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Background: Over the past few years, WHO has been engaged in monitoring of vaccine prices to facilitate a global dialogue with partners and countries on the issue of vaccine price and to promote improved availability and quality of information. In September 2011, WHO started working on the BMGF funded Vaccine Product, Price and Procurement (V3P) initiative aiming at improving country understanding of vaccine markets and enhancing country negotiation and procurement skills. The initiative provides a comprehensive platform on vaccine product, price and procurement information designed to provide reliable, accurate and neutral information mainly for self-procuring Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries. An extensive array of partners has generously contributed to this initiative, such as UNICEF, PAHO, GAVI, CHAI, HAI, MSF, MSH, and PATH. The V3P initiative also works through a comprehensive platform consisting of three modules: - Module 1 (the V3P database) contains information on vaccine prices and procurement modalities provided by participating countries and partners, including PAHO Revolving Fund and UNICEF. - Module 2 contains documents produced by and for the V3P mechanism, including user guidelines and information material on vaccine prices. - Module 3 is a web portal, listing links to websites of organizations and sources which provide additional pertinent information on vaccine related issues. While the years 2011-2013 have been focused mainly on the assessment of country needs, stakeholder consultations and development of an appropriate information-sharing mechanism, the V3P initiative is now shifting its focus to engaging countries to share information, including through collaboration with key partners. Objectives of the work to be performed: The consultant will develop a communication plan for the V3P initiative and the necessary information tools to implement the plan. This includes the following areas of work: - Drafting of a communication plan to support the V3P initiative, including the identification of key audiences, messages and tactics for engaging countries and partners - Review and revision of content for the V3P website - Development of a range of supporting materials, including briefing notes, presentations, posters and leaflets - Consultation with WHO stakeholders and other key partners on the above plan and materials - Coordination of any translations and printing of materials as needed. Timeframe: The consultant will carry out the above mentioned functions in 40 working days over the months of July-September 2014. The consultant would ideally be based in Geneva, but other options are also possible. Qualifications/Requirements: At least 10 years of experience in communication in the area of public health, ideally with some experience in immunization. Advanced university degree in Public Health, Communications, Media, Social Sciences, Economics, Finance, Development, Public Health or related fields. Remuneration: Pay rate will be defined according to the level of expertise of the selected candidate. Relocation support will not be available for this position. Should you wish to apply, kindly send your CV and a short cover letter at

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