Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
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. 

Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Expiry date 2022-07-17
  • Skills Teamwork, Written and Verbal Communication

Job Description

  • Support the implementation of the joint WHO-UNFPA-UNICEF-ICM 2019 “Framework for Action: Strengthening quality midwifery education for universal health coverage(UHC) 2030” to help catalyse the implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health 2016-30.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a harmonized country level engagement approach for midwifery through the quality of care network, and facilitate coordination between multiple global partners and initiatives aimed at achieving the GS2 including through the H6, Global Financing Facility (GFF) and other coordination and financing mechanisms.
  • Contribute to the evidence-based development of policy and tools to improve quality of midwifery care across the continuum of care and in facilities and communities, including on: midwifery education; addressing gender inequality and increasing the voice, agency and visibility of midwifery; and integration of midwifery with key areas of public health including family planning, breastfeeding, STI’s /HIV, and cervical cancer.
  • Provide specific country level support on advocacy and communications during 2020 , the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife”, and contribute to other tasks related to midwifery.


  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Teamwork
  • Communication

Job Specification

  • Minimum: Fully qualified midwife with an advanced university degree in midwifery, public health, health education, health economics or other health related sciences
    A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (at least 3 years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
    Part of the candidates’ academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme.



  • Minimum 2 years to maximuml 4 years relevant working experience, in midwifery with some international exposure.
    Desirable: Work experience in midwifery in a developing country or with an international organisation.
    Working experience within the UN system should not exceed 50% of the relevant working experience including UNV, ( paid) UN internship and UN consultancy.
    All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelor’s degree will/can be considered.


Note: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to NATIONALS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THAT APPEAR ON THE LIST OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR THE DUTCH JPO PROGRAMME:


For criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation:

Junior Professional Officer Programme – Nedworc Foundation

Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying.

Attachments to be uploaded with your application:

  • A brief motivation letter in English that explains why you’re the perfect candidate for the position by using examples of your interests and achievements
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your Master degree, or Bachelor’s degree as applicable


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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This job has been expired on 2022-07-17