VN031 The National Consultant on air pollution monitoring and air quality
The Government of Viet Nam approved the national action plan on controlling air quality in 2016.Further to this national action plan, in early 2021, the Government of Viet Nam issued the Directive No 03 for controlling air pollution which assigned the Ministry of Health (MoH) to conduct assessment of health impact of air pollution and propose solutions.
In March 2021, the WHO Country Office in Viet Nam received a letter from the Health Environment Management Agency (VIHEMA) of MoH seeking WHO’s technical and financial supports to develop (1) a set of advisories/alerts on health preventive measures during peaks of air pollution for communities and (2) mechanisms to disseminate advisories/alerts through appropriate channels.
Currently Vietnamese people have access to daily weather forecast programs and air quality news on mass medial channels, social media network Zalo and the website of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) with a brief explanation on the value of AQI and possible health impacts. However, these messages are too general. Sensitive groups may need to know more details on what they should do to actively prevent health impacts during air pollution peaks.
As part of its technical assistance responding to this request, WHO is recruiting 01 national consultant on air quality monitoring and air quality for development of a set of advisories/alerts to protect human health during peaks of air pollution for dissemination to public in Viet Nam.
Objectives of the consultancy activity
To provide consulting service in the aspect of air pollution monitoring and air quality to support Viet Nam Health Environment Management Agency (VIHEMA) to develop a set of advisories/alerts on health impacts during peaks of air pollution and a mechanism and process to deliver to the public in Viet Nam.
Timelines: Part time for 5 months
Start date: 25 June 2021
End date: 25 November 2021
Number of working days as a consultant: 29
Address for applications:
World Health Organization
UN Building, 304 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: applicants should indicate vacancy notice number and title of position in the email subject