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
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
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.
SUMMARY OF ASSIGNED DUTIES:
Under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer, Health Systems Research and Health Information System, the incumbent will:
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, ETC.
Functional Knowledge and Skills:
Sound understanding of principles of public health, health research, health policy and knowledge translation
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.
Please apply online from https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1905425
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).
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