USAID Jalin: STTA MNH Adviser, North Sumatra

The USAID Jalin Project

Scope of Work

STTA – MNH Adviser North Sumatera

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 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Indonesia, Ministry of Health (MoH) towards the following results:

1)    Improved maternal and newborn health (MNH) quality of care in public and private, and primary and secondary facilities, at scale; and

2)    Improved efficiency and effectiveness of the emergency referral system at community and facility levels, at scale.

Jalin was initiated in September 2017 aimed at contributing to national objectives to accelerate reduction of maternal and newborn mortality. Indonesia has national goals, which have recently been reconfirmed at the Presidential level, because the maternal and newborn mortality rates are among the highest in the region; are far above Indonesia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets; and have stagnated in recent years. The overarching problem that Jalin is striving to solve is that the quality of care accessible to mothers and newborns is uneven across the country in both public and private facilities and at both primary and secondary levels of care. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Adviser for Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) reports directly to the Regional Manager of North Sumatera with close consultation with the Senior Technical Adviser in Jakarta. Specific responsibilities of the consultant include but are not limited to:

·       Liase with high key officials of local government both at provincial and district level of North Sumatera to develop a road map for potential collaboration between stakeholders in MNH, including at the national level as required, in particular for new district of Jalin’s intervention area; Mandailing Natal, Deli Serdang, Asahan and Nias.

·       Assess, document and review current government intervention on MNH at provincial and district level including NGOs program that addressing MNH issues.  

·       Provide supports and inputs on develop strategies and technical concepts for Jalin intervention’s in North Sumatera, in particular for  Bidan Delima and referral system.

·       Support regional manager to advocate on using evidence and findings to better shape of the government program and policy in addressing MNH issues. 


·       Technical concepts of local solution available highlighted one or more Jalin priority focus

·       Short report on best practice from government interventions and non-government supported program on MNH program in North Sumatra.

·       Documentation of meetings that targeted on the use of evidence for government program and policy development

·       Documentation of meetings that targeted on the development of a road map for potential stakeholders collaboration at provincial and district level.

Level of Effort

Up to 40 days, base in Medan, North Sumatera.

Period of Performance

15 February 2020 to 30th June 2020


Consultant will technically report to Regional Manager of North Sumatera.


·       Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., public health, biostatistics).

·       Minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience with the government, donors, and/or civil society and has extensive networks in North Sumatera.

·       Demonstrated ability in manage relationships with Ministry of Health, Provincial and District Health Office.  

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Interested and qualified applicants could send the cover letter and CV by March 1, 2020 at 05.00 PM Jakarta Time to with “Consultant – MNH Adviser, North Sumatera" in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

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