National Professional Officer

World Health Organisation
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-01-21 Deadline: 2020-02-04
  • Location : Nepal
  • Qualification Degree : University degree in Nursing or public health.
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

DATE OF ISSUE: 21 January 2020
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
TITLE : National Professional Officer (MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance)
CONTRACT TYPE : Special Service Agreement (SSA)
DURATION OF CONTRACT : 12 months with possibility of extension
UNIT/OFFICE : Health System Strengthening Unit (HSS)
DUTY STATION : Kathmandu
Salary : Lump sum package of NPR 196,102.00 per month (Taxable)

The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates to fulfil the position of National Professional Officer (MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance).

Purpose of the Position:
The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programs at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response following emergencies and in revitalizing the capacity of the health sector to rebuild and recover from emergencies in appropriate and sustainable ways. The Country Office collaborates with the Government of Nepal and relevant stakeholders in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals; of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing needbased technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy and technical forums. Within this framework, the specific position will contribute to overall WHO collaborative work related to MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance.

Summary of assigned duties:

Under the supervision of National Professional Officer- Family, Gender and Life Course (HSS) and overall guidance of the Public Health Administrator and WHO Representative to Nepal, following duties will be performed:

  • Work closely with Maternal and Newborn Health Section at Family Welfare Division (FWD) and WHO CO to implement Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) and Birth Defect (BD) surveillance related workplan activities;
  • Provide technical support in capacity enhancement programs of MPDSR and BD surveillance in collaboration with FWD;
  • Support FWD to monitor data reported from hospitals and local bodies for maternal death, perinatal death and birth defect surveillance in the web-based system;
  • Provide technical support to FWD to ensure quality of online MPDSR and Birth Defect surveillance data in terms of timeliness, completeness and coverage in collaboration with FWD;
  • Coordinate to review and analyze data at the national and sub-national levels on MPDSR and birth defect;
  • Share relevant information generated from the MPDSR and Birth Defect surveillance web-based system monthly to FWD and WHO focal points;
  • Technical support to revise MPDSR guidelines, tools, training packages as needed;
  • Coordinate to update the online tools in case of modification;
  • Provide technical support to develop annual report on MPDSR;
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


  1. Fostering Integration and Teamwork
  2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
  3. Respective and promoting individual and cultural differences
  4. Producing Results

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Better understanding of service delivery structures for maternal and newborn health and related guidelines;
  • Knowledge of health information systems, issues and implementation barriers at the national and subnational levels;
  • Ability to closely work with the government divisions and other key stakeholders;
  • Capacity to manage in diverse team and adoptive to the circumstance;
  • Good computer skills including office software applications;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and multitask;
  • Overall attitude at work.

Education Qualifications:

  • University degree in Nursing or public health.


  • Advance University degree in public health.


  • At least 2 years of experience in of working in health program with managing and analyzing health related data.


  • Familiar with Health Management Information System.

Other Considerations:

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Application suite.

Additional information:

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test/interview may be used as a form of screening.

Interested candidates meeting above requirements should apply to the WHO Representative to Nepal, Attn: Administrative Officer, Pulchowk, Kathmandu, NOT LATER THAN 04 February 2020. Please send your application to with subject line “Application for the Position of National Professional Officer (MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance) -WCO/2020/SSA/HSS/01”. Please submit an application along with the WHO Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF can be downloaded from website:

No telephone enquires please.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
"WHO is committed to workforce diversity"
“Application from qualified female candidates particularly from disadvantaged and
socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged”
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of
any form of tobacco.

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