Save the Children Job Vacancy: Maternal Infant and Young Child - MIYCN National Adviser, Jakarta

Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better. We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia. To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as a “Prospect Member”. As ‘Prospect Member’ Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries.. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set the Indonesia on a pathway to full membership.
We are currently seeking to fill the following position: Maternal Infant and Young Child - MIYCN National Adviser
1 position based in Jakarta
BISA – Better Investment for Stunting Alleviation ­– is an integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programme in 2019-2023. The name ‘BISA’ reflects the broad context of nutrition in Indonesia: whilst the level of national and political commitment is high, and resources have been committed to addressing the high rates of stunting and undernutrition, the operationalisation and application of these plans and funds at sub national level is challenging. What is needed is ‘better investment’: using resources better, developing and operationalising policies more effectively, and delivering evidence-based, cost-effective, and sustainable interventions at the household and community levels. BISA aims to reduce stunting by improving the nutritional status of adolescent girls, women of reproductive age, and children under the age of two (CU2) across two Provinces –East Nusa Tenggara and West Java.
Save the Children and Nutrition International are in strategic partnership to deliver this programme, building on our experience and evidence, existing networks and relationships at the community, District, Provincial, and National levels in Indonesia to implement key intervention for the first 1000 Day HH as well as adolescent nutrition. BISA supports the Government of Indonesia (GoI) commitments for stunting reduction, as stated in National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Reduction 2018-2024, as well as the follow up guidelines (Technical Guidance for Integrated Interventions for Stunting Reduction for district down to village level).
The MIYCN National Advisor will provide technical guidance to the BISA project and support the Chief of Party in strategic direction. The Advisor is responsible for line managing the project’s nutrition staff and overseeing nutrition activities to ensure high quality implementation that delivers immediate and lasting change for children in Indonesia and contribute to Save the Children’s global Breakthroughs: Learn, Survive, Be Protected. The post holder is a member of the Extended Management Team (EMT), as well as Health and Nutrition team, and may participate in cross functional groups and will participate in EMT and HN meetings as planned.
Skills and Experience
  • Master’s degree in nutrition, health, public health or equivalent fields
  • 7+ years working experience the field of nutrition, health, specifically in Social Behaviour Change and Communication-SBCC on MIYCN.
  • Familiar with MIYCN programming in Indonesia, modules and monitoring tools used, including the supportive supervision
  • Understanding the local system, experiences working with high level government agencies at national and provincial level, civil societies, NGOs and academics on issues related to public health
  • Knowledge of project management cycle and experience in project design and development
  • Experience in doing research and relevant policy advocacy in the area
  • Proven ability to build capacity of others on MIYCN programming;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian and English
  • Willingness to travel to the field regularly to targeted areas
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
Application Information:
Please apply using an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Closing date for application is up to July 24th, 2019