Technical Officer WR-INO-09-TA17 WHO

  • Vacancy Notice no. WR/INO/09/TA17
  • Title: Technical Officer – International Health Regulations
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Grade: NO – C
  • Duration of contract: 6 months
  • Date: 17 September 2009
  • Deadline for application: 8 October 2009
  • Duty Station: JAKARTA Indonesia
  • Organization unit: Regional Office for South East Asia (SEARO)
  • Communicable Diseases, Surveillance and Response (CSR)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Indonesia in the surveillance and response to influenza and other emerging infectious diseases as well as in pandemic preparedness in Indonesia. Activities are implemented through the Communicable and Surveillance Response (CSR) team within the WHO Indonesian Country Office in close partnership with the Ministry of Health. The objective of this programme is to assist the Government of Indonesia in communicable diseases surveillance and response, particularly on activities related to the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 especially at Points of Entry.

Description of duties:
Reporting to the Medical Officer, CSR, WHO Indonesia and under the overall management of the WHO Representative to Indonesia, the technical officer shall:

  1. Assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) in developing the core capacities required at points of entry as specified in annex 1B of the IHR 2005.
  2. Provide technical support to MOH to advocate implementation of the IHR across government departments and relevant agencies and other stakeholders.
  3. In collaboration with the MOH, develop a plan for training of 48 Port Health Offices across Indonesia in the requirements of the IHR utilizing funds from WHO, particularly with respect to human quarantine.
  4. Advise the MOH in the development of emergency management and communication plans at points of entry in the event of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
  5. Support, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Indonesian National IHR 2005 Implementation Action Plan.
  6. Collaborate in the programming, planning and development of strategies for technical cooperation, as well as in the coordination, planning and monitoring of activities in areas related to the implementation of the IHR.
  7. Undertake any other activities as may be requested by the WHO Representative.


Essential: Advanced university degree in public health or equivalent qualifications.
Essential: At least 10 years experience in communicable disease programmes or public health emergencies.
Desirable: Experience in IHR in Indonesia or South-East Asia region; and working experience with WHO and/or other UN agencies in related field.


  • Excellent knowledge of the IHR (2005).
  • Knowledge in all aspects related to surveillance of communicable diseases, as well as a thorough knowledge of epidemiology and prevention and control methods.
  • Knowledge, skills and practical expertise in outbreak control at national and international level.
  • Familiar with health services policies and administration within the framework of local health systems.


  • Ability to plan, coordinate and monitor IHR related activities.
  • Ability to advise and implement activities in collaboration with national counterparts of the MOH and other national and international partners.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with international and national staff at all levels.
  • Proven ability to listen, conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written forms.
  • Capacity to write reports and plans in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Ability to analyze current surveillance systems and possess the capability to develop and plan innovative and appropriate solutions for improvement.


IT Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Essential: Capacity to write reports and plans in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Additional Information:
Please submit applications to the CSR Business Manager at WHO office, Bina Mulia 1, Jln Rasuna Said Jakarta 12950. Please submit application in the attached ‘Personal History Form’ in English and send necessary certificates of qualifications and experiences. At the top of application, please mention (Application for the post of TNP (Technical Officer – International Health Regulations) – Vacancy Notice WR/INO/09/TA17.

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 NO-C level.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or other tobacco users.

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