World Health Organization announces vacancies for multiple positions

World Health Organization announces vacancies for multiple positions

Dec 26, 2022

World Health Organization announces vacancies for multiple positions.

Technical Assistance for Entomology, Vector Surveillance, and Vector Control (Roster) – (2211486)

Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months (depends on funding availability)
Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
Organization: SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
Schedule: Full-time
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Purpose of the position

The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster for [CDS Unit], Nepal. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for the assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to an SSA contract. There is no commitment on either side.

Terms of Reference:
WHO is fully engaged and supporting the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Services (DoHS) in the design and development of policies, strategies, and guidelines for entomology, vector surveillance, and vector control interventions. In collaboration with key stakeholders, WHO is also providing technical inputs to enhance strategic planning and better implementation of vector-borne disease control and management in Nepal.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

Under the overall supervision of the WR and direct supervision of Team Lead CDS, working closely with EDCD/VBD team and WHO CDS team, the incumbent will perform the following activities:

  • Support in the development of guidelines and SOP for effective vector control and management
  • Support in the design of training materials/curriculum for entomology and Lab capacity. Facilitate training for entomologists and, entomology technicians
  • Support to enhance entomologically and vector surveillance as well as monitoring of vector control interventions at both national and sub-national levels. Support to establish/strengthen Integrated Vector Surveillance systems and prepare regular progress and analysis report on entomological surveillance and vector control interventions.
  • Support and monitor the implementation of Integrated Vector Management including IRS activities at the national and subnational levels and ensure quality service delivery.
  • Assist in public health related pesticide management and insecticide resistance monitoring.
  • Facilitate to strengthen country capacity in risk assessment, planning and implementation of vector control interventions based on the analysis of entomological and vector information.
  • Conduct regular field visits and provide mentoring support for vector surveillance and vector control activities.
  • Participate in outbreak investigations for vector-borne diseases.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Supervisor. This includes duty travel or duty-station reassignment on short notice as per the program requirements.



Essential: Bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. (Biology) or M.Sc. with a major in Medical Entomology

Desirable: Additional certified training in vector control and management, and public health-related pesticide management will be an asset.


Essential: 3 years of experience in entomology, vector surveillance and vector control.


  • Proven experience in field entomology.
  • Technical expertise in entomological surveillance, pesticide management, and insecticide resistance monitoring.
  • Experience working in vector borne disease outbreaks.
  • Experience in analysis of entomological data and developing report.

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

Good interpersonal skills, able to work as a team member in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to travel exclusively within the country and to perform practical hands-on field work. 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 Entomology, Vector Surveillance & Control and communicable diseases. Good report writing skills and analytical skills including ability to collect and analyse technical data and information and draw and present conclusions in written and spoken form. Good documentation skills and excellent writing skills in English and Nepali including the ability to write clear and concise technical reports, analytical reports, plans and proposals. Able to follow instructions and work independently would be an asset.

Other Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office: word processors, spreadsheets, and other data processing, databased, statistic software, and presentation. Skills in Outlook, Internet and email is essential.

WHO Competencies

  • Producing results
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Use of Language Skills: Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Nepali


Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR 239,245 at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Grade: Level 9
Duty Station: Kathmandu

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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  • 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.

Closing Date: Jan 10, 2023, 4:44:00 AM

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