The Technical Director ensures a cohesive, holistic approach across Jalin and is the focal lead for senior-level interaction with the Government of Indonesia. S/he leads a multi-disciplinary team of Jakarta-based technical specialists. The Technical Director is an experienced leader in maternal and newborn health. The Technical Director leads a technical team to collaborate with the Partnerships, Market Solutions, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adaptation (MERLA) teams to promote evidence-based co-definition of problems and co-creation of effective local responses to reduce maternal and newborn mortality.
Duties and Responsibilities •Oversees the provision of targeted, effective technical assistance to the GOI, project grantees, co-creation partners and other actors working to improve MNH outcomes from the public and private sectors. •In collaboration with the Partnerships, Market Solutions, and MERLA teams, ensures a cohesive, holistic approach across all project activity. •Ensures technical quality of activities. •Oversee technical assistance across Jalin, ensuring technical assistance to Jalin stakeholders uses a facilitation approach to ensure that local capacity and ownership survives beyond the life of the project. •Generate increased attention to MNH across Indonesia using available evidence to galvanize interest in and a sense of urgency around MNH. •Focus on leveraging change at scale, with an explicit plan, learning agenda, and implementation and testing of innovations and improved technical approaches to improving MNH outcomes, with a focus on gender integration. •Coach Jalin regional staff to maintain technical engagement at provincial and district levels, engagement with public and private sector health service providers, and focus on key leverage points for accelerating progress. •Ensure project interventions align with Indonesian Government policies and priorities. •Identify high quality consultants to provide technical assistance and support partnerships for MNH solutions. •Lead timely preparation of technical sections of reports and other deliverables including annual/quarterly performance reports, annual work plans, and ad hoc presentations and reports. •Strengthen the capacities of project and partner staff with technical updates, synthesis and sharing of new evidence, and learning and supportive supervision. •Travel to field sites to provide technical assistance and oversee the implementation of programs that address health inequalities for the poorest and most vulnerable. •Other relevant duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.
•Master’s degree or equivalent experience in public health, governance, sociology or related field. •At least 10 years of experience working in maternal and newborn health to drive improved MNH outcomes. Demonstrated thought leadership in maternal and/or newborn health. •Extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams for results and impact. Demonstrated strong leadership skills are essential for this position. •Proficiency in performance improvement approaches and techniques. •Capacity to identify and source technical assistance across a variety of technical focus areas: MNH, governance, social financing, etc. •Demonstrated capacity to promote and provide technical input to the co-creation platform. •Capacity to assess Indonesia context-specific MNH opportunities and barriers. •Capacity to conceptualize, package and effectively communicate MNH technical information for market consumption across all system actors. •Experience with USAID funded projects is an advantage. •Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required, Bahasa Indonesia preferred. •Proven leadership/interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with high-level government officials, private sector partners, and other stakeholders. •Indonesia experience preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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