World Health Organization Job Vacancy: National Professional Officer (Epidemiologist), Jakarta

World Health Organization is the lead technical agency in health emergencies, and leader of the Health Cluster in outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies

Grade: NO-C

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract duration: Two years

Job Posting: Feb 4, 2020, 6:10:28 PM

Closing Date: Feb 25, 2020, 5:59:00 AM

Primary Location: Indonesia-Jakarta

Organization: SE_INO WR Office, Indonesia

Schedule: Full-time

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The objectives of the WHO Health Emergency Programme support at country level are oriented to enhance the country capacity for preparedness and risk assessment, management and response, with an all-hazards approach, community resilience and medical and psychosocial support in disaster, especially in high-risk areas, both at the national and local levels. WHO is the lead technical agency in health emergencies, and leader of the Health Cluster in outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies. Overall, the post will support to strengthen national and subnational capacity for planning, Implementation and monitoring of preparedness, surveillance and response to epidemic prone and pandemic potential and other public health emergencies of national/international concern.

Under the direct supervision of Team Leader - WHE and the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:
  • Provide technical support to the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in strengthening/maintaining surveillance capacity/network among health programmes and with other non-health related sectors, at all levels of public health systems in coordination with other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide support on implementation of International Health Regulation (2005) and to strengthen and sustain core capacities.
  • Assist Ministry of Health on further strengthening coordination and collaboration with animal health sectors and other relevant sectors in the context of one health that is responsible for surveillance and response of zoonotic diseases (particularly Avian Influenza, Anthrax, rabies and leptospirosis).
  • Assist in strengthening the risk assessment capacity at various levels of national public health systems and if necessary participate at joint field investigation of EIDs outbreaks upon request of government.
  • To coordinate and collaborate with other programmes in relation with surveillance of EID outbreaks and other public health emergencies within WHO-Country Office (WCO), UN partners, local and/or international NGOs and donors.
  • Identify training needs for strengthening surveillance, risk assessment and outbreak response capacity, and to ensure that effective technical assistance is provided to build institutional capacity and network of FETP program in the country.
  • Participate in delivery of workshops and trainings related to emerging infectious diseases (EID) and outbreak prone diseases.
  • Support for organizing and coordinating implementation of IHR monitoring and evaluation framework such as country self-assessment, JEE, Simulation exercise and after-action review.
  • Liaise for regular communication with national IHR focal point to ensure and facilitate timely notification of potential public health of international concern and other IHR related communications.
  • Ensure that all WHO documents, recommendations, and other relevant materials are made available for inclusion in the national guidelines and training materials.
  • Facilitate the technical monitoring and evaluation of activities to be implemented as per national action plan for health security to assure that best practices and lesson learned are identified and properly documented for continuous planning particularly in relation with JEE of IHR 2005.
  • Represent WHO under the delegation and approval of the program manager in meetings and advocacy activities with MoH and relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare activity proposals; monitor and evaluate the implementation of these activities; produce activity summary and other relevant documents as per the office requirement.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by WR and TL-WHE.

Essential: University degree in medicine.

Desirable: Post-graduate degree in Epidemiology or public health from a recognized university or Training on field/applied epidemiology.

Essential: At least five years of relevant experience in working on different aspects of IHR including, disease surveillance, risk assessments, outbreak investigations and health systems strengthening

Desirable: Experience with international organizations and/or reputable national institutions

Knowledge: Knowledge of Epidemiology, Knowledge of application various tools of IHR (2005).
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and field investigation, epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response.
  • Knowledge in program planning, implementation and monitoring.
Functional Skills: Excellent organizational and analytical skills, complemented by sound interpersonal skills. Proven ability to communicate effectively with high level government authorities, multi sectors and partners and donors and to work at competing environment and with multi sectoral partners.

Technical expertise and Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.

Other skills (eg IT): Excellent knowledge of computer applications, ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues; and ability to write detailed, coherent and concise briefing documents.

WHO Competencies
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Bahasa, Indonesia.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at IDR 682,101,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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