Individual expert to support Unitaid on Human Subject Research topics

Apply by 28 September 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 2 August 2018

Job Description

Unitaid is seeking to establish Long Term Agreement (LTA) with qualified individuals/companies to support the Secretariat on Human Subject Research (HSR) topics. The LTA will be for an initial duration of 12 months, starting from 1 January 2019, with a possibility of extension for another 12 months subject to Unitaid’s needs and satisfactory performance.

The complete tender package with our detailed requirements and instructions on bid submission are available at

All queries and submission of proposal should be addressed in writing to

Tender Timeline:

Request for Clarification: 7 September 2018 @ 17h00 Geneva time

Submission of Intention to Bid: 19 September 2018 @ 17h00 Geneva time

Submission of Proposal: 28 September 2018 @ 17h00 Geneva time



Untaid’s research-oriented projects range from implementation research to interventional research. Some examples of current Unitaid projects range from field testing of new diagnostic projects to overcome delays in country-level marketing approval, and to those focused on conducting the clinical research needed to identify and catalyse access to safer, more effective drug formulations and treatment regimens.

Objectives of the LTA

Unitaid requires expert support to provide expert guidance on the strategic development and management of its research-oriented projects, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assess implementer’s capacity to deliver a research project effectively and efficiently;
  • Evaluate the technical merits of proposed and existing interventions, including the robustness of research plans;
  • Identify risk and propose mitigation actions;
  • Ensure the research-oriented interventions are aligned with the anticipated market and public health focus of Unitaid-funded grants

Please refer to the RFP for more details.

About the Organization

WHO is a public international organization, consisting of 194 Member States, and a Specialized Agency of the United Nations with the mandate to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work. As such, WHO is dependent on the budgetary and extra-budgetary contributions it receives for the implementation of its activities. Bidders are, therefore, requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet WHO requirements, while ensuring a high level of service.

Unitaid was established in 2006 by Brazil, Chile, France, Norway and the United Kingdom in the context of the fight against HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in resource-limited settings, with a focus on health products.

Unitaid's mission is to maximize the effectiveness of the global health response by catalyzing equitable access to better health products. Unitaid's interventions promote innovation in developing new products and approaches, increase access by leveraging its market expertise to overcome access barriers and create the right conditions for scale-up, so that better health products reach all people who need them, with priority given to the underserved and the poorest populations.

The principal functions of the Secretariat are to carry out and manage the day-to-day operations of UNITAID/WHO, including implementing the work plan of UNITAID/WHO as approved by the Board, managing and coordinating relationships with Partners, and coordinating and facilitating technical support and advice to the Board. UNITAID is supported by public funding and is hosted by WHO.

Please consult our website at the following link for more information .

More information

2018.09 - RFP for HSR LTA.pdf

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