Terms of Reference for National Consultant
(Short term consultancy national legal consultant: To support legal and policy framework review on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in healthcare and integrate it with the existing review on the food, agriculture and environmental sectors)
Type of Contract: National consultancy
Duration: 30 days
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF TASK(S) AND OBJECTIVES TO BE ACHIEVED
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a key member of the Zimbabwe AMR One Health Consortium together with the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) and the University of Zimbabwe’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The Fleming Fund has awarded to the Consortium to improve data management, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) governance structures and human and animal health AMR surveillance in Zimbabwe. WHO coordinates the human health components of the projects and leads their implementation into the human health sector.
This project seeks to address governance of AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU). It was created in response to a Request for Support from the Minister of Health, on behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe. This project aligns with the National Action Plan (NAP) for antimicrobial resistance that was adopted in 2017 and with the investments made by other donors and stakeholders in this area. In the human and environmental health and animal health sectors, the grant is also investing in the improvement of AMR and AMU data collection, management, analysis and use in multi-sectoral decision making, as well as in the reinforcement of surveillance site laboratories.
An effective AMR regulatory framework is imperative for the regulatory authorities to set effective parameters for AMU and enforce compliance. The project will facilitate review of policy and legal frameworks on AMR and AMU in human and environmental health sectors with a view of integrating with existing one in the agricultural sector. This will enable recognition of overlaps and gaps in the legal and policy frameworks and recommend remedial actions.
Together with its Consortium partners, WHO seeks to recruit a consultant to provide an analysis of existing law, regulations and other norms and standards in Zimbabwe that affect AMU and AMR in healthcare and support the legal analysis of the human health sector. The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the WHO Representative in Zimbabwe and direct supervision of the AMR Project Focal person and the Consortium technical team. The consultant is required to produce a full report in addition to other specific deliverables related to the presentation and implementation of the report during the assignment.
Purpose of the consultancy: The incumbent will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
Duration of the Local Consultancy
1. List of legislation relevant for AMR: 10 July 2021. First draft version – report of national legislation relevant for AMR and AMU with identified gaps in the existing legislation: 15July 2021
3. Attendance and presentation at the validation workshop: 30 July 2021
4. Final version of the national report: 10 August 2021
Place of Assignment: Harare, Zimbabwe
Remuneration at Grade NOC