Clinton Health Access Initiative Job Vacancy: Associate, Policy Advocacy - Jakarta, Indonesian

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

CHAI started supporting Indonesia’s Ministry of Health in 2008 to scale up adult anti-retroviral therapy through improving supply chain management, as well as providing technical assistance for improving the quality of ART and laboratory systems to support HIV care and treatment. In recent years, CHAI has expanded its support to the Ministry of Health to other areas including hepatitis and helping to facilitate BMS (Bristol-Myers Squibb) to donate pan-genotypic DAA (Direct-acting Antiviral), daclatasvir, more effective treatment for HCV patient, improving access to family planning, point of care diagnostics, mhealth, maternal and child health, and technical support for the Ministry of Health’s drive to sustainable fund healthcare.

Overview of the CHAI Indonesia Vaccines Work
In mid-2016, CHAI launched its vaccines program to support the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and the Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH) to accelerate the introduction of the PCV vaccine, specifically focusing on assisting the government to make an informed and coordinated decision on PCV introduction.

The EPI faces several challenges in its attempt to introduce new vaccines like PCV. For example, as Indonesia is no longer eligible (as of 2018) for Gavi funding assistance, the EPI has to mobilize funding for the procurement of costly new vaccines as well as strengthen its immunization system to deliver vaccines effectively. CHAI expanded its support to MoH to manage the transition from Gavi funding and address associated system management gaps.

Position Overview
CHAI is looking for a dynamic, energetic individual with exceptional people skills, highly qualified with experience in immunization or related field, and experienced in working in challenging environments to support its Indonesia immunization program. This is a very demanding post, which will prove to be very rewarding for the right candidate.

  • The role requires capacity to conduct power analysis of health policy terrain significant to develop advocacy plans, strategies and maneuvers. It necessitate creativity and maturity in analysing and synthesizing evidence to capture issues, recognize alternatives, and support in-country team for precise decision making.
  • The holder is also responsible for being aware with critical relationships in information and situation, to inform and make decision based on fact and logical analysis. The holder will be supervised by the advocacy officer and is required to support partners and collaborate for effective advocacy work.
  • Represent and actively participate in the meetings for the relevant area with influencing goals.
  • Strengthening the policy network and coordination for advocacy.
  • Involve and contribute in policy advocacy related activity to inform program design and reports.
  • Indicate partners capacity need related to policy advocacy.
  • Determine key policy messages and advocacy components for influential policy makers.
  • Represent in the media relevant to the advocacy strategy when necessary.
  • Develop capacity buildings on advocacy issues to in-country program team.
  • Monitor and analyse current and emerging policy debate for both reviews and plausible policy alternatives in relevant to program goals.
  • Establish opportunities (e.g. events, meeting, etc) to enable in public policy advocacy activities
  • Proactive in technical policy development, planning, budgeting strategy, and coordinate with partners to support policy and relevant researches.
  • Liaise with program team for advocacy issues to build and inform program planning and operation.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.
  • Experience living and working in Indonesia
  • At least three years experience in policy, planning, budgeting related works
  • At least Master level in relevant disciplines (health economics, development studies, law, political sciences) or comparable level of professional experiences
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indonesian bureaucratic culture, social economic and health policy context
  • Proven analytical skills required for government planning and performing advocacy
  • Strong research and policy analysis experience particularly in public policy development process
  • Experience in managing qualitative evidence and information integral to government policy making process
  • Proven capacity in communicating complex issues with variety of audiences and capability in convincing policy makers networks
email: IndoHR(at)

Closing Date: 15 November 2018