VACANCY REQUISITION: NEP/IPD/SSA/2019/01
DATE OF ISSUE: 09/01/2019
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No. NEP/IPD/SSA/2019/001
Title: Surveillance Medical Officer
Contract Type: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Duty Station: WHO-IPD FIELD OFFICE
Unit/Office: Programme for Immunization Preventable Diseases (IPD)
Application Deadline: 25/01/2019
Duration of Contract: One Year
Salary: Lump sum package of approximately NPR 180,000 per month (Taxable)
The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced Nepalese citizens for
the position of Surveillance Medical Officer.
Under the overall guidance of Team Lead IPD, SMO will provide technical assistance to surveillance and immunization
(routine and supplementary) related programs for immunization preventable diseases (polio, measles, Japanese
encephalitis and other diseases) at provincial and sub-provincial levels.
He/she will be responsible for:
Essential: Graduate degree in medicine from a recognized college or university.
Desirable: Post graduate qualification in one or more of the following disciplines or allied disciplines would be considered an asset: Paediatrics / Public Health / Epidemiology.
Competencies: 1. Communicating in a credible and effective Way; 2. Producing results 3. Ensuring the effective use
of resources; 4. Technical expertise; 5. Teamwork
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Good interpersonal skills, able to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to travel within the country and to perform practical hands-on field work. Ability to participate actively and cooperatively in knowledge sharing and policy forums at various levels and also to coordinate with the GoN agencies. Good knowledge in vaccine, immunization and surveillance sector. Very good analytical skills including ability to collect and analyse technical data and information and to draw and present conclusions in written and spoken form. Very good writing skills in English, including ability to write clear and concise progress reports, analytical reports, plans and proposals.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, and Nepali
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet essential.
Salary: Approximately NPR 180,000 per month (taxable).
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and able to deliver results with minimal day-to-day supervision. S/he will be expected to be innovative and flexible within the parameters laid out by WHO technical guidelines and to closely coordinate with IPD central office at all times. The position needs substantial domestic travel. Absolute integrity and reliability for data and financial responsibilities are essential. WHO has a zero tolerance policy towards any deviations in these areas.
Interested candidates meeting above requirements should submit applications to WHO Representative to Nepal with
CV in WHO or UN Personal History Form (PHF). The personal history form and other details can be downloaded from
Only Electronic applications would be entertained and should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
mentioning vacancy notice number in the subject line.
Applications should be sent in not later than date indicated above.
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