Consultant – Implementation Research at World Health Organization

Application Ends: March 29, 2023
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Job Description

Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical expertise and guidance for the conduct of Operational/Implementation


  • Task 1: Development of generic protocols for defining the factors associated with death in TB and TB/HIV patients:
    • Finalisation of the research package in French and English. 
    • Technical guidance provided to the NTP of Niger for defining the risk factors of death in TB/HIV patients.
  • Task 2: Technical expertise provided to National TB programmes to conduct Operational research for evaluating TB treatment decision algorythm:
    • Finalize the research package in French and English. 
    • Liaise with the data management group to develop associated REDCap generic Database.
    • Development of generic materials for the set-up of the research projects, their initiation and monitoring.
    • Provide implementation guidance to selected institutions/countries, such as Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo, who plan to use the research package and adapt it to their respective contexts.
    • Draft research protocols for submission to the WHO ethical committee. 
    • Develop a TDR website page for documenting this initiative and for serving as a platform where to find all generic documents that were developed (see the ShORRT initiative TDR page as reference -Draft report for corresponding section in the TDR report.
  • Task 3: Technical expertise to finalise the data analysis of the ETAP project (Social protection for TB patients) and RAFAScreen (TB screening in HIV and Diabetic patients):
    • Data analysis: (i) to define key social determinants in TB patients. (ii) to define the most effective algorithms for TB screening in HIV infected patients and diabetic patients in Benin, Guinea and Senegal.
    • Draft study reports. 
  • Task 4: Contribute to TDR activities with the WARN-TB/CARN-TB and South-East African Regional Network for TB control by:
    • Drafting and delivering training courses for strengthening research capacities of the NTPs. 
    • Providing technical guidance to the NTPs for the development and conduct of OR/IR projects.
    • Draft report for corresponding section in the TDR report.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


  • Advanced university degree in epidemiology, health economics, or any related field.


  • PhD in epidemiology, health economics, or any related field.



At least 7 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Designing, conducting and analyzing the results of implementation research projects.
  • Support to national TB control programmes in LMIC.


  • Experience with TB and HIV patients.
  • Experience in the development of generic protocols.
  • Experience working in West and Central Africa.
  • Experience/familiarity with the WARN-CARN-TB network.



  • Knowledge of TB disease and TB patient management and care.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and good inter‐personal skills with a sense of diplomacy.
  • Ability to work well in teams, work independently and anticipate, innovate and turn issues into opportunities.
  • Attention to details.