Consultant – Normative guidance development for Health Information Systems – (2207499)

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Consultant – Normative guidance development for Health Information Systems   (2207499)  

Contractual Arrangement: External consultant
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 11 months


Job Posting

: Sep 15, 2022, 6:04:43 PM

Closing Date

: Oct 1, 2022, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Anywhere


: HQ/HIM Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment


: Full-time  

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Purpose of consultancy

To implement the Normative Strategy based on priorities determined by the team. The consultant is expected to develop key normative documents in the areas of Health information Systems, Public Health, Health Systems and Emergencies.


The HeRAMS Initiative has undergone major developments in recent years. The technical and normative documentation of the approach and initiative has however largely been hampered by the growing demand for country level support to implementation.

A Normative Strategy has been developed to address this gap and now needs to be implemented.


Based on the above-mentioned strategy and following priorities established by the team, the consultant will:

Deliverable 1: Develop a work plan to ensure the advancement and delivery of key normative documents.
Expected by: December 2022.

Deliverable 2: Ensure the delivery of key normative documents as determined in the strategy and as prioritized by the team.
Expected by: on monthly basis, starting October 2022.

Deliverable 3: Develop presentation and training material to help disseminate the normative documents.
Expected by: on monthly basis, starting October 2022.

Deliverable 4: Regularly document and communicate on progress.
Expected by:  on monthly basis, starting October 2022.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


First university degree in public health, risk/disaster management or any relevant field.


Master’s degree in a relevant field.



  • At least 7 years of experience in Information Management, Assessments, Information Systems, ideally in public health.
  • Proven experience in developing guidance and normative material.


Experience with WHO or other UN/International Agencies in related areas.


Knowledge of information systems, assessment, ideally in Public Health.

Languages required:


Expert knowledge of English


Off-site – Home based.


No travel is expected.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


Band level B – USD 7,000 – 9,980 per month.

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):


Expected duration of contract:

11 months. Additional contracts to be offered based on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Additional Information

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