Individual Consultancy - WHO antibacterial clinical pipeline Request for proposal

Reference: HQ/GCP/2020/001
Beneficiary countries: Switzerland
Published on: 27-Jan-2020
Deadline on: 29-Feb-2020 17:00 (GMT 1.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris


The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to identify a suitable individual consultant to support the IRC unit in the implementation of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance by guiding the data collection and preparation of the advisory group meeting for two subsequent updates of the WHO antibacterial clinical pipeline analysis in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Key requirements for this assignment:


Qualifications required:

•             Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, organic chemistry or another field related to antibiotic drug discovery

Experience required:

•             At least 15 years of relevant experience in the area of microbiology and antibacterial drug R&D

•             Strong expertise in Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics in order to evaluate the effect of dosages and formulations on the effectiveness of drugs and the likeliness of resistances to emerge.

•             In-depth understanding of clinical needs in bacterial infections and experience with antibacterial clinical trials

•             A track record of coordinating international scientific projects, preferably in the field of antibiotic resistance

•             Experience in communicating research projects and their results to policymakers and the research community

•             Track record of peer-reviewed publications on antibiotic resistance and drug discovery

•             Good writing skills, the track record of publications on antibiotic resistance and drug discovery

Language requirements:

•             English – proficient (reading, writing, speaking)

Additional information:

Most of the work under this consultancy will be home-based and carried out at the consultant’s usual place of residence. One travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2020 and one travel to Geneva, Switzerland (or another venue) in 2021 for the advisory group meetings. The contractor has to be legally entitled to work in the country or countries where the work is to be carried out and is expected to be in the possession of an unrestricted passport.

A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 5 days prior to the closing date for the submission of offers:

Email for submissions of forms and proposal: antibacterialpipeline@who.int

(use subject: Bid Ref HQ/GCP/2020/001)

See detailed Terms of Reference under "Documents".

Submission of proposals:

No later than  29 February 2020 (17:00 CET),the bidder shall complete and return by email to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

  1. Cover letter
  2. Technical and financial proposal including number of working days in 2020 and 2021 indicated clearly by the daily rate
  3. CV.

Email for submissions of forms and proposal: antibacterialpipeline@who.int

(use subject: Bid Ref HQ/GCP/2020/001)

Additional information:

  • Consultant contracts General conditions are available under “Documents”.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted by WHO.
  • Candidate(s) under consideration will be requested to provide: diplomas, work or residence permit, Declaration of Interests (DoI) form, copy of passport, medical clearance for fitness to work.
  • This Request for Proposals is not an advertisement for a Staff position.
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