World Health Organization (WHO)

National Professional Officer (EDM)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description

  WHO is the specialized agency of the United Nations with objectives to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. The WHO Indonesia Country Office directs and coordinates the authority for health by supporting the Indonesian Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity. The Country Office develops a two-way collaboration with the Government of Indonesia to achieve universal health coverage, providing accessible, affordable and quality health services to all its citizens. The objective of the Health Systems Strengthening Unit is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health for further development and implementation of national policies and strategies for health systems strengthening (HSS) to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia based on the primary health care (PHC) approach. In operationalizing this objective, a key aspect is working with both health programmes as well as healthrelated stakeholders in a multi-sectoral approach to HSS for UHC, especially other ministries and including development partners.

Access to affordable essential drugs and medicines (EDM) is a key indicator for UHC in the SDGs: 3.b.3 Proportion of health facilities that have a core set of relevant Essential Medicines available and affordable on a sustainable basis. Further, EDM is a priority for WHO in South-East Asia as incapsulated in the Regional Director's Flagship for which 5 strategic priority areas of work have been identified: 1. Facilitating collaborative medicines procurement to improve access to quality and affordable medicines.

2. Strengthening regulatory collaboration between countries in medical product regulation.

3. Increasing national capacities to use intellectual property and trade rules to improve access.

4. Improve the use of antibiotic through sustained focus on antimicrobial stewardship 5. Strengthen the monitoring of access to medicines.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the direct supervision of the Team Lead, Health Systems Strengthening, the incumbent will: 1. Provide Technical Support for national Capacity Development to monitor availability, affordability, accessibility of essential medicines and other essential medical products, with focus on monitoring of medicines procurement prices and essential medicines availability. Support Data Collection and upload and perform Data Quality checks for inclusion in relevant database; 2. Support pharmaceutical system strengthening activities and interventions on medicines procurement, Supply Management in line with the Initiative for Coordinated Antidotes Procurement in the South East Asia Region (iCAPS); 3. Support national activities aimed at promoting the optimal use of antimicrobials through effective antimicrobial stewardship programs, awareness and educational campaigns; 4. Support capacity development in the technical area, specifically a course on pharmacoeconomics; and 5. Undertake any other duties/responsibilities as assigned by supervisor as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: First university degree in medicine, public health, pharmacology or health related sciences.

Desirable: Master's degree or PhD in Public Health or related health sciences with the above-mentioned focus.

Experience

Essential: Two (2) years of professional work experience in the area of health systems strengthening.

Desirable: At least three (3) years of experience in medicines/related issues.

Skills

Sound understanding of principles of public health, health systems and essential medicines.

WHO Competencies

1. Teamwork 2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences 3. Communication 4. Producing results 5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia.

Desirable:

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at IDR 548,124,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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