World Health Organization Job Vacancy: Laboratory Officer (Malaria), Jakarta - Indonesian

World Health Organization Job Vacancies 2018

Issue Date: 6 June 2018

Closing Date: 26 June 2018

Vacancy Notice No: WR/INO/18/12 – SSA

Title: Laboratory Officer (Malaria)

Duty Station: The Office of Sub-Directorate of Lymphatic Filariasis & Helminthiasis, Directorate of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Control, Directorate General Diseases Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health – RI, Jl. Percetakan Negara No.29, Jakarta Pusat

Organizational Location: WHO Country Office – Indonesia, Jakarta

Grade: Level C (SSA – technical function)

Duration: 8 months

Contract type: National Consultant (Special Service Agreement – SSA)

Annual salary: In accordance with WHO salary scale for Technical Function at C Level step 1


To ensure the high quality of malaria laboratory system in terms of routine training, quality assurance of microscopy, confirmation of PCR for all plasmodium including P.knowlesi, and routine lot testing of RDT.


Under the direct supervision of Technical Officer – NTD, as well as incoordination/collaboration with the Sub-Directorate of Malaria, Ministry of Health, and other partners, and also broad guidance of the WHO Representative to Indonesia, the incumbent will work as follows:
  • To map quality assurance situation of malaria diagnosis by microscope, PCR and RDT, and assist in collecting, updating malaria diagnosis routine data, situation analysis, preparation of project documents, facilitation and coordination of WHO and partners inputs into the program.
  • To assist national programme in coordinating with other Directorates of MoH in improving the quality of laboratory services, quality planning and implementing training activities; preparation of progress report for Global Fund funded project and other donors funded project;
  • To provide technical support to the improvement of implementation of quality malaria diagnosis pre-service and post-service training system including curriculum and certification, in collaboration with clinical pathology and medical laboratory (PDS PatKLin), clinical parasitology (PDS PARK), Diploma of Medical Laboratory Technologist, PPSDM, PATELKI and other potential agencies.
  • To support in updating national guidelines on quality assurance microscopy in all malaria-endemic stratum and RDT as per WHO guidelines/recommendations, as well as facilitate WHO External Competency and national competency of the microscopist.
  • To provide technical support in establishment of malaria center for PCR laboratory in Indonesia that covers P.knowlesi confirmation with high quality standard of diagnosis method, and the establishment of laboratory center for routine lot testing of RDT and developing referral bank slides in Indonesia, in collaboration with other Directorate of MoH and other acknowledged laboratories in Indonesia.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by WR and Technical Officer (TO) MAL and VBDC.
Expected Result and Reporting
  • Collaborate with technical colleagues at central level to ensure timely, efficient, rigorous, and transparent works on malaria programme
  • Contribute to the preparation of relevant sections on the World Malaria Report
  • In collaboration with Malaria Programme in WHO Country Office and Government Authorities, to maintain sound internal controls, supportive of specific malaria interventions, especially on laboratory and diagnosis area as well as to ensure accountability
  • The selected candidate should also complete and submit a transparent and timely achievement report at the end of the contract period to the WHO Country Office.


  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Knowing and managing Yourself
Functional Knowledge and Skills:
Familiarity with MOH surveillance, recording, and reporting system would be an asset

Education Qualifications:

  • Essential: First level university degree in a health-related subject
  • Desirable: Advanced degree in Biomedical/Microbiology or related clinical/chemical laboratory technician with training in lab/health facility management.
  • Essential: At least five years’ experience in health laboratory program implementation preferably in malaria at district or province or national level.
  • Desirable: Experience in malaria laboratory system; ability to deliver public health training, using techniques of mentoring and on-the-job training; management/supervision of laboratory of malaria program at the district or province and national level.
  • Languages: Written and oral fluency in English and native language skills in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Other Skills (e.g. IT): Work is performed in a normal working environment; Computer literacy: working knowledge on Ms. Word, Ms. Excel and Ms. Power Point


  • The applicants should submit one copy of the WHO Personal History Form (PHF).
  • The applicants should submit a brief summary giving details of relevant work experience and qualifications. Vacancy Notice number should be mentioned on the application and separate applications are required for more than one vacancy.
  • Applicants from the United Nations or Specialized Agencies should apply through their Personnel Officers, and should attach completed personal history forms.
  • Applications should be addressed to the WHO Country Office (Attention: Human Resources Unit - Recruitment) at Dr. Adhyatma Building, Ministry of Health, Block A – 6th Floor (Room No. 602), Jl. HR Rasuna Said Blok X-5 Kav. 4-9, Jakarta 12950 and seinorecruitment@who.int
  • A written test, using a computer, will be held for the short-listed applicants. The performance in the written tests will decide the applicant’s eligibility to appear in the interview. WHO does not cover any expenses related to participation in tests and/or interviews.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be contacted only if under serious consideration.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO does not recruit smokers.
  • Please contact the Human Resource Unit (Recruitment), WCO Indonesia, Jakarta, for any further details.
  • We only accept applications from nationals of Indonesia. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not a national of Indonesia.
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