To participate in developing and supporting the implementation of the Word Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2021 campaign in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is an annual global campaign led by the World Health Organization that aims to raise the awareness about antibiotic use and encourage best practices among the public, policymakers, and health and agriculture professionals. WAAW offers an outstanding opportunity for communities across the globe from all sectors to raise awareness about the importance of better and appropriate use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in general.
WAAW is aligned with the Global Action Plan for AMR (resolution WHA 68.7), which includes a strategic objective to improve awareness and understanding of AMR. Since 2016, countries in the region joined WAAW by implementing a range of awareness raising activities that included use of social media, printed media, media advocacy activities, radio campaigns, advocacy meetings, awareness raising meetings and events. Different audience were reached including healthcare providers, policy makers, public including students, school children and others.
Additionally, WHO’s, in collaboration with UNICEF, is urging Member States to ensure universal access to hand hygiene and improving hand hygiene practices to prevent COVID-19 transmission through implementing the “Hand Hygiene for All Initiative”. This requires that access to hand hygiene must become a reality for everyone, in all settings, especially in health care facilities, schools and crowded public spaces.
In this context, the consultant will assist the AMR/IPC Unit in development of the promotional materials to celebrate the WAAW 2021 and the “Hand Hygiene for All Initiative”.
Start date: 01 August 2021
End date: 31 December 2021
Output 1: Work with national teams to develop and implement communication plans and tools to raise awareness on “Hand Hygiene for All Initiative” in EMRO countries
Deliverable 1.1: participate with AMR team to develop EMRO communication plan on hand hygiene for all initiative including EMRO support to countries and budget needed
Deliverable 1.2: Provide technical input to the final report and a presentation summarizing overall hand hygiene for all initiative activities
Output 2: To Develop WAAW 2021 plans for EMRO
Deliverable 2.1: participate with AMR team members to develop a WAAW 2021 communication plan including EMRO support to countries and budget needed
Deliverable 2.2: collaborate with country offices to develop a set of success stories from EMRO countries (5-6 countries) that can be showcased in reports and presentations
Deliverable 2.4: contribute into the final report and presentation summarizing overall WAAW 2021 activities.
A University degree in Communications, Journalism or related field -
Experience: up to 5 years of relevant experience in communication, journalism, print media, research documentation and report writing.
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Place of assignment
Travel when deemed necessary to provide technical assistance to countries and attend meetings and conferences.
Medical clearance : The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.
Travel (If travel is involved, a medical certificate of fitness for work will be required.) All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance. Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.
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