Consultant at World Health Organization (WHO)

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Consultant at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Study of the Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation in Nigeria through Transitioning to Clean Fuels and Technologies for Residential Use

Job ID: 2203893
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 Months
Contractual Arrangement: Project assignment

Background and Objectives

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) will be supporting Nigeria through their Ministry of Health to undertake this health co-benefits assessment. WHO will collaborate with partners which have experience already collaborating in Nigeria on the elaboration of SLCP inventories and GHG studies.
  • The WHO will be establishing a Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation Expert Working Group that will provide expert guidance to the study as required and provide a peer review of the study findings.
  • WHO is seeking a national (institution/consultant) to work in cooperation with an international environmental health specialist, the WHO (AFRO/HQ/WCO) team and other experts to develop a study on “A Study of the Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation in Nigeria Through Transitioning to Clean Fuels and Technologies for Residential Use”.
  • This study will primarily investigate the health implications of Nigeria’s commitment to reduce GHG and SLCP emissions with a focus on the residential sector. The aim will be to consider a series of clean technology and fuel transitions for cooking and quantify their associated costs, emissions and air pollutant reductions, health gains and social benefits.

The proposed objectives of this study will be to:

  • Analyze the spatial distribution of pollution problems in the country and the regional effect on children.
  • Propose a series of transitions to clean fuel and technologies in the residential sector and associated emissions and air pollutant reductions with a consideration of equitable access
  • Estimate the government and individual costs of these transition scenarios
  • Estimate the avoided air pollution-attributable deaths/daily from these interventions;
  • Estimate the social benefits from these interventions;
  • Integrate study findings into Nigeria NDC revision process and provide recommendations on opportunities to use findings to raise NDC ambitions.
  • Throughout the report preparation, the selected national consultant will be supported by trainings and guidance of international specialists and the WHO Nigeria team.

Proposed Timeline

Activity Timeline Status
Overview of BARHAP tool (webinar) July 2021 Done
Technical training on BARHAP tool November 2021

Through technical working group meetings

Done
TWG Refreshers training on BARHAP tool Feb 2022
Through technical working group meetings
Done
Data review and data collection from existing sources (review of default data) May 2022 To be done by Consultant
Complete study & review process May-June 2022 To be done by Consultant
Dissemination & reporting Opportunities for integration of findings in NDC planning, implementation & related documentation/initiatives June 2022 To be done by Consultant

Concise Outputs:

  • Estimate avoided mortality and morbidity attributed to ambient air pollution associated with the emissions reduction’s scenarios being considered in Nigeria’s revised NDC;
  • Estimate the associated health savings from these avoided air pollution-attributable deaths and diseases
  • Reporting and advocacy of findings. Integration of study findings into Nigeria’s NDC revision process and provide recommendations on opportunities to use findings to raise NDC ambitions.

Deliverables (Description of Activities/Tasks to Achieve Output(s)

  • Deliverable 1: Study on the methodology of the study on Assessing Health Co-Benefits of Nigeria’s NDC Household Air Pollution Reductions:
    • Brief document (max 1-2 pages) outlining final study methodology, with emphasis on the health analysis and socioeconomic analysis– document should highlight recommendations/decisions on the customization of the methodology, tool (BARHAP) and national data inputs for Nigeria.
    • Document covering the final approved indicators and data with endorsements from the reporting institutions/entity
    • Compiled and cleaned datasets for analysis in accordance with finalised list of core data inputs.
  • Expected deliverable date: 21st May 2022
  • Deliverable 2: Preparation final report for Assessing Health Co-Benefits of Nigeria’s NDC Household Air Pollution Reductions:
    • Policy brief covering the policy recommendations for NDC revision, reviewed and endorsed by relevant entities.
    • Contributions to global guidance, case study development and capacity-building on health co-benefit of climate mitigation assessments, exact outputs to be determined with WHO.
    • Translate key findings and lessons learn into draft publishable journal article(s).
  • Expected deliverable date: 4th June 2022.
  • Deliverable 3: Dissemination of study’s findings:
    • Identify opportunities for integration of findings in NDC planning, implementation & related documentation/initiatives
    • Identify opportunities for integration of data with Integrated National Environmental Health Surveillance Systems (INESHSS) and other existing public health surveillance.
    • Contribution of study’s findings to material produced in the frames of COP26
  • Expected deliverable date: 20th June 2022.

Technical Supervision
The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of:

Responsible Officer:

  • Dr Edwin Edeh – Technical Officer, PHE, Nigeria.
  • Dr. Kelias MSYAMBOZA – Cluster Lead, UHP, Nigeria
  • Mr. Guy Mbayo – Technical Lead, Climate Health and Environment (CHE)/ AFRO
  • Ms.Tara Neville – Technical Officer, Environmental Health HQ

Manager:

  • Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo – WR/Head of Mission

Educational Qualifications, Professional Expertise and Key Skills Required
Education:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences or Public Policy.

Qualifications and Skills required:

  • Understanding of energy policy decision-making processes in Nigeria, and engaging/advising governments or other stakeholders on policy options;
  • Understanding of the challenges and intricacies of multi-sectorial policies and decisions in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated data collection and analysis;
  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills;
  • Familiarity with WHO normative products, specifically the WHO Guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion;
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Experience:

  • 5 or more years working to develop and/or evaluate energy policies and programmes;
  • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of policies and programmes in Nigeria, related to household energy value chain;
  • Conducting a needs assessment/situational assessment and/or stakeholder mapping in a low or middle-income country, preferably in Nigeria,
  • Modelling of policy scenarios to estimate population health and environmental impacts;
  • Preparing workshops, consulting and interviewing stakeholders, including those working in the government, within the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioural and cultural factors influencing household decision-making, particularly related to household energy use and how this can be harnessed to enhance the effectiveness of policies and programmes.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2022 at 10:59:00 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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