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WHO Seeks an External Consultant – WHO Academy Course on Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Surveillance

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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.


Activity 1.1: Write scripts and other outputs for the technical content of the AMR

Activity 2.1: Review developed materials by other experts
Activity 2.2: Contribute to the development of the course

Activity 3.1: Triage the materials and develop e- lectures, cases, group activities

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

Educational Qualifications:

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.


Languages required:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Application deadline is June 14, 2022.

Click here for more information and application.

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