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29 June 2020
Job ID: JKT-56139
NPO (Essential Drugs and Medicines)

Grade: NO-B

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years

Job Posting: Jun 25, 2020, 1:29:13 PM

Closing Date: Jul 15, 2020, 9:59:00 PM

Primary Location: Indonesia-Jakarta

Organization: SE_INO WR Office, Indonesia

Schedule: Full-time



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WHO is the 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 achieve universal health coverage, providing accessible, affordable and quality health services to all its citizens. The objective of the Health Systems Strengthening Unit is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health for further development and implementation of national policies and strategies for health systems strengthening (HSS) to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia based on the primary health care (PHC) approach. In operationalizing this objective, a key aspect is working with both health programmes as well as healthrelated stakeholders in a multi-sectoral approach to HSS for UHC, especially other ministries and including development partners. Access to affordable essential drugs and medicines (EDM) is a key indicator for UHC in the SDGs: 3.b.3 Proportion of health facilities that have a core set of relevant essential medicines available and affordable on a sustainable basis. Further, EDM is a priority for WHO in South-East Asia as incapsulated in the Regional Director's Flagship for which 5 strategic priority areas of work have been identified: 


1. Facilitating collaborative medicines procurement to improve access to quality and affordable medicines. 


2. Strengthening regulatory collaboration between countries in medical product regulation. 


3. Increasing national capacities to use intellectual property and trade rules to improve access. 


4. Improve the use of antibiotic through sustained focus on antimicrobial stewardship 


5. Strengthen the monitoring of access to medicines.




Under the direct supervision of the Team Lead, Health Systems Strengthening, the incumbent will: 


1.  Provide technical support for national capacity development to monitor availability, affordability, accessibility of essential medicines and other essential medical products, with focus on monitoring of medicines procurement prices and essential medicines availability. Support data collection and upload and perform data quality checks for inclusion in relevant database. 


2.  Support pharmaceutical system strengthening activities and interventions on medicines procurement, supply management in line with the Initiative for Coordinated Antidotes Procurement in the South East Asia Region (iCAPS). 


3.  Support national activities aimed at promoting the optimal use of antimicrobials through effective antimicrobial stewardship programs, awareness and educational campaigns. 


4.  Support capacity development in the technical area, specifically a course on pharmacoeconomics. 


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





Essential: First university degree in medicine, public health, pharmacology or health related sciences.

Desirable: Master's degree or PhD in Public Health or related health sciences with the above-mentioned focus.



Essential: 2 (two) years of professional work experience in the area of health systems strengthening

Desirable: At least 3 (three) years of experience in medicines/related issues.



Sound understanding of principles of public health, health systems and essential medicines.


WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond


Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia.





Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at IDR 538,962,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.




This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

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This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.


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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:
    Rp44,913,500/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).