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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

World Health Organization Nepal Vacancy for National Professional Officer

World Health Organization Nepal
World Health Organization Nepal Vacancy

Title: National Professional Officer (MPDSR and Birth Defect)

Vacancy Notice: WC0/2020/SSA/HSS/01
Posting Date: 21 January 2020
Closing Date: 04 February 2020                               
Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
Contractual Agreement: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
SalaryLump sum package of NPR Contract Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension. 196,102.00 per month (Taxable)

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 New-born 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 work plan 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 new-born 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:
  • Essential: University degree in Nursing or public health.
  • Advance University degree in public health.
  • Essential: 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.
How to Apply:
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.

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