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Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/CO/13/FT14
Title: Technical Officer (EPI)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 31 July 2013
Application Deadline: 20 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Jakarta, Indonesia
Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_INO WR Office, Indonesia (SE_INO)
In collaboration with national counterparts and partners, to: (1) Raise and maintain immunization coverage >90% among infants but also extending immunization to cover all susceptible populations against vaccine preventable diseases nationally and 80% and above in all districts; (2) Strengthen laboratory supported surveillance of vaccine preventable disease so that outbreaks can be prevented; (3) Maintain polio free status of the country and implement polio endgame strategies; (4) Eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus; (5) Eliminate measles and control rubella/CRS; (6) Introduce new vaccines of relevance to the country; (7) Build vaccine regulatory capacity in the country.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the WHO Representative to Indonesia, overall guidance of Director Family Health and Research, SEARO, technical guidance of Coordinator IVD/SEARO, and in collaboration with immunization partners, stakeholders and other relevant WHO colleagues at all three levels of the Organization, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

1. Establish integrated vaccine preventable disease surveillance with focus on acute flaccid paralysis surveillance and case-based surveillance for measles and rubella and surveillance for congenital rubella syndrome.

2. Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate plan for the polio endgame strategy, including the switch from tOPV to bOPV with introduction of IPV through the routine Immunization programme.

3. Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate plan for measles elimination and rubella/CRS control.

4. Review immunization policy and the national immunization schedule with a view to upgrade the policy and the schedule in line with the availability of new vaccines and new technology, including the cold chain.

5. Develop and implement integrated strategies for mother and child health with focus on immunization for achievement of mother and child related MDGs.

6. Coordinate WHO and partner support for strengthening regulatory capacity for vaccines and drugs.

7. Coordinate with donors, partners and other immunization stakeholders to support national authorities in management of the inter-agency coordination committee for immunization.

8. Provide technical support for GAVI related areas, including support for the utilization of GAVI HSS funds for achieving immunization objectives.

9. Conduct operational research to improve immunization coverage.

10. Other tasks assigned by the WHO Representative.
Medical degree with a Post Graduate degree in Epidemiology/Public Health OR a PhD in Epidemiology OR Master's degree in epidemiology/public health/preventive medicine.

Training in communicable disease control and/or immunization and/or surveillance.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Thorough knowledge of administrative, financial and management principles and practices. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, complemented by sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment. Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment. Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels.


1. Producing results
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
5. Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

Good computer skills including office software applications. Knowledge of WHO corporate information systems and communications network an asset.

At least ten years' of experience, including five years' of international experience in communicable disease control, epidemiology and immunization.


Experience in communicable disease surveillance.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN and Indonesian languages is desirable
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 80,734.00 at single rate
US$ 86,904.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 46.50 % 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

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