Request for Proposal (RFP): Development of Training Modules on the WHO Methodology for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption

organization: World Health Organization

deadline: 20th october 2017


In 2016, the WHO published the WHO methodology for a global programme on surveillance of antimicrobial consumption. The purpose of this publication was to provide a common methodology for monitoring antimicrobial consumption across countries and a common metric for reporting antimicrobial consumption at the global level. This would allow monitoring of consumption trends over time at the national level, as well as facilitating comparisons between countries.

Consumption data can serve several purposes, e.g.

  • Relate exposure to antimicrobials to the development of antimicrobial resistance
  • Serve as early warning signs of changes in exposure and utilization of antimicrobials, and thereby allowing timely interventions
  • Monitor outcomes related to the interventions
  • Raise awareness among prescribers, consumers and policy makers, and be used to inform national policy.

The WHO has worked closely with Member States to disseminate the methodology and train national staff in implementing surveillance systems on antimicrobial consumption. An electronic training can help facilitate the learning process and disseminate the methodology to a wider audience. This is especially relevant if new recruits do not have access to in-person training, or if participants in the trainings are not the technical personnel collecting the data. Additionally, the training modules supplement the in-person training workshops; they can be viewed as repetition of the content if distributed in connection with or after the training.

It is expected that the monitoring of the antimicrobial consumption data will soon be incorporated in the WHO Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS) data-sharing platform. After the incorporation process, national teams reporting antimicrobial consumption will submit data directly to the GLASS platform. The last module of the training will introduce the Global Surveillance System (GLASS) and summarize how to submit and utilize data at the GLASS platform.

2. Purpose of the work:

To develop 6 training modules on the WHO methodology for surveillance of antimicrobial consumption that facilitate the dissemination of the methodology to Member States and supplements the learning process, and to format the modules for remote downloading and make the content accessible offline.

3. Work to be performed:

Objective 1: To develop six training modules on the WHO methodology for surveillance of antimicrobial consumption in English (Table 1).


Output 1.1 Develop detailed outlines of all six training modules on the WHO methodology for surveillance of antimicrobial consumption

Output 1.2 Deliver the training modules in their final form and record them in a downloadable format

Planned timelines:

Start date: 01/12/2017

End date: 16/02/2018

4. Key requirements for this assignment:

Characteristics of the provider:

• Experience with developing training modules and teaching

• Understanding of the antimicrobial use and consumption

Language requirement

· English – expert level (reading, writing, speaking

5. Additional information:

All work under this consultancy will be home-based and carried out at the contractor’s usual place of residence.

The implementation of the assignment may require international travel; costs for such travel will be borne by WHO according to its rules and regulations. The contractor has to be legally entitled to work in the country or countries where the work is to be carried out, and is expected to be in the possession of an unrestricted passport.

How to apply:

Please refer to this link for all required documents:

  1. Submission of proposals: No later than 20 October 2017 (17:00 CET), the bidder shall complete and return by email to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

a) Covering letter signed by the respective authority. b) Proposal (including, technical and financial documents). c) RFP Confidentiality Undertaking form completed/signed. d) RFP Acknowledgement form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder’s intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda. e) RFP Acceptance form completed/signed.
f) RFP Completeness form completed/signed.

A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 15 October 2017 (16:00 CET).

• Email for submissions of forms and proposal: (use subject: Bid Ref HQ/HIS/EMP/IAU/2017/003)

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