To provide project management support for emergency capacity analysis in priority countries to produce comprehensive functional

The 2021 Global Needs Overview highlights the 56 countries and 237 million people in need of health and wider humanitarian assistance in these settings. For example, six countries (DRC, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen), account for 60 million of those people in need.

To ensure timely, predictable and effective leadership for health emergencies, the WHO Emergencies Program established a Country Business Model (CBM) to provide the sustained organizational capacity required to implement the core health emergency functions. The CBM determines the mandatory staffing model at country level to scale up capacity for health emergencies, through pre-defined core functions required for countries to better implement.

Work to be performed:

Gap filling for key CBM positions in priority countries to support core emergency teams

Activity 1:1: Collect data on emergency capacities in the priority countries

Activity 1.2: Analyse data and produce baseline reports of core country capacities and gaps per priority countries

Produce comprehensive functional models of core capacities considering the costings and partner complementarity in priority countries

Activity 2.1: Design and implement an assessment tool of the CBM to incorporate the country finding, lessons learned and best practices from the priority country focal points

Activity 2.2: Present various functional models with recommendations both short term and long term based on the country context and the findings

Activity 2.3: Prepare a report on monitoring the country capacity building with live updates based on evolving country situations

Preparation of communication materials of outputs 1 and 2 for internal and external audiences.

Activity 3.1: Assist in drafting reports, policy materials and prepare a final case study on findings including infographics.

Specific requirements

  • Qualifications required:

Advanced university degree in social sciences, political sciences, or similar from an accredited/recognized institute.

  • Experience required:


· At least seven years’ relevant experience in emergency response in FCV settings at national and international levels

· Proven experience in programme management in humanitarian response

· Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization. **

· Experience in preparation and delivery of communication materials**


Experience in health economics

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

· Excellent writing and analytical skills using appropriate IT tools

· Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Language requirements:

English – expert level (read-write-speak)

Proficiency in another UN language is desirable

2. Place of assignment


3. Travel

The Consultant is not expected to travel.

How to apply

Apply to World Health Organization;

Focal points:-
Kaija Henriikka Weiss ( and Louise Wakeford (

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