National Professional Officer

World Health Organization , Jakarta, Indonesia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th May, 2019

Job Description


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


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
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Bahasa.


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