12 February 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL is Hiring: Consultant for Country Model Development

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is searching for a consultant to support the development of the Zero Leprosy Country Model.
Position: Development Consultant

Duration: Anticipated 50% effort for 1 year

Location: Remote

Who We Are

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) was launched in January 2018 by the World Health Organization (observer), the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), the Sasakawa Health Foundation, the International Association for Integration, Dignity and Economic Advancement (IDEA) and Novartis Pharmaceutical. Its leadership team includes these partners, as well as leaders of the national leprosy programmes of Brazil, Ghana and India, the International Leprosy Association, the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Leprosy and a representative of the academic community. The GPZL secretariat is hosted at the Task Force for Global Health.

What We Do

The GPZL envisions a world without leprosy: no disease, no disability, no discrimination and no stigma. Its purpose is to facilitate alignment of the leprosy community and to accelerate effective collaborative action toward the goal of zero leprosy to be achieved by 2030.  The work of the GPZL is focused in three areas:  accelerating research, working with National Leprosy Programmes (NLP) to facilitate the scale-up and monitoring of best practices and innovations in national programs, and increasing advocacy and resource mobilization. As part of partnering with NLPs, the GPZL plans to work in partnership with at least 30 countries by 2030 with a goal to eliminate leprosy transmission.

In 2019, GPZL developed the Zero Leprosy Country Model to guide work being done in partnership with National Leprosy Programmes in partner countries to achieve zero leprosy by 2030. The model was tested in Nepal and Morocco in 2019 and the process was revised in preparation for implementation in 10 countries in 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down the speed of in-country implementation in 2020, GPZL was able to implement the country model in Ghana in close cooperation with the Ghanaian National Leprosy Programme and the Ministry of Health, while maintaining communication and support with other selected 2020 partners.  With learnings from 3 countries and the opportunity to move forward with 10 countries in 2021, GPZL seeks to refine the current components of the Zero Leprosy Country Model and further develop our approach to helping countries reach zero leprosy.

Job Summary

The consultant will lead the review, revision, and validation of the existing country model and develop the action planning and monitoring and evaluation components.

Responsibilities and Duties

Review and validation of existing country model components:

  • Lead the review, revision, and validation of existing country model components, including stakeholder review tools, data collection tools, standard operating procedure documents, and GPZL Country Engagement Protocol.

Action Plan:

  • Develop Action Plan template(s) that meet the needs of the GPZL Country Model
  • Monitor the piloting of the Action Plan in 1-2 countries in 2021 to validate the tool
  • Support Nepal as they undergo action planning, developing and piloting the new template with them as they develop their own action plan

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Develop a list of readiness indicators that allows an assessment of how best to align the GPZL model with in-country work
  • Identify indicators that are most relevant to the GPZL Country Model and that should inform the M&E Framework and Plan
  • Develop a Monitoring & Evaluation Framework that covers the span of the Country Model (starting with the In-depth Programme Review and continuing through the Action Planning activities)
  • Develop a Monitoring & Evaluation Framework that evaluates overall GPZL engagement
  • Develop a Monitoring & Evaluation Plan, including the protocol and accompanying toolkit


  • Virtually facilitate meetings of the Country Model Development and Validation Working Group on an ongoing basis and to present on Action Plan template(s) and M&E Framework as they are completed.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge management
  • Pedagogical development
  • Experience working with Ministries of Health


To apply, please submit an expression of interest and resume to Bill Gallo by 5 March 2021.