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. The overall goal of Jalin is to contribute to national goals to accelerate maternal and newborn mortality reduction. Indonesia has these national goals, and they have been recently reconfirmed at Presidential level, because the maternal and neonatal mortality rates are among the highest in the region, they are far above the Sustainable Development Goals targets; and they have stagnated in recent years. The overarching problem that Jalin is striving to solve is: the quality of care accessible to mothers and newborns is uneven across the country as seen in both public and private facilities at both primary and secondary level of care.
USAID Jalin aims to contribute to national goals to reduce maternal and newborn mortality through improvements in MNH quality of care in public and private, primary and secondary facilities at scale; and through improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency referral systems at community and facility level at scale. To achieve these high level results, Jalin will be working to support a) sustained improvements in practice by clinical hospital teams in treating obstetric and newborn complications b) stakeholder strategies that are more focused on the main causes of maternal and neonatal death c) sustained improvements in quality of care by private midwives d) integrated ICT referral platforms that are scaled e) improved referral networks that are scaled.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Regional Officer works closely with the Jalin national and regional team to support, monitor and contribute to activity implementation and effectively communicate Jalin approaches, activities, outputs and impacts with key stakeholders. The Regional Officer is based in Jalin’s East Java Regional Office – and report directly to the respective Regional Implementation Manager.
Specific responsibilities of the Regional Officer include but are not limited to:
- Support in the planning, implementation and reporting of assigned activities in accordance with the approved workplan
- Working collaboratively, provide appropriate technical guidance to Jalin, the PHO, and key activity stakeholders, and communicate within and across the portfolio teams to share and receive lessons learned
- Provide relationship management and collaboration with external stakeholders and organizations
Organize and/or participate in national meetings and conferences as required to represent Jalin and/or assigned activities
- Support the identification, recruitment and selection process for short-term consultants, subcontractors, grantees or other service providers to support assigned portfolio
- Conduct monitoring visits to ensure the successful implementation of activities and coordinate with the MELA team to document progress towards milestones
- Facilitate all provincial monitoring and evaluation approaches, activities – data collection and analysis, quality assurance and reporting
- Contribute to weekly, monthly and quarterly reports (to MOH, USAID etc) for assigned activities
- Coordinate with others in the national/regional technical team to produce activity success stories, lessons learned, fact sheets, or other project communications projects as assigned
- Other duties as assigned that are consistent with the overall focus of the project.
- Bachelor’s degree in health, management, international developmement or other related field
- At least five (5) years of professional experience in project management in donor funded projects (preferably USAID and/or health projects)
- Understanding of and experience with maternal and newborn health, midwifery/obstetric practice in Indonesia
- Ability to prepare and present reports, presentations and other products in Bahasa (English also desirable)
- Skilled in partnership management and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications.
- Demonstrated professional interpersonal skills.
Interested and qualified applicants could send the cover letter and CV at the latest on February 24, 2020 at 05.00 PM Jakarta Time to email@example.com with “Regional Officer – East Java” in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.