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International consultant to provide technical support to the WHO country office; WHE and PMO for the project management activities, reporting writing, drafting of articles and data management and analysis in coordination with WHE staff.



WHO's mission in Viet Nam is to support the Government to achieve health care coverage and equal access for all people to health services, taking into account both the needs and challenges of Viet Nam as it becomes a middle-income country.

The Vietnamese country office provides support through several areas of work including health systems, emerging disease surveillance and response, as well as non-communicable diseases. In order to plan future support and develop a WHO Health Cooperation Programme in Viet Nam for the biennium 2018–2019, WHO is in the process of developing a Policy Investment Proposal For Technical Assistance with the Ministry of Health (PIP). This process involves coordinating the planned activities and outputs for all WHO technical areas in line with MOH strategies, as well as ensuring workplans align with WHO biennium programme outcomes. For these purposes a number of official and planning documents are required to be developed.

WHO Viet Nam country office programmes under Communicable Diseases Group including WHE, involve many technical areas and aims to follow regional strategies such as the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) in order to support countries to meet the requirement of IHR 2005 to detect, alert, report and respond to public health events. The WHE team is responsible for managing data and reports related to many activities covering broad areas such as surveillance, laboratories and priority diseases of public health importance. THE WHE programme is therefore responsible for reporting to many donors, in maintaining activity reports for all programme areas, collating reports from implementing partners and drafting articles related to work, achievements and best-practices.

Technical support is currently required by the Communicable Diseases Group and PMO team  in order to facilitate an efficient and timely completion of reports such as the PIP, as well as contribution to the management of data and general writing and project management activities within the PMO and WHE teams.

Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)

Start date:  Early as possible

End date:    23/12/2017

Work to be performed

Method(s) to carry out the activity

Under the guidance of the WHO Viet Nam team the consultant will provide technical assistance as requested in the areas described in the outputs; mainly in supporting the project management and development of ongoing documents such as the PIP, reports and articles by the PMO and ESR teams.

Support any other duties related to the WHE and PMO programs upon agreement of WHO Viet Nam team and the consultant.


  • Output 1: Support for project management activities for programmes under the Communicable Diseases Group including WHE programme; technical assistance and monitoring for progress and activity reporting requirement and other documents as required
  • Output 2: Assistance to the PMO team and CD Group  for the planning of MoH and WHO cooperation programme including the finalization of  the PIP documents.
  • Output 3: Support the Communicable Diseases Group  in data management,  data analysis activities, and writing process for completing articles and achievements and best-practices, relating to ongoing work across technical areas in cooperation with the WHE staff
  • Deliverable 1.1: Mid-term consultancy report including: (Due before 1st November)

    - Summary of meetings/activities conducted

    - Draft report(s) or articles produced

    - Data management/analysis activities conducted

    Deliverable 1.2: Final consultancy report at the end of contract on activities carried out covering all tasks listed above (Due before 23rd December)

    Specific requirements

    a. Qualifications required: 

    Essential: University degree from a recognized institution, with additional training in project management and writing.

    Desirable: Advanced training or degree and demonstrated knowledge and experiences in project management and production of reports, including for government bodies. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team. Availability to stay in Viet Nam for duration of the contract.

    b. Experience required:

    Essential: At least three years experiences in delivering projects and a demonstrable track record in a similar position.

    Desirable: Prior experiences working with Government bodies, including prior experiences in planning and facilitating the development of work plans. Prior experiences in supporting the development project progress reports and technical articles.

    c. Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

    Strong writing skills, with the ability to write/prepare high quality grant proposals, presentations, reports and briefings. Ability to adapt style of communication and writing for different audiences.

    Advanced IT skills (including Excel, PowerPoint and Word).

    Strong ability to create, maintain and manipulate complex spreadsheets and databases and to understand and interpret the contained data. Ability to communicate complex information clearly.

    d. Language requirements:

    Good English communication skills, both speaking and writing

    e. Competencies

    -  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    -  Ability to plan and prioritise challenging workloads

    -  Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

    -  Fostering integration and teamwork

    Place of assignment

    Ha Noi

    Medical clearance

    The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.


    Term of Reference

    Address for Applications:

    Interested applicant can send CV to

    Administrative Officer

    World Health Organization

    304 Kim Ma, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    Or by email at:

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    Deadline for Submissions:

    COB 2 Nov 2017