The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) is the health institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), tasked with ensuring the attainment of the highest possible standard and protection of health for the people in the ECOWAS region. One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the region is communicable and non-communicable diseases. Disease control and the prevention of epidemics are therefore, among the priorities of the 15 countries in the ECOWAS region and a central tenet of WAHO activities.
The World Bank has provided grants to ECOWAS for WAHO to implement the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (SM/NTD) Project, covering Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali. The project is aimed at increasing access to and use of harmonised community-level services for the prevention and treatment of malaria and select neglected tropical diseases in the cross-border areas of beneficiary countries.
The West African Health Organisation, therefore, seeks to recruit an individual Consultant to support the SM/NTD project by identifying, documenting and sharing of best practices through-out the beneficiary countries within the region.
The overall objective of the mission is to support WAHO and the SM/NTD project by identifying, documenting and sharing of best practices within the three (3) beneficiary countries in the region.
Specifically, the consultant shall:
- through a participatory and consensual process based on objective criteria, identify and document best practices in the 3 beneficiary countries and at WAHO ;
- Draw up a list of practices identified;
- Make recommendation for scaling up good practices;
- Make recommendations to address bottlenecks and barriers to project implementation