WHO Health Emergency (WHE) Documentation Consultant

WHO Health Emergency (WHE) Documentation Consultant

  • Post Date:September 14, 2021
  • Apply Before: September 23, 2021
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  • Career Level Consultant
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description
  • The World Health Organization (Zimbabwe) Country Office invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to respond to the vacancy below:

WHO Health Emergency (WHE) Documentation Consultant

Contractual Arrangement : External Consultant
Contract Duration : 60 days
Primary Location : Harare, Zimbabwe
Organization : WHO Country Office, Zimbabwe
Schedule:  Full Time

Purpose of Consultancy

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides technical support to the Government of Zimbabwe led national response to the COVID-19 pandemic; prevention, detection and response to all public health emergencies within the broader context of health systems strengthening. The WHO seeks the services of consultant, experienced in scientific/public health writing to support the documentation of ongoing activities aimed at responding to COVID-19 and other emergencies in Zimbabwe. The consultant will be expected to work very closely with national authorities, partners and stakeholders involved in the public health pillar of the COVID-19 response as well as other public health emergencies, during this assignment.


Zimbabwe has made progress implementation of resolutions from recent WHO Governing board meetings (73rd session of World Health Assembly, 74th session of World Health Assembly; 69th session of Regional Committee for Africa; 70th session of Regional Committee for Africa) aimed at strengthening national COVID-19 response as well as preparedness and response to all health emergencies within the context of the International Health Regulations (2005).

The World Health Organization is providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, in close collaboration with partners and stakeholders, in documenting the country experience in responding to COVID-19 response and building capacity to prevent, detect and respond to other public health emergencies. This documentation is expected to contribute to institutional learning and ongoing capacity building efforts.

Scope of work

Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, the consultant(s) will work closely with the national authorities, WHO technical experts, partners and stakeholders to support the:

  • Preparation of written documentation of ongoing COVID-19 response and other activities aimed at preventing, detecting and responding to other public health emergencies
  • Develop capacity building plan for identified public health staff involved in COVID-19 response and other public health emergencies in scientific writing including preparation of manuscripts of their work
  • Support the implementation of capacity building activities national authorities as well os non-state actors as well as other identified stakeholders/partners

 Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Experience in planning and implementing capacity building in scientific/ public health writing
  • Experience in mentoring young and upcoming public health researchers, professionals

 Educational Qualifications

  • Essential : Masters’ Degree in Medicine, Public Health, related health sciences, social sciences or operational research
  • Desirable : PHD is an added advantage


  • Five years experience in public health research
  • Proven track record in designing and implementing public research activities
  • Experience in publication in recognized public health journals


Suitably qualified candidates are advised to submit cover letter and CV to email address [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of applications is 22nd September 2021 

Office of the WHO Representative in Zimbabwe
82 – 86 Enterprise Road
Cnr. Enterprise & Glenara Roads, Highlands
Box CY 348,

Email: [email protected]
Website Address: www.who.int
Tel: +263-772 155629 – 32 or +263-772161792/3