Save the Children Job Vacancy: Health Advocacy and Policy Advisor, Jakarta - Indonesian

Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik partner of Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better.  We've begun to build a national organisation that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia namely Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik.  To this end, Yayasan has been designated as a “Prospect Member of Save the Children” which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries. Currently Save the Children’s programs in Indonesia is implemented by Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik. We work in eleven provinces, have staff of approximately 300 local professionals, and programming in Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Humanitarian Response.
We are currently seeking to fill the following position:
1 position, based in Jakarta
Code : HAPA-A&C
Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC) – Partner of Save the Children works in 9 provinces with a current staff complement of approximately 400 staff and current expenditure of approximately eleven million USD each year. One of key initiative of YSTC is Health Advocacy to support Government of Indonesia (GOI) in addressing challenges around preventable causes of death for children under five to ensure children can celebrate their fifth birthday. The challenges include the common childhood illness, which include childhood Pneumonia. The project will work with partners in West Java province, which has close to national level of pneumonia prevalence, sufficient domestic resources commitment and requires a social accountability-governance model. The project will also work in NTT province, one of the areas with highest prevalence of pneumonia and will support overall program implementation of Child Survival, aligning with the national policies and program.
Through close coordination with the national and local government and all stakeholders, the health advocacy initiative will aim for:
  • Strengthened district government accountability mechanisms, ensuring improved expenditure of resources for every last child, strengthened health system to protect, prevent and treat common childhood illnesses including Pneumonia in West Java province
  • Strengthened district implementation model of prevent, protect and treatment dimensions with specific focus on improving access to health services for hard to reach area of NTT province
  • CSOs and partnerships Strengthened – accountability and monitoring processes with sustained engagement of coalitions/ CSOs on national health (RMNCH, Immunisation, PHC, GAVI) and nutrition policies

The Health Advocacy and Policy Advisor is mainly responsible for contributing to the effectiveness of the designing, managing and implementation of advocacy strategies focused around child survival, resulting in demonstrable policy and practices shifts in national and local level that result positive change for children.

Based on specific needs, the post holders will also requested to provide advice to other health projects that has health advocacy elements.

Updated CV and application letter should be sent to

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <HAPA-A&C ><your name>

Closing date for application is up to 26 December 2017

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

Save the Children encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

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