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Job deadline: October 21, 2020
Job title / Position title: Consultant P3
Duration of contract : 5 months
Contract type: Temporary
Location / City: Cairo
Languages: Arabic and English
Job grade / Post level: Consultancy
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Job ID: 2004195

Section: Introduction

  1. Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of the consultancy is to support the regional trauma operational and advisory team (TOpAT), in data collection, cleaning and analysis, using rigorous scientific methods. This will contribute to the development of the regional trauma and emergency care strategy for WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR).  Under the supervision of the Regional Trauma Specialist, the consultant will be required to make direct contact with a range of stakeholders. 2.Background There are over 133.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance globally, with 80% of that need driven by violent conflict.  The Eastern Mediterranean is the most affected region, with 74.8 million in need, representing 56% of the global total.[1]  These complex emergencies have also impacted neighbouring countries, either directly or indirectly. Surging migrant and refugee populations further increase the demands on emergency and trauma systems, while the political context and bureaucratic constraints applied by local authorities can constrain strategic and system planning. Violent injury contributes a substantial disease burden in the region, especially in the on-going conflicts in Libya, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.   High incidence of violent injury requires sophisticated and well-resourced response mechanisms, placing enormous strains on already under-resourced and over-burdened health systems.  But traditionally, only a very small number of humanitarian agencies have developed capacities for providing trauma care in conflict settings.  Most humanitarian health agencies have not prioritized injury care in conflict because of mandate issues, security concerns and capacity and resource gaps; when non-specialized agencies do engage, it is too often uncoordinated and inconsistent with international standards.  But the growing burden of trauma in current-day humanitarian emergencies can no longer be ignored.  In several recent major humanitarian operations, WHO therefore has stepped in to lead and coordinate the trauma response. In spite of the demonstrated effectiveness of WHOs interventions, implementation of trauma services that apply best practice referral pathways and clinical care remains ad hoc and unpredictable, dependent on the technical and financial resources available at the time.  WHO is committed to ensure that effective trauma services are consistently established during humanitarian emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and to use these services to build the longer-term resilience of emergency medical systems. To do so, in 2020, WHO launched the regional trauma initiative, a high-level, dedicated trauma team that will directly support WHO country offices in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies that have a trauma component.  Although the primary focus with be EMR, the trauma team will also be available for technical and operational support to other WHO activities related to trauma and injury world-wide. 3.Planned timelines Start date: 1st November 2020 End date: 31st March 2020

Section: Responsibilities / Duties

4.Work to be performed: Under technical supervision of the Regional Trauma Specialist, the Research Analyst will be responsible for the following key outputs Output 1: Provide support to the Trauma and Operational Advisory Team by Conducting a desk review of grey and peer reviewed literature published in the last twenty years regarding the delivery of trauma care in conflict in the Middle Eastern Region.
  • Deliverable 1.1. Develop a concept note outlining the rapid literature review objectives and proposed review methodology including key search terms, search strategy, inclusion and exclusion criteria and analytical approach.
  • Deliverable 1.2. Draft a report of the background, methodology and findings of a rapid literature review of grey and peer-reviewed literature focused on examining evidence-based practice in developing trauma systems in the EMR, taking into account the different components of trauma delivery:
  1. Prehospital, or referred to as emergency medical system in some countries
  2. Hospital, encompassing emergency department and acute surgery
  3. Post-hospital/ rehabilitation
  4. Inter and intra-coordination
  5. Trauma registry
  Output 2. Support the Regional Trauma Specialist in data collection of successes, gaps and challenges in delivering trauma care in conflict across the eight priority countries.
  • Deliverable 2.1  Collect data in collaboration with WHO Country Offices, local NGOs and relevant authorities.
  • Deliverable 2.2 Compile the outcomes from the selected eight priority countries and develop a matrix summary of the identified gaps in trauma care Output 3: Provide support to the data collection, and analysis of data sets concerning trauma activities in the occupied Palestinian territory. Work with the TOpAT to produce publishable material.
  • Deliverable 3.1 Review the quantitative data available from a country office and develop a concept note outlining the objectives and proposed methodology and analytical approach.
  • Deliverable 3.2 Prepare a report outlining the research methodology and results working with the TOpAT and the field team to produce publishable material.
  Technical Supervision The selected Trauma Data Collector will work under the supervision of:
Technical Responsible Officer:Dr. Sara Halimah Regional Trauma SpecialistEmail:[email protected]
Manager:Dr. Mohamed Ali Kamil, WHO/ WHE Operations Programme Area ManagerEmail:[email protected]

Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:

6.Specific requirements Qualifications required:           Essential: A Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or related field. Experience required: Essential: At least Five years hands-on experience in analysis of health data with at least 2 years’ experience at the international level. Experience in writing technical reports and papers and application of research methods. Desirable: Demonstrated experience in quantitative analyses of health and health related outcomes and their determinants, preferably trauma and emergency services Work and training experience in low- or middle-income countries. Familiarity with WHO policies, strategies and activities related to measurement of health outcomes Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:
  • Proven skills in data analysis of a range of data sources. Excellent knowledge of STATA and other statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or R.
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Clear understanding of implementation methods and implementation science where applicable.
  • Clear understanding of research methods
  • Concrete skills and background of analyzing large data sets especially from low and middle-income countries.  Language requirements: Excellent knowledge English. Arabic is desirable.
7.Place of assignment Remote 8.Medical clearance The incumbent will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work. 9.Travel No travel will be necessary

[1] OCHA.  Global Humanitarian Overview, 2019.

Section: Extra information 

Additional Information
  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice – https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/our-values
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.

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