HP+ Country Representative
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Palladium implements the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health at national and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.
HP+ operates a country program in Indonesia, with diverse scopes of work to support the Government of Indonesia?s policy priorities and build their capacity in health financing, policy, and advocacy. We generate evidence through quantitative and qualitative research in the areas of health systems, maternal and newborn health, and HIV. The project is seeking a full time Country Representative to act as the primarily point of contact for USAID in country, coordinator of key technical and administrative issues, manager of the Indonesia field program, as well as a technical resource on specific topics to the Government of Indonesia and other key stakeholders.
Indonesian nationals are preferred for this position, although non-Indonesians that meet the skills and qualifications required for this position will be considered. This position will not have any expatriate benefit packages.
The Country Representative provides senior level management of the in-country portfolio, coordination with USAID and Government of Indonesia, specific content knowledge, technical assistance as required, consultation, and support for the development and execution of project/program specific strategies. S/he exercises judgement within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and works closely with the Country Activity Manager to manage workplan and budget.
? Provides senior leadership, management oversight, and coordination to the HP+ Indonesia country program, in coordination with Country Activity Manager and technical experts based in Washington, DC.
? Acts as primary in-country representative of HP+ and point of contact for USAID, Government of Indonesia, and other key stakeholders.
? Provides specific subject matter expertise/technical assistance to the program, technical staff and administrators, as required and based on expertise, in the area of HIV service delivery and costs, maternal and neonatal health policy and data analytics, health financing, and engagement with private sector (e.g. civil society, commercial health providers, local non-governmental organizations).
? Provides guidance on analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.
? Leads and/or reviews and monitors programmatic functions, i.e. implementation of workplans and budgets.
? Ensures quality of services from local consultants and compliance per project/program requirements.
? Provides functional guidance to local research and logistics vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets as needed.
? Participates in and/or prepares necessary program-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
? Organizes and supports as needed project/program trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
? Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
? Leads and assists in research, data collection, policy formulation, training and capacity building efforts in support of contract/agreement activities and deliverables.
? Provides guidance to lower level staff members.
? Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across partners, sectors and with home office;
? Well versed knowledge of the Government of Indonesia systems and institutions, especially the Ministry of Health, and demonstrated experience in navigating relationships and coordinating across various government institutions.
? Ability to navigate politically sensitive environments and being able to appropriately complete tasks within the limitations placed by external stakeholders.
? Expertise in HIV, maternal, newborn, and child health, and/or health financing.
? Demonstrated experience managing projects or programs, as well as staff.
? Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial and evaluative skills.
? Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
? Proficient in the use of desktop software, esp. Microsoft Office.
? Effective written and oral communication skills both in English and in Bahasa Indonesia.
? Professional and diplomatic demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.
? Ability to anticipate, respond, and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
? Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.
Minimum Education or Experience
? Advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent.
? 10+ years of experience in public health program management, health governance, health economics, policy formulation, or other field related to international health programs are required. 15+ years preferred.
? Technical expertise in health financing, HIV, and/ or maternal and newborn health, is highly preferred.
? Experience working with USAID and/or USAID partners in Indonesia is required; experience leading USAID projects in Indonesia is preferred.
? Experience working with the Government of Indonesia in health programs is required.
? Past experience working within the Government of Indonesia, especially within Ministry of Health, is an asset.
? Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.