USAID - Jalin Project Job Vacancy: Regional Implementation Director, Jakarta - Indonesian

The USAID Jalin Project
Scope of Work
Regional Implementation Director

The USAID Jalin Project (hereafter referred to as “Jalin” or the “Project”) is a five-year initiative implemented by DAI Global, LLC and its consortium of partners – IntraHealth, Vital Strategies, and Market Share Associates – to work with USAID to facilitate and support partnerships through a co-creation process that brings together a diverse range of public and private sector actors to leverage domestic resources, increase the pace at which reliable local evidence is made widely available and utilized to design and implement local maternal and newborn health solutions.

Jalin will contribute to a maternal and newborn health movement in Indonesia that: (a) brings together actors, including those traditionally outside the health system, to use local evidence and global best practices to co-create, test and adapt local solutions; (b) addresses evidence gaps by identifying where and why maternal and newborn deaths are happening and uses that information to co-define and create local solutions; (c) engages the public and private sectors to co-finance scalable local solutions to support partnerships and ensure that the poor and vulnerable have access to essential services; (d) catalyzes new and existing partnerships, local solutions and co-investment through a whole-of-market approach across the projects areas of technical focus; and (e) fosters a culture of learning and adaptation.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Regional Implementation Director reports directly to the Jalin Chief of Party, and is responsible for supervising Regional Managers and overseeing Jalin’s Regional Office activities in North Sumatra, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, and South Sulawesi. S/he ensures that Jalin principles, approaches, and priorities are coordinated and consistently applied across offices. The Director facilitates communication and collaboration between offices and with Jalin Jakarta staff. Specific responsibilities of the Regional Implementation Director include, but are not limited to:
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and Regional Managers to ensure that all Regional Offices are successfully implementing Jalin activities and managed in compliance with USAID and DAI principles, policies, and procedures to achieve Jalin contract goals and objectives.
  • With Regional Managers, lead regional workplan development, implementation, and monitoring to ensure that activities are consistent with and contribute to national and regional priorities.
  • Lead review, revision, and approval or concurrence, as appropriate, of all Regional Office activity proposals, ensuring that relevant Jalin staff provide input..
  • Lead review, revision, and approval or concurrence, as appropriate, of all Scopes of Work – for consultants, grants, and/or subcontracts – drafted by Regional Offices to ensure relevance, clarity, and alignment with Jalin objectives and priorities.
  • Establish mechanisms for and lead coordination and consolidation of regular and ad hoc Regional Office reporting, and ensure learning and knowledge transfer across offices and with Jakarta staff.
  • With Regional Managers, establish, maintain, and strengthen provincial- and district-level government relations.
  • Supervise and mentor direct reports to ensure clarity of roles, responsibilities, and achievement of Jalin objectives, and personal and professional development goals.
  • Other duties consistent with the overall focus of the position as assigned by the Chief of Party.
  • Master’s degree in development studies, economics, marketing, business, or related field.
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify, build and nurture partnerships with staff and key public and private sector stakeholders at the provincial and district levels.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with partners at the national and subnational levels.
  • At least ten years’ experience leading and coordinating teams under donor-funded programs.
  • Some understanding of the Indonesian health sector and of health finance is an advantage.
  • Professional spoken and written English.
Interested and qualified applicants could send the cover letter and CV at the latest on April 16, 2019 to with “Regional Implementation Director" in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.