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WHO Hiring MBBS – Vaccine Safety and Research Officer Post

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a qualified Medical Doctor (MBBS) to join as a Vaccine Safety and Research Officer. This role is a unique opportunity to contribute to global health by ensuring the safety and efficacy of vaccines, playing a vital role in public health efforts worldwide. Join WHO in advancing vaccine research and safety standards to protect communities around the globe.

Job Title: Vaccine Safety and Research Officer

Organisation: WHO

Location: SE-NEP WR Office, Nepal

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Closing Date of Application: Nov 9, 2023, 4:29:00 AM

Purpose of the position- Vacancy for MBBS in WHO

The Vaccine Safety and Research Officer will provide technical assistance for routine immunization, COVID-19 Vaccination, and other vaccination campaigns (MR and HPV) vaccine safety and AEFI surveillance.


Education: Vacancy for MBBS in WHO

  • Essential: First University degree in Medicine (MBBS) or equivalent education from an institution recognized by the Nepal Medical Council with valid registration in the Nepal Medical Council
  • Desirable: Postgraduate qualification in one of the following disciplines or allied disciplines would be considered an asset: General Medicine/ Paediatrics / Community Medicine/ Public Health / Epidemiology / Global or International Health.


Essential: At least two years experience in public health or related works; or at least one year experience in health sector/clinical medicine and one year experience in public health.


  • Experience in working with national or international immunization programs and/or vaccine safety surveillance programs.
  • Prior experience of working with WHO/UN agencies.
  • Prior experience working in the government public health system
  • Prior experience of working with NGO and/or INGO sector agencies.

Functional Knowledge and Skills: Vacancy for MBBS in WHO

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to travel within the country and to perform practical hands-on fieldwork.
  • Ability to participate actively and cooperatively in knowledge sharing and policy forums at various
  • levels and to coordinate with the GoN agencies.
  • Good knowledge in the vaccine, immunization, and surveillance sectors.
  • Good analytical skills including the ability to collect and analyze technical and clinical data and to draw and present technical conclusions in written and spoken form.
  • Very good writing skills in English, including the ability to write clear and concise progress reports, analytical reports, plans, and proposals.
  • Good clinical medicine, diseases, and adverse event knowledge for application in vaccine safety and AEFI surveillance.

 Other Skills (eg IT):

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: word processors, spreadsheets and other data processing, presentation programs, Outlook, and Internet and email is essential.
  • Proficiency in Statistical / Epidemiological Analysis software desired.
  • Being able to follow instructions and work independently would be an asset.

WHO Competencies: Vacancy for MBBS in WHO

  • Teamwork.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
  • Communication.
  • Producing results.
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources.
  • Expert knowledge of English and Nepal.




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