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CONSULTANT - Tobacco Free Initiative

United Nations Capital Development Fund has announced on 11 May 2021 that is accepting bids for the following project: CONSULTANT - Tobacco Free Initiative.

The tender will take place in Philippines and will cover the Pharmaceutical & Medical industry.

The value of this project has not been disclosed by the donor and you can apply until Deadline date

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Location: Philippines

General information


United Nations Capital Development Fund


Pharmaceutical & Medical


Accepting bids



11 May 2021


25 May 2021


Not available



Thi Minh Ly Nguyen


Not available



The Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) programme of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO/WPRO) is mandated to support Member States to accelerate full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and MPOWER measures, as well as the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and the Regional Action Plan for Tobacco Control in the Western Pacific (2020-2030), in order to reduce tobacco use and protect people from second-hand smoke exposure, thereby preventing and mitigating tobacco-related disease and premature death. Emphasis is placed on sustainable programmes for tobacco control and addressing the new challenges raised by emerging tobacco and nicotine products.



The TFI unit of the WHO/WPRO is looking for a short-term consultant to continue on the momentum to build national capacity in tobacco control, and to develop strategies for countries and areas to support sustainable implementation of the Regional Action Plan for Tobacco Control in the Western Pacific 2020-2030 while addressing urgent issues which have been arising during the COVID-19 pandemic, in collaboration with country offices as required.

Under the supervision of the Coordinator-TFI and the acting Director, DHP, the consultant will perform the following functions:

Output 1:  Strengthening the capacity of and increasing demand for tobacco cessation services in selected countries

  • • Deliverable 1.1: Facilitate finalizing a situational analysis report on tobacco cessation in Mongolia.
  • • Deliverable 1.2: Support developing a work plan based on the findings of the situational analysis in Mongolia
  • • Deliverable 1.3: Identify specific needs in strengthening cessation services and support developing and implementing a work plan in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • • Deliverable 1.4: Assist the implementation of a smoke-free home campaign in Malaysia
  • • Deliverable 1.5: Assist the implementation of cessation work plans in selected Pacific Island countries including Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Samoa and Vanuatu
  • • Deliverable 1.6: Identify and provide support to respond to additional country needs and opportunities

Output 2: Facilitate strategic implementation of the Regional Action Plan for the Tobacco Control in the Western Pacific (2020-2030)

  • • Deliverable 2.1: Support the review, analysis and presentation of the baseline status of the implementation of the Regional Action Plan..
  • • Deliverable 2.2: Assist in the preparation of a regional meeting on industry tactics and the Regional Action Plan.

Output 3: Facilitate regional and country-specific actions to address novel products and industry tactics

  • • Deliverable 3.1: Develop and maintain a regional information sharing mechanism for timely dissemination of news, evidence and policy updates around novel products and industry tactics
  • • Deliverable 3.2: Develop policy briefs on regulations and issues around novel products and industry interference
  • • Deliverable 3.3: Support the implementation of the country work plan on novel products in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • • Deliverable 3.4: Identify and provide support to respond to additional country needs and opportunities

*Above activities and workplans are subject to change pending country situation



The contractual partner must fulfil the following qualifications:




Medicine, public health, law or social sciences


A postgraduate degree in public health or its equivalent training/experience




Minimum five years experience in tobacco control


Experience in research, academia, civil society or government employment



Ability to coordinate with external partners as well as work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.



Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.



  1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
  2. Producing results
  3. Knowing and managing yourself
  4. Fostering integration and teamwork



Place of assignment

The Contractor is expected to work for 7 months home-based starting from 20 July 2021 to deliver the above work and completed by 18 February 2022.

Medical clearance

The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.


Nil duty travel required.

All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance.

Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.

Payment schedule

Remuneration will be on a monthly basis after submission of outcome report.

Duration of contract

7 months starting 20 July 2021



Qualified and interested specialists should submit the following documents to the Supply Officer through WP RO UNGM at < > by 25 May 2021

  • • Curriculum Vitae
  • • Expression of Interest (cover letter). The cover letter should outline how their experience and qualifications make them a suitable candidate for this position and should include their proposed daily fee and availability.
  • • Link to a portfolio of previous work, related to the Terms of Reference

Please use Tender Notice No. 128581 as subject to all submission. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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