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Consultant - Biosecurity and Health Security - (2301162)

Published on 28.02.2023


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Position : Consultant - Biosecurity and Health Security - (2301162)

Purpose of consultancy

To facilitate all aspects of the Biosecurity and Health Security Protection Unit’s work and explore new opportunities for cooperation with programs and stakeholders internal and external to WHO. 


Threat to use CBRN material poses a health threat that needs to be addressed differently from other emergencies and requires collaboration between different response agencies. Improvements to internal structuring and coordination for BSP activities at WHO headquarters, and collaboration with external organisations and entities on an international scale, are vital to ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the BSP project.  


Deliverable 1: Facilitate all BSP unit’s activities related to preparedness and readiness

  • Attend and facilitate the regular BSP meetings.
  • Contribute to the major projects related to preparedness and readiness activities linked to Deliberate Event management in arranging the meetings, taking the minutes of major meetings and calls, participating in training implementations, simulation exercises and providing organizational services and maintaining business continuity when emergencies occur.
  •  Participate in and facilitate the HSI-TAG and Deliberate Event Task Force related meetings.
  • Contribute to the Incident Management Structure (IMS) e.g Ukraine Technological/Environmental Hazards Working Group in providing administrative and organizational back up and participating in after action review or simulation exercises depending on the needs. 

Deliverable 2: Facilitate BSP communication activities

  • Contribute to the update of the BSP web pages.
  •  Contribute to communication material dedicated to conference, workshop such as poster, reviewing training material, reviewing papers and PowerPoint presentations.

All deliverables are expected by 15/12/2023.

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Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


  • First university degree in health, public health, political science, social science, international relations or a related field.


  • Doctoral level degree in public health, or political science, or international relations.



  • At least two years of relevant experience in the field of Health security and / or CBRN.


  • Previous experience with WHO or in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs.


  • Expert knowledge of chemical and biological deliberate events, at a policy, academic, or operational level. 
  • Sound knowledge of WHO’s mandate and goals or experience. 

Languages required:


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Intermediate knowledge of another WHO official language. 


Off-site – Home based. 


The consultant is expected to travel. 

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):


Band level A - USD 3,955 - 6,980 per month.

Job criteria for job ad : Consultant - Biosecurity and Health Security - (2301162)
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Ashanti - Brong Ahafo - Central - Eastern - Greater Accra - Northern - Upper East - Upper West - Volta - Western - International
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
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Key Skills :
public health
Number of Position(s) : 1
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