Govt Job: For Scientist for Vaccine Regulation at WHO

Last Date :Nov 4, 2022, 4:29:00 AM

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Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by The Health Master

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Post: Scientist (Vaccine Regulation, Safety & Management) – (2208866)

Objectives of the Programme

To contribute to the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD), with a special focus on improving routine immunization coverage, measles and rubella elimination, maintaining the elimination of polio as well as maternal and neonatal tetanus, and the introduction of new vaccines, including the C-19 vaccine.

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To assist Member countries to establish sustainable systems that ensure good access to high-quality vaccines at affordable prices including under-utilized or new vaccines of public health importance, including C-19 vaccines.

To promote vaccine regulation and pharmacovigilance, quality assurance, and quality monitoring systems.

Job Description

Under the overall guidance of the Director, CDS, and direct supervision of the Coordinator (COVAX, IVD), the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

• Collaborate with HQ for the development and use of guidelines on vaccine regulation, quality control/quality assurance of vaccines, Good Manufacturing Practices, and laboratory quality control of vaccines e.g. Licensing and Marketing Authorization (MA), Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), Good Regulatory Practices(GRPs), Quality Management Systems and Quality Risks Management;

• Collaborate with WHO Country offices and national counterparts in countries to plan assessments, identify gaps, prepare multi-year Institutional Development Plan (IDP)for the national regulatory authorities (NRAs), and to provide technical support and capacity-building activities relevant to country needs and priorities outlined in the IDP; coordinate with other agencies in monitoring access to assured quality vaccines through the development of indicators and tools, collection of reliable information and analysis;

• Develop innovative plans and program approaches to guide Member countries to ensure that immunization programs provide a sufficient quantity of vaccines of assured quality from the time of production to end users, including technical support for vaccine procurement, safe injection practices, use of Auto Disable (AD)syringes, sharps waste management, and development of national vaccination policies;

• Establish and maintain collaboration with outside partners and stakeholders including UN Organizations, Gavi, and other multi-and bi-lateral organizations, civil society, and professional associations that are involved in improving access to assured quality vaccines in countries in South-East Asia Region;

• Promote dissemination and use of guidelines and tools to implement a capacity-building programs for NRAs to regulate the safety, quality, and efficacy of vaccines;

• Support Vaccine Supply and Quality, including overall guidance on technical policy and programs ensuring vaccine quality, and surveillance for Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI);

• Develop materials for Regional and country advocacy and participate in global, regional, and country events related to access to vaccines of assured quality;

• Develop in collaboration with other SEARO Departments/Technical Units, a proposal to submit to donors to support the NRA strengthening program and transfer of technology for Research and Development;

• Contribute to the financial planning of and, fundraising for the project’s activities and provide strategic and technical inputs into the regional strategy and activities plans and manage Workplan for NRA strengthening activities in South East Asia.

• Other tasks as assigned by the supervisors

• Submit an assignment report after completion of the assignment (mandatory)

Candidate Profile
• Advanced university degree n Biotechnology / pharmacology / public-health / medicine / pharmacy or related discipline

• At least ten years of relevant experience including five years of international experience in vaccine manufacturing or vaccine regulation or vaccine quality assurance.

• Experience in vaccine pharmacovigilance. Experience in working in policy development and in managing cross-country and multi-sectoral public health interventions, preferably in developing countries.

• Extensive knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices in vaccine regulation production, quality control, and pharmacovigilance are essential.

• Extensive knowledge and skills in analysis, proposal development, and project management.

• Ability to plan and execute training at national and international levels.

• Demonstrated managerial skill and ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish a network of national and international necessary.

• Ability to write concise reports, and use computers and other modern office technologies effectively and appropriately.

• Communication skills needed to negotiate with national authorities and other agencies.

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars.

The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 90,664 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2697 per month for the duty station indicated above.

Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

• This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

• Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

• A written test may be used as a form of screening.

• In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

• Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules, and Manual.

• Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

• For information on WHO’s operations please visit:

• WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and is committed to putting the WHO Values Charter into practice.

• WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment, and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment).

All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment, and other types of abusive conduct.

To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

• WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

• Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

Location: India-New Delhi

Last Date :Nov 4, 2022, 4:29:00 AM


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