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Consultant - Resolve To Save Lives Baseline Assessment At World Health Organization (WHO)

Date Posted: 26/Nov/2019
Deadline: 10/Dec/2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Consultant - Resolve to Save Lives Baseline Assessment

Ref Id: 1905335
Locations: Kano and Ogun
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor
Contract duration: 30 days
Primary Location: Nigeria
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time

Background/Objective

  • The prevalence of hypertension is rising in Nigeria and contributing significantly to mortality and morbidity. A systematic review and meta-analysis of hypertension prevalence studies conducted in Nigeria showed that the crude pool prevalence of hypertension is 31.2% (men:29.5% and women:31.1%).
  • Due to multiple demand and supply-side factors, access, delivery and uptake of comprehensive hypertension prevention, care and treatment services is limited particularly in primary health care settings. As such many people living with the condition do not have access to diagnostic services, care and support. This gives rise to debilitating and life-threatening complications that may lead to death and poor quality of life.
  • In a bid to strengthen service delivery, improve access and generate demand for hypertension care and treatment services, the FMoH and WHO with funding from Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) is implementing a comprehensive hypertension care and treatment project in two Ogun and Yobe states.
  • The assignment will focus on assessing the readiness of health facilities in Ogun and Kano state to provide comprehensive hypertension and diabetes care and treatment and the current status of providing hypertension care and treatment in these states
  • The assessment will involve site visits and observations using an adapted version of the WHO service availability readiness assessment tool, key informant interviews with health facility managers, health providers and community pharmacists

Specific Tasks
This consultancy will involve both quantitative and qualitative methods and will involve the following key tasks:

  • Site visits to assess the health facilities for service availability and readiness
  • Key informant interviews with policymakers, service providers and community pharmacists

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • A degree in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology or Biostatistics is required
  • A post graduate degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology or biostatistics is an asset
  • Five years of progressive experience in epidemiology and public health
  • Knowledge of and experience of hypertension control programs and plans;
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with government, external partners and donors;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various Office applications; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Method of Application

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