USAID Jalin Project Job Vacancy: Public Financial Management Specialist, Jakarta

The USAID Jalin Project

Scope of Work

Public Financial Management Specialist

The USAID Jalin Project (hereafter referred to as “Jalin” or the “Project”) is a five-year initiative implemented by DAI Global, LLC and its consortium of partners – IntraHealth, Vital Strategies, and Market Share Associates – to work with USAID to facilitate and support partnerships through a co-creation process that brings together a diverse range of public and private sector actors to leverage domestic resources, increase the pace at which reliable local evidence is made widely available and utilized to design and implement local maternal and newborn health (MNH) solutions.

Jalin will contribute to a MNH movement in Indonesia that: (a) brings together actors, including those traditionally outside the health system, to use local evidence and global best practices to co-create, test and adapt local solutions; (b) addresses evidence gaps by identifying where and why maternal and newborn deaths are happening and uses that information to co-define and create local solutions; (c) engages the public and private sectors to co-finance scalable local solutions to support partnerships and ensure that the poor and vulnerable have access to essential services; (d) catalyzes new and existing partnerships, local solutions and co-investment through a whole-of-market approach across the projects areas of technical focus; and (e) fosters a culture of learning and adaptation.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Public Financial Management Specialist reports to the Market Systems Director while working closely with other staff to analyze and reveal opportunities for improvements in public financing of health systems in Indonesia. The Specialist must understand the Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional payment system and the Badan P Jaminan S, and how they interact with and influence national and sub-national health financing planning and appropriations.

The specialist is responsible for the following specific tasks:
  • Research and understand national and sub-national public financing policies, processes, and practices of healthcare in Indonesia, specifically as it relates to MNH.
  • Draft policy recommendations to improve public financing of health systems, particularly for MNH;
  • Support design of advocacy campaigns to promote the adoption and implementation of improved public financial management of revenues and expenditures for healthcare, especially for MNH.
  • Work closely with partners and counterparts to ensure that they understand public financing policies, processes, and practices of healthcare in Indonesia, specifically as it relates to MNH.
  • Contribute to regular and ad hoc reporting to USAID, the Government of Indonesia, and other audiences.
  • BA or MA in economics, public finance, public administration or relevant discipline.
  • Professional understanding of national and subnational health systems and public financing, including tax law, processes, and practices.
  • Proven experience conducting relevant research and drafting policy recommendations.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in Bahasa Indonesia required, and English preferred.
Interested and qualified applicants could send the cover letter and CV at the latest on July 4, 2018 to [email protected] with "Public Financial Management Specialist” in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV.