National Professional Officer at WHO, Jakarta, Indonesia


Deadline: 7 May 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer (New Vaccine) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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The National Professional Officer will responsible to carry out the following activities related to immunization a to assist national immunization programme and Ministry of Health Indonesia.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The National Professional Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Implement, monitor and evaluate the introduction of new vaccines that have been planned or under consideration by government of Indonesia i.e. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine ( PCV-13), Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) Human Papilloma vaccine (HPV) Japanese encephalitis vaccine( JE)Rota virus, Dengue in line with C MVP 2019-2024.
  • Facilitate economic and Disease burden studies for new vaccines in coordination with ITAGI and research institutes/ medical universities.
  • Facilitate immunization safety and monitoring, of adverse events following introduction of new vaccines.
  • TA to develop training materials/ guidelines for Health workers on new vaccines.
  • Provide TA to evaluate and strengthen EVM and cold chain capacity for NVI.
  • Develop, monitor, implement and evaluate WHO country office for Indonesia work plan in the area of new vaccine introduction.
  • Liaise and maintain good working relations with concerned technical units/departments of Ministry of Health and other stakeholders related to immunization; such as ITAGI, BPOM, NIHRD, UNICEF, CHAI, GAVI USAID.
  • Work closely with other categories in WCO Indonesia towards integrated services, MCH, UHC, and systems strengthening; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor or WHO Representative.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in medicine.
  • Post graduate degree in Pediatrics and / or public health, epidemiology or a relevant area.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in EPI and vaccine preventable disease control.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of communicable disease control, epidemiology, and laboratory diagnosis specifically for EPI diseases.
  • Knowledge of clinical and laboratory surveillance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated willingness and ability to work effectively with national and international colleagues.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and Microsoft office applications.
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Expert knowledge of Bahasa.
  • Nationality of Indonesia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.