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International Consultant – Air Pollution And Health

Purpose of consultancy

The proposed consultancy work is to work closely with the Regional Adviser – Air Pollution, Environmental Health and Chemical Safety (AEC), Department of Healthier Populations and Noncommunicable Diseases (HPN), WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia to undertake the following tasks:

  • prepare a situational report on air pollution and health in eleven Member States of the WHO South-East Asia;
  • prepare a draft Roadmap to Accelerate and Scale-up Actions to Reduce the Impact of Air Pollution on Health in the South-East Asia Region (hereinafter is called as Draft Roadmap);
  • conduct consultation with Member States of WHO-SEARO and other relevant stakeholders on the (a) Situational Report and (b) Draft Roadmap; obtain and incorporate final comments and inputs and prepare the (a) final draft Situational Report on Air Pollution and Health in the Member States; (b) final Draft Roadmap to Accelerate and Scale-up Actions to Reduce the Impact of Air Pollution on Health in the South-East Asia Region.

Deliverables

Deliverable 1

the consultant is expected to prepare deliverable 1 – a draft situational report on air pollution and health in eleven Member States of the WHO South-East Asia which covers amongst others, the following aspects or questions:

  • The level of air pollution in eleven Member States of WHO, South-East Asia namely: (1) Bangladesh; (2) Bhutan; (3) Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; (4) India; (5) Indonesia; (6) Maldives; (7) Myanmar; (8) Nepal; (9) Sri Lanka; (10) Thailand; and (11) Timor Leste – how much we know and how much we don’t know;
  • Information on the health impacts of air pollution in eleven Member States of WHO-SEAR (as listed above) – how much we know and how much we don’t know;
  • Information on legal, institutional, financial and human resources to deal with air pollution and the health management caused by air pollution in eleven Member States of WHO-SEAR;
  • Other aspects after consultation with the Regional Adviser Air Pollution, Environmental Health and Chemical Safety (AEC) and relevant stakeholders are to be addressed in the situational report. The consultant will then conduct informal consultation on the Draft Roadmap with the relevant stakeholders including selected WHO country office focal points; prepare the final Draft Roadmap for submission to the Regional Adviser.

Deliverable 2:

  • The consultant is expected to prepare deliverable 2 – draft Roadmap to Accelerate and Scale-up Actions to Reduce the Impact of Air Pollution on Health in the South-East Asia Region
  • The draft roadmap should include the structure and synopsis; and short, medium and long-term practical measures to accelerate actions to reduce the mortality and morbidity caused by air pollution;
  • The consultant will then conduct informal consultation on the Draft Roadmap with the relevant stakeholders including selected WHO country office focal points; prepare final Draft Roadmap for submission to the Regional Adviser.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Post-graduate degree at Master’s level in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies or Environmental Health or Environmental Engineering or other disciplines which are equivalent.

Desirable:

  • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies or Environmental.
  • Health or Environmental Engineering or other disciplines which are equivalent.

Experience

  • Essential: proven works in terms of reports or scientific publications in air pollution or air pollution and health for the last five to ten years;
  • Desirable: working on air pollution or air pollution and health in any Member State of WHO, South-East Asia.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • demonstrated good knowledge or outputs in an analysis of air pollution data or air pollution and health data.

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