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

Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better. We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia.. To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as a “Prospect Member”. As ‘Prospect Member’ Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set the Indonesia on a pathway to full membership. We are currently seeking to fill the following position:

Health Advocacy and Policy Advisor
1 (one) position based in Jakarta Country Office

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.

Under the line management of Advocacy Strategy Manager, the post holder will
lead on our policy and research to support the organisation’s work on child survival and the right to health, as well supporting our work on budget advocacy.

The post holder is a member of the Extended Management Team (EMT), may be invited to lead or participate in cross functional groups and will participate in EMT meetings as planned. Advocacy is central to securing lasting change in children’s lives and is a key aspect of Save the Children’s Theory of Change: be the voice – build partnerships – innovate – achieve results at scale.

Working with the Advocacy and Campaign Department, PDQ Department and EMT, in line with guidance provided by ILT, the post holder shares the accountability to build the most positive and affirming work environment possible and ensure that the management, staffing and culture of the organisation are suitably aligned with the mission, evolving goals and strategic ambitions aligned with the Member Accountability Framework.

  • An academic qualification at post-graduate level or equivalent experience on issues directly related to child health policy. 
  • Substantial experience of health-focused advocacy or advocacy work in a related field, as well as contributing to the development and implementation of advocacy strategies, knowledge and understanding of a range of advocacy techniques
  • Superior written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex arguments into accessible language for a non-specialist audience, and the ability to write articles that would be published in the mainstream press
  • Knowledge and experience of policy research, having written and published policy reports and briefings and evaluating evidence of their impact
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, appropriate for high-level external representation
  • Experience of effective team work and outstanding inter-personal communication skills
  • Experience of coalition building and working with civil society actors to deliver change
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Experience of effective team work and outstanding inter-personal communication skills
  • Ability to operate within an administratively self-servicing environment.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • An understanding of human/child rights and development, international relations and humanitarian emergency response, and trends in donor policy. 
  • Good contacts in the relevant field, including the work of academic/research contacts, NGOs, UN agencies.
To apply for this position, please click the link HERE

Closing date for application is up to April 30th, 2019

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)