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12 March 2020
Job ID: JKT-52031
SSA - Health Research_Level A_WCO-INO - (2000956)


Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract duration: N/A

Job Posting: Mar 2, 2020, 3:59:56 PM

Closing Date: Mar 23, 2020, 9:59:00 PM

Primary Location: Indonesia-Jakarta

Organization: SE_INO WR Office, Indonesia

Schedule: Full-time



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WHO is a 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 country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity.


The Country Office develops a two-way collaboration with the Government of Indonesia to accelerate the attainment of the SDGs through research, accurate and timely health information management in order to monitor health trends and their determinants for policy advocacy.


Information, research and evidence are the foundations of and indispensable instruments for strengthening health systems, ensuring quality health policies and implementing the 13th General Programme of Work as well as SDGs. WHO promotes policies and practices which are grounded in the best available evidence and recognizes the need for improved research quality, strengthened national capacity for research, and increased impact of research on population health.


The key objective of this SSA position is to provide technical input to the WHO Indonesia’s efforts in national health research system strengthening and provide support to the Ministry of Health (MOH)/National Institute for Health Research and Development (NIHRD) in building research capacity for health policy.



Under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer, Health Systems Research and Health Information System, the incumbent will:


1) support the assessment and monitoring of health research activities such as mapping health research stakeholders and analyzing research capacity, governance, financing, and uptake and use of research in policy and practice; 2) assist in developing MOH’s research capacity, in particular, in swift and transparent publishing of research findings and in ensuring the uptake and use of research among decision-makers;


3) work closely with MOH/NIHRD, in particular, to the new NIHRD research commission, in setting health research priorities and aligning research agenda to health system challenges and issues;


4) contribute to the identification/development of tools and resources for national health research capacity strengthening;


5) provide support in building alliances and partnerships with institutes, NGOs, universities and other UNs working in the areas of research for health; 6) assist with the coordination of research-related activities across various programme areas of the WHO Indonesia Office;


7) Undertake any other duties/responsibilities as assigned by supervisor as required.







  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment


Functional Knowledge and Skills:

Sound understanding of principles of public health, health research, health policy and knowledge translation.



Education Qualifications:

Essential: Master’s degree in public health or related health sciences

Desirable: PhD in Public health or related health science




Two years of professional work experience in health policy research/health systems research, knowledge translation/evidence-informed policymaking and/or health research systems strengthening


Four years of experience in health policy research/health systems research, knowledge translation/evidence-informed policy-making and/or health research systems strengthening




Expert knowledge of written and spoken English and native language skills in Bahasa Indonesia


Other Skills (e.g. IT):

Work is performed in normal working environment.

Computer literacy: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.



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A written test may be used as a form of screening for the short-listed applicants. The performance in written test will decide on applicant’s eligibility to appear in the interview.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

Duty station: WHO Office Jakarta;

Annual salary: In accordance with WHO Salary Scale for SSA (Level A: 25,708,600 – 41,419,266 IDR)


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Job Details:
  • Employment Type:
    Full Time, Contract
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Required Qualification:
  • Required Experience:
    2 years
  • Job Functions:
  • Company Industry:
    Charity / Social Services / Non-Profit Organisation
  • Location:
    Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Salary:
    Rp25,708,600 - Rp41,419,266/mo (None)

  • Five-day work week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Travel allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance

World Health Organization

The WHO South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) located in New Delhi, India, covers 11 countries, including Indonesia. Independently, Indonesia opted to join the South East Asia Region classification when it joined WHO on 23 May 1950.

Within Indonesia, WHO collaborates in a wide scope of health development activities. The country is both the 4th most populous country and the largest archipelago in the world. Its population of 270 million inhabits some of its 17,000 islands with rich geographical contour sitting on the most active volcanic ring.

Currently, the collaboration between the WHO Country Office to Indonesia (WHO Indonesia) with the Government of Indonesia, represented mainly by the Ministry of Health, are covering 5 categories:

  • communicable and noncommunicable diseases;
  • promoting health through the life-course;
  • development of health system particularly on policies, and;
  • preparedness, surveillance and response.

The specific focused areas are control of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, vaccine preventable diseases, mental health, injuries prevention, nutrition and prevention of noncommunicable diseases. Other collaboration areas include developing he quality of mother and child care, healthy ageing, food safety, human resources, medicines, health systems information, international health regulations, epidemic, pandemic disease and emergencies response.

On 1st January 2014 Indonesia launched a national health insurance programme called Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN). With Universal Health Coverage is one focus WHO endorses, WHO Country Office for Indonesia is supporting the country to reach full population coverage by 2019.

Understanding how health always intertwines with other sectors, WHO also collaborates with other partners. Within the UN system, WHO works with other UN agencies through the United Nations Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF).