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NPO (Maternal Newborn and Child Health)

Jakarta (Indonesia)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-30

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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 the country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity. The WHO Country Office collaborates with the Government of Indonesia in stewardship and advocacy for healthier populations through addressing the determinants of health, and for achieving universal health coverage to ensure accessible, affordable and quality health services for all.


Under the direct supervision of the National Professional Officer for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Adolescent and Child Health, and the overall guidance of the Team Lead, Noncommunicable Diseases and Healthier Populations, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Provide technical assistance to MoH and partners on the design and implementation of maternal, newborn and child health promotion programmes and healthcare services;

2. Provide technical assistance for development of maternal, newborn and child health policies and programme implementation including those related to Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR), prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/early infant diagnosis, prematurity, essential newborn care, breast feeding, care for low birth weight infants, birth defects, Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), early child development, nurturing care framework and pediatric mortality review;

3. Support monitoring of maternal, newborn and child health programs and progress tracking for the related Sustainable Development Goal targets;

4. Liase with relevant partners and strengthen inter-stakeholder collaboration with Government, UN agencies, professional associations and NGOs to support effective policy development and implementation;

5. Support MOH in the technical and administrative implementation of MOH/WHO collaborative programmes for maternal, newborn and child health, including development of workplans, proposals, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on implementation; and

6. Undertake any other tasks/duties as may be assigned by supervisors.



Essential: University degree in medicine, nursing or midwifery from a recognized university.
Desirable: Master degree or specialized medical training in public health, maternal, paediatric, child health, or related health subject.


Essential: At least one year of work experience in public health programme implementation, preferably in maternal, newborn and child health programmes at national or subnational level.
Desirable: Additional years of experience in public health or clinical maternal, newborn and child health programs. Previous experience of working with UN agencies or international development organizations. Advanced training in maternal, newborn and child health.


• Commitment to upholding the rights of children.

• Sound technical knowledge of maternal, newborn and child health strategies and guidelines.

• Understanding of equity and a commitment to eliminate inequalities in health and in the determinants of health.

• Ability to adapt WHO global strategies, policies and guidance to national context.

• Ability to form effective working relationships with government counterparts and key stakeholders.

• Ability to advocate and communicate to a range of audiences, effectively.

• Ability to identify issues, evaluate evidence, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.

• Ability to ensure one's own professional development.

WHO Competencies

1. Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Producing results
5. Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

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


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at IDR 409,050,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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: 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 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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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