Centre for Behaviour Change


Expression of interest: World Health Organization contract for the WHO Academy

4 June 2021

WHO consultant contract: Behavioural Insights and Sciences for Health for the WHO Academy `

Closing date for applications: 18 June 2021

The WHO Academy (WHOA) is a newly established state-of-the-art training centre that aims to transform lifelong learning in the health sector and reach 10 million learners around the world by 2023.The Academy will bring together behavioural science, adult learning science and cutting-edge learning technologies to deliver high impact and tailored training to meet diverse needs. By improving the speed, efficiency and effectiveness in which the latest health knowledge and evidence reaches health practitioners worldwide, the Academy will empower them to do their jobs better, increase their impact on improving public health, and save lives.

In order to support this area of work, the WHO Academy and Behavioural Insights unit are offering a twelve-month consultancy to support the operationalization of the review and mainstreaming of behavioral science into the work of the Academy. The consultant will report to both the WHO Academy team lead and the WHO Behavioural Insights team lead. The consultant will be responsible for (1) developing the working guidance/framework to help the WHO Academy team incorporate BI as part of the Academy’s course production process, including design, delivery, evaluation, and improvement; (2) working with a multidisciplinary team of experts to support pilot courses in applying BI, for example by collecting behavioural evidence or by designing content and tools to facilitate behaviour change among WHO Academy learners and end beneficiaries.

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How to apply

Expressions of interest must be received no later than 18 June 2021.

Please include a copy of your CV and a cover letter which should include a description of skills and work undertaken that is relevant to the consultancy. Please also provide contacts for professional references. The expressions of interest are to be delivered electronically within the deadline indicated to the following email addresses: behavioural.insights@who.int indicating in the subject the title of the consultancy as per these terms of reference.