VPD Surveillance focal point- The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal


VPD Surveillance focal point- The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal

The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the position of VPD Surveillance focal point. Only Nepalese nationals need apply. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the WHO IPD field offices and Govt. counterparts to provide technical assistance for measles and other (non-polio) vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) surveillance to ensure surveillance performance standards are met, data analysed and disseminated for action.

Specifically, the incumbent will

  1. Provide technical support to achieve measles, Rubella and CRS elimination/control targets
  2. Provide technical support to achieve control of Japanese Encephalitis and other VPD (e.g. neonatal tetanus etc.) control and elimination targets
  3. Use surveillance data to guide action: Analyse surveillance data to guide immunization program
  4. Capacity building: Identify training needs, plan, implement and evaluate relevant training and capacity building activities.
  5. Support to applied research: Adapt global guidance to identify need for applied research in country context. Provide technical assistance and demonstrate competence in developing research proposals and supporting implementation of research activities.
  6. Function as a team player and perform other duties as assigned.




  • Graduate degree in medicine from a recognized college or university.


  • Post graduate qualification in one or more of the following disciplines or allied disciplines would be considered an asset: Public Health / Epidemiology / Program monitoring / Biostatistics

Work experience


  • At least two years’ experience in Public Health or related work.


  • Experience of working in WHO/UN or in the NGO/INGO sector would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience with designing programme monitoring systems would be considered an asset.


  • Communicating in a credible and effective Way;
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources;
  • Technical expertise;
  • Teamwork Functional

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to participate actively and cooperatively in knowledge sharing and policy forums at various levels and also to coordinate with the GoN agencies.
  • Good knowledge of disease surveillance and immunization programmes.
  • Very good analytical skills including ability to design tools, collect and electronically analyse technical data and information and to draw and present conclusions in written and spoken form.
  • Good writing skills in English, including ability to write clear and concise progress reports, analytical reports, plans and proposals.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Nepali

Other Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet, standard data analysis software would be important considerations.


  • Approximately NPR 190,000.00 per month (Lump sum taxable).

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and able to deliver results with minimal day-to-day supervision. S/he will be expected to be innovative and flexible within the parameters laid out by WHO technical guidelines and to closely coordinate with WHO team members and with Govt. counterparts at all times. The position may need substantial domestic travel. Absolute integrity and reliability for data and financial responsibilities are essential. WHO has a zero tolerance policy towards any deviation in these areas. Interested candidates meeting above requirements should submit applications to WHO Representative to Nepal with CV in WHO or UN Personal History Form (PHF).

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The personal history form and other details can be downloaded from website: http://www.searo.who.int/nepal/mediacentre/vacancy/en/ Electronic applications should be sent by email to [email protected], mentioning vacancy notice number in the subject line.

Applications should be sent in not later than date indicated above. – Only short listed applicants will be contacted for test/interview etc. – Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply – Candidates should be ready to produce all testimonials and certificates in original. – Any misrepresentation of facts would disqualify the candidate. No telephone enquiries please. “WHO is committed to workforce diversity” WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

  • Vacancy Notice No. NEP/IPD/SSA/2018/01
  • Title: VPD Surveillance focal point
  • Contract Type: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
  • Unit/Office: Immunization Preventable Diseases (IPD) Program
  • Submission deadline: 6 April 2018
  • Duration of Contract: One Year
  • Remuneration: Approx. NPR 190,000.00 per month (Lump sum taxable)


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