National Professional Officer
World Health Organization , Jakarta, Indonesia
Closing Date for Applications:
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The position is placed in the Category 1: to strengthen vaccine preventable disease control including increasing and maintaining immunization coverage for all EPI vaccines, surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases; to eradicate transmission of wild poliomyelitis; measles elimination rubella /CRS control , introduce new and underutilized vaccine, to transfer technology for the laboratory diagnosis of Vaccine Preventable Diseases and strengthen national regulatory authorities/ BPOM capacity
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The incumbent is responsible to carry out the following activities related to immunization a to assist national immunization programme and Ministry of Health Indonesia:
- 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
- Essential: A university degree in medicine
- Desirable: Post graduate degree in Pediatrics and / or public health, epidemiology or a relevant area
- Essential: At least two years of professional experience in EPI and vaccine preventable disease control
- Desirable: Experience of work in United Nations and/or other international organization.
- 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.
Other skills (eg. IT): Proficiency in computer skills and Microsoft office applications.
- WHO Competencies
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
- Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Bahasa.