Clinical Specialist Officer
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization (WHO)

POB 108 Kathmandu, Nepal

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World Health Organization’s goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staffs work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of ...

World Health Organization’s goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staffs work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. It is now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva. 

Clinical Specialist Officer

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Expiry date 2022-09-29
  • Skills Analytical, Strong interpersonal skills

Job Description

Under the overall supervision of WHO Representative and the Team Leader – WHO Health Emergencies Programme; and direct supervision of Technical Officer (Infection Prevention and Control and Clinical readiness) and in close coordination with pillar members. The incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Support operations to define the level and scope of WHO’s involvement in public health emergencies especially in clinical component, in conjunction with other health sector actors to ensure delivery of support in terms of technical assistance to meet most up-to-date WHO standards and policies.
  • Provide guidance and make recommendations on clinical management and procedures for SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging diseases, ensuring strategic evidence informed approaches.
  • Review and analyze the existing clinical practices at public and private sector and analysis of health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for planning process, prioritization and goal setting for development of health program.
  • Support in collection of data related to COVID-19 (and other diseases of concern) , review, clean, consolidate, standardize, analyze and present the data.
  • Assist in development of program specific protocols, plans and procedures including but not limited to COVID-19 response activities.
  • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and develop program proposal.
  • Prepare presentations and documentations in given template and format and develop a repository.
  • Assist and facilitate in the planning and preparation to conduct co-ordination meetings with relevant participant and stakeholders, prepare the minutes of the meeting to share with participants and stakeholders and track and record the decisions.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of specific programs by complying with the organizational processes and management to participate in survey, monitoring and evaluation to verify compliance with approved allocation/goals. Follow- up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Submit the technical reports and financial statement on time.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Team Lead-WHE or WHO Representative. This includes travelling to provinces on duty travel or duty station reassignment at any time as per the program requirements in line with WHO mobility policy.

Job Specification


Essential: Medical Graduate from an institution recognized by Nepal Medical Council with valid registration in the Nepal Medical Council with Post-graduate in Internal Medicine.
Desirable: Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Pulmonary and Critical care medicine.


Essential: Minimum 5 years of experience in pulmonary or critical care medicine.
Desirable: 2 years of clinical Experience in management of COVID-19 severe or critical cases.

Functional Skills and knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of the key health security risks; situations, needs and priorities in all-hazards public health emergency preparedness, and response.
  • Ability to generate options, decide, prioritize, execute and multi-task under pressure.
  • Excellent analytical skills, strategic thinking and good judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to effectively work with government, development partners/donors and collaborating agencies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts.
  • Technical expertise: Overall attitude at work is also required mandatory competencies.
  • Good knowledge in outbreak response, disease control and emergency risk management in the health sector.
  • Proficient in developing technical guidance documents and training manuals.
  • Proven skills in conducting scientific research, reviewing scientific journals, prepare research proposals, developing scientific summaries.
  • Proficient in data collection and analysis using SPSS, Excel, scientific modelling for diseases.
  • Technical knowledge in facilitating nation level trainings and TOT, workshop facilitation skills.
  • WHO recommendation and updates about COVID-19 management.
  • Good report writing skills, good soft skills, team player and results orientated .

Other skills:

  • Proficiency in knowledge of computer applications and software including MS Office applications (specifically excel, word and ppt.), Internet and Email is essential.
  • Ability to coordinate with the government, manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies.


  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Nepali.


Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR Rs 291,878.00 (Level X) at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement, SSA)
Grade: Level X

Duty Station: Anywhere within 7 provinces of Nepal

Additional Information

  • This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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