Deadline: 25 May 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Jakarta, Indonesia . The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Establish integrated vaccine preventable disease surveillance with focus on acute flaccid paralysis surveillance and case-based surveillance for measles and rubella and surveillance for congenital rubella syndrome.
- Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate plan for the polio endgame strategy, including the switch from tOPV to bOPV with introduction of IPV through immunization programme.
- Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate plan for measles elimination and rubella/CRS control.
- Review immunization policy and the national immunization schedule with a view to upgrade the policy and the schedule in line with the availability of new vaccines and new technology, including the cold chain.
- Develop and implement integrated strategies for mother and child health with focus on immunization for achievement of mother and child related MDGs.
- Coordinate WHO and partner support for strengthening regulatory capacity for vaccines and drugs.
- Coordinate with donors, partners and other immunization stakeholders to support national authorities in management of the inter-agency coordination committee for immunization.
- Provide technical support for GAVI related areas, including support for the utilization of GAVI HSS funds for achieving immunization objectives.
Applicants must have:
- Medical Degree with a Post Graduate degree in Epidemiology/Public Health OR a PhD in Epidemiology OR Master’s degree in epidemiology/public health/preventive medicine.
- Training in communicable disease control and/or immunization and/or surveillance.
- At least 10 year’s experience, including 5 year’s international experience in communicable disease control, epidemiology and immunization.
- Experience in communicable disease surveillance.
- Thorough knowledge of administrative, financial and management principles and practices.
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills, complemented by sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.
- Demonstrate ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.
- Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels.
- Expert knowledge of English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.