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Consultant (HPD/ CBI) Level B mid and high end of range


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: Closed

Purpose of the Consultancy

To develop a regional road map to advance promoting community Health and Wellbeing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). It will be aligned with the Global Framework for achieving wellbeing, the Regional Framework for Community Engagement and the regional technical paper on “Promoting health and well-being in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: from theory to action to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals”. The road map will guide future action that will achieve the outlined priorities and make tangible difference towards improved and promoted community health and well-being, considering the unique political, socio-economic, cultural, and environmental factors of the region.

This roadmap should be practical, evidence-based, and feasible within the regional context, with emphasis on community engagement and a multi-sectoral approach, highlighting collaboration between health, education, environment, social services, and other relevant sectors to achieve holistic outcomes.


People highly value safe and supportive communities that promote physical, psychological, and social well-being. They rely on health authorities to protect their health and well-being. The 'well-being societies' perspective aims to create a foundation for everyone to thrive on a healthy planet, emphasizing the importance of all aspects of life across the lifespan.

In 2022, the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly requested the WHO Director-General to develop a framework for well-being, building upon the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's 17 SDGs and recognizing the role of health promotion. This framework, titled "Achieving well-being: A global framework for integrating well-being into public health," offers key directions for building 'well-being societies,' uniting effective strategies from the global health community. It serves as a guide for Member States and partners in fostering well-being for all, providing a common language and purpose for diverse sectors and partners involved in actions beyond the health system. This global framework was made available for review by Member States at the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly in May 2023.

In its Sixty-ninth Regional Committee (2022), the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) developed its technical paper: “Promoting health and well-being in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: moving from theory to action to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals”. The paper identified five regional priorities for promoting health and well-being: 1: Adopting a systems approach to health promotion; 2: Adopting a settings-based approach to health promotion and well-being; 3: Increasing health literacy to promote health and well-being; 4: Enhancing community engagement and inclusion; 5: Developing institutional capacity for health promotion.

Building on the above, WHO/ EMRO is seeking a highly qualified consultant to develop a comprehensive regional road map aimed at promoting health and wellbeing within the EMR. The roadmap will guide future steps to advance the implementation of the promotion of health and wellbeing in the region.

Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)

Start date:15/Oct/2023

End date:15/Feb/2024

Work to be performed

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

Output 1: Literature Review of theGlobal Framework Regional Technical Papers, Regional Framework for Community Engagement as well as other WHO and academic documents

The consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables:

Deliverable 1.1: Develop executive, comprehensive situation analysis of community health and wellbeing challenges and opportunities within the region, considering existing data, reports, and relevant literature.

Deliverable 1.2: EstablishRoad map for promoting health and wellbeing, inclusive of priorities and action areas.

Deliverable 1.3: Propose a framework for monitoring and evaluating the implementation and impact of the road map including indicators, data collection methods, and reporting mechanisms.

Deliverable 1.4: Facilitate Regional Consultation Meeting to validate the roadmap

Deliverable 1.5: Disseminate the road map and facilitate discussions with key stakeholders and the public.

Specific requirements

Qualifications required:

Strong analytical, research, and writing skills.


Master’s degree in public health or related fields

Experience required:

5 to 10 years of relevant experience in public health, health promotion, health policy, community engagement or related areas. International experience is mandatory for international consultant.


·Experience in Eastern Mediterranean region with either community, academia, government or international agencies.

·Experience in stakeholder engagement and facilitation.

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

·Expertise in developing regional health strategies and road maps.

·Sound written and oral communication skills to convey technical and practical programme tasks of high complexity, depth and visibility.

Language requirements:

Expert knowledge of English.

Place of assignment

Off-site: Remote Working

Medical clearance

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


The Consultant is not expected to travel.

Additional Information

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