World Health Organization
Roster of Surveillance Medical Officers
Auditing, Taxation, Financial accounting/Operations, Payroll officer
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Nov 30 2021


About the Organization

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution states its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health".

Job Description/Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Sub-Regional Team Leader (SRTL), and under the managerial supervision of the Officer on Special Duty (OSD)/NPO-NPSP (as the case may be), in compliance with project guidelines in the assigned district/state  with  a  view to  achieve  the  expected  results set out in the relevant WCO-India biennial work plans and in accordance with WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy with India, the incumbent is expected to effectively discharge technical, administrative and financial responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work as outlined below. In the context of WCO India’s transition from Polio to Public Health, the set of roles and responsibilities will apply not only to Polio eradication and end game activities but will also cover technical support to routine immunization, Measles Elimination and Rubella control, and new vaccine introduction.

  • Provide technical guidance and build capacity of the government and non-government staff to sustain polio-free status as per the polio eradication and end game strategic plan. Facilitate activities for AFP Surveillance, supplementary immunization for polio, strengthening of routine immunization, outbreak response to any wild, vaccine derived or Sabin-like type 2 polioviruses and transitioning to support other public health priorities;

  • Facilitate activities related to intensification of routine immunization, measles elimination and rubella control and surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs);

  • In accordance with WCO mandate and as per State priorities and requirements-provide technical assistance for, and strengthening of vaccine preventable disease surveillance, and related outbreak response in coordination with the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP);

  • Liaise and coordinate with partner agencies, non-governmental organizations, professional bodies for strengthening of above-mentioned activities;

  • Conduct regular analysis and interpretation of epidemiological, surveillance and immunization data to support appropriate follow up actions by the government and partners;

  • As a technical expert of WHO, make presentations, draft reports and strategic documents required for decision making and implementing at district and in the state;

  • Support implementation of other health priorities including SDG goals as a part of WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy;

  • Ensure propriety and follow established internal controls over use of financial resources. In case of suspected misappropriation or fraud etc., immediately report to Administrative Officer and WHO Representative to India directly;

  • Take responsibility and provide oversight and support for administrative, HR and finance duties of the unit office as per WHO guidelines and established procedures;

  • Ensure timely performance assessment of supervisee and provide timely feedback;

  • Provide full cooperation to auditors and ensures ‘closure’ of audit findings within a reasonable timeframe;

  • Create a work culture that thrives on transparency, and healthy work relations with other team members of the unit by observing the highest ethical standards; and

  • Take responsibility for overall management and administration of the Unit including all financial transactions in compliance with WCO India Project financial rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Undertake any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

Education Qualification

Essential: University degree in:

  • Allopathic Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [M.B.B.S.] recognized by Medical council of India/State Medical Council registration essential) or

  • Dentistry (Bachelor of Dental Surgery [B.D.S.] recognized by Dental council of India) or

  • Ayurveda (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery [B.A.M.S.] recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine), or

  • Unani (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery [B.U.M.S.] recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine), or

  • Homeopathy (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery [B.H.M.S.] recognized by Central Council of Homeopathy)

Desirable: Post graduation in Community Medicine/Preventive & Social Medicine/Public Health/ Pediatrics/other allied field.


  • Teamwork

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

  • Communication

  • Producing results

  • Moving forward in a changing environment

  • Knowing and managing yourself


  • Essential: At least two (2) years of public health experience after Graduation (Post-graduation will count as experience)

  • Desirable: Experience in public health/programme management and/or experience of working in the polio eradication/routine immunization programme.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset.

How to apply

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