Child Health and Development INO


Vacancy Notice No: WR/INO/10/05
Title: National Professional Officer (Child Health and Development, INO)
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term
Duration of contract: Post of limited duration of two years
Date: 12 August 2010
Deadline for application: 1 September 2010
Duty Station: JAKARTA Indonesia
Organization unit: Regional Office for South East Asia (SEARO), Family and Community Health-Child Health and Development / WHO Country Office – Indonesia, Jakarta / Child Health and Development (CHD)

To assist the Ministry of Health of Indonesia and other relevant partners in the development and implementation of national programmes for Child Health. This will be carried out through:

  1. Implementing the MoH/WHO collaborative programme:
  2. Coordinating activities with other UN agencies and developing partners;
  3. Providing technical assistance in priority areas on Child Health, such as: Integrated Management of Childhood illness, Essential Newborn Care, Community IMCI, Baby Friendly Hospitals, Hospital Care for Children;
  4. Assisting in monitoring and quality assurance of various nutrition programmes;
  5. Planning and facilitating national, province and possibly district level activities;
  6. Capacity building; and
  7. Advocating new initiatives of WHO in the area of Child Health.

Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer Child Adolescent Health (MO-CAH) and the WHO Representative to Indonesia, with the broad guidance of Director (FCH), and the Regional Advisor (Nutrition) of SEARO, the incumbent will work as National Professional Officer (Child Health and Development), in which capacity he/she will:

  • Assist the Ministry of Health in the implementation of MoH/WHO collaborative programme in the area of Child Health, which includes:
  • Formulating the biennium work plans for the MoH/WHO collaborative programme in Indonesia
  • Providing technical assistance to MoH in developing detailed proposals as per work plans
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the progress of work plan implementation
  • Preparing administrative and technical reports
  • Documenting successful interventions and synthesizing lessons learned for wider dissemination
  • Advocate with concerned national counterparts of technical units/departments of MoH on the need for Child Health policies and programmes on the basis of public health and economic benefits which accrue from investing in Child Health.
  • Provide technical assistance to MoH on technical matters related to Child Health, with emphasis on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, Essential Newborn Care,
  • Community IMCI, Baby Friendly Hospitals, Hospital Care for Children. This includes technical assistance to MoH in building capacity at various levels and quality monitoring of programmes.
  • Assist in adaptation of WHO guidelines, tools and training materials at the country level and use these materials in training, and assist in the development of training programmes.
  • Provide orientation to counterparts on important international developments in the area of Child Health in Indonesia, and assure a flow of information about developments in Indonesia to RO and HQ.
  • Liaise with donors, development partners (bilateral and UN) and civil society, to harmonize WHO recommendations on policies and strategies relating to child health, and provide technical support in development of Child Health programmes to all stakeholders in Indonesia.
  • Prepare background material and participate in inter-agency working group meetings and workshops, and strengthen inter-agency collaboration and liaise with external supporting/donor partner agencies.
  • Assist in mobilizing more resources for the MoH/WHO collaborative programme in the area of Child Health.
  • Promote carrying out operational research projects on priority areas of Child Health, in collaboration with WHO CC, national research institutes and disseminating new research findings.
  • Provide support to monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness, including the review and synthesis of information for Child Health fact sheet, quality coverage of services for Child Health.
  • Undertake any other tasks/duties as may be assigned by WR-Indonesia.
  • Achievement activities include:
    • Good implementation of MoH/WHO collaborative programme in the area of Child Health
    • WHO recommendations on Child Health are incorporated into national health policies and strategies
    • Additional resource mobilized for Child Health
    • Regular monitoring and evaluation on Child Health programme


Essential: Medical degree from a recognized university.
Desirable: Post-graduate training in pediatrics, public health or related field.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Thorough knowledge of the country’s needs and priorities in the area of child health;
  2. Good communication skills;
  3. Proficiency in use of computer (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations);
  4. Ability to work in harmony with national/international staff


  1. Have a public health perspective
  2. Good administrative knowledge of the functioning of MoH of Indonesia and other related departments/agencies


  1. Producing results;
  2. Communicating in a credible and effective way;
  3. Fostering integration and teamwork;
  4. Ensuring the effective use of resources;
  5. Knowing and managing yourself;

Essential: Professional experience (minimum 5 years) in the filed of child health and development at national level. Experience in programme implementation related to Child Health, this includes developing plan, proposals, monitoring implementation and writing reports.


  1. Experience in working with international agencies;
  2. Familiarity with WHO policies and practices;
  3. Familiarity with government structure and procedures;
  4. Working experience with WHO or other UN Agencies at the national and international level is an asset.

Essential: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Indonesian.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Good communication skills ability to work with people of different national and cultural
Proficiency in computer applications
Ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues, ability to draft reports.

Additional Information:
Please submit applications to the WHO Representative to Indonesia, WHO Country Office – Indonesia, Bina Mulia 1 Building, 9th Floor, Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Jakarta 12950. Please submit application in the attached ‘Personal History Form’ in English and send necessary certificates of qualifications and experience. At the top left of the application, please mention;
Application for the post of NPO – CHD (Vacancy Notice No WR/INO/10/05)

This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, we only accept applications from nationals of Indonesia. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not a national of Indonesia.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to interview. WHO does not cover any expenses related to participation in tests and/or interviews.

Annual salary:
(Net of tax) In accordance with WHO salary scale for NPO at NO-B level
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or other tobacco users.

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