Office Of The WHO Representative For Somalia
Bureau Du Representant De L'oms Pour La Somalie
Tel: (254-20) 7266700
Level: Senior Consultancy Team
Reporting to: Medical Officer , PHC, WHO Somalia
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Somalia
Contract Type: Agreement for Performance of Work (APW)
Date of issuance: 14 February 2013
Closing date: 28 February 2013
Starting date: 18 March 2013
Duration: 6 months
The fragility of the situation in Somalia over the past 20 years has
resulted in a collapse of the health sector which oversees and guides
the whole health system, private as well a public, in order to protect
the public interest. The absence of a regulatory legal framework that
implements and monitors health related laws to define the role of
health in relation of other actors, regulations and standards had led to
a number of parallel and fragmented systems and structures for health
provision which did not ensure accountable and transparency in the
There is a recognised need by the government to define its role in
health in relation to other actors which can be accomplished through
the development of regulatory legal framework and related public
In this context WHO Somalia is recruiting a team of consultants to
develop the legal framework and the public health law/act.
Purpose of Consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to draft a legal framework and
related public health law/act, regulations, standards especially in areas
of international health regulations, framework convention on tobacco
control, regulations concerning environmental, occupational health,
safety of food and drinking water, infectious disease control, regulation
of medical products, vaccines and technology and other areas identified
by the government indicated by the health authorities. This will be
based on the draft Somali Constitution, the health sector strategic plans
and policies and to be in line with national and international guidelines,
agreements and laws.
Brief description of tasks, duration and expected results
Under the supervision of WHO Somalia Medical Officer, PHC and the
overall guidance of the WR and in collaboration WHO Regional Office,
the Health Authorities, relevant government institutes, UN agencies
and other stakeholders, the consultancy team will develop a legal
framework and relevant public health law/act.
The duration of the consultancy is expected to be six months, it will
cover the following tasks:
• Review documents such as, drafted constitution and existing and/or
past health laws where available and others.
• Use international experience particularly from fragile states or
countries emerging from crisis with the purpose to select the most
appropriate • Travel to the 3 zones in Somalia for consultative meetings with health
authorities, other lines ministries, government institutes and bodies
and relevant stakeholders.
• Develop Legal Framework
• Develop related Public Health Law/Act.
• At least ten years combined experience at national and international
levels working in countries of transition and post-conflict to provide
sound methodological, technical advisory and guidance in developing
legal framework and public law/act.
• Broad knowledge of relevant legal framework, public health law/act
and other relevant areas in transitional and fragile environments.
• Knowledge of drafting legal framework and related health law/act.
• Advanced knowledge of Constitution contents, human rights issues,
health systems and health policy frameworks.
• In-depth knowledge of administrative and governance structures in
• Excellent writing and presentation skills, and inclusive facilitation and
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills, capable of developing
and maintaining effective working relations with high level government
bodies and different organizations.
• Proven skills in report writing.
Excellent command of written and spoken English required. Somali
language skills would be an asset.
Consultancy team to submit their CVs and Technical and Financial
proposals for the development of the legal framework and public health
Selection will be based on competencies, skills, and knowledge of
individual team members.
Payment will be competitive and in line with current relevant rates.
Proposal and CVs to be sent by email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org copy to email@example.com
Before 28 February 2013 17:00 Nairobi time