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10 December 2019
Job ID: JKT-42550
National Consultant – Health Research - (1905425)

National Consultant – Health Research - (1905425)


Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract duration: 1 year

Job Posting: Dec 9, 2019, 11:35:27 AM

Closing Date: Jan 6, 2020

Primary Location: Indonesia-Jakarta

Organization: SE_INO WR Office, Indonesia

Schedule: Full-time




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 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:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • contribute to the identification/development of tools and resources for national health research capacity strengthening;
  • provide support in building alliances and partnerships with institutes, NGOs, universities and other UNs working in the areas of research for health;
  • assist with the coordination of research-related activities across various programme areas of the WHO Indonesia Office; and
  • Undertake any other duties/responsibilities as assigned by supervisor as required.





  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Producing results
  5. 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 sciences





Two years of professional work experience in health policy research/health systems research, knowledge translation/evidence-informed policy-making 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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  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
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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 - Rp30,421,800/mo (None)

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

World Health Organization

WHO in Indonesia

Founded on 7 April 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) is an organization consisted of 194 member states. While WHO gives guidance on global health matters, it is the member states that decide on global policies to address global health concerns through an annual assembly mechanism.

Through its country offices, the organization provides technical supports to the government of the member states. Additionally, supports are also given by WHO’s 6 regional offices and headquarters. Independently, Indonesia opted to be in the South East Asia Region with other 10 countries including Thailand and India when it joined WHO on 23 May 1950.

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).