USAID Jalin: Technical Lead

The USAID Jalin Project

Scope of Work
Technical Lead

Private Midwifery Care
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. The overall goal of Jalin is to contribute to national goals to accelerate maternal and newborn mortality reduction. Indonesia has these national goals, and they have been recently reconfirmed at Presidential level, because the maternal and neonatal mortality rates are among the highest in the region, they are far above the Sustainable Development Goals targets; and they have stagnated in recent years. The overarching problem that Jalin is striving to solve is: the quality of care accessible to mothers and newborns is uneven across the country as seen in both public and private facilities at both primary and secondary levels of care.

USAID Jalin aims to contribute to national goals to reduce maternal and newborn mortality through improvements in MNH quality of care in public and private, primary and secondary facilities at scale; and through improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency referral systems at community and facility level at scale. To achieve these high level results, Jalin will be working to support: a) sustained improvements in practice by clinical hospital teams in treating obstetric and newborn complications; b) stakeholder strategies that are more focused on the main causes of maternal and neonatal death; c) sustained improvements in quality of care by private midwives; d) integrated ICT referral platforms that are scaled; and e) improved referral networks that are scaled.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant, Midwifery Care will be based in Jakarta at the DAI Office. S/he works closely with all Jalin staff to oversee and contribute to activity implementation and effectively communicate Jalin approaches, activities, outputs, and impacts with USAID, the Government of Indonesia, and other audiences. This person reports directly to the Senior Technical Advisor and Portfolio Manager for day-to-day technical supervision.  

The consultant  is responsible for managing, monitoring, and reporting on the progress of IR 3.1 – Reviving and strengthening Bidan Delima as part of the Jalin Results Framework (RF). The Technical Lead will work with Jalin staff and external stakeholders to strengthen quality of care provided by midwives to mothers and newborns, with special attention to strengthening private midwifery care through Bidan Delima in Jalin provinces through mentoring and certification of private midwives. The Technical Lead will identify technical assistance (TA) needs for activity implementation and collaborate with the Program Management Lead and Sr Technical Advisor for efficient work planning, financial management, procurement and activity monitoring/reporting.

Specific responsibilities of the consultant include, but are not limited to:

·       Lead the planning, implementation and reporting of assigned activities in accordance with the approved workplan

·       Working collaboratively, provide appropriate technical guidance to Jalin, IBI, the MOH, and implementing partners, and communicate within and across the portfolio teams to share and receive lessons learned

·       Support the sharing of the Bidan Delima assessment findings, support development of strategy to improve private midwifery care (through Bidan Delima program or other mechanisms) and coordinate training needs

·       Support assessment and technical review of the Strategic Purchasing Activity that focusses on impacts of financing on quality of care

·       Conduct monitoring visits to ensure the successful implementation of activities and coordinate with the MELA team to document progress towards milestones

·       Author weekly, monthly and quarterly reports (to MOH, USAID etc) for assigned portfolio

·       Coordinate with others in the technical team to produce project success stories, lessons learned, fact sheets, or other project communications projects as assigned

·       Other duties as assigned that are consistent with the overall focus of the project.


·       Clinical degree: Midwifery or Obstetrics 

·       At least 10 years of experience in technical area and established partnerships to relevant stakeholders 

·       Understanding of and experience with maternal and newborn health, midwifery/obstetric practice in


·       Expertise and demonstrated ability to provide TA in maternal and newborn quality of care across the Jakarta and regional implementation teams

·       Ability to prepare and present reports, presentations and other products in English and Bahasa

·       Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications.

·       Skilled in partnership management and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders

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

Interested and qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV at the latest on 17 March 2020 at 05.00 PM Jakarta Time to with Technical Lead in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

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