World Health Organization
The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing…
Nepal is implementation COVID-19 vaccination and till date has reached over 65% fully vaccination in total population, however in the past few months the update of vaccination has been slow due to limited community awareness and weak messaging on importance of COVID vaccines specifically on boosters.
Now MoH is planning to introduce COVID-19 vaccination for children 5 years to <12 years, this will need careful messaging and advocacy with relevant stakeholder (including schools, parents, teachers) and other key officials like parliamentarians, newly elected mayors etc. Also, we need to revitalize messaging and increase communication regarding importance of routine immunization which had declined due to COVID pandemic. IPD unit does not have a communication staff, and hence it’s important that we hire a consultant to support MOH and partners in this key area of work
Under the direct supervision of WR and in close coordination with the Team Lead, WHO IPD unit the incumbent would perform the following functions:
Activity 1.1: Prepare the monthly report on technical support in preparation of high-level advocacy messaging in support for COVID 19
Activity 1.2: Prepare the monthly report on technical support in preparing high level advocacy messaging on routine immunization
Expected by: 30 Sep 2022
Activity 2.1: Prepare the monthly report on strategic advice on facilitation support for high level, multisectoral engagement in support for COVID 19 vaccination activities as required.
Activity 2.2: Prepare monthly report of advocacy priorities for strategic communication on prioritized agenda
Expected by: 30 Dec 2022
Essential: University degree in social sciences, international relations or related from a recognized university.
Essential: 7 years of experience including in communications, partnership building or related area.
Desirable: Of these 7years, working at least 1-2 years in a developing country setting is preferred.
Languages and level required:
Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English
On site: UN House, Kathmandu, Nepal
The Consultant is expected to travel in any of the 7 provinces of Nepal.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):