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Chief of Party / Project Director - Indonesia

Jakarta (Indonesia)


Despite decades of supportive policies and programs to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Indonesia, maternal and newborn mortality rates continue to be unacceptably high. The challenges of delivering adequate maternal and newborn health care in Indonesia are well known and include limited access to quality facilities, limited availability of health staff capable of managing complications, lack of awareness and cultural constraints regarding safe practices, and ineffective data systems. Because government and donor investments to date have not yet resulted in expected declines in mortality, USAID is investing in a new 5-year (2017-2022) program to draw upon a wide range of non-traditional stakeholders to generate new, innovative solutions to tackle maternal and newborn mortality. Jhpiego is seeking a dynamic, creative, and strategic leader with significant private sector experience to direct this new program.

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide vision, strategic leadership and management to this USAID-funded program that seeks to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Indonesia through the identification and implementation of new, innovative approaches. S/he will tap into a wide network of private and public sector innovators and stakeholders to oversee the identification, development and implementation of promising solutions and innovations to address maternal and newborn health (MNH) needs in the country. S/he will coordinate with a broad group of stakeholders including private sector leaders, philanthropists, government officials, civil society leaders, academics, and the media to generate, implement, and evaluate new approaches.

This position is contingent upon funding.


  • Identify, cultivate and manage relationships with stakeholders and partners to conceptualize, develop and introduce solutions that address MNH needs

  • Provide strategic direction in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of an open innovations process funded through an innovations fund

  • Coordinate program partners and lead staff to identify solutions that are appropriate for implementation and scale-up according to the program model

  • Ensure the capture and dissemination of innovations results

  • Promote adoption of successful health innovations across 10 provinces in Indonesia

  • Lead the synthesis of learning and experience. Identify strategic dissemination priorities and appropriate avenues for sharing innovation experiences and outcomes with relevant national and global audiences.

  • Provide overall management of program staff and administrativeand initiatives

  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 20+ years of work experience

  • Experience working in the private/corporate sector

  • Able to think strategically and creatively, with the ability to balance rigor with pragmatism

  • Expansive network of private and public sector individuals, companies, and foundations

  • Strong interest in improving maternal and newborn survival

  • Demonstrated experience managing and leading large-scale, complex initiatives

  • Diplomacy and skill in communicating programmatic and technical issues with diverse professionals and cultures

  • Excellent decision making and interpersonal skills

  • Strong writing and public-speaking skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English

  • Proven skill interacting with senior-level representatives of host country governments, private-sector organizations, international organizations, civil society and donors Experience with the introduction and scale-up of evidence-based solutions

  • Previous relevant experience working in Indonesia.

  • Ability to work with diverse international teams

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally


  • Master’s degree

  • Intimate understanding of local governments and health systems

  • Fluent in written and spoken Bahasa and English

Please apply for this position online at: For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

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Job ID# 2016-2657

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  • Organization: Jhpiego - Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Location: Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-14

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