West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Recruitment for Individual Consultant – Strategic Plan/Regional Biobank

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Recruitment for Individual Consultant – Strategic Plan/Regional Biobank.

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), a specialised institution of ECOWAS, has received grants from the World Bank for the implementation of several projects (REDISSE, SWEDD, SM/NTD and WAMRH) and intends to use part of the REDISSE Project grant to make payments under the contract.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Individual Consultant – Strategic Plan/Regional Biobank

Location: Bobo- Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Type: Contract

Overarching Objective of the Mission

  • The overall objective of the consultation is to develop a strategic plan for the ECOWAS Regional Biobank for the period 2020-2024.

Specific Objectives
More specifically, the consultant shall:

  • Review the regional regulatory framework for strategic orientation of ECOWAS member countries,
  • Guide member countries in the establishment of their own National Biobank,
  • Assess the training needs of the Regional Biobank staff,
  • Assess investment needs,
  • Define a Logical Framework as well as Action Plan and Budget estimate for regional priority actions over 5 years (2020-2024),
  • Review the technical, institutional and material constraints for the operationalization of the Regional Biobank,
  • Develop a detailed roadmap and action plan to ensure the functionality of the RBB,
  • Conduct a cost and risk analysis of the Regional Biobank,
  • Define detailed monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

Mission Commencement Date and Duration

  • Duration of Mission: 90 days. Commencement Date: January- February 2020.

Consultant’s Profile
The Consultant:

  • Must have at least 15 years’ experience in the field of laboratories, particularly in the development of biosafety or biosecurity policies and standards,
  • Must have proven experience in genomics, bioethics research,
  • Have proven experience in managing a Biobank,
  • Must have sound knowledge of the context of Public Health Laboratory Systems in West Africa,
  • Must have proven oral and written communication skills including writing scientific reports and articles,
  • Must be able to work in a multinational environment, with a variety of partners at national, regional and global levels,
  • Must have time management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks at a time with a high degree of autonomy,
  • Must have a command of at least one official language in the ECOWAS region; a command of another ECOWAS language would be an advantage,
  • Must have excellent skills in information and communication technology.

Content of the EOI
Interested individual consultants must provide:

  • A letter of expression of interest,
  • A detailed, dated and signed Curriculum Vitae highlighting qualifications and experience in carrying out similar assignments, as well as references for possible checks,
  • Signed financial proposal to carry out the mission.

Selection Method

  • The consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures for the selection of individual consultants as set out in the World Banks Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by the World Bank Borrowers (ed. January 2011, revised in July 2014) available on the World Bank web site http://www.worldbank.org.

Deadline: 11.00 a.m (GMT); 14th November, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates/consultants should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) with the reference “Recruiting one Consultant to Develop ECOWAS’ Regional Biobank Strategic Plan” written on the envelope to:
The West Afriean Health Organization (WAHO) Secretariat,
01 BP153 Bobo-Dioulasso 01,
Avenue Ouezzin COULIBALy.

Burkina Faso.
Or
Send by email to: offres@wahooas.org

Important Information/Notice

  • Interested consultants may access the TORs on WAHO’s website at: w3.wahooas.org.
  • They may also get additional information on reference materials from the address stated above and on the following working days and office hours: Monday to Friday between 8 am and 4pm.

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