Netherlands Leprosy Relief Job Vacancy: Consultancy Support for Capacity Assessment, Jakarta

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Consultancy Support for Capacity Assessment at NLR Indonesia


NLR promotes and supports the health, ability and full inclusion in society of people affected by leprosy and persons with disabilities. NLR works at the forefront of impressive advances in leprosy control. NLR International is based in Amsterdam and it has country offices in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mozambique and Nepal with a total of approximately 200 staff members.

In 2015, NLR decided to embark on a process of decentralization (called NLR2020). The organization will transform into a network of strong and locally-rooted leprosy organizations that have the capacity and legitimacy to work on fulfilling our mission: a world free of leprosy and exclusion due to disabilities.

Under NLR2020 investments have been made in the strengthening of capacities mainly in programme management, institutional fundraising and communication. However, during a 2018 Mid Term Review of the NLR2020 process it was concluded that NLR had not invested enough in technical capacity within the organization. Medical-technical and public health expertise in the field of leprosy and NTDs, expertise on inclusive development (disability, persons affected by leprosy, gender) and advocacy is crucial to continue the work in collaboration with partners in the field of leprosy. Research, including protocol development, data analysis and writing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals or other relevant platforms for dissemination or results are other areas of expertise that are important for our work.

It has become more challenging to find new highly-qualified people with adequate experience in the leprosy field, while many available staff members are reaching the age of retirement. Recruitment and retention of experienced staff is crucial to continue to play a role in international coordinating bodies, such as ILEP and GPZL, and to support governments in delivering quality services and implementing innovations, aiming for zero leprosy.

We therefore need to develop NLR plans for recruitment, retention and capacity strengthening of NLR technical staff, for each national NGO and NLR International for the coming 5 years. For this reason, an international project was launched recently to develop such plans. These plans should ensure that sufficient individual capacity is available within NLR to implement our work well, now and in the future.

The first phase of this project - the preparation phase – is soon coming to an end. In the second phases, additional support from local consultants is required in order to gather information on the level of competencies available in each of the offices and to assess the context within which NLR is attracting, retaining and developing their staff.

Objectives of the assignment

For the above-mentioned reasons, this specific ToR will focus - on the one hand - on an assessment of the technical competencies needed and available at NLR Indonesia, and - on the other hand - on the analysis of current HR Development processes in place (or missing) that would support the attraction, retention, and development of staff.

More specifically, we are looking for a consultant who can:

  1. Perform a gap analysis of the technical and transversal competencies available and needed, both now and in the future.
  2. Identify the specific strengths in the office: with what experience, expertise and competencies can this particular office contribute to the Alliance as a whole.
  3. Analyse to what extent the basic HR development policies and tools are in place to allow the recruitment, development and retention of the required competencies.
  4. Analyse the local market for attraction- and learning opportunities for the required competencies.
  5. Identify the main factors for motivation and potential demotivation of current staff working for NLR.
(please find the required profile of the Consultant below)

Methodology for the assignment

This Consultancy Support for Capacity Assessment is part of the second phase of a larger project to develop capacity development plans for the different NLR offices worldwide.
  1. The 1st phase (preparation phase) existed of interviews with key staff, the development of a SWOT- analysis focusing on L&D within NLR, and the development of a competency assessment tool.
  2. The 2nd phase (information gathering phase) - to which this specific assignment belongs - is about gathering the relevant information in the different country offices.
  3. In the 3rd and last phase (development of the capacity development plans), capacity development plans will be developed to guide the offices for the next 5 years ahead.
  4. The information needed for the 2nd phase will be gathered through a combination of interviews and market research. Templates to help gather this information will be provided by the lead consultant of the Capacity Strengthening project.
Timeframe & duration
Recruitment national consultant - End January 2020
Briefing with the lead consultant - Beginning February 2020
Information gathering through interviews and desk research - February 2020
Reporting on the findings to the lead consultant - Mid March 2020

Estimated number of days: 7 - 10

The Consultant

The national consultant will work under the guidance of an international lead consultant based in Brussels. The lead consultant will provide the tools for the assignment.

Required profile:

  1. Background in HR/Learning and Development, more specifically in the field of competency assessment and development.
  2. Understanding of the local recruitment market in the NGO and medical field.
  3. Fluent in both English and the main local language, written and spoken.
  4. Ability to quickly build trust with people.
  5. Ability to conduct interviews and distil the key points for further analysis and reporting.
  6. Ability to gather and organise information in a structured way.
  7. Experience in the (public) health sector is a big advantage.
Selection of the Consultant:
The Executive Director will select the lead consultant based on an expression of interest. The expressions of interest should include:
  1. A CV with a relevant track record.
  2. A motivation letter for this particular assignment.
  3. Daily fee.
Deadline for applications: 20 January 2020

Please submit your application to the following address:, indicating the title of this assignment. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The assignment will be awarded to candidates whose proposal shows the soundest methodology and efficiency in using resources.

We promote equal opportunities for men and women and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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