Health Officer (Immunization) Volunteer opportunity in Indonesia with Unicef

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Health Officer wanted in Indonesia โ€“ ๐Ÿ“ข Here’s an opportunity to contribute to UNICEF Indonesia’s #COVID19 vaccination program as a UN Volunteer Health Officer (Immunization), based in Samarinda.ย  Apply by 16 December 2021


health officer, unicef, indonesia, covid 19, un volunteers, opportunityUNICEF works to help the children of Indonesia reach their full potential. We assist our partners to monitor and measure progress against these rights via the child-focused Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable children. Our programme interventions are rights-based, cut across different sectors, respond to the specific needs of girls and boys and address the vulnerabilities and strengths of children in their first and second decades of life.

UNICEF has a strong on-the-ground presence in Indonesia, with seven regional and sub-regional offices. These are primarily in areas with the greatest disparities and service gaps. They complement our high-level policy and programme advice with practical support for planning, financing and service delivery, especially to advocate for quality, equity and sustainability.

Indonesia has the worldโ€™s fourth-largest child population. UNICEF’s presence in the country means we have the potential to impact more than 80 million children. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to ensuring that children and adolescents โ€“ the building blocks of Indonesiaโ€™s future โ€“ have an equal chance in life.

Description of assignment title

Health Officer (Immunization)

Assignment country


Expected start date


Sustainable Development Goal


Volunteer category

National UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities


Host entity

UNICEF Indonesia




12 months – (with the possibility of extension)

Number of assignments


Duty stations


Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Immunization/Health Specialists/Officers โ€“ UNICEF Country Officer/ Field Offices or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Health Officer โ€“ Immunisation will work with a team of experts to addresses challenges in improving the health of women, newborns and children through these main components:

  • Contribute to the Health sectionโ€™s COVID-19 response, especially on COVID-19 vaccination program;
  • Supporting evidence-generation so good science can inform sound policy and leverage Government commitment and resources for action;
  • Advocacy and engagement to strengthen sub-national policy to ensure follow-up to local level;
  • Contributing to Government efforts in identifying and addressing new and emerging health problems, especially on routine immunization in the country / Sub-National;
  • Provide high-level technical assistance to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and selected District Health Offices (DHO) on EPI policies and activities;
  • Regularly track and analyses provincial and district level data (including equity monitoring) with the intention of tracking progress towards key programme deliverables, identifying bottlenecks and taking corrective measures if progress is off track;
  • Conduct advocacy efforts for women and children at all levels of the provincial and district leadership structures;
  • Support capacity building efforts as needed and thereby supporting the process of the decentralization process.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements –ย Required experience
  • 3 years of experience in public health, international development or related field.
  • Relevant experience working in an international context is considered an asset.
Area(s) of expertise



Indonesian, Level: Fluent, Required
English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Bachelor degree or equivalent in Health or related field including Medicine, Public Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy & Management, Environmental Health, Family Health, Health Research, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Demography, Social Sciences, Nursing, or a field relevant to international public health development assistance. Masterโ€™s degree in any of the above fields is considered as an asset.


Living conditions and remarks. As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

  • National UN Volunteer Specialist receives approximately IDR 8,237,403.08 as Monthly Living Allowance.
  • Provided with assignment travel cost and entry lumpsum if applicable.
  • Enrolled in health, life, disability insurance.
  • Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) are eligible for health insurance.
  • Entitled to annual leave, 2.5 days per month.
  • Provided with exit lumpsum to support transition at the end of the assignment.


For more information about UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements, please refer to the following:

To apply, click on “APPLY” on the official page description. ๐Ÿ”—

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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