Save the Children Indonesia Vacancy: Individual Consultant for Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition

Individual Consultant for Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition

3 (Three Positions) position based in Sumba Barat


Save the Children implemented a long-term Sponsorship Program in Sumba with 5 core programs: Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), Basic Education (BE), School Health & Nutrition (SHN) and Adolescent Development (AD) and Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN).

MNCHN programming refers to the constellation of services and practices that are delivered and used to protect and promote healthy pregnancies, childbirth, and the care, growth and development of newborns, infants and children. Many of the services and practices directly benefit mothers as well as their children. The healthy behaviors or practices that protect child health and nutrition are often established within the household and can be supported by local community awareness campaigns. It is a combination of the availability and supply of high-quality services, and the interest and demand from the community to use these services and to adopt healthy practices, which improves the survival of mothers and children and helps children to reach their full growth potential.

MNCHN is a new core program that implemented in the mid of 2018. In 2018 to 2019, MNCHN activities is implemented directly by save the children and due to a progressively shifting towards a development approach, Save The Children is currently working in 2 Districts in Sumba, West Sumba and Central Sumba, and now gradually transition to local partners in both Districts.

Working with partners is one of the key strategies to ensure Save The Children’ sustainability. In doing so, SC is looking for consultant to ensure the achievement of MNCHN’s goal.

The objective of consultancy

To ensure smooth facilitation for consultation process with partners in both districts (West Sumba and Central Sumba and project design with partners;
To produce e the complete TOR activity according to the MNCHN activity form;
Work with Puskesmas and Community particularly Posyandu to ensure support provided on health services and activities that is implemented is accordance with the standard;
To ensure full participation in sponsorship activities;
To provide monthly report and monitoring analysis report in timely manner


Monthly report
Monitoring report with Partners
Detailed consolidate budget with partners
Monthly Activity planning
Documenting best practice
Annual monitoring and evaluation report

Scope of Work:

Support the implementation of MNCHN project activities in Sumba impact area
Working with Posyandu cadres, BKB cadres, Puskesmas staff to deliver MNCHN program in targeted villages,
With support from MNCHN Program Coordinator and Project officer, Post holder will responsible for overall MNCHN activities including in respective targeted villages.
Conduct regular monitoring, mentoring and coaching for Posyandu, BKB cadres and KPA.
Ensure close collaboration with community-level local stakeholders including establishing and developing strong and effective relationships with children, communities, and schools. 
Close coordination and bi-monthly meeting with Partners CM team to ensure MNCHN program activities align with CM strategy and provide necessary information as needed.
Close coordination with HI-ECCD team to provide integrated high-quality program services for targeted HI-ECCD centers.
Working with Gates-project team for conduct village community health related campaign.
Support health volunteers (BKB cadres, Posyandu cadres and KPA members) to conduct home visit.
Ensure the Quality Benchmark (QB) applied in all capacity development activities. 
Participate in program evaluation including baseline studies and annual program evaluations.
Support sponsorship communication including regular contact with sponsored children.
Support the Project Officers to ensure timely procurement of goods and services for project delivery 
Provide timely reports on activities
Participate in team meetings
Support any other activities deemed necessary
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Proposed Timeline and working days (accumulative):

Total length of contract will be 10 months (Mid January – Mid November 2019)

Expected consultant:

Bachelors University Degree on Health or equivalent in a relevant field
At least 2 years work experience with non-government organizations in Eastern Indonesia
Preferable, knowledge about community development, posyandu and primary health care in Eastern Indonesia
At least some experience in health programs, preferably with and international NGO
Strong oral and written communication skills
Preferable English language proficiency
Willingness to work in rural and remote areas
Basic computer skills
Ability to ride motorcycle and with appropriate license
Proven ability to implement activities included in a work plan
Demonstrated communication skills
Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural team


Candidate who interested to apply, please submit documents as follow:

Updated CV
Cover Letter

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Closing date for application is up to February 13th, 2020

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

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Save the Children encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse

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