Consultant – WHO Taskforce on Workforce Mental Health and Wellbeing at World Health Organization March, 2023

Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical support, advise and contribute to the coordination, drafting and implementation of a WHO Workforce Mental Health Plan, in collaboration with the WHO Taskforce on Workforce Mental Health and Wellbeing.


  • Provide relevant support in the coordination of the three-level WHO workforce mental health taskforce through participation in meetings, activities, projects and reporting to facilitate the implementation of the strategic objectives detailed in the draft WHO UNAIDS workforce mental health plan. 
  • Prepare drafts of the WHO UNAIDS workforce mental health plan and submit for approval. 
  • Participate in building partnerships and work closely with other departments, initiatives and offices to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to mental health for the workforce (i.e., Departments or offices of: Respectful workplace, DEI, PRESEAH, Staff Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources and Talent, Ombudsmen, Staff Association, Communications), including agencies in receipt of WHO SHW and Ombudsperson services (UNAIDs, UNITAID, ICC, IARC).
  • Contribute to the integration of mental health into related organizational strategies, policies and plans i.e. (those designed to meet the human resource and health needs of the workforce).
  • Participate in workforce mental health within agency committees and interagency committees and working groups including but not limited to The UN Mental Health Strategy Implementation Board.   
    • Contribute to the implementation of the budget in relation to activities of workforce mental health plan. 
    • ​​Facilitate ongoing initiatives of workforce mental health e.g., the development and maintenance of the online platform designed to support workforce mental health, initiatives that increase awareness for mental health including webinars, training requests, workforce mental health data, communications plan.  

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in mental health or related field.  



  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in programme coordination and implementation in relevant field of expertise e.g., workforce mental health care, mental health, occupational health or public health.


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Experience with WHO or other UN agencies.



  • Ability to contribute to the strategic vision for workforce mental health, including excellent skills in coordination and project management. 
  • Excellent skills in engaging effectively and diplomatically with diverse actors including the ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentations) including the ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions to staff at all levels.
  • Very good working knowledge of technology tools such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

Languages required:


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language.

Closing Date: Apr 11, 2023

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