Lowongan WHO Indonesia Sebagai Technical Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases)

Vacancy Notice No: SE/CO/P/2015/FT47

Title: Technical Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases)

Grade: P4

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract: Two Years

Date: 18 December 2015

Application Deadline: 8 January 2016
(13 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia

Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_INO WR Office, Indonesia (SE_INO)

The objectives of the programme are to take forward the prevention, control and/or elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases by providing strategic leadership, engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed and shaping the research agenda towards strengthening the capacity of the national programme and reducing disease burden.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative to Indonesia, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  1. Provide technical strategic advice and programmatic support for the national action plan towards prevention, control and/or elimination of a cluster of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) comprising dengue, leprosy, yaws, lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthic infection, schistosomiasis and other tropical diseases in collaboration with stakeholders and analyze periodically the results obtained from the national and sub-national programmes and prepare draft reports of these results for publication in appropriate scientific media;
  2. Develop specific plans of action in consultation with the national authorities and WHO Regional Office to target those neglected tropical diseases that are prevalent at the national and sub-national levels and considered public health problems;
  3. Provide support for capacity building at national and subnational levels in the areas of neglected tropical disease surveillance, prevention, control and/or elimination using multi-disease and inter-programmatic approaches;
  4. Provide technical cooperation in establishing network of academic and public health specialists for planning, implementation, surveillance, operational research and evaluation activities addressing priority neglected tropical diseases;
  5. Ensure systematic utilization of resources and comprehensive development of study, research and analytical capacities required for the control of neglected tropical diseases;
  6. Facilitate multisectoral collaboration and resource mobilization (including preparing proposals, project profiles, etc.) in support of the national neglected tropical diseases initiative, and
  7. Perform other related duties, as assigned.
    Essential: Advanced degree in health-related sciences or public health/tropical diseases in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution.

Desirable: Training in epidemiology and/or operational research.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/
– Thorough knowledge of the WHO programme policies, principles and practices of a wide range of public health issues and sound knowledge of neglected tropical diseases and their control.
– Skills in conducting health situation analysis, proposal development, project management.

1. Producing results
2. Ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources
3. Communication
4. Teamwork
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Other Skills:
Basic computer skills including standard package of WHO office programmes. Ability work harmoniously as a member of a team and adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
Essential: At least seven years’ work experience, some of which should have been obtained in an international context, in the development and implementation of public health programmes including substantial professional experience in government/large organizations

Desirable: International work experience in the area of priority communicable diseases.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
WHO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel,
education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.

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Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 68,294 at single rate
USD 73,338 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 36.5 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO’s e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
More information: https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=32519&vaclng=en



The beginning of the year 2016 marks a very important milestone for all ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries because we shall be integrated into one single community. The ASEAN Community consists of three pillars, namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. Higher education has an important role in supporting the establishment of the ASEAN Community and preparing the ASEAN people and countries for regional integration. Knowledge of science, technology and innovation is one of the key factors in sustaining economic growth, enhancing community’s well-being and promoting integration into ASEAN. To build a strong science and technology base for ASEAN as a single integrated economy, and to ensure ASEAN remains globally competitive, ASEAN member countries have to move up the technology ladder and focus on enhancing their capability for technological innovation in many areas.

Since its establishment, Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) has constantly proved itself to be in the forefront of higher education institutions in the country and in the Asia-Pacific region. With its careful development and fast and steady progress, it has produced numerous outstanding achievements, well recognized both nationally and internationally. Highlights of these concrete achievements include its designation as one of the nine National Research Universities by the Royal Thai Government and its ranking at the highest level among the research and teaching universities in Thailand by the Office of National Education Standards and Quality Assessment in 2009, which placed SUT as No. 1 in the Public University category and No. 2 in the All University category. Furthermore, the 2006 assessment by the Office of the Higher Education Commission placed SUT in the “Outstanding Research” and “Excellent Teaching and Learning” groups due to its remarkable performance in research and teaching. The Thailand Research Fund has bestowed frequent commendations on the University and its Schools. It ranked SUT in the Outstanding Group among the science and technology universities in 2007, and it has continuously ranked the School of Physics as the country’s top physics department for six years now and the School of Chemistry as “excellent” during the same period. It also ranked another eight Schools, namely the Schools of Mathematics, Biochemistry, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Animal Production Technology, Biotechnology and Food Technology as either “excellent” or “very good” in the year 2010. SUT is one of the 14 Thai universities that maintain substantial international research output to be included in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) World Report.

To respond to the establishment of the ASEAN Community and to celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday anniversary, SUT has launched the SUT-Ph.D. Scholarship Program for ASEAN to promote student mobility and Ph.D. degree program development in the region. Future employment in ASEAN will require graduates to possess additional skills apart from their professional skills, such as proficiency in English and other languages used in ASEAN, as well as inter-cultural skills which can best be achieved by mutual cooperation. The SUT-Ph.D. Scholarship Program for ASEAN is one definite step toward greater academic collaboration in the ASEAN Community. Nine scholarships will be granted to students or faculty members of higher education institutions in ASEAN countries to further the study of doctoral degrees at SUT in the fields of Science, Engineering, Agricultural Technology and Social Technology in the Academic Year 2016.
More information: http://web.sut.ac.th/asean/
Selection Schedule:

Deadline for Submission :
March 31st, 2016

Interview via Skype:
May 12th, 2016

Result Announcement :
May 18th, 2016