Call for Advisory Group for Adolescent Health Metrics, WHO

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Call for Advisory Group for Adolescent Health Metrics, WHO

WHO is forming an Advisory Group for Adolescent Health Metrics, which will provide advice to WHO on all issues around metrics and measurement for adolescent health. This group will be established to coordinate ongoing measurement efforts, prioritize metrics, identify measurement gaps and provide guidance and tools for measuring and monitoring health indicators for adolescents.

The MoNITOR Advisory Group, the Advisory Group for Adolescent Health Metrics, as well as a similar group for child health measurement efforts will hold back-to-back meetings to ensure synergy among participants. The first meeting will be held on 28-30 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, with follow-on meetings twice per year over an initial two-year period.

Selection

Members of the Advisory Group for Adolescent Health Metrics must have excellent technical knowledge, including at least some of the following:

  • Broad knowledge of adolescent health epidemiology;
  • Familiarity with the methods for generating information on adolescent health, including through health information systems, health facility and household surveys, and demographic surveillance systems in low and middle-income country contexts;
  • Tracking progress towards reducing adolescent mortality, morbidity and health risk factors, including proper monitoring and evaluation;
  • Health information systems implementation.

Process to identify expert members

  • Candidates will be requested to submit:
    • A brief curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages);
    • A list of authored papers to demonstrate area(s) of expertise and contribution to the field of measurement;
    • One relevant example of a work product or report.
  • The WHO Secretariat will review the nominations and identify up to 12 proposed members, considering:
    • Gender balance;
    • Geographic balance;
    • Technical expertise in metrics, research, epidemiology, monitoring and evaluation of adolescent health indicators, as related to:
      • Data collection instruments and analysis;
      • Data collection methodology;
      • Statistical methods and analysis;
      • Demographic principles and analysis;
      • Issues of accountability and human rights;
    • Coverage of main health issues adolescents face.
  • The WHO Secretariat will contact all proposed members with information on the 1st meeting to be convened 28-30 November 2018. In person attendance at this meeting is mandatory. Travel to the meeting and per diem for the members will be covered.
  • Candidates who are not nominated will be informed.

Process to identify young professionals

This call is to select two young professionals (18-29 years of age) to join the Advisory Group for Adolescent Health Metrics, along with 12 other experts who are being selected through a separate process. The young professionals will be full members of the Advisory Group, provide input in the discussions and challenge the group with a young person’s perspective.

The young professional must be 18-29 years of age, and have:

  • A health-related academic background;
  • Broad understanding of adolescent health;
  • Broad understanding of the methods for generating health information, be it through health information systems, health facility and household surveys, or demographic surveillance systems;
  • Experience in representing young people in global, regional or national fora and discussions.

The Advisory Group will have gender and geographical balance, and broadly cover the main health issues adolescents face, including sexual and reproductive health, mental health, substance use, violence and injury, communicable diseases, NCD risks and nutrition, and mortality.

Candidates will be requested to submit:

  • A brief curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages);
  • One relevant example of an authored document or other relevant piece of work to demonstrate area(s) of expertise;
  1. One relevant example of representing young people in other fora.
  2. Data collection instruments and analysis;
  3. Data collection methodology;
  4. Statistical methods and analysis;
  5. Demographic principles and analysis;
  6. Issues of accountability and human rights;
  7. Coverage of main health issues adolescents face.

The WHO Secretariat will review the nominations and identify two proposed young professionals, considering:

  • Gender balance;
  • Geographic balance;
  • Area of expertise in advocacy, programming and measurement related to adolescent health.
  1. Data collection instruments and analysis;
  2. Data collection methodology;
  3. Statistical methods and analysis;
  4. Demographic principles and analysis;
  5. Issues of accountability and human rights;
  6. Coverage of main health issues adolescents face.

The WHO Secretariat will contact all proposed members with information on the 1st meeting to be convened 28-30 November 2018. In person attendance at this meeting is mandatory. Travel to the meeting and per diem for the members will be covered.

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