Call for EoI – Short-Term Consultancy – 15 June to 14 December 2020

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Date(s) - 24/05/2020
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Purpose of the Consultancy

The objective of the consultancy is to obtain Russian language OpenWHO production and learning material development capacity.


WHO’s learning and capacity development is centred around multi-lingual learning materials on the OpenWHO platform. In order to ensure production of content in Russian, a native-speaking content production assistant is required. This consultancy is to bring on board of the OpenWHO team a native Russian speaker who can oversee and contribute to course production processes. Given the substantial increase in user numbers (currently 2.5 million) and visibility of OpenWHO, this recruitment is of high priority..

Work to be performed

Output 1: Courses and learning contents in Russian language published on OpenWHO platform

Activity 1.1: Create course structure according to given course outlines

Activity 1.2: Language edit course basic information and evaluations

Activity 1.3: Upload course content and quizzes

Activity 1.4: Produce transcripts and subtitles for the video lectures

Activity 1.5: Draft course announcements and initiate and manage advocacy/course promotional material

Activity 1.6: Adapt learning materials in other languages (mainly English) into suitable formats for Russian speakers


Output 2: Support quality control processes during the course production

Activity 2.1: Proofread and edit presentation and other learning materials

Activity 2.2: Verify newly produced Russian language materials for consistency with original (English language) content

Activity 2.3: Implement changes to materials based on user comments or other feedback


Output 3: Deal with Russian language requests on the OpenWHO helpdesk

Activity 3.1: Answer any Russian-language helpdesk requests

Activity 3.2: Translate FAQ answers into Russian



Start date: 15/06/2020

End date: 14/12/2020


Work effort

– 6 Months at 100 %

(100% equals 40 hours a week – 4 weeks a month

Specific requirements

Educational requirements

  • Bachelors level degree in project management, administration, or related field

Experience required

  • At least 2 years’ experience in project management, workflow management in Russian language

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge

  • Skills in project management and great attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team
  • Ability to coordinate with various stakeholders

Language requirements

  • Strong language skills in Russian with ability to work in at least one other UN language essential


Place of assignment

The consultant will work remotely


No travel planned

Expression of Interest

If interested, please send the following to  by midnight, 24 May 2020 (GVA time):

  • Motivation letter, explaining your interest in, and suitability for the position
  • An up-to-date CV in the WHO standard format – if you don’t have a CV yet, you can create it here:
  • A financial offer in the form of a monthly rate