Surveillance & Immunization Medical Officer

World Health Organization

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

Under the overall leadership of Team Leader IVD, the SIMO will work under the direct supervision of the respective National Professional Officer (Divisional Coordinator) WHO.

Since the Surveillance and Immunization Medical Officer (SIMO) is a district-based position holding Special Services Agreement, he/she will be expected to provide technical assistance at the district level and have the following job responsibilities:  

  • Provide technical assistance for capacity building of district health staff to ensure quality implementation of the COVID-19 program and other Immunization related activities including vaccine-preventable diseases control activities as per WHO quality standards and best practices.
  • Assist activities related to COVID-19 operational planning and implementation such as training, monitoring and evaluation, vaccine and cold chain, vaccine safety surveillance, data reporting and recording, communication, and advocacy in districts / City Corporations.
  • Assist EPI in capacity building of HWs and physicians and other staff on COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Ensure optimal use of tools for documentation and recording of events/activities related to COVID-19. Develop the capacity of district health staff to collect timely and complete data on program performance and data analysis to ensure timely corrective action
  • Assist in undertaking visits to priority districts to support COVID-19/ EPI vaccination-related activities and other EPI activities.
  • Assist the technical and administration teams in preparing the budget and other necessary documentation related to COVID-19 / Routine immunization/ Surveillance related activities
  • Engage with relevant immunization partners and stakeholders to update and raise awareness related to COVID-19 / immunization-related activities.
  • Provide need-based assistance to the WCO technical team on routine EPI / VPD surveillance activities including monitoring the quality of polio eradication and Measles and Rubella elimination activities such as Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance, Measles elimination, and rubella control activities including surveillance of suspected measles cases, identification of vulnerable population with low coverage and improve immunization coverage, supervise outbreak response where required
  • Provide technical assistance to local government authorities, NGOs regarding COVID vaccines and/ or any other new vaccine introduction.
  • Undertake extensive travel, including travel to remote communities, to assist immunization and surveillance programme monitoring and surveillance activities.
  • Provide technical support to district health authorities during emergency situations like flood, cyclones, and other natural disasters and disease outbreaks in planning and monitoring of health relief activities in affected areas and investigation of emerging diseases outbreaks
  • Work within the norms of WHO regulations maintaining a cooperative relationship with all concerned.
  • Submit monthly activity report to National Professional Officer – Divisional Coordinator
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:



  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS)



  • At least two years of experience in any public health program, disease surveillance, immunization. 

Functional Knowledge and Skills:


  • Knowledge of principles of public health and health systems, immunization services, management, monitoring, and evaluation. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in government and beyond, including other development agencies. 
  • Skills in training and facilitation.


  • High level of proficiency in written and spoken English, and report writing