Palladium International Job Vacancy: Senior Health Financing Advisor - Jakarta, Indonesian

Through the USAID-funded Health Technical Assistance Project (BANTU), Palladium supports USAID Indonesia’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) by rapidly leveraging specialized short- and long-term technical assistance to USAID; USAID-funded programs; the Government of Indonesia (GOI); and other organizations and agencies as required.

Seen as one of the foundations for economic growth and social cohesion, Indonesia strives for the extension of social protection coverage to the entire population.

Indonesia has introduced a three-pillar social security system, namely: Social Assistance, Compulsory Savings and Social Health Insurance.

The Law on Health Social Security Providers (No. 24/2011), elaborating the implementation of the National Social Security System, stipulated universal health insurance to commence in 2014. As part the GOI’s social health insurance program (JKN - Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional), the Social Health Insurance Provider (BPJS Kesehatan) was launched on January 1, 2014. The goal is to reach Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2019.

Palladium is seeking a long-term Senior Health Financing (HF) Advisor, to work closely with USAID/Indonesia’s Office of Health and be seconded to the National Council for Social Protection in Indonesia (DJSN - Dewan Jaminan Sosial Nasional), while working closely with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Social Health Insurance Provider (BPJS-Kesehatan), Bappenas (Planning Ministry) and the Poverty Reduction Unit (TNP2K).

While DJSN is tasked with overseeing the implementation of the larger National Social Security System, the overarching aim of this assignment is to assist in the generation of evidence to catalyze increased domestic resource allocation for the health sector, while reducing out of pocket payments and improving resource allocation for achieving better population health outcomes.

The Adviser will serve as an expert resource to DJSN and as a Health Financing Advisor to USAID. S/he will provide policy, strategic, technical, analytical, and programmatic guidance to DJSN; other GOI counterparts (as appropriate); USAID/Indonesia; and USAID’s Implementing Partners (as appropriate). S/he will bring specialized health financing, analytical and policy development skills and experience, to be applied with a specific emphasis on ensuring financial protection for the poorest and most vulnerable, while meeting the GOI’s stated goal of achieving UHC by 2019.

The position is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, with some domestic travel.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Master’s degree required, PhD preferred, in health economics, financing, or other related discipline with applicability to international health financing programs
  • At least 10 years of experience in international health financing with demonstrated expertise in health insurance and social protection systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in systems development and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in the policy development process in complex program environments with multiple implementing organizations
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in successful collaboration with senior and high ranking public sector host-country officials
Key Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills with proven ability in mentoring local experts
  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills (oral and written) including the ability to communicate and translate complex technical and policy issues clearly and effectively to different stakeholders in order to build consensus
  • Excellent skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia preferred, or interest in strengthening language skills required
  • Ability to conduct domestic travel
  • Ability to obtain medical clearance to live and work in Indonesia
Salary Range
Open Period
  • March 23 – April 15, 2016.
Position Information
  • Two-year full-time contract to be based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
How To Apply
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