Apply For Health Officer (Immunization), Indonesia

Apply For Health Officer (Immunization), Indonesia
Apply For Health Officer (Immunization), Indonesia
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022


Description of assignment title: Health Officer (Immunization)

Assignment country: Indonesia

Expected start date: 05/15/2022

Sustainable Development Goal: 3. Good health and well-being

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNICEF Indonesia

Type: Onsite

Expected end date: 12/31/2022

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Sorong


Mission and objectives

UNICEF works to help the children of Indonesia reach their full potential. We assist our partners to monitor and measure progress against these rights via the child-focused Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable children. Our programme interventions are rights-based, cut across different sectors, respond to the specific needs of girls and boys and address the vulnerabilities and strengths of children in their first and second decades of life.

UNICEF has a strong on-the-ground presence in Indonesia, with seven regional and sub-regional offices. These are primarily in areas with the greatest disparities and service gaps. They complement our high-level policy and programme advice with practical support for planning, financing and service delivery, especially to advocate for quality, equity and sustainability. Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest child population.

UNICEF’s presence in the country means we have the potential to impact more than 80 million children. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to ensuring that children and adolescents – the building blocks of Indonesia’s future – have an equal chance in life.

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Following UNICEF’s vision for health: “a world where no child dies from preventable causes and all children reach their full potential in health and well-being”, the Indonesia Country Office has been contributing to the global and national targets for improving health and well-being.

UNICEF in Indonesia is unique among multi-lateral agencies with a field presence in seven regional and sub-regional offices, primarily in areas with the greatest disparities and service gaps. These fill the gap between upstream high-level policy and programme advice with more downstream support to planning, financing and service delivery on the ground, especially to advocate for quality, equity and sustainability of programs.

UNICEF’s activities concentrate on the most vulnerable and marginalised towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – ensuring that progress touches those who currently are missing out or overlooked.

In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF is also actively supporting the government with its response, and will focus on COVID-19 Vaccination as well as continued support for improvement of Routine Immunization, introduce new mandatory vaccine, surveillance and catch up campaign for children. More information can be found at the UNICEF Indonesia website.


Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Immunization/Health Specialists/Officers – UNICEF Country Officer/ Field Offices or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Health Officer – Immunisation will work with a team of experts to addresses challenges in improving the health of women, newborns and children through these main components:

  •  Contribute to the Health section’s COVID-19 response, especially on COVID-19 vaccination program;
  •  Supporting evidence-generation so good science can inform sound policy and leverage Government commitment and resources for action;
    •  Contributing to Government efforts in identifying and addressing new and emerging health problems, especially on routine immunization in the country / Sub-National;
    •  Provide high-level technical assistance to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and selected District Health Offices (DHO) on EPI policies and activities;
    •  Regularly track and analyses provincial and district level data (including equity monitoring) with the intention of tracking progress towards key programme deliverables, identifying bottlenecks and taking corrective measures if progress is off track;
    •  Conduct advocacy efforts for women and children at all levels of the provincial and district leadership structures;
    •  Support capacity building efforts as needed and thereby supporting the process of the decentralization process.
    •  Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Results/expected outputs: As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, creative, proactive, and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: o In partnership with key stakeholders and knowledge institutions, evidence-based analysis is developed for effective programme planning and management, particularly aimed at understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and immunisation o Effective working relationships with internal and external counterparts are leveraged for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge management

    Eligibility criteria

    Age: 27 – 80


    Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


    Required experience

    3 years of experience in public health, international development or related field. Relevant experience working in an international context is considered as an asset.

    Area(s) of expertise


    Driving license


    Indonesian, Level: Fluent, Required English, Level: Fluent, Required

    Required education level

    Bachelor degree or equivalent in Health or related field including Medicine, Public Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy & Management, Environmental Health, Family Health, Health Research, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Demography, Social Sciences, Nursing, or a field relevant to international public health development assistance. Master’s degree in any of the above fields is considered as an asset.

    Competencies and values

    •  Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNICEF; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNICEF procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement;
    •  Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNICEF in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
    •  Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations;
    •  Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
    •  Communication: good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to communicate and empathize with staff, military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
    •  Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

    Other information

    Living conditions and remarks

    As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. -National UN Volunteer Specialist receives approximately IDR 8,237,403.08 as Monthly Living Allowance. -Provided with assignment travel cost and entry lumpsum if applicable. -Enrolled in health, life, disability insurance. -Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) are eligible for health insurance. -Entitled to annual leave, 2.5 days per month. -Provided with exit lumpsum to support transition at the end of assignment. For more information about UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements, please refer to the following: - -

    Inclusivity statement

    United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


    Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

    Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy


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