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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Consultant – Surveillance Epidemiology

    Purpose of consultancy

    To contribute to the Treatment, Care and Service Delivery unit (TAC) work to provide expert advice on the HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) surveillance programme, including development of an internal framework outlining how HIVDR test results obtained for routine programme purposes can be aggregated to make population-level statements of HIVDR, and an updated PrEP survey concept note acknowledging long-acting drugs used for HIV prevention.  


    Task 1: In collaboration with a consultant statistician and WHO regions, contribute to drafting an internal framework to be used for a future concept note outlining how HIVDR genotypic information obtained during routine clinical care can be aggregated to make responsible population-level statements for programmatic HIVDR data. The internal framework will be used to support analysis of routinely available HIVDR genotypic information in WHO 2023 HIVDR report.

    • Deliverable 1.1: Draft of an internal framework for analysis of HIVDR information obtained during routine clinical care to be used to make population-level drug resistance statements specific to relevant described populations of interest in WHO’s 2023 HIVDR report and as a steppingstone to publication of a future concept note. 
      Timeline for deliverable 1.1: June 2023 (Days: 30)

    Task 2: Contribute to updating the 2021 HIVDR survey guidance on HIVDR among PrEP users diagnosed with HIV to include new PrEP alternatives, including long-acting drugs (e.g., CAB-LA) and the dapivirine-containing vaginal ring. 

    • Deliverable 2.1: Updated draft concept note for surveillance of HIVDR among PrEP users ready for copy editing and lay out.
      Timeline deliverable 2.1: August 2023 (Days: 20)

    Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

    Educational Qualifications:


    • Advanced university degree in medicine, science, public health, epidemiology, infectious disease control, or equivalent discipline.



    • Over 5 years' experience in an international context, in strategic information related to international public health and normative guidance development.


    • International experience in HIV, HIVDR surveillance and in the development of WHO normative guidance.



    • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.

    Closing Date: Apr 5, 2023

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