Individual [Junior] Consultancy - To support the implementation of AMR Request for proposal

Reference: HQ/EMP/2019/005
Beneficiary countries: Switzerland
Published on: 11-Jun-2019
Deadline on: 19-Jul-2019 17:00 (GMT 2.00)



The Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP) works with the Member States and partners to improve access to essential medicines and other health products, including assistive products, and to promote rational use. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health challenge.


Purpose of the work:

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a suitable contractor to carry out the following work: 


To support the IAU team in the implementation of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, through supporting national, regional and global initiatives to optimize the use of antimicrobials across the antimicrobial value chain from research and development to antimicrobial stewardship and awareness raising.


Work to be performed:


Please see fully attached ToR.


Planned timelines:


Start date:             16 September 2019

End date:              15 February 2020



Key requirements for this assignment:



  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the area of antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, rational use of medicines or another related field.
  • Experience working in an international context desirable
  • Good knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and its risk factors
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure with conflicting priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, power point, etc.)

Qualifications and experience required:    

  • M.Sc. in biomedical sciences, microbiology, medicine, pharmacy or another relevant area specific to antimicrobial resistance


•          Experience in working for WHO, other UN organizations and programmes or similar institutions.


Language requirement

•               English – proficient (reading, writing, speaking)


Additional information:

The implementation of the assignment may require international travel; costs for such travel will be borne by WHO according to its rules and regulations. 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.


Submission of proposals:

No later than 19 July 2019 (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) a proposal and a CV of the respective contractor with the following:


Financial proposal including a number of working days in 2019 (maximum can be 80) and the proposal should be indicated clearly by the daily rate.


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:       iauinfo@who.int

(use subject: Bid Ref HQ/EMP/2019/005)


Refer to attached document for additional information.