Health Equity Data Consultant at WHO

World Health Organization (WHO)

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Health Equity Data Consultant at WHO

Job Opening: Health Equity Data Consultant

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Contract Type: Non-Staff, International PAHO Consultant

Primary Location: Off-Site (Home-based)

Schedule: full-time

Job Posting: February 14, 2024

Closing Date: March 18, 2024, 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Purpose of Consultancy: The Health Equity Data Consultant will provide technical support within the framework of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development-funded project (DFATD) to enhance health equity and gender equality, particularly focusing on marginalized populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Description of duties:

  1. Strategically plan and provide technical support for the implementation of DFATD-funded projects in Central America, monitoring progress, and generating summary reports.
  2. Assist in designing and implementing activities under the “Data for Equity” project, emphasizing the incorporation of gender and ethnicity dimensions in health information systems related to vaccine coverage and sexual and reproductive health.
  3. Support capacity development activities for collecting disaggregated data and conducting intersectional analyses to identify barriers to vaccine coverage and access.
  4. Collaborate in the development of reports, briefs, and technical documentation related to health equity frameworks and strategic health plans.
  5. Participate in policy-related forums and networking opportunities, representing the Equity, Gender, Human Rights, and Cultural Diversity Unit.
  6. Collaborate with the Health Equity Advisor in grant seeking and proposal writing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, public policy, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Strong technical background in health equity, policy analysis, and quantitative statistical methods.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in public health programs and policies, including applied research and capacity development activities.
  • Track record of at least ten publications.
  • Experience working with international organizations and countries in the Americas.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English and knowledge of French and/or Portuguese are desirable.


  • Excellent management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in large teams and intercultural environments.
  • Proficiency in writing technical documents in English.

Remuneration: Monthly Salary: $6,273

Additional Information:

  • Successful candidates will be placed on a roster for potential consulting assignments.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Applicants are required to complete an online profile in Stellis for consideration.
  • PAHO/WHO promotes workforce diversity and maintains high standards of integrity and accountability.
  • Consultants perform work as independent contractors and are responsible for applicable taxes and contributions.

Note: This vacancy notice may be used for similar consultancies at the same level.


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