WHO
Consultancy - To develop the high-risk Antenatal care (ANC) module and safe referral Individual consultant

Reference: WPRO/2022-11/LAO/186831
Beneficiary countries: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 14-Nov-2022
Deadline on: 28-Nov-2022 23:59 (GMT 8.00) Beijing, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong

Description

BACKGROUND

WHO has supported the Ministry of Health (MOH) in improving care during pregnancy. Antenatal care (ANC) provides a platform for important health-care functions, including health promotion, screening and diagnosis, and disease prevention. In 2018, the sub-committee on maternal health under the national RMNCAH Committee developed and rolled out the basic ANC module with support from WHO, and it has positive impact on quality improvement during pregnancy. The basic ANC module covers routine care at ANC and also emphasizes counselling at ANC. In 2022, the government requested WHO to develop the high-risk ANC that focuses more on screening and complication management during pregnancy. The government plans to field-test and roll out the module in 2022-2023.

 

PURPOSE/SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THE ACTIVITY

The consultant is expected to develop the high-risk ANC module with remote consultation and safe referral including the national guideline, training, and TOT, to support the government to implement the module as well.

 

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES TO BE CARRIED OUT

  • • Develop high risk ANC module with remote consultation and safe referral care
  • • Developing documents in consultation with stakeholders
  • • Assessing and revising based on field tests.

 

METHODS TO CARRY OUT THE ACTIVITY

  • • Meetings with the supervisor and the team in WHO country office
  • • Meetings with MOH stakeholders and relevant partners

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Essential: University postgraduate master’s degree in public health or health-related area

Desirable: Medical degree

EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • • At least 7 years of work experience in public health or maternal and child health including at least 5 years of clinical experiences
  • • Working experience in Lao PDR is highly appreciated

Desirable: Experience of working in health sector in Lao PDR  

TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • • Proficient knowledge in maternal health and newborn care, especially antenatal care
  • • Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct

LANGUAGES

Fluency in English is essential

COMPETENCIES

  • • Producing results with quality on time
  • • Communicating in a credible and effective way

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Place of assignment: The consultant will mainly work remotely

Duration of contract: December 2022 to February 2023 (working 60 days)

 

APPLICATIONS

Qualified and interested specialists should submit their CV and Expression of Interest {cover letter} to the Supply Officer through WP RO UNGM at < wproungm@who.int > by 28 November 2022

The cover letter should outline how their experience and qualifications make them a suitable candidate for this position and should include their proposed daily consultancy fee and availability.

Please use Tender Notice No. 186831 as subject to all submission. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Thu Ha Le - wproungm@who.int
Email: wproungm@who.int
First name: Thu Ha
Surname: Le