Roster of Consultant/Expert for Nursing and Midwifery

  Paramedical Vacancy

Job title: Roster of Consultant/Expert for Nursing and Midwifery

Company: World Health Organization

Job description: ..


Purpose of consultancy

To support and collaborate with the Member States for further development and implementation of national policies and strategies which ensure equitable and universal access to quality health care to:

  • improve health of mothers and newborn, children, adolescents, reproductive age and old age;
  • promote gender, equity and human rights mainstreaming in health policies and programmes and prevent and respond to gender-based violence

Description of duties:

(Note: This is a generic description of duties developed for a roster of consultants/experts. The final terms of reference for the assignment/contract will be based on the actual requirements at the time of assignment).

Under the overall guidance of the Director, Family Health, Gender and Life-course, and Team Leads in the respective areas, i.e. Regional Adviser/Medical Officer/Technical Officer, the consultant/expert will be expected to carry out time-limited assignments in one or more of the following areas:

Nursing and Midwifery

  • Technical assistance at the regional/country level for strategic guidance and operational support in nursing and midwifery education, service delivery, jobs, leadership in accordance with national, regional, global policy and strategies.
  • Technical assistance to strengthen nursing and midwifery competency-based education including review/revise curriculum, faculty development, CPD and in-service training.
  • Technical assistance to review, analyze, collect and collate data on nursing and midwifery workforce in countries to understand the situation and trends.
  • Technical assistance to undertake research or quality improvement activities to generate evidence and information which informs policy/strategy development in collaboration with WHO collaborating centres, national centers of excellence, networks and institutions involved in public health, especially health workforce planning/nursing/midwifery.
  • Technical assistance to strengthen nursing and midwifery leadership to enable their expertise and insight to contribute to policy decision-making in countries.

The Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery 2021-2025 (SDNM) was adopted by the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly. The SDNM, developed by evidence generated from the State of the Nursing 2020 report and the State of the Midwifery 2021 report, was the first ever nursing and midwifery related resolution to be adopted by any World Health Assembly. The 9th ICN-ICM-WHO Triad Statement (May 2022) summarizes actions to which delegates committed, relative to their respective roles and country contexts, to advance policies and investments in the education, jobs, safeguarding and protection of the health workforce, including midwives and nurses.

WHO SEARO is committed to supporting Member States advance the Nursing and Midwifery agenda to achieving global health security, advancing towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.


Specific to individual consultancy and terms of reference.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


PAY BAND A, B For all assignments: University degree in medicine, health sciences, public health or community medicine, nursing and midwifery or relevant fields from a recognized university

PAY BAND B level assignments require, in addition: Master’s-level university degree in public health or community health or nursing or midwifery, or other relevant fields, from a recognized university.

Desirable: Training in relevant field



At least 5 years of experience in relevant area nursing/midwifery area including in a developing country

PAY BAND A : At least five years of experience in the area of specialization, some of which at international level

PAY BAND B : At least seven years of experience in the area of specialization, some of which at international level


  • Experience of implementing/monitoring of programmes at the national level
  • Experience in a developing country, especially in the Region
  • Experience in analyzing data and producing relevant reports with time-bound recommendations


  • Sound knowledge of principles of public health and health systems, nursing and midwifery programme in public health settings.
  • Knowledge of proposal development, analysis, programme planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability in establishment of networking with developmental partners
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Other skills: Excellent knowledge of MS office applications and computer skills including to make high quality technical presentations and for data analysis


  • Expert knowledge of English with excellent written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Knowledge of regional language(s) would be an asset


On site: FGL Department, SEARO, New Delhi, and Multiple duty stations in SEAR countries.


New Delhi, India, and regional countries depend on the consultancy

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

1.Remuneration: USD 3,955 – 9,980 per month

2.Living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited: Per diem as applicable to the location for the Region will be


3.Expected duration of contract: two weeks to 24 months (July 2022-June 2025.)

Additional information

  • This vacancy notice is being issued for establishing Roster of Consultant/Expert for Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/ diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.

Expected salary:

Location: New Delhi

Job date: Wed, 25 May 2022 04:22:50 GMT

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