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Long-term MCH Project Management Specialist (Indonesian nationality only)

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Project Summary
Through the USAID-funded Health Technical Assistance Project (BANTU), Palladium supports USAID Indonesia?s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) by rapidly leveraging specialized short- and long-term technical assistance to USAID, USAID-funded programs, the Government of Indonesia (GOI), and other organizations and agencies as required. 
 
Background
Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is categorized by the World Bank as a lower middle-income country, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of USD$3,475 per capita (2015). Despite Indonesia?s growing economy and net decrease in both the number and proportion of poor people over the past five years, an estimated 40 percent of the population (95 million people) is considered poor or vulnerable, facing reduced access to essential services compared to the non-poor and wealthy.

Estimates for maternal mortality range from 305 (Indonesia Inter-Census Survey 2015) to 346 (Indonesia Census 2010) maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, indicating that maternal mortality is higher than other countries in the region. Indonesia did not meet its Millennium Development Goal target of 120/100,000 live births. Going forward into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) era, the global target of 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 by 2030 requires an average 7.5 percent annual rate of reduction from 2015-30 (SDG 3 ? Health). Although child mortality has steadily declined in Indonesia, progress on neonatal mortality has stagnated at 19 deaths per 1,000 live births. Neonatal deaths are a growing proportion of all child deaths, currently at an estimated 50 percent of all under-five child deaths.

Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths continues to be a priority for USAID, with Indonesia being one of 22 focus countries across the globe. USAID/Indonesia manages a series of programs that provide technical assistance to support the Government of Indonesia?s national and sub-national efforts to reduce key health challenges through the implementation of proven, evidence-based approaches which can lead to large scale impact. Working with a variety of development partners, USAID/Indonesia is committed to supporting institutionalization of local solutions - both at the national and decentralized levels - to ensure resilient health systems that are responsive to community needs, especially targeting the poorest and most vulnerable. 

USAID Office of Health is seeking a long-term Project Management Specialist for MCH (12 months contract) to provide assistance to the MCH Team Lead on matters related to maternal and child health (MCH) and health systems strengthening. The incumbent will provide assistance related to operational planning of MCH program activities, monitoring and evaluation of MCH program results, management and technical assessments and development of MCH programs. S/he will assist the engagement in communications with the Government of Indonesia (GOI) stakeholders and others development partners concerning MCH programs.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities
  1. Assist the MCH Team Lead to manage MCH-funded bilateral and field support activities. Assist the monitoring and evaluation of projects including data quality reviews, technical reviews, site visits, and administrative and financial reviews (35%).
  2. Provide assistance to the MCH Team Lead to coordinate meetings with key Government of Indonesia (GOI) stakeholders at national, provincial and district levels. Assist the coordination of GOI participation in MCH-related meetings outside the country as needed. Assist the coordination of development programming with other donors and UN agencies, such as World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA. This includes assisting the initiation and planning of multi-donor, multi-sectoral coordination meetings as well as technical meetings to advance improved MCH practices and/or policies (30%).
  3. Assist the MCH Team Lead in ensuring that MCH activities are technically up-to-date as well as capturing and sharing lessons learned and best practices for MCH programming with USAID colleagues in Indonesia, Washington, and other USAID Missions (25%).
  4. Assist the MCH Team Lead in responding to ad hoc and systematic data requests in compliance with U.S. Government Initiatives and mandates and in alignment with Agency policies and USAID/Indonesia Mission objectives (10%).

Requirements

Requirements
  1. Bachelor?s degree from an accredited university in a field such as public administration, social science, business, public health, health sciences, etc.
  2. Minimum 3 years of progressive experience in project management and implementation. Experience working with the Government of Indonesia or in the private sector at the national and/or local level. Experience working with or for an international donor or partner strongly preferred.
  3. The incumbent must be fluent in written and oral English to the level of 4/4 or 550 TOEFL. This means an ability to participate in professional meetings in English, and be able to write, edit or translate documents into English.
  4. Incumbent must have a good understanding of international development programs. S/he must have solid knowledge of the design, management and evaluation of development programs in Indonesia. S/he must have a strong understanding of the Government of Indonesia systems, ministries, agencies and institutions, including the challenges and opportunities associated with de-centralization.
  5. Project management skills are required. Incumbent should have knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative project monitoring and evaluation methodologies. S/he must have proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google applications, and other online services). The incumbent must be a fast learner on topics related to public health, international donor, program management, financial management and USG priorities. S/he must be able to work well with a team, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and good judgment in order to meet all Mission objectives.
 
HOW TO APPLY: To respond to this position, go to www.thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs, or please email your resume and cover letter to recruitment@bantuproject.net with the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: December 24, 2017 COB Jakarta Time
 
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
 
Palladium provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.