Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Civil Society Challenge Fund Manager

Save the Children is a leading international NGO that works to improve the health and nutrition of children and their families in 120 countries throughout the world. Our work in Indonesia has spanned four decades and has brought about improved health outcomes for hundreds of thousands of newborns, mothers, and children in Indonesia. We are implementing health and nutrition projects in six provinces. These projects focus on improving health service delivery, care taker and practitioner practices, and health system management. To support this project Save the Children has an immediate need for experienced staffs to be part of our Program Implementation Team for 44 months period of project and will be based in Jakarta. The position needed as follow: Civil Society Challenge Fund Manager - 1 post, based in Jakarta (code: CSCFM-Jkt) We are recruiting a Civil Society Challenge Fund Manager for a proposal that we are developing to strengthen health systems in Indonesia. The Civil Society Challenge Fund Manager, based in Jakarta, reporting to the Sr. Health System Technical Advisor, will lead an initiative within this project that generates and disseminates relevant research and data on health service delivery. S/he will also actively support a network of universities, research partners, and NGO's including developing an advocacy plan for these organizations to support the achievement of MDG's 4 and 5. S/he will interact with multiple stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, research institutes, NGO's, universities, and others. Core Responsibilities: a. Manage the Civil Society Challenge Fund including assessing, approving, overseeing, and disseminating the results of research and data on pertinent health topics. b. Develop the procedures for the effective functioning of the Civil Society Challenge Fund including for the effective dissemination of information. c. Develop and regularly communicate with the civil society network of universities, research partners, and NGO's including identifying participating organizations and supporting advocacy efforts. d. Support the development of an advocacy plan for the civil society network to advocate for more resources and better use of existing resources so that Indonesia can meet MDG's 4 and 5. e. Manage the budget of the Civil Society Challenge Fund. f. Assess the effectiveness of the dissemination of information to stakeholders- principally district and provincial health authorities. g. Identify, document, and disseminate information on successful cases of policy makers and local health authorities using research findings and data for improved health service delivery. h. Design and organize occasional research result sharing public activities at the provincial and district levels. i. Occasional travel to field locations j. Undertake other tasks as requested by Save the Children management. Requirements: Education: * Master's or PhD of Public Health or other social science Experience and Skills: * Minimum 5 years experience in developing, overseeing, or managing research with minimum of 5 years experience in universities, NGO's, research institutes, or public sector research entities. * Strong knowledge of and experience in conducting or managing professional research, preferably related to the health sector * A deep understanding of Indonesian civil society including universities, NGO's, and public and private research institutes * Ability to manage research projects/consultants including developing contracts, managing budgets, and ensuring timely completion of projects * Ability to work effectively with multiple public and private stakeholders * Strong time and management skills and ability to simultaneously undertake multiple tasks * Strong communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia * Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural team Updated CV and application letter should be sent to Please fill the "subject" column of the e-mails in this format: code of the position <...> - your name <...>. Closing date for application is 14 (fourteen) days after this advertisement or up to 20 July 2012 (Only short-listed candidates will be notified)


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