The Surveillance, Evidence and Lab Strengthening (SEL) unit within the Surveillance, Prevention and Control (SPC) Department of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Division is responsible for providing technical support to countries for implementing surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial consumption (AMC). SEL staff and WHO EURO AMR Control/CHP staff, supported by GLASS Collaborating Centres (CC) network, are developing the WHOA course “Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use surveillance: Competencies for policy and practice”. The course will provide an innovative distance-based and comprehensive training to improve the competencies on AMR and AMC surveillance in the human sector. The course is divided in three parts: Part A provides an overview of both AMR and AMC surveillance; Part B focusses on AMR surveillance, and Part C on AMC surveillance.
Specifically, Part B provides guidance on the structures and processes needed to establish and sustain national AMR surveillance. The course will build competencies in key AMR monitoring functions, using WHO standardized methodology for data collection analysis and use, and data translation into policy and practice. The course will consist of e-lectures, hands-on exercises, case studies real-life scenarios, forums and networking with communities of practice to enable active transfer of acquired knowledge to practical experience and activities. It will be translated in all 6 UN languages.
The design of the course will be supported by WHOA, and its release is planned for 2022.
Purpose of Consultancy
To contribute to the development and review of the technical content of the WHOA modules related to antimicrobial resistance surveillance.
- Deliverable 1: Develop and review the WHOA Part B AMR surveillance modules (Expected by the end of week 5)
Activity 1.1: Write scripts and other outputs for the technical content of the AMR
- Deliverable 2: Develop and review the WHOA Part B AMR surveillance modules (Expected by the end of week 9)
Activity 2.1: Review developed materials by other experts
Activity 2.2: Contribute to the development of the course
- Deliverable 3: Contribute to the formatting of WHOA Part B AMR technical content (Expected by the end of week 9)
Activity 3.1: Triage the materials and develop e- lectures, cases, group activities
- Deliverable 4: Contribute to the production of the WHOA Part B course (Expected by the end of week 12)
Activity 4.1: Work with WHOA Learning Design team on the interactive course design to develop the learning modules according to the academy format
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Essential: Advanced university degree in medicine, pharmacy, public health, epidemiology.
Essential: Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in the management of surveillance of antimicrobial resistance.
- Strong skills and expertise in antimicrobial resistance.
- Knowledge of WHO tools for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Expertise in development of educational materials, technical courses and knowledge transfer.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Application deadline is June 14, 2022.