Lowongan Health Financing Specialist, Indonesia

Do you believe that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare? Are you driven by creativity, bold ideas, and disruptive innovation? Are you inspired by exceptionally talented, diverse, impact-oriented colleagues? Do you thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced environment?

ThinkWell is a growing, flexible health systems organization, with both global influence and local grounding. Our focus is on driving transformation in the global health space by always questioning and disrupting conventional wisdom about what works or what can or cannot be done. We believe in pragmatisms over ideology and develop solutions tailored to a client’s context and political realities without replicating global models and all-purpose solutions. We know that to drive change, we must focus on how the world could be, rather than making excuses for the status quo.

ThinkWell is implementing a new five-year project, Health Financing Activity funded by USAID. The project will work in partnership with the Ministry Health, BPJS-K, Ministry of Finance and other government agencies to provide evidence for health financing policy; build institutional capacity within government and research organizations to conduct analysis to inform national and sub national health financing policy reform; provide analytics for sustainable financing for JKN and health financing for public health, with a special focus on HIV, TB and MNH.

The Health Financing Specialist will report to the Chief of Party and spearhead high-level policy engagement as well as analytical work to accomplish project activities. The ideal candidate will be an emerging leader in the health sector on health financing issues who establishes and leverages positive partnerships required for learning, adaption, implementation, and uptake of evidence. He/she will have significant knowledge of health economics, financing, research, and policy; engaging with senior policy makers and leaders in national institutions; facilitating the review, development, trial, and measurement of health financing systems and reforms; providing strategic and technical guidance to other technical experts to achieve the project goals and support national policy.

An important responsibility will be the learning agenda and M&E activities, technical and strategic review of M&E data emerging from the project and ensuring that lessons reach the right levels of the decision-making and practice that lead to sustainable change. The Health Financing Specialist will assist the MoH, BPJS-K, and other stakeholders to practice an adaptive approach to respond to emerging lessons/evidence and implementation realities whilst taking advantage of emerging opportunities.

Spearhead high-level engagement with senior level officials in relevant government agencies, primarily with MOH/ PPJK (Pusat Pembiayaan Jaminan Kesehatan/Center for Financing and Health Insurance), as well as BPJS-K, DJSN, MoF, MoHA, and sub-national government officials.
Conduct and train counterparts to conduct analytical work needed to accomplish the project activities, such as national and district health accounts, expenditure review, financial modeling, fiscal space analyses.
Play an active role in the constitution and facilitation of multi-stakeholder health financing groups
As required undertake communications, presentations, facilitation, discussion lead of workshops, meetings and other events
Co-author policy briefs, analytical reports, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
Capacity Building

Support the development of a strategy to train the next generation of Indonesian health economists with a network of universities in Indonesia, including production of a health economics certification program
Build local capacity within MoH, BPJS-K and other relevant institutions for
o Setting priorities for the technical areas of focus such as strategic purchasing, institutionalizing NHA, efficiency and effectiveness of provider payment models; sustainability of health financing for JKN; linking provider payment with quality;

o Establishing and managing special technical working groups

o Designing, planning and oversight of pilot projects

o Generating evidence of impact of health financing reforms

o Developing high level reviews of current health financing and systems reforms

o Developing a proactive strategic purchasing strategy for the private sector

Learning and Knowledge Management

Develop a learning agenda, identify learning products that are suitable for policy makers, program managers, and academics in Indonesia and for an international audience
Develop a dissemination plan for key evidence and learning outputs that target specific policy events and Indonesian policy process at national and sub national levels
Lead the development, production and quality control of knowledge products
Contribute to the develop of M&E plans and the design of project evaluations

Masters level degree in health economics, health policy, health financing or equivalent with 10 years of relevant professional experience; or Doctorate degree with 5 years of relevant professional experience

· The HF Specialist must have extensive background in health financing reforms, policy leadership and government engagement.

· A highly reputable and accomplished health economist with strong quantitative and modelling skills is preferred

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Indonesian

Skills and competencies
· He/she must be an expert in health financing with a deep understanding of health financing concepts, designing National Health Insurance policies, and current and emerging health financing policy reforms in Indonesia

· High level of quantitative analytical skills with the ability translate complex data for multiple audiences

· Strong capacity to undertake analyses such as health accounts, benefit incidence analysis, and public expenditure tracking survey for health policy

· He/she must demonstrate ability to develop and manage relationships with all key institutions, including government officials and academic institutions.

· Capacity to communicate and dialogue with policy makers at a national and sub-national level

Who you are

· Inspiring leader who models and embraces facilitation and mentorship as the primary tools for leadership;

· Inspire staff around ThinkWell’s advocacy-oriented and transformative vision

· Thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of achieving development outcomes;

· Intuitive ability to relate and connect with people from different cultures, orientations, and operating lenses (political, technical, funder, business partner, etc.); with special acumen on maintaining positive relations in a virtual world.


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