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Area of expertise: National Consultant – Risk Assessment on Sexual Misconduct

Purpose of consultancy

“National Consultant for Risk Assessment on Sexual Misconduct” is recruited to conduct sexual misconduct risk assessment of WHO country office Myanmar to identify the needs, gaps, and risks and to develop the risk mitigation plan.


WHO is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work and operational environment. Sexual misconduct has a devastating and enduring impact on the mental, physical and emotional welfare of victims/survivors, who may be WHO staff, collaborators and members of the public in locations where WHO and our implementing partners operate. Sexual misconduct is an abuse of the trust and confidence placed in WHO and it disregards the human rights, values, and principles for which WHO stands. WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct and inaction against sexual misconduct, and for any form of retaliation against those who report, or... participate in an investigation of, allegations of sexual misconduct.

In WHO policy on “Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct (PASM) (2023)”, it is committed to take a risk-based approach to address sexual misconduct and to conduct regular and ad hoc risk assessments of sexual misconduct. In 2022, sexual misconduct risk has integrated in corporate risk register as a principal risk. Along with these, the three-year strategy (2023-2025), which is the organization’s framework for institutionalizing zero tolerance for all forms of sexual misconduct has been implemented. This strategy prioritizes ten action plans which include “Strengthen systems to identify and manage sexual misconduct risk.” WHO country offices, regional offices, and WHO headquarters programmes are required to complete the annual sexual misconduct risk assessment as part of this action plan. Therefore, WHO country office Myanmar will conduct sexual misconduct risk assessment in year 2024.

• Deliverable 1: Adapt the WHO sexual misconduct risk assessment tool and design assessment methodology and activity plan. Expected by 30 June 2024
• Deliverable 2: Conduct technical sharing sessions on the sexual misconduct risk assessment methodology to WHO country office Myanmar. Expected by 31 July 2024
• Deliverable 3: Conduct sexual misconduct risk assessment activities for WHO country office Myanmar. Expected by 31 August 2024
• Deliverable 4: Conduct of workshops on risk assessment findings and complete risk assessment reports and risk mitigation plans. Expected by 30 September 2024.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages


Essential: Post graduate degree/advanced university degree in management, public health, public health administration, social sciences, gender, law, human rights, international development, international relations, or other development-related fields.

Desirable: Specialized training in PSEA, gender, human rights, or gender-based violence.

Working Experience

Essential: A minimum of ten years of relevant experience in plans and programs related to sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, gender-based violence, staff misconduct and discipline, gender mainstreaming, and/or humanitarian affairs.

Desirable: Exposure to international development, emergency and humanitarian settings. Previous experience of sexual misconduct risk assessment with UN agencies and INGO's will be an asset.

• Good understanding in prevention of and respond to sexual misconduct, gender and gender-based violence.
• Good presentation skills and excellent use of computer and information technology.
• Integrity, objectivity, strong capacity to embrace cultural diversity and sensitivity to gender issues.
• Strong interpersonal communication.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure constant data protection.
• Ability to work in a stressful environment

Languages and level required (Basic/Intermediate/Expert):

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Myanmar


On-site, WHO Country Office, Yangon, Myanmar.


The Consultant is expected to travel to Naypyitaw to conduct technical meetings/workshops

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration: (NO-C) level – “183 USD per day with 15 working days per month”

Expected duration of contract: 15 Working days per month for 4 months

Additional information
• This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
• Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
• A written test may be used as a form of screening.
• If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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• The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its workforce. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply for WHO jobs.
• Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to [email protected]
• An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter (https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/our-values) into practice.
• WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of short-listed candidates.
• WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
• Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority.
• WHO shall have no responsibility for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
• Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at [email protected].
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• This assignment is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station/assignment location
Yangon Myanmar (Burma)


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