Individual Consultant: Support for Developing a COVID-19 Technology Access Pool

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 16 November 2020

Job Description

Purpose of the Consultancy

In order to speed up operationalization of the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), it is proposed to recruit a contractor to support the WHO C-TAP Secretariat to advance the pooling of COVID-19 health technology data, know-how and intellectual property assets. The recruitment of an expert will be undertaken to support the technical team to work with implementing partners to develop a workplan to solicit, obtain and manage COVID-19 related knowledge, intellectual property and data, support the day-to-day coordination between WHO and implementing partners, support the periodic review and documented assessment of progress against the workplan and support the organization of technical consultations with different stakeholders in relation to C-TAP activities.


On 29 May 2020 WHO DG and H.E. President of Costa Rica launched a Solidarity Call to Action for the establishment of a WHO-led COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). C-TAP is meant to facilitate and support a transparent and open source global mechanism for sharing and pooling know-how, information and rights related to existing or new COVID-19 health technologies in order to scale up their production, supply, availability and affordability in all countries in the world. C-TAP will, as much as possible, operate by using and strengthening existing WHO structures, rather than creating new ones, and by engaging and coordinating with other specialized institutions and international agencies.

Specific requirements

The supplier must possess the following knowledge, experience, skills and competencies:

  • Advanced university degree in international relations, public health, or public policy
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated working experience in global health policy, specifically on innovation and access to medicines
  • A substantive track record of policy analysis of the existing public health policies and approaches to ensuring access to health technologies
  • Proven knowledge and network of experts among experts, academics, policymakers, NGOs and industry in the international health and medical innovation field
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate projects with different international partners
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to critically analyze, summarize and apply complex information from internal and external sources
  • Expert knowledge of English required. Expert knowledge of French or Spanish desirable.
Interested candidates are expected to send a cover letter and an up-to-date detailed Curriculum Vitae with detailed references (and contact details for reference checking) to by 28 November 2020

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