FHI 360 Re-advertise: DTO Samarinda

Position Title: District Technical Officer (based in Samarinda)

About FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Project description

FHI 360 is the prime implementer of USAID Indonesia’s Tuberculosis Private Sector Activity (TBPS) which aims to contribute to national goals to reduce tuberculosis (TB) incidence and mortality by increasing the number of private provider clients who are correctly diagnosed, notified and receive quality TB services. The project is seeking a District Technical Officer to work in close collaboration on this project with its leadership and technical team in Jakarta, Indonesia.

These positions will be district-based, co-located at the District Health Offices of:

·       Jakarta Utara (kota)

·       Jakarta Selatan (kota)

·       Aceh Utara (kab.)

·       Gresik (kab.)

·       Denpasar (kota)

·       Manado (kota)

·       Medan (kota)

·       Banjarmasin (Kota)

·       Samarinda (Kota)

Successful applicants will be based full-time at the DHO with frequent travel within districts and to the Provincial Health Office or pusat (Jakarta) as needed. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.


The District Technical Officer (DTO) will assist in the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluating all of TBPS activities in their respective district.  The DTO will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with the District and Provincial Health authorities (including the District Public-Private Mix (DPPM) team), as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with key private sector stakeholders, including KOPI-TB, RS, laboratories, apoteks, and clinics in those respective districts. In addition, the DTO will develop relationships with Puskesmas and other public facilities to achieve the defined objectives of the program. The DTO will work together with the TBPS team to identify strategies for local engagement under the District Public Private Mix for TB by enrolling private providers in district networks, coordinating research, engaging the government, including coordination of private sector’s engagement with Puskesmas and district health office (DHO) staff, and supporting the TBPS MERLC and Technical teams on all aspects of project implementation. The District Technical Officer, under supervision of the Field Operations Manager, will also contribute to annual work plans and budget plans and required reporting to the government and to USAID.


·       In coordination with the TBPS technical team, the DTO is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all TBPS program activities in the district for which the DTO is appointed

·       Develops strategic relationships within the DPPM network, including with puskesmas, clinics, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, professional associations and the DHO

·       Developing capacity of district health officers/wasors through training, networking, and involvement in TBPS activities

·       Coordinates activities with relevant implementing partners, including PDPI/YKI PPM activities under The Global Fund (GFATM), Challenge TB, Pharmaceutical Supply Management, and others

·       Works with the District Health Office, professional associations, and other stakeholders to collect and ensure quality of data for M&E reporting

·       Coordinates with TBPS on establishing district networks for diagnosis, treatment, and TB case notification

·       Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of BPJS-K strategic health purchasing pilots for TB

·       Works with TBPS MERLC and Technical units to carry out implementation or operations research activities

·       Contributes to quarterly and annual reports, including coordinating with the M&E teams to identify relevant data sources

Adhere to financial, data and reporting compliance per USAID and Indonesian regulations
Perform other duties as assigned

University degree (S1 degree or equivalent) in Medicine, Pharmacy, Laboratory/biological Sciences, Public Health, Anthropology, or a similar field.
Three years’ experience in health program implementation or management, including working with government and/or private sector stakeholders
Effective communications and diplomacy skills for implementing complex interventions with government and private sector audiences
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of TB program implementation and private sector engagement preferred
Native speaker of Bahasa Indonesia, proficiency in English
Excellent communication skills
Sound knowledge of MS Office programs and possess the capacity to quickly learn and use related IT applications
Demonstrated ability to work as part of multicultural team
Must be a self-starter, with high degree of responsibility to project outcomes with minimal direct supervision
Specific Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent monitoring, research, evaluation, and data collection skills
Ability to effectively collaborate with others in diverse sectors
Ability to resolve issues with new concepts and approaches to ensure research objectives are met.

Travel Requirements:

-       Locally within district >50%

-       Occasional travel to Jakarta

Interested candidate please apply to FHI360 Career Center link below in accordance with the district you are interested in by the latest May 24, 2020

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. 

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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