DAI Global Health - JALIN Project Job Vacancy: Funding & Financing Specialist, Jakarta

Funding and Financing Specialist

DAI Global Health, LLC seeks two Funding & Financing Specialists for Jalin, USAID’s Flagship Maternal and Child Health Activity, based in Jakarta Indonesia.

Program: Jalin, USAID’s Flagship Maternal and Newborn Health Activity
Reports to: Partnerships Director
Location: Jakarta, with regional travel up to 30%

Position Summary: The Funding and Financing Specialists will support Jalin’s Partnerships Director by leading funding and co-financing partnership activities, generating innovative domestic resource mobilization for the implementation of health market solutions that contribute to the reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in six provinces in Indonesia. This will be done by harnessing the expertise, ingenuity, and creativity of eligible local, national or multinational funding and financing actors and problem-solvers creating opportunities to leverage a variety of stakeholders. Success will be measured by indicators such as: total amount of funding leveraged from GOI sources, total amount of financing, in-kind and/or quantifiable support leveraged from private sector sources; total amount of domestic resources mobilized; percentage of solutions co-funded, co-financed or wholly funded/ financed by non-US Government funds.

Program Description: Through Jalin, USAID’s Flagship Maternal and Newborn Health Activity, USAID’s role as a development partner in Indonesia has shifted from funding the implementation of specific interventions, to 1) facilitating and supporting partnerships across a variety of stakeholders to catalyze local solutions through co-creation processes; 2) leverage public and private financing; and 3) increase the pace at which good quality local evidence is made widely available.

Jalin engages the “whole of market” and will broker sustained investment from the government and the private sector (e.g. corporates, banks, venture capital, loan providers, crowdfunding, etc.), noting that one-off partnerships will not achieve scale, but sustained funding and financing commitments can facilitate scale and sustainability of local solutions that can will contribute to improving the quality of maternal and newborn care health services in the public and private sectors; efficiency and effectiveness of the medical referral system; responsiveness of local government run health systems; financial protection for families; reaching the poorest and most vulnerable; and utilization of evidence in the decision-making process at all levels.

Jalin will support local solutions in Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, and South Sulawesi; and potentially four Eastern Indonesian Provinces of Papua, West Papua, Maluku, and North Maluku.

Roles and Responsibilities: 
  • Understand and keep abreast of and the Indonesian regulatory environment as it relates to the local sector, generally, and maternal and newborn health, specifically.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Indonesian funding and financing regulatory and advisory bodies (e.g., OJK, Bank Indonesia, Business associations).
  • Conduct regular in-depth financial sector analysis to identify key market actors and understand financial incentives.
  • Identify and engage potential funding and financing entities for the implementation of local maternal and newborn health solutions.
  • Lead the development of business propositions to engage private sector institutions in the financing of local health solutions.
  • With other Jalin staff, design, negotiate, and execute catalytic financing that mobilizes domestic resources.
  • Develop tools and guidelines for financing institutions to spur availability of affordable and profitable quality maternal and newborn services. 
  • Economics, Finance or Management degree and/or equivalent with 8-10 years of relevant professional experience in finance and/or investment with demonstrated ability to build partnerships and co-financing arrangements.
  • Demonstrated ability engaging government, private capital and social development programs.
  • Demonstrated success developing business propositions that result in investment, co-financing or other financial arrangements.
  • Experience in international development and/or maternal and child health projects preferred. 
  • Ability to work with multiple, complex tasks, diverse partners, competing priorities, and short deadlines.
Interested and qualified applicants can send their CV and cover letter to [email protected], with their name and the words “Funding & Financing Specialist” in the subject line. Deadline for application is 31 January 2018.