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Purpose of the Consultancy To provide technical and project management support for Vaccine Impact Estimates for IA2030 analysis.

Reduction in child mortality continues to be a major goal for global health investment and strategies. Decisions regarding specific global priority investments are increasingly based on quantitative analysis of benefits. In particular, it is critical to update the modelled health impact estimate and document the methodology in a transparent manner for the coming decade to inform strategic priorities for IA2030 and the Triple Billion targets for GPW13. To this end, WHO IVB and DDI will collaborate with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC), Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and other partner institutions to generate global and regional estimates of lives saved due to vaccination based on transparent methodologies.

Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)
Start date: 25/08/2020
End date: 15/02/2021

Requirements - Work to be performed
Objective 1: provide technical and project management support to generate modelled estimates of lives saved due to vaccination for 194 WHO Member States by January 2021
Output 1.1: Progress report to the stakeholder committee
Output 1.2: Final results (a slide deck, draft manuscript and database)

Requirements – Planning
Weekly calls with the WHO focal points to discuss progress
Periodic meetings with the stakeholder committee and partners
Project updates presented to the stakeholder committee (October/November 2020)
A slide deck, draft manuscript and database for the final results (January 2021)

The beneficiary will:
-Provide technical and project management support for the analytics lead
-Conduct scoping exercises for data sources, VIMC model outputs and available models for pathogens that are not within the scope of VIMC
-Collate all available information and perform constructions of datasets and data management and cleaning
-Assist with data analysis and preparation of progress reports and final deliverables
Perform other duties and tasks as assigned

Specific requirements
Qualifications required:
Master’s degree in [statistics, data science, demography, epidemiology, public health]
Experience required:
Minimum 2 years of professional experience in quantitative data analysis
Experience of working in the field of immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases desired
Characteristics of the Provider

Qualifications required:
Demonstrated experience in quantitative data analysis
Highly organized and strong project management skills
Ability to prioritize and work under pressure and to deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English

Language requirements
English – Read/Write/Speak at advanced level

Place of assignment
This work could be performed in any location. No travels required.

Medical clearance
The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.

Application Process
Qualified applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter, in English, by 15 August 2020 to So Yoon Sim at email: Applications received after this date will not be accepted. In the email subject line, please put “Consultancy to provide technical and project management support for Vaccine Impact Estimates for IA2030 analysis”. Only successful candidates will be contacted. CVs received from this posting may be used to fill other current and future openings requiring a similar skill set.

World Health Organization
Closing date
August 15th, 2020
Posted on
August 5th, 2020 12:44
Last updated
August 5th, 2020 12:44