards and promote a research agenda aimed at generating evidence- based information and indicators for measurement, monitoring and accountability; to support the development of technical guidance and tools; provide technical assistance and support Member States and partners in addressing public health challenges and its impacts associated with human mobility; and provide technical and operational support, including resource mobilization, across WHO three levels to undertake coherent and coordinated health and migration related actions.
Purpose of the consultancy
To support the development of regional and country plans and actions on Promoting Refugee and Migrant Health based on deep and holistic situation analysis and an refugee and migrant health assessment in selected countries, best practices and lessons learned to promote the health of refugees and migrants; and to develop a roadmap in the development and implementation of the adopted global/regional action plan to promote the health of refugees and migrant health; and support other health and migration activities as needed.
The AFRO Health and Migration Lead liaises with PHM and brings together AFRO technical Departments, and Country Offices, Governments and Partners to promote the health of refugees and migrants and those associated with human mobility with the objectives – In alignment with the Global Action Plan on ‘*Promoting the health of refugees and migrants*’: to: (1) provide leadership and coordination, including within the UN Network on Migration, and support policy development on health and migration; (2) lead high-level advocacy and dialog to promote related to migration within the “UHC leaving no one behind” goal and to raise political commitments and awareness; (3) set norms and standards and promote a research agenda aimed at generating evidence- based information and indicators for measurement, monitoring and accountability; (4) to support the development of technical guidance and tools; (5) provide technical assistance and support Member States and partners in addressing public health challenges and its impacts associated with human mobility; and (6) provide technical and operational support, including resource mobilization, across WHO three levels to undertake coherent and coordinated health and migration related actions.
The consultant will be based in AFRO and will work under the supervision of the EPR Humanitarian Events Response Manager in close collaboration with AFRO Health and Migration Focal Point from UHC/HS.
Summary of Assigned Duties
Under the leadership of and managerial guidance from the Humanitarian Events Manager, EPR/EMR, the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities and achieve the following objectives:
· Support the country assessment related activities in selected countries using the Refugee and Migrant Health Country Assessment Tool:
- Support the planning, coordination, desk review and preparation for the country assessment including training of country office staff participating in the review on the use of the tool.**
- Participate in the country assessment and provide feedbacks on the tools and support its revision as needed.
- Support the preparation of the assessment report
- Support the development of country operational plan or recommended health and migration activities in the assessed countries. **
· Support the finalization of the country profiles in the African regions, where needed, conduct the situation analysis including but not limited to current trends, health challenges, existing policies and Frameworks in the Region, country support plans, enabling legal, policy and programmatic environment, gaps and linkage with other WHO programmes at Regional Office in particular WHE, UHC and PHC. **
· Provide country tailored technical assistance within the operational range of the Migration and Health area of work including the formulation, implementation and monitoring of WHO programme activities carried out in Member States. Draft regional progress reports and other technical communications (e.g. donor reports, annual reports, briefing notes); follow up on inputs for the finalization of the Global Health and Migration Report.
· Facilitate and participate in multi-sectoral partnership dialogue with health and non-health institutional and non-institutional players in the WHO African Region in the area of health and migration, organize meetings, produce relevant documentation and reports and supply content for e-based information sharing platforms as required.
· Contribute to the design of innovative tools for strengthening country capacity to manage migration and people movement carrying out country health assessments and organizing stakeholder meetings during country’s health system assessment in cases of migration and people forced displacements.
· identify good practices, relevant resources and tools for countries in the Region and opportunities partners; as well as existing coordination mechanisms and agreements in the region and between countries and sub-regional coordination bodies that could contribute to the GAP implementation.**
· Based on the above, develop a set of recommendations and roadmap on how to intensify the Health & Migration Programme at the Regional and Country Offices in the African Region. **
· Produce draft technical documents, information products and reports and provide technical assistance in the organisation of various activities, such as workshops, meetings and technical assistance missions, in support of policy development in countries of the WHO African Region;
· Perform other relevant duties as required.
A draft report that includes the country assessment, country profiles, and operational plans, a roadmap and sets of recommendations on how to roll out / scale up the Health and Migration Programme at the Regional Office. The report should also include all elements mentioned in the above assigned duties.
The duration of the consultancy will be three months. The consultant will be asked to present major findings at the AFRO and PHM/HQ.
Duration 3-6 months starting as soon as possible.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covered letter to Kaojaroenk@who.int and Dabireer@who.intCountry
Years of experience